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    Skip the lines at the coffee shop and make your own pour over coffee in minutes from scratch. Made with store-bought coffee beans, get a delicious caffeine fix effortlessly.

    pour over coffee and a coffee cup in background

    If like me, you are addicted to coffee shop coffee and are spending a small fortune, this is a sure-fire way to replicate that freshly brewed taste at home.

    This Chemex pour-over coffee brewing method results in a rich drink and it’s made from scratch with ground coffee beans. If you are looking to skip Starbucks, then this is the way to do it!

    Be sure to try my Mocha Coffee and Dalgona Coffee too!

    Why you will love this recipe!

    • Budget Friendly: Making your own brewed coffee at home is so much more economical than your takeout habit. It saves you money and time!
    • Easy: It’s so easy to make coffee using this drip method, and it’s perfect for your morning caffeine fix.
    • Delicious: It’s so hard to say goodbye to the Starbucks visits, but this perfect pour over coffee recipe makes it much easier!

    Tools you need

    • Pour over coffee maker: I use Bodum pour over coffee maker but you can use any other brand pour over coffee makers
    • Electric kettle: for heating up the water to 200 F. I prefer electric kettles with temperature control, because you don’t have to worry about using a thermometer.
    • Pour over coffee filter: You can use the pour over coffee filter that comes with the Bodum pour over (pictured below) or buy separately paper filters
    • Scale: Scale for measuring the coffee beans for the perfect pour over coffee ratio or just a measuring spoon.
    • Measuring cup: for measuring the perfect water ratio.
    • Burr grinder: If you are using whole beans you will need a grinder. A burr grinder is better than a blade grinder because it grinds beans to a uniform size of particles and allows you to choose the coarseness or fineness that best suits the kind of coffee you are making.

    Ingredients

    • Coffee beans: You can use whatever coffee beans you like, whether smooth, mild, or rich. You would need about 40 grams of coffee beans per 600 ml/grams of water.
    • Water: I prefer to use filtered water rather than water straight from the tap for a cleaner taste.
    coffee and chemex on a board

    How to make pour over coffee

    • Using a coffee grinder, grind the coffee beans to medium grind (similar to coarse salt or Panko breadcrumbs).
    • Using an electric kettle, heat your water to 200 F.
    • Place a filter into your Pour over or Chemex and add the ground coffee to the filter.
    • Pour about 1/3 cup warm water over the coffee grounds to cover all of the grounds evenly. Allow the coffee grounds to sit for one minute to bloom.
    • Slowly pour the remaining water into the pour over. Make sure that all of the grounds are wet evenly. Repeat until you have used all of the water.
    • Once you’ve added all of the water, allow the pour over to sit for an additional minute to drain the additional water.
    • Remove the filter and enjoy!
    process images of making pour over coffee

    What is pour over coffee?

    This method of coffee making is also referred to as filter or drip coffee. The water slowly drains through the coffee grounds and filter to produce a flavorful drink. The water moves slowly through the coffee to create a rich and complex taste.

    Can you make this drink without a coffee grinder?

    I like to make this recipe with dark roast whole coffee beans that I grind down. If you don’t have a coffee grinder, you can buy ready-ground coffee beans. Just add them straight into your filter and skip that step. A finer grind makes stronger coffee and a coarser grind makes the coffee taste weaker. I prefer to use beans as ground coffee can lose its freshness and flavor.

    Do you drink this coffee black?

    Pour over coffee is very popular with those that enjoy black coffee due to its intense flavor. You can easily enjoy this with milk or cream, and sweeteners, and flavored syrups if that’s how you normally enjoy your coffee.

    cup of coffee made with pour over coffee maker

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips for the best pour over coffee

    • I like to medium grind my coffee beans. If your coffee tastes too weak, you are probably grinding them too coarsely. You can make adjustments to the coffee grind size and see how a finer grind tastes.
    • If your coffee is too strong, add in a little extra hot water to your cup to dilute it.
    • Don’t pour boiling water over the coffee grounds or they can scorch. Boil your kettle and let it cool for 30 seconds before using.
    • The total brew time is around 3 to 4 minutes.
    • You could also use a coffee dripper (like Kalita Wave 185 or Hario V60) for individual cups of cofee instead of the large Chemex coffee makers. They are popular for their even extraction because of their flat bottom and some of the best tasting coffee.
    • The concept of pour over and electric drip coffee makers is the same but with pour over you have more control over the brewing process and each variable makes a notable difference in the type, taste and texture of the resulting coffee.

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    Perfect Pour Over Coffee

    Skip the lines at the coffee shop and make your own pour over coffee in minutes from scratch. Made with store bought coffee beans, get a delicious caffeine fix effortlessly.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes
    Servings 1 drink

    INGREDIENTS

    • 40 grams coffee beans
    • 600 ml filtered water, or 2.5 cups

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Using a coffee grinder, grind the coffee beans to medium grind (similar to coarse salt or Panko breadcrumbs).
    • Using an electric kettle, heat your water to 200 F.
    • Place a filter into your Pour over or Chemex and add the ground coffee to the filter.
    • Pour about 1/3 cup warm water over the coffee grounds to cover all of the grounds evenly. Allow the coffee grounds to sit for one minute to bloom.
    • Slowly pour the remaining water into the pour over. Make sure to ensure that all of the grounds are wet evenly. Repeat until you have used all of the water.
    • Once you’ve added all of the water, allow the pour over to sit for an additional minute to drain the additional water.
    • Remove the filter and enjoy!

    TIPS & NOTES

    • I like to medium grind my coffee beans. If your coffee tastes too weak, you are probably grinding them too coarsely. You can make adjustments to the coffee grind size and see how a finer grind tastes.
    • If your coffee is too strong, add in a little extra hot water to your cup to dilute it.
    • Don’t pour boiling water over the coffee grounds or they can scorch. Boil your kettle and let it cool for 30 seconds before using.
    • The total brew time is around 3 to 4 minutes.
    • You could also use a coffee dripper (like Kalita Wave 185 or Hario V-60) for individual cups of cofee instead of the large Chemex coffee makers. They are popular for their even extraction because of their flat bottom and some of the best tasting coffee.
    • The concept of pour over and electric drip coffee makers is the same but with pour over you have more control over the brewing process and each variable makes a notable difference in the type, taste and texture of the resulting coffee.

    NUTRITION

    Sodium: 30mg | Calcium: 18mg
    Course Drinks
    Cuisine American
    Keyword how to make coffee from coffee beans, how to make pur over coffee
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