The Best Pour-Over Coffee Maker – The Winner Is Not Chemex

Last Updated on September 30th, 2019 These are perhaps fighting words… every coffee lover has a strong opinion and there is no real right answer to as to what the best pour-over coffee maker is. However, I too am going to try to tackle this big question. This is a comparison of the most popular manual … Read more

Best Budget Drip Coffee Makers – Cuisinart vs Kitchenaid vs Hamilton Beach

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Red Drip Coffee Machine

One of the things we love, (or need), in the morning is a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Oftentimes though, we don’t have the time to fix ourselves a natural kick of caffeine. Grinding some coffee beans and boiling water doesn’t seem that complicated. Well, with a busy schedule this is just-another-thing to add to the morning chores. That’s why we have the coffee machine.

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How to Make Coffee with a Manual Dripper – Pour Over Infographic

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If you love drip coffee, but the auto-dripper you are using can't brew a single cup, pour over coffee is one of the best options. Many people get discouraged by the technical aspect of brewing with a manual dripper. The reality is that it's not that complicated.

This infographic shows you step by step how to use a pour over device to make a delicious coffee at home. It will be better than the coffee shop coffee.

The most important things when making coffee at home are the grind size and the brewing temperature. These two coffee brewing parameters can dramatically change the taste of your drink. Make sure you adjust these correctly. More on the subject in our manual drip brewing guide.

Manual Drip Infographic

Pour Over Coffee Recipe

  1. Heat up water to 205 °F in a kettle.
  2. Measure on a scale 30 grams of coffee for every 12 oz of water
  3. Grind the coffee to a medium grind size
  4. Line the dripper with a paper filter and pre-wet the filter.
  5. Add the ground coffee into the filter, and gently tap the dripper to level the grinds.
  6. Start pouring water over the grounds with a circular motion starting from the center to the edges.
  7. Pour just enough to cover all the coffee, and give it a stir with a wooden spoon.
  8. Allow the coffee to bloom and release the trapped gas, and then pour the rest of the water, allowing it to slowly drip. Total dripping time should be around 1 minute up to 80 seconds.
We would like to know what is your recipe for pour over. If you tried our recipe, how did you like it?

The Best Combination Coffee and Espresso Machine – A Guide and Reviews

Last Updated on June 2nd, 2019 The combination coffee espresso machine saves space and makes great coffee drinks. Drip Coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino or Latte Macchiato from one machine. Our review shows how to buy one and which ones are the best.The new hype in the home coffee brewing is the combination coffee espresso machine. If … Read more

Kone Coffee Filter Review – Chemex Permanent Filter

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Kone Coffee Filter and ChemexThe Kone coffee filter from Able Brewing is a little expensive for a screen filter, I have to admit that, but it is indeed a great bit of gear. Kone is not your regular average metal coffee filter. Its chic design has impressed many coffee drinkers and home brewers. The reliability of the filter from Able is something that you don’t see anymore on the market.

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Bonavita Immersion Dripper – Porcelain Pour Over Coffee Maker

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Bonavita immersion dripperThe Bonavita immersion dripper is the answer to the main problem that people have with pour-over coffee brewers and that is heat retention. Even though it looks a bit different than most pour over coffee makers, it is one of the best devices on the market.

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The Best Grind and Brew Coffee Makers

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Grind and Brew Coffee Maker
Cuisinart Bean to Cup Coffee Machine (photo credit – Amazon)

Grind and brew coffee makers are relatively new on the market, but the demand for them is growing because of the convenience of these machines. This type of coffee makers has a few advantages over a regular pair of separate grinder and brewing machine.

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