International Standard of Pour Over Coffee Ratio

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Pour Over Coffee Ratio

Pour Over Coffee

Previously I have described some coffee brewing techniques, one of which is “pour over” method. This manual brewing technique is popular everywhere. Even in my favorite coffee shop, it provides the tools to be tried by customers who want to try their own coffee brew. To get a sense of fitting, experts have done a lot of experiments and get the right Pour over coffee ratio.

Pour Over Coffee Ratio and Technique

Pour Over Coffee is a brewing technique that uses V60 tools and filter paper as a tool to filter the coffee. One of the famous V60 is the Hario brand. Many things that are very influential in producing good coffee with this technique. The most important thing is the temperature and the contact time of water and coffee.

Things that need concern in pour over techniques

  • Cleanliness of equipment
  • Water Temperature (92C – 95C)
  • Contact time is no more than 3 minutes.

The standard coffee ratio for pour over is 1:15. For one cup, I managed to use 15 grams (0.5 oz) and water 225 gr (8 oz).

Standard step by step to use the pour over method.

  1. Prepare the V60 with its filter paper, scales, coffee, and your favorite cups.
  2. Cook water until boiling.
  3. Prepare the usual glass, then put on it V60 with its filter paper.
  4. Rinse the filter paper with boiling water.
  5. Move the Pour Over to the top of your cup. Then input medium grind of ground coffee
  6. Gently pour in a circular motion from the outside to the center with 40-60 gr water, then wait about 45 seconds.
  7. Then pour again to a total of 100 grams. Wait until the water drops, Then pour the water to 175 gr.
  8. Finally pour again until the total weight of water 225 gr. It takes about 2.5 – 3 minutes / 150 – 180 seconds.
  9. Coffee is ready to be serve.

Here are the great video tutorial how to use pour over coffee technique

Pour Over Coffee

Coffee taste of this pour over technique is a Full body, sweet, spicy notes, taste-after taste dark chocolate. To get a sense of that several criteria must be met. Starting from the technique that I mentioned above and the type of coffee used. For standard pour over, the coffee profile used is:

Medium roasting
Medium Grind. (usually using no 7 on a coffee grinder)
For the best taste, use coffee 7-14 days after roasting date.



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