Café quality is easy with our porcelain pour-over cone & organic coffee. Simply place a paper filter in the cone, add ground coffee, and pour in hot water.
Pour Over is the prefered brewing method of most high end coffee roasters. A slow steady pour of hot water agitates the grounds and ensures the best extraction from the coffee, excitation of crema, and delightful aromatic release.
Preparation Coffee: Grind your favorite whole bean coffee to your preferred consistency for pour over brewing or grab your pre-ground supply. Weigh or volumetrically measure out the correct amount of ground coffee for the amount of water you intend to use. Water: Heat a sufficient amount of cold water in an electric or stovetop kettle to your desired brewing temperature (or boiling). Keep in mind that some water will be left in the grounds and the water will lose some heat during the brewing process, so heat a little bit more water than you intend to serve and to ~15°F warmer than your target brewing temperature. In many areas, pre-filtering the water through a charcoal filter is advised for the cleanest and most consistent taste. Filter: Grab a paper pour over coffee filter, spread it open in the porcelain pour over coffee cone. Truncated-cone shaped paper filters fit best, but other shapes can be used with a bit of folding. Drinkware: Grab your favorite steady mug or similar drinkware with a fairly wide brim -- you'll be placing the pour over cone on top of the mug, so you'll want the mug to be stable and flat-bottomed in addition to wide enough to catch all the drips from the cone. Pro Tip: If you're losing too much heat in the brewing process, consider pre-heating the mug with hot water from your kettle for a moment prior to brewing.
The Brew Place the mug on a flat counter where it won't be disturbed, place the pour over cone on top of the mug so the inner ring sits securely inside the rim of the mug. Place the paper filter in the cone, pre-folding it as necessary to keep the filter open and shaped like the cone. Pour your ground coffee into the center of the filter. Slowly pour the heated/boiling water over the center of grounds, carefully balancing how much water is at the top of the cone so it doesn't overflow the edges of the paper or porcelain cone. Slowly add water as the water level falls over time. Depending on your filter choice and coarseness of your grind, this pouring process can take up to 200 seconds. When you've poured the last of your heated water through the filter and cofee grinds, wait an additional 20-30 seconds to allow the last of the water to gravity feed through the grounds and into your mug. The porcelain will have heated up during the brew, so be careful and be sure to use the handle to lift it off your mug, placing it in a sink or other high-temperature-permissable surface. Enjoy the heat, crema, and lovely aroma of your brew!
Cleanup & Composting Once you've enjoyed your brew, the cleanup of your brewing setup can commence. Coffee grounds make fantastic compost material, and nearly all paper pour over coffee filters available are compostable too. The wet grounds and filter may still be quite hot from brewing, so be careful not to scald yourself if you're cleaning up immediately after brewing. When at a safe temperature, squish the grounds and filter to remove any excess water, then bundle the set up for composting or as biodegradable waste. The porcelain cone can be handwashed and drip-dried, or put in the dishwashser for cleaining.