How to Make the Best Pour-Over Coffee at Home?
Making pour over coffee at home lets you have art house artisanal coffee right in the comfort of your own home. All you need is the right equipment and brewing method. Starting with the basics ensures you understand the method behind this popular brewing technique.
Additionally, using simple and clearly labeled tools also makes the learning process easier. Buying a kit makes it simple to get started by giving you everything you need. With this guide, you will be enjoying the best coffee in no time.
Pour Over Coffee Seems Simple To Make
It seems so simple, there is a coffee cup with a filter on top, and all you have to do is pour the water. There are no complicated electronics and programs to figure out. Unlike fancy modern coffee makers, you don't have to decipher modes or figure out how to program them. You can also easily make coffee anywhere you want, thanks to the portability of some pour over coffee makers. The Buydeem Pour-Over Coffee Set Cozy Greenish is a perfect example of this with its compact design and durable materials. You can use it at home, the office, or while traveling.
Common Reasons It’s More Difficult Than It Seems
Pour over coffee seems intimidating because it requires more tools than other coffee brewing methods, and you need to be an active participant in the coffee making process. In addition, there are multiple variables that you can adjust, and each can drastically change the outcome of your coffee. This makes it challenging for beginners who don’t know or understand the different elements and how they affect the outcome. Thankfully, once you understand the variables, pour over coffee becomes less intimidating.
Coffee Makers Help You Get Ratios Just Right
One of the biggest struggles people have with pour over coffee is getting the right ratio of water to coffee grounds. Don’t use enough, and you have weak-tasting watered-down coffee. Use too much, and you have super strong bitter coffee that can be downright undrinkable. This is why drip coffee makers have been so popular for so long. They take the guesswork out of preparing a consistent cup of coffee. It’s also why specialty coffee shops thrive because you let someone else do the work for you. The downside of these coffee shops is that they are expensive.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on coffee anymore. With the Buydeem Pour-Over Coffee Set Cozy Greenish, you can prepare your own pour over coffee at home. The large and easy-to-read scales make it easy to know exactly how much water and coffee you need. It even shows you how much water you should pour in with each phase for the pulse method.
Gathering What You’ll Need To Make The Best Coffee
Before you get started making your coffee, you need to gather the necessary tools. There’s a bit more to it than buying a drip coffee maker. You need a pour over brewer, filter, kettle, and scale. You will also need filtered water and coffee grounds.
Some people prefer to make their own kit by buying each of these items individually. However, if you are a beginner, it is much simpler to buy a kit that comes with everything you need.
Ensuring You Get The Right Amounts
The more precise way of measuring your coffee grounds is with a scale. This measures the amount of coffee you are using by weight instead of volume. Enthusiasts prefer this method because it is more accurate. However, as a beginner, buying a scale isn’t a must. Just be aware that your coffee volume can change based on the size of the grounds you are measuring. Larger grounds can have more space between them, resulting in less coffee used than when you measure a finer coffee ground.
If you are new to the pour over method, look for a kit that simplifies the measuring process. As long as you stick with one measurement method, you can control your amounts and learn how adjusting them changes your coffee’s flavor profile. This will help you practice your method until you achieve what you feel is the best coffee. The Buydeem Pour-Over Coffee Set Cozy Greenish has two sets of measurements, one on the food-grade silicone dripper and one on the high borosilicate glass. Use the dripper measurement for the coffee grounds and the coffee cup measurement for the water.
Choosing The Right Bean Grinder Setting
The best texture for your coffee grounds is a medium to coarse texture. This is a similar texture to coarse sea salt. You will need to adjust to a finer blend from here depending on the type of coffee you are brewing and the pour over coffee maker you are using. Brewers that have a cone-shaped dripper work better with a medium-fine grind. Lighter coffee roasts also taste best with a finer grind. A good rule of thumb is that the shorter the time the water is in contact with the water, the finer the grind should be. This ensures you get the full flavor out of the beans. A fine grind creates more surface exposure for the water to come into contact with the beans, helping it to pull more flavor with the shorter brew time.
How To Make Coffee Slowly
The key to making the best coffee is taking your time. The pour over coffee method is about the experience, appreciating the flavors, and enjoying your coffee. This is not the ideal method for someone who throws any old coffee grounds in the drip coffee maker and gulps down their coffee in the car on the way to work.
Pour over coffee is for someone who loves the intricate flavor profiles that different bean varieties produce. They enjoy tweaking their process to bring out the full profile of complex flavors. This kind of dedication takes time and commitment as you slowly pour the hot water over the grounds. While there are multiple methods for pouring the water, they all have one thing in common. You pour the water slowly, allowing it to saturate the coffee grounds as it slowly filters down and out through the filter. Experts recommend that you slowly pour the hot water into the grounds. Some even recommend a pulse method where you pour the water in phases. Depending on how much coffee you are making, each cup takes two to five minutes to brew.
Alternatives To Using Paper Coffee Filters
Traditional coffee makers use paper filters to separate the brewed coffee water from the coffee grounds. However, they aren’t the best option. If you don’t lightly pre-rinse the paper filter, it can impart a flavor on your coffee that can degrade the flavor profile. You also can only use a paper filter one time. This presents an ongoing expense and isn’t eco-friendly.
A better modern option is to use a coffee maker with a reusable filter. The Buydeem Pour-Over Coffee Set Cozy Greenish doesn’t require the use of paper filters. Instead, it uses a metal screen that’s made from FDA-approved stainless steel. As a result, you don't have to worry about it rusting or corroding. It also won’t impart any unwanted flavors to your coffee.
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