Tips For Making Pour Over Coffee

There are many ways in which you can make yourself a cup of coffee at home and today we are specifically going to be looking at pour over coffee and how you can get it right. The quality of a cup of pour over coffee is very high and and because of the process you can squeeze very last drop of flavor out of your favorite coffee beans. To help you enjoy a cup of rich and bold tasting drink, here are some tips on how to make pour over coffee from scratch.

The Process

There are 6 steps to follow when you are making a pour over coffee for yourself.

  • Grind Beans – here you should be looking to grind to a medium size for he best flavor
  • Measuring Water – much of the water volume that you need will be dictated by the amount of coffee which you are using, as a general rule you should be looking at 7oz of water per every 2 tbsp of coffee, grind and place in the filter
  • Hot Water – the hotter the water the faster the extraction of flavor from the beans, so make sure that you go straight from stove to pour
  • Wetting the Grounds – a slow pour of a small amount of water to wet the grounds, ensure there is no dryness in there and leave for 30 seconds
  • Slow Pour – now we begin a slow and continuous water pour until the water level reaches the top, then wait and repeat
  • Drink – finally grab that cup and drink in the delightful coffee you have just made


There are some important tips to follow in order to make sure that you are prepared to make the best coffee that you can.

The first point to mention here is using high quality coffee beans which are freshly roasted. Try to buy your coffee from a supplier who prints the roasting date on the label. If coffee isn’t consumed within 4 weeks and can go stale so you should be on the lookout for the finest and freshest you can get.

If you really want to get serious then you are also going to need to think about the water which you are using. The process needs minerals in the water to suck the flavor from the beans, which tis why using a soft water or a distilled water is the best choice for the perfect tasting coffee.

Finally it will be important that you only grind enough coffee for what you are going to drink now. Once you have broken up the bean the freshness will deteriorate very quickly so be sure to only grind what you need so that you are not wasting coffee and money. This will be trial and error process but you’ll soon learn exactly how much grounds you need for each cup of coffee.

And there you have it, your guide to making a delicious cup of pour over coffee from the comfort of your own home.