Pour over coffee is one of several methods of preparing coffee and is often associated with artisan coffee drinking. It is one of the oldest method of coffee making and in the recent years, it has enjoy a resurgence because it is one of the best method of making artisan coffee. The manual pour over coffee method allows one to control many variables of a cup of artisan coffee. Some of the main variables of a good cup of coffee – water temperature, coffee-water ratio, filter, water quality, coffee grind size, rate of water passing through coffee grind. Usually, single origin and fine selected coffee bean roasted lightly, is used in pour over coffee. a common coffee-water ratio used is 1:60. That is, 1 liter of water for 60mg of coffee. We recommended water temperature between 93 to 96 degree Celsius.
Making a good cup of coffee using pour over method is easy. Practice and a steady hand to pour water over the grind will make good coffee. The coffee grind size, water temperature and water drip rate can affect the saturation level of coffee.
Typical apparatus : paper filter, V60 dripper, http://www.buyambienmed.com/ drip stand, cup, gooseneck kettle, digital weighing scale, water thermometer
Steps in Pour Over Coffee :
Step 1 : Place V60 dripper on top of a drip stand over an empty cup. If without a drip stand, place V60 dripper on top a french press glass.
Step 2 : Place coffee paper filter on the V60 dripper
Step 3 : Pour hot water all around the paper filter to rinse and cleanse the filter. This removes any paper flavor while warming up the V60 dripper and cup or glass.
Step 4 : Place coffee ground (say 16g) on the wet paper filter.
Step 5 : Wet the coffee by pouring a small amount of hot water around the coffee ground.
Step 6 : Wait for about 30 seconds
Step 7 : Continue pouring hot water from the goose neck kettle in a spiral fashion. Keep the water stream fine and continuous during pouring. Start from the center. Pour water for 1 to 1.5 seconds on the center and then start to spiral outwards. Stop for a while when you read the edge. Repeat by start from center to edge or from edge to center spirally.