Everyone needs a little pick-me-up to start their day, but stopping at the local coffee shop every day can be expensive. You can make delicious coffee at home without having to spend a lot of money using the pour-over method with espresso coffee beans!
Here’s all you need to know:
The pour-over method involves pouring hot water over coffee grounds inside a filter. The water drains through the grounds and filters into a mug or carafe. This method is also known as drip coffee or filter coffee. In a traditional coffee maker, you don’t have any control over how your coffee gets extracted, but with this method, you’re completely in charge!
Benefits of pour-over coffee
Since you make pour-over coffee by hand, the flavors of the grounds are extracted with more precision, bringing out the coffee’s optimal taste. Good filter coffee is clear, consistent, and clean since the water can extract the oils from the coffee at a consistent pressure and time.
It’s also great for brewing coffee for a single person! You won’t end up with a ton of leftover, room-temperature coffee at the end of the day. It also tastes a lot better than single-serve instant coffee.
Challenges of pour-over coffee
Every coffee-making technique has its own unique set of challenges. Manual methods are usually victim to bad technique and human error. There’s always the risk of channeling—this is when the steam of water finds another, easier route around the coffee, meaning that some of the coffee doesn’t get extracted. It’s important to learn how to evenly distribute the coffee grounds before pouring to get the best result.
How to make your own pour-over coffee
You need to do 4 weighed and timed pours to extract the best flavor from your coffee grounds. You’ll need:
20 grams of coffee grounds
500 grams of water
Heat the water in the kettle, and weigh out your coffee beans before grinding them to a coarse consistency. Place them in the filter over the dripper, then trickle the hot water from the kettle over the filter in a circular motion for about 30 seconds. Repeat the process three more times, and enjoy your delicious cup of coffee!
Use high-quality coffee
The higher the quality of your coffee grounds, the better your coffee is going to taste. If you’re looking for fine-quality beans, Red Bud Coffee & Tea has got you covered! Our wide range of coffee blends includes espresso coffee beans, decaf coffee beans, and flavored coffee beans.
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