The simple pour-over. It's one of the easiest methods of coffee brewing. If you need a single cup of coffee, it's also one the best cups of coffee you can make. The pour-over was my go-to method of making my morning cup for at least seven years. I had one of these ceramic pour-overs the whole time. It never broke and it's still in my cupboard.
These days we're a household of two. After a couple years of making pour-overs together every morning, we discovered the Bonavita 8 cup brewer. The Bonavita brewer makes almost as good of a cup of coffee. But it's way faster and produces less waste.
Every once in a while when it's just me, I'll take out the pour-over and make a slow, delicious cup of coffee. The pour-over method, although very similar to drip coffee, has a little more depth of flavor. With a dark roast, it's easy to over-extract or brew too much coffee for a single cup. I think a slightly coarser grind, using less coffee makes for a better cup of dark roast brew.
For medium to lighter roasts, the pour-over is great because if the coffee has less body and more floral and fruit notes, the pour-over will not only highlight those flavors, it will also give depth to those flavors. This makes for a more balanced cup of coffee if that's what you're looking for. The manual aspect of making a pour-over makes it easier to adjust variables.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should brew coffee using the pour-over method:
Pour-overs are classy, simple, and keep your counters clean. Our pour-over was designed to be similar to the original '102', Melitta's first cone-shaped filter top, developed in 1936. Check out the Seven Pour-Over here.
There are lots of good reasons why a pour-over would make sense for you. For me, it made sense because I was single so I didn't need to make a lot of coffee at once. It was simple and I don't necessarily like to deal with complicated issues right out of bed. As cool as having a La Marzocco GS3 would be in my kitchen, I'd get pretty irate if my espresso's not pouring right by the second try. I have no patience in the morning.
In conclusion, pour-overs make great coffee. If you enjoy simplicity, functionality, and process, you'd enjoy brewing coffee with a pour-over. And if you don't need to brew a lot of coffee at once, why not try one? Once you do, you'll always remember those quiet mornings when it was just you and your pour-over coffee.
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