Everyone says pour over coffee is simple. Why is my pour over coffee always weak and filled with coffee grounds?

Everyone says pour over coffee is simple. Why is my pour over coffee always weak and filled with coffee grounds?

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  1. The pour over method only becomes simply once you have everything dialed in. Before that, there is a lot of trial and error. If your pour over tastes weak, there are a lot of variables that may cause this, like water to coffee ratio, grind size, water temperature & pour technique. There are many videos online on pour over recipes which you can use as a starting point so you are not starting from scratch. If you are not already using a digital scale, I suggest you get one, it is very helpful in maintaining consistency.
    Grounds in your coffee? Are you using a metal or plastic strainer? If yes, try switching to paper or cloth, they do a better job in filtering out the fines.

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  2. Are you using enough coffee? 1-2 T per 8 oz water are the usual proportions.
    Are you using the correct grind? Use a medium to coarse grind
    Are you allowing the coffee grounds to bloom? Pour a small amount of heated water ( just off the boil) over the coffee grounds and let that seep through. Then add the rest of the water as you can.
    These seem to be the places where problems arise with pour-over. I have been using a Chemex for 20 years as well as a French press for 5 years. I like both methods and the differences in the coffee they produce.
    Good luck– Oh, are you happy with the brand of coffee you use? I like a dark roast and use a Mexican coffee Ruta Maya, easily available here in Texas.

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  3. You must either be doing something wrong or be using a very light roast. Unless you tell me step by step exactly what you are doing, it is hard to say.
    It is possible that the water you are using isn’t hot enough. You want to use water right below the boiling point.
    If your grind is too large the hot water won’t stay in contact with the beans long enough to give you a decent brew.
    If you are using too much water it will overflow the filter and get grounds in your coffee.
    Are you putting a couple of ounces of water on your groun…

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  4. If you use a Quality French Press (& boiling water), allowing it to sit 4–5 minutes, it must be either the quality of coffee or the grind, causing the problem. I cut #4 coffee filters into circular sections and push a circular piece of paper filter down, below the screened “press.” That minimizes “sludge” as well as sealing around the edges, where grounds can escape.

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