In recent years, manual pour over coffee has become a very popular brewing method in the world of craft coffee. This popularity comes, not only from the ability to produce a better cup of coffee than most automatic drip coffee makers, but also from the increased connection that it brings to a cup of coffee. If you are wanting to take your mug of coffee up a notch, manual pour over coffee is a great way to start.
Pour over coffee is known for its ability to produce a clean, crisp mug that highlights the distinctive tones in a specific origin and roast of coffee bean. This method of brewing involves many factors that can affect the end result (at least for experienced coffee tasters), making it a fun brewing method to experiment with.
There are many different types of pour over brewers and different “recipes” for making pour over coffee. For this brew guide we used the popular Hario V60 Ceramic dripper with one of our favorite and sure-fire pour over coffee recipes.
Coffee to Water Ratio for Pour Over Coffee
A 1:15 coffee to water ratio is ideal for most pour over coffee. Here are some quick references for coffee to water ratio:
2.5 tbsp coffee per 8 oz of water
15 grams coffee to 225 grams of water
½ oz coffee for every 8 oz of water