Pourover Brewing Procedure
Fold the seam of the cone filter so it will lay flat against the filter when you place it in the dripper.
- Put a cup under the dripper. Fill the pitcher with a small amount of hot water and rinse the filter to saturate it and rinse any loose fibers out of the filter.
- Weigh the coffee needed (1.9 grams per ounce of water in the finished cup). The coffee should be ground right before it is used to minimize loss of flavor. Ground coffee begins to lose flavor as soon as 30 seconds after it is ground. The ratio of coffee to water can range from 1.6 to 2.2 grams per ounce of water. For iced coffee prepare by filling the cup with the appropriate amount of ice.
- Measure the water needed by weight, 1 ounce by weight = 1 ounce by volume, put the lid on the pitcher, and set aside. The temperature of the water is critical to the extraction so the water should be placed in the pitcher right before it is used. Temperature of the water is a variable and can be adjusted to perfect taste. 200 degrees f is a good starting point. The coffee in the filter will absorb water up to two times the weight of the coffee (example – 23 grams of coffee will absorb about 1.6 ounces of water).
- Place a receptacle under the grinder, turn the grinder on, and pour the coffee into the hopper. Starting the grinder before pouring the coffee in the hopper helps to insure a uniform grind.
- Place the coffee immediately in the filter and make a small indentation in the center with your finger.
- Pour enough water to cover the coffee and allow the coffee to bloom for approximately 30 seconds. When the bubbles start to implode it is time to continue the extraction.
- Pour the water slowly and evenly over the coffee in the middle 80% of the filter. Do not pour around the outer edge of the filter because it will wash the coffee into the bottom of the filter creating an uneven extraction. Keep the water level consistent in order to keep the extraction as even as possible. The goal is to achieve one extraction and not multiple extractions with a changing water level.
- After the extraction has slowed to an irregular drip the cup can be removed and served with a smile.
- Discard the filter and used grounds and rinse the dripper.