By Elaine Nuestro
July 10, 2020
Spice up your morning coffee routine with these five different brewing methods
The pour-over, as the name suggests, is a brewing method that involves pouring freshly boiled water over coffee grounds to extract its flavours. For this, you will need a serving vessel (a relatively large cup/mug), coffee filters, and of course, the V-shaped coffee ripped. Personally, I find pour-overs therapeutic and calming. It’s a fairly simple and easy process to follow: start boiling water by using a gooseneck kettle; the narrow mouth of the kettle allows precision in pouring. Next, moisten your paper to lessen any intrusive taste that may come with it. Then, measure your coffee grounds. The ideal coffee to water ratio for pour-overs is usually around 1:15 to 1:17.
The first pour is called blooming. Add in about 10 to 15 per cent of your hot water and let it rest for around 30 seconds. Then add in the rest of your water. Be sure to add it in slowly and in a circular motion, covering all coffee grounds. Pour-over coffee is less strong in comparison to espresso, but it is very aromatic.
A French press is one of the most popular coffee makers in the market. It is easy to use and is one of the quickest methods too. When using a French press, better opt for medium size coffee grounds that are…