How to make Drip (aka Pour Over) Coffee
“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” - Abraham Lincoln
Coffee is a great pick me up, and many people love to start their day with it. Here is a simple way to make coffee at home.
🧂 Ingredients & Equipment:
Cone filter papers like these
Filter papers (make sure the size # matches your cone)
Rinse the filter & paper to rid it of papery taste & heat the vessel
Bloom the coffee: Pour in enough hot water to cover grinds, let them froth (aka “bloom”) for 45 seconds
Slowly pour in rest of hot water & let finish dripping
Flavor to your liking! Sip. Enjoy. ☕️
📝 Notes, Tips, Tricks
The “golden ratio” is: 1-2 tablespoons coffee per 6 oz water; adjust to taste
Storing coffee: try to keep whole beans in an opaque, airtight container away from light, heat & moisture
For ultimate freshness, grind beans each time you make coffee. Here is an article by Wirecutter on Coffee Grinders.
🎓 Further Studies:
Trade Coffee’s “How To” section has excellent tutorials for alternative methods for making coffee (e.g., Coffee Maker, French Press, Cold Brew)