Brewing Pour Over Coffee: Top 8 Pro Tips

A common misconception about pour over coffee: pour hot water over coffee grounds, wait for the coffee to drip, and ta-da! A piping hot cup of delicious coffee!

We hate to burst your bubble, but perfecting the pour over method requires some basic knowledge (and brewing time) to get the best cup of coffee.

Let’s dive deeper into the world of pour overs.

1. Use the Right Grind Size

Brewing a great cup of coffee begins with a consistent grind, regardless which brewing method is used.

The general rule of thumb: the finer the grind, the faster the extraction. Similarly, coarser grounds will reduce the speed of extraction, and may risk a bitter brew due to over-extraction.

For the pour over method, a medium-fine grind is ideal as it allows water to flow through the grounds seamlessly while ensuring a perfect extraction.

Pro-tip: Grind your beans just before brewing for a fresher brew.

2. Roast Profile

Some brewing methods lose their flavours in light roasts. However, that’s not the case with the pour over method.

With its shorter infusion time, a medium to dark roast is recommended as their flavours are e

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