Pour Over Coffee: Simple yet Elegant

Pour over coffee is a simple yet refined way to pour a clean cup of coffee. People who are accustomed to using a drip machine may find the pour over method to be a great way to elevate the complex and nuanced flavors of each cup without it being overly complicated and time consuming.

What you need:

Your favorite BLACK FUEL TRADING CO. specialty coffee blend, a dripper, a filter, a grinder, a kettle, a scale, a coffee mug or carafe.

What you do:

  1. Boil more water than you will actually need in a kettle.
  2. Weigh 25 to 35 grams of whole coffee beans on a scale, about two or three teaspoons.
  3. Grind your whole coffee beans to about the size of sea salt while the water is coming to a boil.
  4. Put your filter in a dripper and set dripper on top of a cup or carafe.
  5. Saturate the filter with hot water to warm the porcelain dripper. Then, empty the water from the cup or carafe.
  6. Pour BLACK FUEL TRADING CO. grounds into the filter. Make sure the grounds lay flat to ensure an even pour.
  7. Pour 2:1 water per grounds into the filter starting in the center of the grounds in a slow circular motion, gradually working your way out without hitting the edges of the filter.
  8. Wait for 30 seconds to allow the water to filter through once the coffee starts to bloom or expand. This expansion is a good sign of an even pour.
  9. Keep pouring continuously in the middle of the bed once the grounds have bloomed. The total brewing time should take two and a half minutes.

There are a variety of ways to brew coffee, but if you have never used anything besides a drip machine, the pour over method is a simple process that allows you to experience coffee in a new way. All BLACK FUEL TRADING CO. blends are a product of direct trade and are selected with a critical eye, nose and mouth! Visit our website to pick up a bag of BLACK FUEL TRADING CO. specialty whole bean coffee.