Pour Over

1. Gather your equipment: You'll need a pour-over dripper (such as a Hario V60 or Kalita Wave), a paper or reusable filter, a gooseneck kettle, coarsely ground coffee, a pouring vessel, and a mug or carafe to brew into.

2. Heat the water: Bring water to a temperature of around 200°F (93°C). This temperature ensures optimal extraction and flavor.

3. Rinse the filter: Place the filter in the dripper and set it on top of your mug or carafe. Rinse the filter with hot water to remove any paper residue and preheat the brewer and vessel. Discard the rinse water.

4. Add coffee grounds: Add the desired amount of coarsely ground coffee to the rinsed filter. A general starting point is using 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of coffee for every 6 ounces (180 ml) of water. Adjust the amount based on your preference and the strength you desire.

5. Bloom the coffee: Start your timer and pour a small amount of hot water over the coffee grounds, just enough to saturate them. Allow the coffee to bloom for about 30 seconds. This step releases carbon dioxide and primes the coffee for extraction.

6. Begin pouring: Start pouring hot water slowly and steadily in a circular motion, starting from the center and moving outward. Pour with a gentle stream, evenly saturating all the coffee grounds. Maintain a consistent water level throughout the brewing process.

7. Continue pouring and adjusting: Pour in stages, allowing the coffee to drip through the filter. Adjust the pouring rate and intensity based on the desired strength and brewing time. Aim to complete the pour in approximately 2-3 minutes.

8. Remove the dripper and serve: Once the coffee has finished dripping, remove the dripper from the vessel. You can give it a gentle swirl to mix the flavors. Serve the brewed coffee into cups or mugs.

9. Enjoy: Savor the nuanced flavors and aromas of your pour-over coffee. Drink it black or customize it with milk or sweeteners to suit your taste.

Note: The pour-over method offers a versatile brewing technique. Experiment with different coffee beans, grind sizes, water temperatures, and pouring techniques to fine-tune your brewing process. The instructions provided are a starting point, but feel free to adjust the variables according to your preferences and taste preferences.