Whether you're looking to change up your morning routine or experimenting with new coffee techniques, a pour over is an effective and convenient brewing method for any coffee lover. Pour overs are one of the simplest and increasingly popular brewing methods for a delicious, quality cup of coffee. The process of pouring water over (hence the name) and through your favorite grounds extracts the flavors into your mug and allows you to get intimate with your coffee and refresh your coffee routine. To get started, you only need a few simple ingredients and supplies.
What you'll need:
Pour over dripper
Your favorite mug
Fresh-roasted Nomad coffee (Ground to the size of granulated table salt, or course sugar)
Hot water (195-205 F)
Let's get started!
Bring at least 600 grams (20 oz) of water to a boil.
Grind 30 grams of coffee (3 tbsp.) to the size of granulated table salt, or course sugar (Think sugar in the raw)
Place a filter in the dripper and pour some of the hot water over the empty filter to remove any paper taste and warm your dripper
Add the ground coffee to the filter and gently tap it to level the surface of the grounds. We recommend using 1.6-2.0 grams of ground coffee per fluid ounce of water
Gently begin pouring water over the grounds, starting at the outer rim and moving in a steady spiral toward the center. The first pour is the most magical because you watch the coffee "bloom". As hot water first hits the grounds, Co2 is released creating a blossoming effect.
Add enough water to completely saturate the grounds. Stop before the coffee starts to flow from the bottom of filter. Carefully pour the remaining water and control brewing time (2-4 minutes total) by slowing and stopping the pour as needed. We recommend every 30 seconds. Keep the water level in the filter, about 1/2 and 3/4 full is recommended for optimum brewing
When the drip changes from a steady flow to irregular, your brewing is complete. Pour into your mug and enjoy!
Adjust your coffee as you like! If your cup is too weak, try grinding a bit finer next time. If your coffee tastes too strong, next time either use a little less grounds or add a bit of hot water to your finished brew. Take pictures of your finished cup and #showusyournomad