What is a pour-over coffee, and is it worth it?
Spoiler alert -- yes, but not for the reasons you think.
I remember the first time that I saw it. It looked like something people did to proclaim elite coffee status. It looked dramatic. Spiral of water -- then halt and repeat--what was that? It looked unnecessary; I mean, coffee is coffee, right?
BUT, then I tried it. I fell in love with the process and coffee. So much so that that it led me to start a coffee roasting company.
A pour-over is pretty simple. It's just a hands-on manual coffee-making process. Instead of an automatic coffee maker doing the work, you do! While you can get lost in the details of the methods, you are simply applying hot water to coffee beans in a certain way. A pour-over is worth it. It's meditative, and it's hands-on. It lets you create your coffee just the way you like it, and it immerses you in the making.
There's something about directly interacting with the coffee-making process so closely that changed my perspective. I started to think more deeply about the coffee - where it came from, what life is like in that part of the world, the people behind the coffee.
A pour-over is worth it. It's meditative, and it's hands-on. It lets you create your coffee just the way you like it, and it
The flavor of a pour-over is richer, sweeter, fruitier than an auto-drip coffee maker. Making coffee by hand allows the terroir's nuances to shine through in the cup. Once you get into the swing of things, you start making small changes and see how small changes to the coffee to water ratio impacts the body and flavor, or start playing with grind sizes until you settle into this rhythm of getting to know the coffee personally. It's quite a journey, and we hope you take it. I found it life-changing, and I hope you do too.
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