Sometimes your boss won't let you leave the office, or you just want to have a nice cup of coffee at home. Or you could be stuck at a Days Inn in the middle of Idaho with nothing but an AeroPress and a bag of coffee.
Whatever coffee scenario you find yourself in, we've got a step-by-step coffee brewing guide to help you out (optimized for mobile too!).
Pour-over is a beautifully simple and accessible way to brew a single cup of coffee with clean, fully developed flavour and body.
1.Measure and boil
Measure as much water as you’re going to use to brew, plus a little extra for rinsing the filter, and bring it to a boil.
Briefly rinse the paper filter with hot water, and discard the rinse water. This will give your coffee the purest flavour possible.
3.Measure and grind
Next, measure your coffee. For pour-over, use coffee ground for a paper cone. It’s a relatively fine grind that looks like granulated sugar. Measure 2 tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounces of water.
4.Pour and pause
Use hot water that’s just off the boil and fill the cone halfway to saturate the grounds. Pause for 10 seconds and let the coffee bloom. This allows the coffee to hydrate evenly and begin to develop flavour.
5.Complete the pour and enjoy
Slowly add the rest of the water, pouring in small, steady circles to cover all the grounds. Enjoy immediately.
TIP: To make your pour-over more consistent, use a timer. It should take about 3 minutes to make a cup.