Measure as much water as you’re going to use to brew, plus a little extra for rinsing the filter, and bring it to a boil.
Briefly rinse the paper filter with hot water, and discard the rinse water. This will give your coffee the purest flavor possible.
Next, measure your coffee. For pour-over, use coffee ground for a paper cone. It’s a relatively fine grind that looks like granulated sugar. Measure 2 tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounces of water.
Use hot water that’s just off the boil and fill the cone halfway to saturate the grounds. Pause for 10 seconds and let the coffee bloom. This allows the coffee to hydrate evenly and begin to develop flavor.
Slowly add the rest of the water, pouring in small, steady circles to cover all the grounds. Enjoy immediately.
To make your pour-over more consistent, use a timer. It should take about 3 minutes to make a cup.
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