Whether you’re looking to change up your morning routine or experimenting with new coffee techniques, a pour over is an effective and convenient brewing method you’re sure to love. Pour overs are one of the simplest and increasingly popular brewing methods for a delicious, quality cup of coffee. The process consists of simply pouring water over (hence the name) and through your favorite Nomad coffee grounds, extracting the flavors right into your mug. Pour overs allow you to get intimate with you brew and refresh your coffee routine, without adding any extra time to your morning. To get started, you need a few supplies and ingredients.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Pour over dripper
Your favorite mug
Nomad coffee (ground to the size of coarse sugar)
Hot water (195-205F)
Let’s get started!
Bring at least 600 grams (20 oz) of water to a boil
Grind 30 grams of coffee (3 tbsp.) to the size of coarse sugar
Place a filter in the dripper and pour some of the hot water over the empty filter to remove any paper-y taste and warm your dripper
Add the ground coffee to the filter and gently tap it to level the surface grounds. We recommend using 1.6-2.9 grams of ground coffee per fluid ounce of water
Gently begin pouring water over the grounds, starting at the outer rim and moving towards the center in a steady spiral. The first pour is the most magical because you watch the coffee bloom. As hot water first hits the grounds, Co2 is released, creating a blossoming effect.
Add enough water to completely saturate the grounds. Stop before the coffee starts to flow from the bottom of the filter. Carefully pour the remaining water and control brew time by slowing and stopping the pour as needed, we recommend every 30 seconds. Keep the water level in the filter, about 1/2 and 3/4 full is recommended for optimum brewing.
“The first pour is the most magical, watch as the coffee blooms. When hot water firsts hits the grounds, Co2 is released, creating a blossoming effect”
Make adjustments to your brew as you’d like. If your cup is too weak, try grinding a bit finer next time. If your coffee tastes too strong, either add a bit of hot water to your finished brew or use less grounds next time.