When only high-quality coffee will do, here is a simple method for great coffee plus a discount code for Cape Coffee Beans range of pour-over coffee makers. For the full story and key points to remember, grab a copy of the latest issue of Bicycling Magazine, now on sale.
The Perfect Pour Over
– Boil at least 2 to 3 times more water than is necessary for a jug/mug.
– Weigh your coffee beans – 70g per litre (I do 21g to 300ml). Grind the beans and place the filter in your Pour-Over dripper on a brewing vessel.
– Pour the boiled water into your Pour-Over kettle. This should bring the temp down to where you want it (about 93°C).
– Rinse your filter with some kettle water, to remove papery flavours and pre-heat your dripper. Place your coffee grounds into the dripper, and tap and shake to get a flat, even distribution.
– Put the whole coffee maker on a scale, start a timer and slowly pour in a spiral, wetting all the grounds with roughly twice as much water as the weight of your coffee (40-50ml for 21g). This is called the ‘bloom’ – using a little water to encourage any gas in the coffee to escape.
– When the bloom’s done, wait till you see 30-seconds on your timer; then spiral-pour bigger amounts, evenly distributing the water across the coffee until you’re satisfied with the water volume.
– Let the remaining water drain through, and enjoy your coffee.
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