Pour-Over Coffee Recipe: How to Make Pour-Over Coffee

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Pour-Over Coffee Recipe

Pour-over coffee is a popular brewing method that allows you to enjoy a rich and flavorful cup of coffee. This method involves pouring hot water over freshly ground coffee beans, allowing the water to extract the flavors and aromas, resulting in a clean and well-balanced cup. It’s a simple yet effective way to make coffee that can be enjoyed by coffee enthusiasts of all levels.

pour over coffee recipe and preparation guide


Pour Over Recipe

Master the art of pour-over coffee brewing and experience the smooth and nuanced flavors of freshly brewed coffee.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 People


  • Pour-over dripper (Hario V60, Chemex, Kalita Wave, etc.)
  • Paper filters
  • Coffee kettle
  • Coffee scale
  • Mug


  • Freshly roasted coffee beans (medium grind)
  • Filtered water (preferably heated to 200°F or 93°C)
  • Paper filter


1. Boil the filtered water and let it cool for about 30 seconds to reach the ideal temperature of 200°F (93°C).
2. Place the paper filter in the pour-over dripper and rinse it with hot water. This will remove any paper taste and preheat the dripper. Discard the rinse water.
3. Grind the coffee beans to a medium consistency, similar to granulated sugar. Measure out 2 tablespoons (12 grams) of coffee for every 8 ounces (240 ml) of water.
4. Place the pour-over dripper on top of your mug or carafe. Add the ground coffee to the dripper, ensuring it is evenly distributed.
5. Start the timer and slowly pour a small amount of water (twice the weight of the coffee) over the coffee grounds, saturating them evenly. Allow the coffee to bloom for about 30 seconds. This process releases trapped carbon dioxide, enhancing the flavors.
6. After the bloom, continue pouring the remaining water in a slow and steady circular motion, starting from the center and moving outward. Aim to pour the water evenly over the coffee, avoiding the edges of the dripper.
7. Maintain a consistent water level in the dripper, pouring more water as it drips through. The total brew time should be around 3-4 minutes.
8. Once all the water has passed through the coffee grounds, remove the dripper and discard the used filter.
9. Give the brewed coffee a gentle stir to ensure the flavors are well-distributed, and then pour it into your favorite mug or carafe.
10. Enjoy your delicious cup of pour-over coffee!

FAQs on Pour Over Coffee

Q: Can I use pre-ground coffee for pour-over?
A: While it is recommended to use freshly ground coffee for the best flavor, you can use pre-ground coffee if needed. Just make sure it is medium grind to ensure proper extraction.

Q: What is the ideal water temperature for pour-over coffee?
A: The ideal water temperature for pour-over coffee is around 200°F (93°C). This temperature allows for optimal extraction without scorching the coffee.

Q: Can I adjust the coffee-to-water ratio?
A: Yes, the coffee-to-water ratio can be adjusted according to your taste preference. You can experiment with different ratios to find the strength that suits you best.

Q: How do I clean the pour-over dripper?
A: After each use, rinse the pour-over dripper with warm water to remove any remaining coffee grounds. Occasionally, you can also soak it in a mixture of warm water and mild dish soap to remove any buildup.

Q: Can I make multiple cups of pour-over coffee at once?
A: Yes, you can scale up the recipe to make multiple cups of pour-over coffee. Simply adjust the quantity of coffee and water accordingly, maintaining the recommended ratio.

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George Howell, a graduate in Food Science from Columbia University, has immersed himself in the world of coffee. With over a decade of experience in coffee cultivation and roasting, George brings a blend of academic insight and practical expertise to his writing. As a coffee enthusiast and founder of a renowned coffee roastery, George is passionate about sharing his knowledge. His articles blend clarity with a touch of wit, making complex coffee topics accessible to all.

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