How to Make Pour-Over Coffee: A Step-by-Step Guide from Humboldt Bay Coffee
Pour-over coffee is a wonderful way to savor a fresh, flavorful brew. At Humboldt Bay Coffee Roasters, we love this method, and we're excited to share our expertise with you. Here's how to create the perfect pour-over coffee:
What You'll Need:
- Freshly ground coffee from Humboldt Bay Coffee Roasters (Medium-coarse grind)
- Pour-over brewer (such as a Chemex or V60)
- Hot water (just off the boil, around 200°F or 93°C)
- Gooseneck kettle for precise pouring
1. Prepare Your Filter Place the filter in the brewer and rinse it with hot water. This removes any paper taste and preheats the brewer.
2. Weigh Your Coffee Weigh out your coffee. A general guideline is to use 1:15 coffee-to-water ratio, so 20g of coffee to 300g of water.
3. Heat Your Water Bring your water to a boil, then let it cool to around 200°F (93°C).
4. Grind Your Coffee Grind your Humboldt Bay Coffee beans to a medium-coarse consistency, similar to sea salt.
5. Add the Coffee Place the brewer on the scale, add the coffee, and tare the scale to zero.
6. Bloom the Coffee Start your timer and pour enough water (about 40g) to wet all the coffee grounds evenly. Let it sit for 30-45 seconds. This "blooming" process releases trapped gases.
7. Begin Pouring Begin pouring the water slowly in a circular motion, starting from the middle and working your way outward. Be gentle and precise. Pour until you've reached 300g of water.
8. Wait and Enjoy Allow the coffee to drip through completely. This process should take around 3-4 minutes in total. Remove the filter, pour into a cup, and enjoy!
- Use freshly roasted beans from Humboldt Bay Coffee for the best flavor.
- Experiment with grind size, coffee-to-water ratio, and pouring techniques to find your ideal brew.
- Serve immediately for the best taste.
Pour-over coffee can become a rewarding daily ritual with a little practice. Stop by Humboldt Bay Coffee Roasters, and we'll be happy to demonstrate the process or help you select the perfect beans for your at-home pour-over experience.
Happy brewing from the team at Humboldt Bay Coffee!