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How to make coffee without a Coffee maker.

an overview

Making coffee without a coffeemaker.

Totally possible. Warning, you might not go back to your trusty coffeemaker.

A fair question. If you dare google how to make coffee you might find yourself with an overwhleming numer of options outside of your trusty ol' coffeemaker. 


There are two ways to think about making coffee, immersion, where water and coffee are held together in the same container, or drip, where coffee briefly has water pass through it. 

Both ways produce awesome coffee. But which to choose? 
If you want to jump into the deep coffee filled waters of options or choose the least expensive option to get started -- pour overs, or a manual form of coffee extraction is a great way to get started. 

On the Immersion side, you have a french press, Aeropress, on the drip side, you have pour-overs with brand names, like Chemex, Kalita, Hario V2, Beehouse.

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! 

"There are nearly an unlimited number of options for making coffee, none are better, or more correct. Instead it's about finding a method that works for you." Jenny Ulbricht, Owner and Coffee Roaster at East View Coffee.  

Please don't take our word for it; try it out and share with us how it went. Check out our guides online at our website here:

How to make coffee without a Coffee maker.


Part One: The POUR OVER

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

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.

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.

Please don't take our word for it; try it out and share with us how it went. Check out our guides online at our website here:

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ELEMENTS OF EXTRACTION

Here's a different way of thinking about brewing coffee -- by the elements you can alter and how much of an impact they can play on your coffee tastes.

WATER QUALITY

30%

WATER TEMPERTURE

70%

FILTER TYPE

15%

PRE-WETTING THE FILTER

35%

GRIND SIZE

95%

GRIND CONSISTANCY

95%

CONTACT TIME

65%

FRESHNESS OF COFFEE

85%

Plastic Hario V60 02 Dripper with 40-pack of filters

Basic Pour Over Kit

Would you like to try out a coffee pour-over? Here's just the kit if you want to get started without spending a lot of money that makes GREAT coffee!

Looking for the ultimate control in your brewing? The simple and elegant HARIO V60 is your answer!

As you continue to up your brewing game, consider adding a gooseneck kettle and a grinder.
Or add it to your coffee order and save $1.00 on the kit-- option will come up on check out to add.

Plastic Hario V60 02 Dripper, 40-pack of filters and Hario Scale

Deluxe Pour Over Kit

Would you like to try out a coffee pour-over? Here's just the kit if you want to get started and are someone who likes the precision of a scale. This equipment makes GREAT coffee!

Looking for the ultimate control in your brewing? The simple and elegant HARIO V60 is your answer!

As you continue to up your brewing game, consider adding a gooseneck kettle and a grinder.
Or add it to your coffee order and save $2.00 on the kit-- option will come up on check out to add.