How to - Core Pour Over

Ingredients and Tools:

  • Ground coffee
  • Hario V2 filters
  • Hot water
  • Core Pour Over
  • Kettle
  • Timer
  • Scale
  • Stirring utensil

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Prepare Equipment:

    • Place the pour-over cone on top of your coffee mug or a carafe. 
  2. Rinse the Filter:

    • If using a paper filter, rinse it with hot water. This helps remove any paper residue and preheats the cone and vessel. Discard the rinse water.
  3. Measure Coffee:

    • Weigh out the desired amount of ground coffee. A common ratio is 1:15 (1 gram of coffee to 15 grams of water).
  4. Add Coffee to Cone:

    • Place the coffee grounds in the centre of the cone, creating a slight well in the middle.
  5. Bloom:

    • Pour a small amount of hot water (about twice the weight of the coffee) onto the grounds, allowing them to bloom for about 30 seconds. This helps release gases from freshly ground coffee.
  6. Pour in Stages:

    • Gradually pour the remaining hot water in a circular motion over the coffee grounds, starting from the centre and moving outward. Maintain a slow, controlled pour to ensure even extraction.
  7. Stir Gently:

    • Optionally, give the coffee slurry a gentle stir with a wooden or plastic utensil to ensure even saturation.
  8. Finish Pouring:

    • Continue pouring until you reach the desired coffee-to-water ratio. Aim to complete the pour within 2-3 minutes for optimal extraction.
  9. Let It Drip:

    • Allow the coffee to drip through the filter until the brewing process is complete. This typically takes 2-4 minutes, depending on the pour-over device.
  10. Remove Filter and Enjoy:

    • Once the dripping has stopped, carefully remove the filter or pour-over cone. Stir the coffee gently if needed, and your pour-over coffee is ready to enjoy!

Adjust the grind size, coffee-to-water ratio, and pouring technique based on your taste preferences. With practice, you can refine your pour-over skills and discover your perfect cup.