How to Brew a Great Cup of Pour Over Coffee

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This is intended to be a simple guide that doesn't require too many steps. If you'd like to refine your process I'd recommend seeking the resources provided by intelligentsia.com

This is intended to be a simple guide that doesn't require too many steps. If you'd like to refine your process I'd recommend seeking the resources provided by intelligentsia.com

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Simply boil water with a kettle (electric or stove top). If you are only making one cup you shouldn't need to boil more than 20oz to rinse the filter and pour a 16oz (Starbucks Grande)  cup of coffee.

Simply boil water with a kettle (electric or stove top). If you are only making one cup you shouldn't need to boil more than 20oz to rinse the filter and pour a 16oz (Starbucks Grande) cup of coffee.

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I measure out my coffee, but you don't need to if you watch the brew closely for portions. I thrifted this one- it pours terribly. Clive sells a kettle with a beautiful pour:  http://d.pr/qUwe

I measure out my coffee, but you don't need to if you watch the brew closely for portions. I thrifted this one- it pours terribly. Clive sells a kettle with a beautiful pour: d.pr/qUwe

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This is a No. 2 unbleached coffee filter. Fold it along the perferated edge to help it form to the funnel. Make sure you pre soak it to rinse off anything in/on the paper.

This is a No. 2 unbleached coffee filter. Fold it along the perferated edge to help it form to the funnel. Make sure you pre soak it to rinse off anything in/on the paper.

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I have a Bodum Burr Grinder, but you can use an electric blade grinder. I have a friend who used a boulder and a stone to grind his brew near his fire tower in Northern Alberta.

I have a Bodum Burr Grinder, but you can use an electric blade grinder. I have a friend who used a boulder and a stone to grind his brew near his fire tower in Northern Alberta.

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You need about 4 tbsp of medium fine grind coffee for a 16 oz cup. If you are making a cup any smaller, I'd still use 3 tbsp.

You need about 4 tbsp of medium fine grind coffee for a 16 oz cup. If you are making a cup any smaller, I'd still use 3 tbsp.

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Set your coffee dripper on your cup. At this point you should have added your coffee to the rinsed filter, and now you're ready to pour.

Set your coffee dripper on your cup. At this point you should have added your coffee to the rinsed filter, and now you're ready to pour.

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I pour very slowly over minutes to allow the water to saturate the coffee without flooding it. Once again- there is a refined process that involves a specific pour, but for everyone else- pour slow.

I pour very slowly over minutes to allow the water to saturate the coffee without flooding it. Once again- there is a refined process that involves a specific pour, but for everyone else- pour slow.

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The coffee will drip slowly. The process takes up to 4 minutes. The last few drips are where all the flavor is reserved. Be patient- your cup is almost ready.

The coffee will drip slowly. The process takes up to 4 minutes. The last few drips are where all the flavor is reserved. Be patient- your cup is almost ready.

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You're done. Clean up, and sip onward!

Ingredients

1 Kettle 
4 Tablespoons Coffee 
1 Coffee filter 
1 Pour Over Funnel 
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