Are you looking to bring a coffee ritual to your mornings? We love the slow, meditative process of making pour over coffee. There's something about the deliberate but smooth circular pours, watching the coffee grinds bubble while it blooms, and seeing brewed coffee drip into a server or your favorite cup. The process forces you to watch and enjoy the passage of time while you wait for the next pour.

Making pour over coffee doesn't have to be so intimidating. Fancy equipment and challenging language can make coffee brewing inaccessible. Just remember — we’re just pouring water onto grounds. The art is how you make the experience yours.

What you'll need

You don't need fancy gear to make your pour over coffee— what matters is how you use it! Use whatever feels the most comfortable to you. Here is the standard gear we recommend:

  • Coffee dripper
  • Coffee filter
  • Kettle
  • Grinder
  • Digital scale
  • Timer
  • Coffee server or your favorite cup

Can I use any coffee?

Coffee is about taste and preference, you can brew whatever coffee is most tasty to you!

Pour Over Recipe

Step 1. Fill your kettle and set the temperature in between 195°F - 205°F

We recommend hotter water for lighter roasts.

Step 2. Measure out 20 grams of coffee with a medium grind (like kosher salt)

We recommend freshly grinding your coffee for optimal flavor.

Step 3. Place your filter in the dripper and add the coffee, shake gently to level. Place the dripper on top of your server or cup, and zero out your scale.

Step 4. 1st Pour (Bloom Pour)

When your water is up to temperature, pour it in circles over the grounds making sure you saturate all of the grounds. Start with a bloom pour of 60 grams of water and start your time. Bloom is the bubbling up coffee grounds that occurs when freshly roasted coffee is brewed and carbon dioxide is released. The bloom should last for 30 - 50 seconds depending on how fresh your coffee is. The fresher the coffee, the longer the bloom.

Step 5. Subsequent Pours

For your following 4 pours, add 60 grams of water every 15 seconds to yield a coffee with an end weight of 300 grams.

Step 6. After your coffee fully drips down into the server or cup below, you are free to enjoy! (don't forget to clean)

Final tips

How do you make your brew taste exactly how you want? You can play around with adjusting different variables, such as time, amount of coffee, grind size, temperature, and the turbulence or agitation. However, the key is to not change everything all at once. A rule of thumb is to track what you’re changing, and keep as many things as consistent as possible. Over time, you'll be able dial in the perfect cup of coffee to cap off your morning ritual.