A Beginner’s Guide to Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee at Home with the Pour Over Method

A Beginner’s Guide to Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee at Home with the Pour Over Method






Welcome to our guide on brewing a delicious cup of coffee at home using the pour over method, In this post, we’ll go over the steps you need to follow to create the perfect cup of coffee every time.




Step 1: Choose your beans

The first step to brewing a great cup of coffee at home is selecting the right beans. Look for beans that are:

  • Fresh (ideally roasted within the past two weeks)
  • High quality

You can find these at your local specialty coffee shop or online from a reputable retailer. Experiment with different beans and roasts to find what you like best – some people prefer a light, bright roast, while others prefer a dark, full-bodied roast.

Step 2: Grind your beans

Next, you’ll need to grind your beans. The size of the grind is important because it affects the surface area of the beans that come into contact with water, which in turn affects the flavor and strength of your coffee. A medium-fine grind works well for the pour over method. If you don’t have a grinder, most coffee shops will grind the beans for you – just make sure to specify that you’ll be using the pour-over method.


Step 3: Boil water

Now it’s time to boil some water. The temperature of the water is important – too hot and it can scald the coffee, too cold and it won’t extract the flavors properly. Aim for around 200 degrees Fahrenheit (93 degrees Celsius). If you don’t have a thermometer, bring the water to a boil and then let it sit for about 30 seconds before using it.


Step 4: Assemble your brewing equipment

Before you start brewing, you’ll need to gather your equipment. You’ll need:

  • A pour-over brewing device (such as a Chemex or a Hario V60)
  • A kettle or pot for boiling water
  • A scale
  • A mug or carafe to hold the brewed coffee

Step 5: Add the grounds

Measure out your desired amount of grounds 30 grams is good starting point for 2 cups and add them to the filter in the brewing device. Make sure the filter is properly seated in the brewing device and that everything is clean and ready to go.


Step 6: Bloom the coffee

Pour a small amount of water ( x3 the amount of grounds 90 grams in this case) over the grounds, enough to fully saturate them. This is called the “blooming” phase, and it helps to release gases trapped in the grounds and improve the flavor of the coffee. Let the blooming phase last for about 30 seconds.



Step 7: Continue pouring water

After the blooming phase, continue pouring water over the grounds in a circular motion, starting at the center and working your way outwards. Aim for a 1:15-1:18 ratio of water to coffee – for example, if you’re using 30 grams of coffee, you’ll want to use 450-540 grams of water. The total brewing time should be around three to four minutes.

Step 8: Pour and enjoy

Now that your coffee is brewed, it’s time to pour and enjoy!

Remember, the pour-over method is just one way to brew coffee at home. There are many other methods out there, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Experiment with different methods and find the one that works best for you.

And don’t forget to share your creations with us! We love seeing photos of your homemade coffee, whether it’s made with the pour-over method or any other method. Tag us on social media or send us an email and let us know how it turned out. Happy brewing.


If you are interested in buying the best pour over equipment here are some suggestions

Hario V60 Pour Over

Chemex Classic




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