Isn’t pour over coffee the same as what a drip coffee maker makes at home?

Isn’t pour over coffee the same as what a drip coffee maker makes at home?

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  1. Kind of, but not really. Depends on the drip coffee maker.
    You can get a great pour over flavor from a $300 Moccamaster, but you won’t get it from a $30 Mr. Coffee machine. The main difference is the temperature of the water — Mr. Coffee won’t get the water anywhere near proper brewing temps — and filter basket capacity. There’s not enough room in a Mr. Coffee filter to hold a full pot’s worth of coffee. They expect you to use Folger’s and make it weak.
    Also, speed matters. Cheap coffee makers can take a long time to brew, causing bitter overextracted coffee, whereas a proper pour over setup can pass all the water in ~3 minutes, providing a smooth, flavorful cup of Joe.
    Mr. Coffee has a lot of nooks and crannies that get dirty, that people never clean. That will also have a big effect on coffee flavor. A Chemex or V60, on the other hand, is very easy to keep clean.
    Furthermore, there’s a big difference in the people using these machines. Mr. Coffee users will use the aforementioned pre-ground Folger’s, pour over users will probably use just-ground, freshly roasted beans.
    Add up all these points, and the result is that cheap coffee makers almost always make significantly inferior coffee compared to a pour over setup, even though they both work by pouring hot water over ground coffee in a filter. When it comes to coffee, small details make a big difference in the output.

  2. Pretty much.
    Based on the specific machine and the specific barista, or shop, one will be consistently better than the other. (person doing pour over vs drip machine)
    Most home coffee machines are lousy. They don’t brew at a proper temperature. They don’t adjust based on the amount of coffee being brewed and they have poor shower heads with insufficient water distribution
    Most barista are just “ok” at their craft because of poor training.
    If you enjoy the process, with practice you can easily be better than 95% of all home drip machines and probably 85% of all professional barista.
    That being said, the Technivorm and the Ratio 6 are capable of consistently brewing better than all but and small handful of professionals.
    As always, your grinder is the most important piece of brewing equipment. Choose wisely.

  3. The basic principle is the same, and ideally the results would be the same as well. But most automatic drip coffee makers aren’t very good. Here’s a summary of differences:
    Manual pourover gives you the opportunity to manually control where and how quickly water is added to ensure even and optimal extraction.
    Ensuring temperature is in the correct range is also easier with a manual process (many home drip machines struggle to reach adequate temperature).
    Manual pourover components are easier to keep clean.
    The dimensions of the pourover filtercone are typically optimized for making one or two cups at a time rather than a full pot.
    Pourovers are made to order, and thus always fresh.

  4. Yes, the drip method is pretty similar to the pour-over coffee method . In both methods, you saturate coffee grounds with hot water and collect the liquid that goes through a filter. However, I’d recommend you check out a French press like this one – .

    Isn’t pour over coffee the same as what a drip coffee maker makes at home?

    Unlike a drip machine, you can control the brewing time and water temperature. You don’t need to use a paper filter to make coffee with a French press, so more delicious oils inside the bean make it into your brew. The oils give this strong and rich flavor to the coffee. It uses a brewing method called immersion, meaning that coffee grounds are immersed in hot water and left to brew. Coffee lovers usually prefer the French press because it allows you to control the brew’s temperature, taste, and strength.

  5. No, the brewing results won’t even close, you’ll get a watered down, under extracted coffee with drip machine. 1st problem is temperature, 2nd is ratio,

  6. Yes. The difference is that in a pourover, you pour a lot of water at once, and it gets time to steep with the coffee as it slowly drips out of the hole. Also you can control the water temperature, very important in brewing coffee (NEVER BOIL COFFEE!).
    With a drip machine, the water generally comes out too hot, and slower. So the water only contacts the grounds for a few seconds before running out. And it doesn’t brew properly.

  7. While a pour over dripper and a drip coffee maker use the same percolation method to brew coffee, that is where the similarities end. With a manual pour over dripper, it allows you more control of the variables than even higher end drip coffee machines with multiple dial-in settings. Variables such as the flow rate, where and how the water is hitting the coffee bed, coffee ground agitation rate, and a lot more. This of course a its downsides, a manual pour over takes a bit more time and effort to get things dialed in to you liking, and also to maintain consistency.


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