The Perfect Pour Over at Home
Brewing your coffee by hand, using a pour over method allows you to engage in an exciting and enjoyable coffee ritual. With a pour over method you essentially brew the coffee in a special glass or cup, using a filter and hot water. The result is a more flavorful and aromatic cup of coffee. This differs from using a French press, which can leave bits of grounds or even sludgy coffee at the bottom of your cup. Pour overs produce a nice clean finish that highlights the best part: the delicious coffee.
Baristas love doing pour overs because they showcase the artistic side of coffee-making.
Why not give it a try?
There are a few different processes you can use for pour overs at home. Three of the most popular are Chemex, Hario’s V60 and Kalita Wave. Here’s how they work.
Coffee shops around the world use Chemex’s beautiful glass coffeemakers. Chemex promises “clear, pure, flavorful and without bitterness or sediment every time.” There’s only 8 simple steps from grinding to enjoying the perfect cup. Watch the video.
Want to make iced coffee? Follow these steps.
Hario’s V60 system provides a controlled brewing experience that brings out the coffee’s full flavor. The coffee is brewed into a glass or ceramic dripper, where the coffee is filtered and brewed. It slowly drips into the cup beneath it. Watch the video.
Another favored pour over method used by world-class baristas is the Kalita Wave method. These drippers feature a “flat-bottomed brew bed for even extraction, and a filter design that reduces contact between the brewing space and the dripper itself.” Watch the video.
Ready to try a pour over at home? We recommend using Njoga Coffee’s Kahawa Medium Roast
Darker than our regular roast, Kahawa Medium is also known as Cinnamon Roast. The flavor of this coffee is more developed bringing out the fruity distinctive tastes for which Mt. Kenya Region Coffee is best known. You will love this coffee! Learn More