How Do You Make Pour Over Coffee?
Here at Project Vvlgar we’re all about making pour over coffee.
It’s really easy to do. The first time we EVER used a pour over apparatus we did it right.
It’s even easier to clean. It takes almost no effort to clean up and be ready to use again. Just rinse out the pour over apparatus, clean out your grinder, rinse your coffee cup, and repeat.
It makes amazing coffee. Really, pour over coffee is just incredible.
So set up a pour over coffee bar in your home and just follow these Project Vvlgar instructions on how to make great pour over coffee.
- Put the pour over apparatus on top of a coffee mug, put a filter inside the apparatus. You definitely want this to be set up before you start otherwise you’re standing there with a kettle full of boiling water looking really silly trying to set this up with one hand.
- Boil water. The first thing we do is put our kettle on the stove with enough water to make our cup of coffee. I like to set the thermometer on the counter next to the stove so I can pop it in whenever I check my temperature. Remember: we are aiming for as close to 200 degrees Fahrenheit on the dot as we can reach.
- Throw beans into the Hario Skerton (or whatever grinder you happen to use). We start grinding our beans with our hand grinder as soon as we have the water boiling. Remember: we want the grounds as fresh as is possible, so we like to grind while boiling the water so that they are (theoretically) finished at the same time.
- The water is done, the beans are ground. We scoop the beans (using our Hario v60 measuring scoop – you can use whatever scoop you want to use) into the filter. Remember: the pour over coffee ratio that is standard is two grams of coffee for every one ounce of water. The Project Vvlgar ratio for pourover coffee is three grams of coffee for every ounce of water. Once more – Standard 2:1 coffee to water, Project Vvlgar 3:1 coffee to water. Choose whatever works for you, go ahead, experiment a bit.
- We pour the water over the grounds. Once we have filled the apparatus with water, we take a spoon and stir the goop (remember, this is a Project Vvlgar technical term) at least two or three times.
Once all the water has filtered into the cup, we rinse off our goop spoon and then stir the cup post pourtem (another Project Vvlgar technical term).
Voila! You’re in business. Pour over coffee really is amazingly easy.
Here are just a few things to keep in mind:
You should determine the coffee to water ratio that best suits your palate. Don’t be afraid to play with it a bit, that’s an important part of making coffee.
You should also play around with your grind adjustment some. When we are using our trusty Hario Skerton we keep the grind about one and a half rotations from closed – the same as we use when we brew drip coffee – though we don’t brew drip coffee at all anymore now that we use our awesome Hario v60 pour over device.
If you haven’t already, you should check out My Initial Experience with the Hario Skerton Hand Mill, it will give you a great insight into why we like this manual grinder over many others.
And if you’re still interested in different brewing methods check out Peter and Cicero Find the Best French Press.