How To Make Pour Over Coffee

How To Make Pour Over Coffee

Make the perfect pour over coffee at home every time.
by Lauren Chamberlain | September 28, 2023

How to Make Pour-Over Coffee

Make the perfect Pour Over at home every time.

Pour over coffee sounds complicated, but this coffee brewing process is surprisingly simple and the results can be amazing with just a little practice. If you drink a single cup each morning, or want to try different types of coffee, making pour over coffee can be even easier than setting up your home coffee machine (bonus — cleanup takes seconds). And because you’re in control of factors like water temperature and brew time, you can expect amazing flavor in the finished cup.

The term “pour over” can describe many different coffee makers, from the Kalita Wave to the traditional Melitta Cone, and even a Chemex. You might have to make small adjustments depending on which pour over coffee maker you’re using, but this recipe is a good starting point for all of them. While the paper filters used with most pour overs help the clean flavor of lighter roasts shine, you can use any coffee you choose for this method.


What You Need

  • A Pour-Over brewer 
  • Paper filter 
  • A gooseneck kettle
  • A scale (optional)
  • 12 oz  / 350 ml of boiling water (198-205 degrees F works best)
  • 0.75 oz / 21 g of medium ground coffee. Don't have a grinder? We can grind it for you!

Getting Started

1. Add Coffee Filter & Grounds

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