Brewing Guide: Pour Over

Pour Over Brewing Guide How to Brew Organic Coffee

Pour over brewing is a precise and increasingly popular brewing method. This method provides an easy way to manage brew variables but requires a little more attention while brewing. Using a scale to measure both the amount of coffee and water ensures precise brew ratios and timing helps with repeatability.  Be sure to keep the coffee saturated evenly, and not to pour too aggressively. Use freshly ground Organic Coast Roast coffee, filtered water and bleached white filters for best results.

 

Step 1: Heat Water 

Fill your kettle and set to boil. The ideal temperature range for the water is 195-205 F. Water temperature can affect the brewing process. Start with using the 205F water temperature, but if you find the coffee is over-extracted try using cooler water.

Step 2: Measure and Grind Coffee

Weigh out 20 grams of organic Coast Roast coffee. We recommend using a coffee to water ratio of 1:15 to start. That means that for every 1 gram of coffee you will want to use 15 grams of water.  Grind should be a medium grind (texture of table salt). You may need to experiment with a few different grind profiles or ratios to meet your needs.

Step 3: Rinse Filter and Warm Brewer

Take a filter, set in the brewing device, and rinse thoroughly with hot water. This will eliminate paper flavor while also pre-heating the brewer and mug. Discard the rinse water.

Step 4: Add Coffee

Add your freshly ground organic coffee into the filter, making sure the coffee bed is level.  Place everything on your scale (brewer and mug). Tare scale to zero.

Step 5: Saturate the Grounds

Begin the brewing process by gently saturating the entire bed of grounds with hot water.  This will allow the coffee to "bloom", releasing trapped gases in the coffee.  Pour in a circular motion starting in the center of the coffee bed, using just enough water to cover the grounds. Use at least twice the weight of your coffee for this step.  Meaning, if you are using 20 grams of coffee you will want a minimum of 40 grams of water to saturate the grounds.  Once done pouring wait for the coffee to stop bubbling before the next step (typically around 30 seconds).

Step 6: Add Remaining Water

Start pouring water in stages, adding 100-150 grams at a time for an even extraction. Pour over the dark spots and avoid the light ones. Pour water slowly in a spiral pattern that goes from the center out to the perimeter and return to the center. You should pour until you reach the appropriate final weight of 300 grams of water.

Step 7: Remove and Enjoy

Once the liquid disappears from above the grounds the brew is finished.  Remove the brewer and serve immediately.  Enjoy your cup of freshly brewed organic coffee!

 

Notes:

Making the perfect cup of coffee can take time a patience but we can help you speed along the process.  You will need to adjust the ratio based on your method of brewing, type of coffee, and personal preference.  This ratio is not necessarily a perfect number but it will provide a great starting point; adjust the ratio for stronger or weaker to your taste.  With pour over coffee you can also adjust the grind of the coffee, experiment with finer or coarser settings as it will affect the brew time and ultimately the taste of the coffee.

What You'll Need

1 -Pour Over Brewer (e.g. Hario V60)

2 -Filter (white/bleached filter recommended)

3 -Fresh, whole bean organic Coast Roast coffee

4 -Filtered Water

5 -Grinder (burr grinder recommended)

6 -Kettle

7 -Scale

8 -Timer

9 -Mug

 

Coffee Water Ratio

We recommend starting with a 1:15 ratio. This means for every 15 grams of water; 1 gram of coffee is needed. This converts to about 3 tablespoons of coffee for every 1 cup of water.

Experiment to find the ratio that works for your taste (stronger- 1:14; weaker-1:20).