How to Make Coffee with the Pour Over Method
You all know how much I love my coffee…well someone introduced me to the Pour Over Method and honestly, I’ve never looked back. It’s cleaner, quicker, easier, and the coffee honestly tastes that much better! “Whhhhat? How can coffee taste better than in a French Press?” you ask? Well it totally does; I promise! :)
You can Google Pour Over Methods and you’ll find all sorts of complicated explanations and measurements…and just…directions that sound like it takes too much time to do. I did read some of them, and then I adapted it to make my own method and I haven’t looked back! :)
I love my iced coffee, you all know that. I still use that awesome pitcher that I told you all about months ago to make the iced coffee, and you can still use it with this Pour Over Method. :) It’s all about saving time and multitasking. :)
The first thing you’ll need to do is get a Glass Coffee Dripper along with some Coffee Paper Cone Filters to use with the Dripper. Place the Dripper on top of a mug, pitcher, or server and place the Filter inside. Depending on the Filters you get, you *may* have to fold the seal over to create a sturdier seal (read your packaging instructions for the Filters).
Next, add your ground coffee inside the filter; I tend to use about 1 overflowing tbsp per “cup.” Now we all know that they consider a “cup” of coffee to be 6 oz. After the coffee grounds have been added to the filter, shake it to make sure it’s level and not piled to one side.
Now it’s time to boil some water. For 8 “cups” of coffee, it’s about 32-34 oz. I still use my Electric Kettle to boil the water because it’s the quickest and easiest way. So since I’m going to boil water for this pitcher to eventually cool and use for iced coffee, I tend to also boil a little more water so I can also have a cappuccino at the time of “brewing!” :) Hey, why not?!
The next step is pouring the boiling water over the grounds in a circular motion. You’ll see the Filter dampen all the way to the top, and then your coffee grounds will start to foam up (this is normal). Only pour enough water on the grounds to cover them.
Let the foam and liquid start to drain our into your “container,” and once the water is almost gone, continue to pour more around the outside to “move” the ground down further in the Filter. It will again foam up and you just continue the process. Try not to pour too much water in the dripper as you want to get every last bit of coffee goodness out of those grounds. Therefore, be patient! :)
There you have it…that wasn’t so hard, was it? :) Some people will act like this method is more or less a chemistry project. It’s not. :) There are different sizes of Drippers and Filters. You need to make sure you buy the right size that will suit your needs as well as having the two match up with how much coffee grounds you add versus liquid to make the coffee! :)