Pour Over Coffee Recipe

best pour over coffee recipe

pour over coffee recipe

Pour over coffee has become the most popular method for making coffee at home! Keep reading for our favorite pour over recipe.



While using a Coffee Maker is very similar, they can also be very different. Discover the details that make all the difference using this coffee method.

Filtered coffee results in a clean light body cup of deliciousness. It is perfect for trying a new coffee for the first time. In comparison with Coffee Makers, the machines have a default temperature and timer which for those of you who have had burnt coffee can understand, being able to adjust your brew temperature and timing is the difference.

This method offers a wide range of variables to create different cups with the same coffee, like: how many times you pour water (our recipe is 3 times), if you stir or not in the process, for how long you want to brew and so on.Ā 

What grind is used in a Pour Over?

This is a million dollar question and we will be direct with the answer: Know your type of filter, is it paper? is it metal or a plastic mesh?

You will need MEDIUM grind for all these filters and depending on the hole size/porosity you will go medium-fine or medium-coarse to have a total brewing time of 4-5 minutes.

This extraction time allows to have a balanced cup, sweet, not to acidic and bitter. Let's put it this way:

Less than 3 minutes:
Under extraction, water won't have enough time to take the best of the grounds and will be a watered down cup.
More than 5 minutes:
Over extraction, you will get bitterness, unbalanced cup due the amont of soluble solids contained in the cup.

How to Prepare a Pour Over


  • Chemex, V60, Kalita Wave or any other dripper accessory.
  • 20 grams of you Killer Coffee, medium grind.
  • Boil 350ml of water at 190F/90C.
  • Filter (reusable or paper).


  1. Rinse your filter by pouring a bit of the hot water over it and into the cup you will use for your brew, this also helps to pre-heat your cup.
  2. Discard the water and place your ground coffee into the filter + dripper.
  3. Pour 100ml of water in a circular motion over the coffee and let the coffee start blooming for about 30 seconds.
  4. StirĀ the coffee grinds in the filter gently, but not too much. More stirring =Ā more bitter
  5. Add other 100ml of hot water and stir again.
  6. Finish the water and let it sit for 4 minutes.
  7. Enjoy your hard workā˜•ļø

Note: Depending on the dripper and filter, the brewing speed can vary. Make grind tests to adjust to the desired result.

What type of roast use for a pour over?

Pour over works only with gravity, so the time that water and coffee have contact is important, the fast or slow the contact is, the result is going to be different.

We like to suggest to start with a medium roast, to be able to identify sweet flavors, bright acidity and a light body cup.

barista making a pour over coffee

That's it! Let us know what you think of your pour over coffee!