Tips & Tricks for Making the Best Pour Over Coffee
Most of us are new to the concept of portable pour over coffee, which may cause problems when we try using them the first time. These Tips & Tricks will help you brew a great tasting cup of artisanal coffee using Coffeeza’s pour-over coffee bags anytime, anywhere.
So, let's get brewing.
Brew coffee immediately after opening the sachet
- Each sachet is nitrogen flushed to keep the coffee grounds fresh, once you open the sachet you need to brew coffee immediately or else the coffee will lose its freshness as it reacts with the oxygen around.
Tear open the filter before anchoring it over the cup
- In the pour-over method, you have to pour hot water over the coffee grounds. To do this, the filter needs to be opened from the top (there is a proliferated line). Do not use them as tea bags, by immersing them in water or pouring water over the bag without tearing it open from the top.
Always use filtered water, free of odour and impurities between 90°C - 97°C
- Water quality and temperature are very important when brewing coffee. If the water is not hot enough, it will not extract coffee properly. If it's too hot, it may burn the coffee as it is a delicate beverage. Use hot water (93°C - 97°C, let the water rest for about a minute after boiling) for lighter roasts as compared to dark roasts (90°C - 92°C, let the water rest for 2 minutes after boiling) to extract much more body and flavour
Let the coffee steep for a few seconds before you discard your filter bag
- After brewing your pour over, just let the filter sit in the coffee for a few minutes. This will help extract every last ounce of flavor from the coffee grounds.
Pull the anchors up to remove the filter bag after brewing
- Many times, people remove the filter by lifting the bag from the top of the anchors. This works fine, but you may burn your fingers and it gets messy as well. The right way is to grab the bottom of the anchors and pull them upwards until they come touch each other on the top. This turns the filter into a small bag that will hold the used grounds inside which can be easily disposed, and there is no risk of scalding your fingers as well.
Milk/ Water Quantity
- Now this is tricky one, but you can follow these proportions for the amount of water and milk to be used for each pour-over variant
Light Roast: Water 130 - 150 ml - Milk None
Medium Roast: Water 130 - 150 ml - Milk 30-50 ml
Medium-Dark Roast: Water 100-130 ml - Milk 50-70ml
Dark Roast: 100 - 130 ml - Milk 70 -100 ml
- Preheat the cup before brewing your coffee. For a stronger cup of coffee, use a darker roasted pour-over or reduce the amount of water to brew, than stated on the pack. For a lighter brew, use a light roasted pour-over or increase the amount of water to brew. For better extraction of coffee, you can keep the drip bag in longer.
We hope that these tips and tricks will help you in your next pour-over brewing experience. Do connect with our team on 1800 123 5171 if you need a more detailed explanation.