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Pour Over Brew Guide


 
These recipes work best for conical and flat-bottomed manual brewing drippers using a paper filter.
 


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Tools

  • Manual brew dripper
  • Cup/Decanter. The size of the cup/decanter should be around 12 ounces.
  • Scale
  • Timer
  • 27 grams of Medium/Medium-Fine coffee grinds

 


 

  • Bring 450ml of water to a just below a boil, this is around 195°-205° If no thermometer is available, bring water to boil and let water rest for a half-minute.
  • Place the decanter and dripper on a scale.
  • Line the dripper with a paper filter and use around 100ml of the water to pre-wet and pre-heat. Empty the decanter before beginning brew.
  • Add coffee to the lined, pre-wet filter and level the grounds. Place on scale and tare.
  • Simultaneously, start the timer and gently pour enough water to saturate the bed without having any coffee drip through to the decanter. This is the bloom.
  • To continue the bloom, wait :30 seconds to pour again. There will be bubbles releasing from the coffee bed. This helps extraction.
  • At :30 seconds, pouring in a circular motion, pour 2/3 of the way up the dripper, this is setting the bed. Avoid pouring on the filter
  • Throughout the brew, gently pour in circular pulses to keep the water level where the bed was set. Never pouring too high or too low.
  • At 3:30 minutes, the final pour should be made, and the last 30 seconds should be spent draining the dripper, so that the bed is completely dry when the brew is over.
  • At 4 minutes, the brew is finished. Remove the dripper to stop extraction. The final weight should read 330 grams.

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • When the brew hits 4 minutes, the bed should look even with a thin lining of coffee crust around the edges. Poke the bed, it should feel spongy and leave no sludge on the finger.

 

BREWING WITH A STAND?

 The reading on the scale when brewing with a stand versus brewing without a stand will be up to a 60-gram difference even though 330 grams of water is almost always used.

Coffee retains up to twice its water weight depending on the type of coffee and its freshness.

Even if the amount of water you are using is 330 grams, brewing with a stand can read between 270/280 grams.

Method

Brewing with a pour over stand

Brewing without a stand

:30 seconds

~30-50 grams

50 grams on the scale

2minutes

100-120grams

200 grams

3 minutes

230 grams

300 grams

3:30 minutes

230 grams

330grams

STOP POURING AT 3:30 MINUTES AND LET THE COFFEE FINISH DRIPPING THROUGH

4 minutes

270 grams

330 grams


 

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