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Pour Over Filter Cones - Coffee Brewing Guide

Pour Over is an easy and gentle brew method, and it’s one of our favourites. It produces a beautifully clean and nuanced cup of coffee.

To make a Pour Over for one, you’ll need: a filter cone, filter paper, freshly roasted coffee (15g coffee for a single cup) and a kettle of water. We also highly recommend a set of scales – they’ll make your job a lot easier.

The Pour Over, with Jenni from Market Lane Coffee on Vimeo.

Step 1 - Prepare

Start with at least ½ litre of fresh filtered water and bring to the boil. While waiting for the water to boil, fit the filter paper in the cone and rinse with hot water to warm your cup and cone.

Step 2 - Grind

Your freshly ground coffee should be finer than a plunger setting but coarser than espresso. Put your ground coffee in the filter-lined cone and place the cone on your warm cup. 

Step 3 - Bloom

If you have scales, place the cup and cone setup on the scales. Start by pouring enough water to cover the coffee, about twice the weight of the coffee (in this case, 30g of water). Leave the fresh coffee to “bloom” for about 30 seconds. This allows the coffee to de-gas and arrange itself into an even bed, encouraging an even extraction.

Step 4 - Brew

Pour water slowly in a circular motion, to bring the total amount of water to 265g. If you aim to finish pouring at the 2-minute mark, you’ll have a total brew time of 2:45. And you’re done! Now it’s time to drink and enjoy!

A Helpful Recipe

+ 15g of freshly ground coffee

+ 265g (or 265ml) of boiled water

+ 2:45 mins total brew time

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