Brew Guide: Pour Over

It might feel like you've 'made it' as a home barista once you get your first pour over set up. This fully manual way of making coffee allows you to control almost every part of the process which can yield some of the most tasty cups you've ever had. If you're looking to slow down and enjoy the process, we'd recommend this method :) 

We base our brewing off of a 1:15 ratio (1 part coffee to 15 parts water). So for this recipe, we will use 18 grams of coffee and 270 grams of water.

What you’ll need:
-Digital Scale

-Hario V60 Brewer
-V60 Filters
-Cup or decanter
-Bag of Attalus Coffee ;)

Step 1: Bring water to a boil and weigh out 18 grams of coffee.

Step 2: Grind coffee to a medium grind. 

Step 2.5: (this one isn’t completely necessary, but we love to do it): Warm mug before you start your pour over, that way it’s nice and toasty when you finish your brew.

Step 3: Wet filter and warm vessel or decanter. Wetting the filter will remove the papery taste from the finished cup of coffee.

Step 4: Place pour over set up on the scale. After having removed the water from the cup or decanter, pour the ground coffee into the Kalita or V60, and tare the scale.

Step 5: Start timer and quickly pour 50 grams of water on to the coffee to start your bloom. You also stir and agitate the coffee at this point.

Then wait 30 seconds.

Step 6: At 30 seconds, pour another 110 grams onto the coffee to reach 160 grams on the scale. At 1:30 seconds, pour the remaining 110 grams to reach your final 270 grams. The goal here is pouring your water evenly in a circular motion for 30 seconds and letting it drain for 30 secods.

Step 7: Let the water run completely through the coffee and pour finished coffee into your pre-warmed mug! This process is ideally 3-3.5 minutes depending on the coffee used. If it isn't within that time frame, check out the notes below about ways to improve your brew. 


Amazon Links to products used, although we highly encourage you to buy them from a local business is possible:

Hario V60

Hario Filters

Hario Decanter 
Kalita Wave
Kalita Filters
Kalita Decanter

Some notes: To get the best cup of coffee, we encourage you to play around with different grind settings or ratios. We base the ratio on a 1:15 recipe, but you are welcome to try something else! At the end of the day, we want you to enjoy the best cup of coffee you can and be happy with the finished product. If your coffee is taking longer than 4 minutes to brew, try making the grounds more coarse. In the same way, if it is running too fast, tighten up the grind to elongate the process. The important part to remember is coffee brewing is all about extraction. So however long the water is on the coffee is directly correlated to how much it is being extracted.