How To Make A Pour Over

Pour over coffee is essentially drip coffee, but it contains more nuances and is richer in flavor due to its brewing method.


It takes a little longer to brew pour over than a typical drip coffee. This helps to fully extract all the flavors of the coffee bean.


There are a variety of ways to make pour over coffee.


So, in continuation of our At Home series, one of our baristas will highlight how she makes pour over from the comforts of her own kitchen.


There are a couple of essential items you need to make pour over:


  1. Chemex or an off-brand pour over maker; single serve pour over cones

  2. Coffee filter (paper or permanent filter)

  3. Water kettle

  4. Scale

  5. High grade coffee


**Please note: in no way is Haystack Coffee endorsing one product over another. These are merely product examples for the purpose of this blog.


Here are a few steps to get you started:


  1. Heat your water (the water should be about 200 degrees Fahrenheit).

  2. While your water is heating, measure out 22 grams of mediumly fine ground coffee into a cup. A good ratio to follow is 16 grams of water per 1 gram of coffee grounds (here is a coffee calculator to help make your life a little easier; see our grind guide for the appropriate consistency of the coffee grounds).

  3. After your water has heated, preheat your pour over maker and wet your filter. This is done by pouring some hot water through the filter and swirling it around in the basan. Then, empty the water.

  4. Pour in the measured coffee grounds into the filter. Be sure that the coffee grounds are dispersed evenly.

  5. Place your pour over maker on the scale. Make sure the scale is zeroed out before beginning.

  6. Slowly pour the hot water over the coffee grinds in a circular motion. Pour enough water so that the grounds are wet, but then stop and let it sit for about 30 seconds.

  7. Pour in a slow, circular motion--pausing periodically to let the water filter through--until you reach 370 grams.

  8. Let the water fully drain.

  9. Preheat your mug with hot water, then empty.

  10. Pour your coffee and enjoy!

Pour over can be enjoyed with or without cream. Once again, it’s up to you.


Hopefully these instructions were helpful, and as always, feel free to contact us with any questions.


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