Brew Guide - The Pour Over

Brew Guide - The Pour Over

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THE POUR OVER

The smooth and effortless process of the Pour Over contributes to its popularity. Without a pricy machine to get in the way with all its bells and whistles, the joy of mastering this process is its reward.

I

Bring to a boil at least 600 grams (20 ounces) of water.

II

Your coffee should be ground to a coarseness that resembles sea salt. If you are currently favouring blends, INVITO recommends using 30 grams of coffee. If you use light roast coffee, we recommend cutting back to 22 grams to 350 grams of water.

III

Place a pre-wetted filter into the dripper. Our method is to wet the filter with hot water, dump the water, and then brew.

IV

Add fresh ground INVITO coffee to the filter and gently tap it until the surface is level. Position the brewer on a carafe or cup, place both pieces onto a digital scale, and set it to zero.

V

For the coffee preparation, there will be four pours total. It is the first pour where you will see the coffee bloom. As hot water hits the grounds, CO2 is released, creating this effect followed by the grounds rising up.

Start a timer. Begin pouring hot water slowly over the coffee, beginning at the outer rim and steadily moving in a spiral toward the centre of the grounds.

Cease pouring when the scale reaches 60 grams. Make sure all the grounds are saturated. This pour should take about 15 seconds. Time an additional 30-seconds to drip before beginning the second pour.

VI

The reverse of Step 5 - starting in the center of the grounds, pour in a steady spiral toward the outer edge and then back toward the centre. Ensure you pour all the way out to the edge over the ripples in the filter.

Add about 90 grams of hot water, bringing the total to 150 grams. The goal during this pour is to settle all of the grounds onto the surface of the bed. This motion will gently stir the coffee, allowing the hot water to extract the grounds more evenly. Allow 45–65 seconds to elapse.

VII

When the mixture of coffee and water from the second pour moves to the bottom of the filter, very close to the level of the grounds, begin to pour an additional 100 grams of hot water using the same pattern as you did in the second pour. This will bring the total up to 250 grams and should take 15–20 seconds.

VIII

When the coffee and water from the third pour drop to the bottom of the filter, complete your fourth pour. Add the last 100 grams, bringing the total up to 350 grams of water. This pour should take 20-seconds.

IX
Enjoy your INVITO.

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