A pour over coffee maker is a device generally made from plastic metal or glass. It can be a stand alone, all in one, coffee maker where the coffee maker acts as the brewer and the receptacle, or an individual brewer, which brews into a separate receptacle such as a beaker, mug or decanter.
In order to brew pour over coffee, a paper or metal coffee filter is fitted into the coffee maker, into which ground coffee is then added. Hot, but not boiling, water is then poured in a measured and controlled way over the coffee bed in order to extract the coffee.
Coffee brewed using the pour over method will typically have cleaner and brighter notes than coffees brewed in other ways, such as espresso or French press. It is also possible to taste the coffee notes much more specifically. This means that pour over brewing is ideal for single origin coffee grown in Africa, where the beans naturally have the bright, acidic notes that the pour over coffee brew exhibitions.