Pour Over Coffee Recipe

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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. Compared with Coffee Makers, the machines have a default temperature and timer, which 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 three times), if you stir or not in the process, for how long you want to brew, and so on. 

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 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 for having a balanced cup, sweet, not too 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 to the number of soluble solids in the cup.

How to Prepare a Pour Over


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


  1. Rinse your filter by pouring some 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. Stir the coffee grinds gently, but not too much, in the filter. More stirring = more bitter
  5. Add another 100ml of hot water and stir again.
  6. Finish the water and let it sit for 4 minutes.
  7. Enjoy your hard work☕️

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

What type of roast is used for a pour-over?

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

We suggest starting with a medium roast to identify sweet flavors, bright acidity, and a light body cup.


What filters to use for pour-over coffee?

The filters of these pour-over coffee makers can have different shapes: a flat filter like Melitta (the most popular), a conical filter for the V60 and Chemex, and a round filter for Kalita and Bunn.

There are also filters made of different materials, such as plastic, glass, ceramic, metal, and even wood. Each of them absorbs heat differently and has a particular aesthetic.

The most used filter is the paper one, which has various thicknesses, with recycled paper and several layers.

Try cleaning the filter by running boiling water over it before making the coffee to remove the papery taste.

barista making a pour over coffee

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