Videos: 5 Different Pour Over Coffee Recipes

Continuing the ‘5 Videos’ series, today is the turn of the pour over coffee maker (also known as manual filter or manual drip coffee maker). Pour overs are a great way to make really tasty coffee cheaply, which is part of the reason why they’ve become popular again in recent years.

pour over coffee

Brewing with a pour over coffee maker is a tricky technique to master, partly because you have to alter your method slightly when brewing for different volumes of coffee – smaller volumes require a finer grind and/or slower pour rate than larger volumes. Because of its finicky nature there’s lots of conflicting advice (pour near the edge / don’t pour near the edge) on how to brew. But at the end of the day, most of it doesn’t really matter. The best advice is to experiment for yourself and find what works for you.

For consistent results you need to accurately measure, so we strongly recommend getting a set of electronic scales to weight both the amount of coffee and water. Its also worth investing in a specialist pour over kettle like this Hario one, although they’re not essential.

Here are 5 of our favourite videos to get you started:

1. Pour Over with Jenni (Market Lane Coffee)


Video credit: Market Lane Coffee

Brew Method

  1. Fold edges of paper filter and rinse with hot water whilst also pre-heating cone and cup
  2. Add 17g of coffee to the centre of the cone and measure out 265g of water
  3. Pour in a small amount of water and leave coffee to bloom for 30-60 seconds
  4. Now slowly add the remaining water in small increments so the bed of coffee stays low. Pour in a circular motion avoiding the edges of the cone.
  5. You should aim for a total brew time of around 2:30 minutes

2. Intelligentsia Coffee


Video credit: Intelligentsia Coffee

Brew Method

  1. Rinse filter thoroughly
  2. Add 25g of coffee and gently shake cone to level
  3. Add between 50-60g of water and leave to bloom for 45 seconds
  4. Now slowly add the remaining 340-350g of water, pouring in a circular motion
  5. Aim to finish pouring as the timer reaches 1:45 minutes
  6. Leave to drain then enjoy

3. Olympia Coffee


Video credit: Olympia Coffee

Brew Method

  1. Don’t pre-rinse filter
  2. Grind 30g of coffee (medium-drip setting) and add to cone
  3. Add a small amount of water and leave to bloom for 30 seconds
  4. Now slowly add water, pouring in a circular motion and covering the entire bed of coffee
  5. Once the level reaches near to the top of the cone, stop and allow to drain a little, before topping up with more water
  6. Finish pouring once you’ve added a total of 510g of water
  7. Leave to drain then enjoy

4. Velo Coffee


Video credit: Velo Coffee

Brew Method

  1. Pre-rinse filter
  2. Add 19g of coffee to cone
  3. Pour over 30g of water and leave to bloom for 30 seconds
  4. Now slowly add 270g of water in three 90g stages. Pour in a circular motion and wait approximately 10-15 seconds between each stages
  5. Aim to complete the brew in 2:45-3:00 minutes

5. Matt Perger (St Ali)


Video credit: St Ali Coffee Roasters

Brew Method

  1. Pre-rinse filter
  2. Add 12g of coffee to cone
  3. Pour over 50g of water and “stir like a bandit”
  4. After 30 seconds add another 50g of water. Pour in an outward spiral, finishing around the edges of the cone to wash any grinds back down
  5. At the 1:00 minute mark add a further 100g of water, again in an outward spiral
  6. Tap the cone against the carafe to level the coffee bed and ensure an even extraction (water should disappear across the whole bed simultaneously)

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