Let’s create the perfect All Cleveland Coffee pour over cup of coffee.
Here’s what we’ll need:
All Cleveland Coffee (of course)
Grinder (we recommend a burr grinder)
Pour Over coffee maker
Your favorite coffee mug
Grind the coffee beans: Start by grinding your coffee beans to a medium-coarse consistency. The exact grind size may vary based on personal preference, but aim for a texture similar to sea salt.
Prepare the filter: Unfold the filter and place it inside the brewer. The triple-fold portion should be aligned with the spout.
Pro tip: Rinse the filter with hot water to remove any papery taste and preheat the brewer. Discard the rinse water.
Heat the water: Fill your kettle with fresh, filtered water and heat it to just below boiling point. If your kettle has a temperature control feature, aim for a temperature between 195°F (90°C) and 205°F (96°C).
Measure the coffee: We'll use a general ratio of 1:15 coffee to water. For example, if you want to make a single 10-ounce cup of coffee, measure 20 grams (about 0.7 ounces) of coffee. Adjust the amount based on the desired strength and volume of coffee.
Bloom the coffee: Place the ground coffee in the center of the filter. Start the timer and pour just enough hot water (twice the weight of the coffee, in this case 40 grams) onto the grounds to saturate them evenly. Allow the coffee to "bloom" for about 30 seconds, letting it release gasses and foam.
Pour the remaining water: After the bloom, slowly pour the remaining hot water in a circular motion over the coffee grounds, starting from the center and spiraling outwards. Maintain a steady and controlled pour, avoiding pouring directly onto the filter walls. Pour until you reach the desired volume of coffee.
Let it brew: Once you've poured all the water, wait for the coffee to drip through the filter into the Chemex. This process should take approximately 3-4 minutes, but you can adjust the brew time based on your preference.
Serve and enjoy: Once the coffee has finished dripping, remove the filter and discard it. Pour the freshly brewed coffee into your mug or cups.
Take a moment to savor the aroma and enjoy your pour-over coffee!
Remember, these instructions are a general guideline, and you can adjust various factors such as coffee-to-water ratio, grind size, and brew time to suit your taste preferences. Happy brewing!