Pour Overs vs. Drip Coffee is an age-old debate, and one that has been going on for a long time. Which method is better? What are the pros and cons of each? In this blog post we will be looking at both methods to help you decide which one would work best for you. This way you can enjoy your coffee in style!
What are the differences between pour overs and drip coffee?
Pour over coffee is made with a pour over device. These devices are shaped like cones where you place your filter in the top of the cone, add your coffee grinds to the filter, and pour hot water through the filter so that it is soaked up into them. This then slowly drips out into your cup below which catches all of your coffee. These devices are normally made of glass, ceramic or plastic.
Drip coffee is made with a drip device (normally an automatic machine) where water drips down into the cup on top of your filter and catches all of the grinds in it to make your coffee. Drip machines can be found in any kitchen store, big box store or online.
Pour Over vs. Drip Coffee – Which is Better for You?
The main difference between pour over and drip coffee is that with a pour-over you control the speed in which your water is dripping through the filter, whereas with a drip machine this happens automatically. The advantage of controlling how quickly your water is dripping into your cup (with a pour over) is that it allows you to enjoy different tasting notes of your coffee.
Faster dripping (more water in the grinds) creates a more intense flavor, whereas slower dripping (less water in the grinds) creates a less intense but smoother flavor. By changing how much you are allowing the grinds to be soaked for, you can change how much of each flavor comes through your cup of coffee.
The advantage of drip coffee is that it is easier to make than pour-over. With a drip machine you put your filter in, add water and turn the machine on. With a pour over you have to measure your grinds out, rinse out your paper filter, place the filter in the cone, add your filtered grounds into the paper filter, wet the grounds to remove any papery taste and then finally add your hot water.
And you have to keep an eye on it while its dripping because if you like a stronger coffee flavor, less water will come through the grinds which means that they will be sitting in there longer thereby making your coffee more intense; whereas if you add more water, this will mean that the water will be dripping out faster and you’ll get a lighter flavor because there will be less time for the flavors to steep into your cup.
How to Make a Great Cup of Pour Over Coffee in 3 Simple Steps:
1. Weigh out your coffee grounds and place them in the filter. You can use two scoops of coffee per six ounces of water or however many grams you may need for your particular machine. Make sure there are no clumps and that your grinds are fine enough to be able to drip through a paper filter (if you’re using one).
2. Wet your filter and coffee grounds to remove the papery taste that paper filters give and get rid of any loose grinds in your filter. This will make sure that none of it comes through your cup.
3. Finally, pour hot water over the ground coffee slowly so that no droplets hit the top of the cone, and instead only the water drips through it.
So now that you know what the differences are between drip coffee and pour over coffee, I hope that this blog post has helped you with deciding which one would work best for you.
Whether you like to drink your brew slowly and appreciate different notes in your coffee or enjoy a less intense flavor of coffee that is more drinkable, you’ll be able to choose which one of these methods best suits your taste.
5 Tips for Making the Perfect Cup of Pour Over Coffee at Home
1. Properly preheat your vessel
2. Grind for pour over is generally a bit coarser than drip coffee grounds
3. Always start with cold filtered water
4. Use between 17-22 grams of ground coffee per 6 ounces of water
5. Pour over takes longer than drip, so take the time to enjoy it
10 Reasons Why You Should Try a Pourover Today!
1. You are in control of the brewing process. There is nothing worse than pouring water over your ground coffee and not getting the results you want so with a pourover brewer this will not happen because you are controlling the speed at which the water goes through the filter.
2. It’s fun! This method allows you to be creative and you can create your own unique flavors by changing how quickly the water drips through the grinds.
3. You are able to taste different notes in your coffee that you may not have tasted before because of being able to control how much water is going through the grinds at a time.
4. This method helps you appreciate coffee as a flavor as opposed to just being something that you drink with breakfast.
5. It’s an easy method that still gives you the taste of brewed coffee without having to be as complicated as French press or pour over.
6. You can adjust your tastes depending on how much water is going through the grinds because if you want a stronger taste of coffee you can speed up the process and if you prefer a lighter taste, slow down the water flow.
7. It is a full immersion method which means that all of your grinds will get wet and therefore no longer be in contact with oxygen; this will make sure that none of it’s flavor or oils escape into the atmosphere.
8. This method is quick and easy to clean up because all you need to do it throw away your filter and grinds and rinse out your brewer.
9. You can use any type of water that you like, whether it’s filtered or tap water, or even bottled spring water if you prefer a specific taste.
10. Experimenting with your coffee can help you find new flavors that you may not have found otherwise.
The Ultimate Guide to Buying Your First Pour-Over Brewer
1. Keep it simple
2. Go with a plastic brewer if you are unsure about pour over coffee
3. Use paper filters if you like the taste of natural paper filtration
4. Take your time and enjoy the process! (30 minutes or more should suffice)
5. Don’t be afraid to experiment, this is your cup and you can choose whatever flavors that you like.
6. Don’t pour at the same speed, and remember it all depends on what taste you’re going for. If you love big body coffee then slow down!
7. Have fun with it and don’t be afraid to play around with grinds, time, types of filters, and other variables.
8. Make sure that your brewer can actually fit the size of your mug because no one wants to end up with overflow all over their countertop.
9. There’s nothing wrong with buying a cold brew coffee maker if you like it cold, but if not then go for a pour-over coffee maker instead.
10. The type of coffee that you buy is important when it comes to experimenting with your brewer because the best cup of pour over coffee starts with great beans!