You’ve probably noticed the increasing popularity of pour over coffee in recent years. More meticulous than machine-drip coffee, brighter and cleaner than French press brew, and less dangerous than a stove-top percolator, pour-over coffee is often seen as the go-to coffee brew for caffeine addicts. If you’re unconvinced, read on to find out why the pour over method makes a better brew.
A richer, more flavourful brew
Pour over brings out the finer qualities of your coffee bean. As the water is pre-heated to the correct temperature, the pour over coffee method allows for a robust extraction of your coffee flavour. Additionally, a slow pour allows more time for the water to pull out more flavour from your coffee grounds. The result is a richer and bolder flavour cup of morning coffee.
Cleaner cup of coffee
With the pour over method, coffee grounds sit in a filter and don’t come into contact with the finished brew. Your cup of pour over coffee has a texture akin to what you would get from an automatic coffee machine, smooth and light. In contrast, a standard cup of French press coffee may be thicker, and comes with a bit of grit.
Unlike the automatic coffee machine, pour over method gives you the liberty to experiment and find that perfect calibration of water and grind for your unique taste. Choose the fineness of your grind, your preferred type of coffee beans, and even experiment with the ratio of coffee to water to yield the best brew for your unique taste.
You can get your caffeine kick at a much lower cost with the pour over method. Simply invest in one reusable coffee filter, and you’re set to go. Pro Tip: Avoid using disposable paper filters! As you have to change your paper filter after every brew, you will spend more money on paper coffee filters in the long run. Instead, purchase a reliable coffee filter that can last you through many cups of coffee.
Coffee Magic at Home
The finer things in life take time. While pour over coffee may sound simple it will require your patience and, more importantly, your time. However, you do not have to be highly trained barista to get a delicious cup of pour over coffee. Invest in a reusable coffee filter, and you’ll be able to make a perfect cup of craft coffee with ease. To get started on your own brew, check out IUIGA’s Double Layered 304 Stainless Steel coffee filter here.
Here’s a simple guide on how to make your own pour over coffee in the comforts of your own home.