The Art of Pour Over Coffee Luigi's Wood Shop

The Art of Pour Over Coffee

What is Pour Over Coffee?

Pour over coffee is a brewing method that involves pouring hot water over coffee grounds in a slow, controlled manner. This method allows for maximum extraction of flavors and aromas, resulting in a clean and flavorful cup of coffee.

Why Choose Pour Over Coffee?

Pour over coffee offers several advantages over other brewing methods. First and foremost, it allows you to have complete control over the brewing process. You can adjust the water temperature, pour rate, and brewing time to achieve the perfect cup of coffee tailored to your taste preferences.

Additionally, pour over coffee allows you to highlight the unique characteristics of different coffee beans. The slow and precise pouring method brings out the nuanced flavors and aromas that may be lost in other brewing methods.

How to Brew Pour Over Coffee

1. Start by heating water to the ideal temperature, which is around 200°F (93°C). This temperature ensures proper extraction without scorching the coffee.

2. Grind your coffee beans to a medium-fine consistency. The grind size should be similar to that of granulated sugar.

3. Place a paper filter in the pour over dripper and rinse it with hot water. This helps remove any paper taste and preheats the dripper.

4. Add the ground coffee to the filter, making sure it is evenly distributed.

5. Begin pouring hot water over the coffee grounds in a slow, circular motion, starting from the center and moving outward. This allows for even saturation and extraction.

6. Continue pouring until you reach the desired coffee-to-water ratio. A general guideline is to use 1 gram of coffee for every 15-18 grams of water.

7. Allow the coffee to drip through the filter into your cup or carafe. The entire brewing process should take around 3-4 minutes.

8. Enjoy your freshly brewed pour over coffee!

Tips for the Perfect Pour Over Coffee

- Use freshly roasted coffee beans for the best flavor. Coffee beans start to lose their freshness and flavor within a few weeks of being roasted.

- Experiment with different coffee-to-water ratios to find your preferred strength and flavor profile.

- Invest in a gooseneck kettle for better control over the pouring process. The narrow spout allows for a slow and precise pour.

- Preheat your brewing equipment, including the dripper and cup, to ensure optimal temperature stability during brewing.

- Practice patience and take your time when pouring. A slow and steady pour allows for better extraction and a more balanced cup of coffee.


Pour over coffee is a rewarding brewing method that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the art and science of coffee brewing. With a little practice and experimentation, you can master the pour over technique and enjoy a consistently delicious cup of coffee every time.

So why not give pour over coffee a try? Elevate your coffee experience and savor the rich flavors and aromas that this brewing method has to offer.

Back to blog