The Chemex is by far my favorite way to brew coffee, but if it’s just me in the morning – my go to method is the pour over. It’s quick, simple, and perfectly fills most of my mugs. The best pour over brewer is the Hario v60, but today I’m using one I picked up from Starbucks . It’s sort of a training wheels version of that. The Hario has a much larger hole and requires more precise pouring. This one is a bit more forgiving.
So here are a few things you’ll need:
Electric or stove top kettle with pouring spout
28G of freshly roasted whole bean coffee
Pour Over Brewer
Unbleached paper filter
You’re favorite mug
As always first things first. Set your water to boil and weigh out your coffee. 28 Grams for the pour over.
You’ll want to place your filter into the brewer. To do so you’ll actually need to make a small fold along the crease to make it fit.
When your water boils, pour some water over the filter. Pre-wetting the filter removes any papery taste, and as an added bonus it preheats your mug. Now you can grind your beans. You’re looking for a grind that is about the consistency of sand (not the baby powder white sand of Clearwater Fl….More like the sand on the Atlantic or Pacific coast). Once you’ve ground your beans you can add them to your filter.
Next you’ll want to begin slowly pouring your water fully wetting the grounds. You only want to add about 60 Grams of water and then let it sit for about 45 seconds, giving the grounds time to bloom.
After your 45 Seconds are up. Start slowly pouring again. You don’t want to pour too fast. It should be a slow enough pour that the water stream is going straight down, not out at an angle.
Once you get to 415 Grams you can stop pouring, and allow the water to finish draining. When it’s down to a drip every few seconds you’re done! If your grind was correct this whole process should take about 2 1/2 min.
Also for you coffee lovers, we’re doing a Starbucks giveaway, and you only have 1 more day to enter. There are two simple steps to entering the contest:
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Enjoy the Weekend!