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: Boil Water 

Fill your kettle and set to boil. Exact water temperature is not critical, we will want to use water as soon as it starts to boil.

Step 2: Measure and Grind

Weigh out 25 grams of organic Coast Roast coffee. We recommend using a coffee to water ratio of 1:15 to start. 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, open it up, set in the brewing device and rinse thoroughly with hot water. This will eliminate paper flavor and heat the brewer and mug you are brewing into. Discard the rinse water.

Step 4: Add Coffee

Add fresh ground organic coffee to 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

Gently saturate the entire bed of grounds with hot water.  Pour in a circular motion starting in the center of the coffee bed, using just enough water to cover the grounds. Stop before coffee starts to flow from the bottom of the filter.  Start your timer and let the grounds bloom for 30 seconds.

Step 6: Add Remaining Water

Start pouring hot water in stages, adding 100-200 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 375 grams.

Step 8: 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-1:18).