A pour over produces what we call a “clean” cup of coffee. It has the most clarity because the paper filter prevents most of the coffee oils from coming through. Flavor profiles are very obvious in a pour over and as the coffee cools, those notes are only more present.
- Grind up 22 grams of coffee on a medium grind size (where it feels like sand).
- Pour these grounds into the pre-wet filter.
- Shake the Kalita Wave Dripper once to settle the grounds, so they are as level/flat as possible.
- Place entire set up on scale and Tare scale.
- Begin pouring in the center of the grounds and pour in a spiral formation, from inside to outside (similar to the spiral of a dizzy dial).
- The first pour is one spiral from center to rim of the grounds, about 50 – 60 grams of water on the scale. Start your timer and let the coffee "bloom" for 30 seconds.
- After 30 seconds, begin pouring another spiral.
- Pour between 50 - 100 grams of water in a continuous spiral.
- Keep the water level midway in the Kalita Wave Dripper, never too high and never drying out the grounds.
- Repeat steps 7 - 9 until the scale reaches 330 grams.
- The pour over should finish between 3 and 4 minutes.
- If over 4 minutes, the grind size is too fine.
- If under 3 minutes, the grind size may be too coarse.
- Offers a clean cup of coffee thanks to the paper filter!
- Clarity in taste
- Less coffee oils
- More control leads to more accuracy
- Ease of Use - a simple way to brew at home!
- This is the “Poor Man's Coffee” - the original drip brewing method.