pourover

There are a number of ways to pour hot water over coffee, but at their heart they are all pretty similar. The V60 is the easiest to get started with, it’s relatively cheap and gives you a lot of control over the brew. The Chemex is another popular pour-over technique, which makes you look more serious about what you’re doing, but yields pretty similar results.

Header pourover
Crucial kit
  • Pour over
    Chemex or Hario V60 brewer
  • Pour over filter
    Chemex or Hario V60, filter
  • Hot water
    Hot water just off the boil
  • Beans 3
    3 tablespoons of coffee
  • Cup
    Mug
Pro tweaks
  • Grinder
    Grinder (to grind right before brewing)
  • Scales
    Scale (for exactly 21g of coffee)
  • Timer
    Timer
  • Thermometer
    96°C Water
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Lets brew it

Pour over 1

Fold the filter paper, and put it into your Chemex with the thicker side toward the spout;

Pour over 2

Rinse the paper with hot water, then discard the water.

Pour over 3

Grind 25g of coffee and place it in the filter;

Pour over 4

Gently pour in 40g water, just off the boil;

Pour over 5

Stir to make sure all the grounds are wet, and wait 30 seconds;

Pour over 6

Stir to make sure all the grounds are wet, and wait 30 seconds;

Pour over 7

Once brew is complete, lift out the filter paper, swirl the Chemex to mix the coffee, and enjoy.

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