Introduction: How to Make Pour Over Coffee

Pour over coffee is an inexpensive, quick and easy way for coffee lovers to get their coffee fix in the mornings. With few materials and an estimated make time of 5 to 10 minutes, pour over coffee is perfect for busy coffee addicts.

Step 1: Gather Materials

-hot water

-ground coffee

-pour over dripper*

-dripper filter/coffee filter**


-cup or mug

*A pour over coffee dripper is funnel shaped, come in many different styles, and are usually made of glass or ceramic.

**Most pour over coffee drippers come with their own reusable filters, but disposable paper coffee filters can also be used.

Step 2: Set Up

Place pour over dripper on top of cup and dripper funnel/coffee filter in dripper as shown in the image provided.

Step 3: Place Ground Coffee in Filter

For a regular cup of coffee, use two to three tablespoons of ground coffee. For stronger coffee, use three tablespoons. For an 8 ounce cup of coffee, more than three tablespoons of ground coffee will not dissipate well and the coffee may be too thick or gritty. It is also important to note the brand of coffee being used, as there may be suggestions on it's packaging for how many tablespoons should be used.

Step 4: Pour Water Over Coffee Grounds

Be sure to pour water slowly over the grounds, in two to four increments. Begin pouring the water in a circular motion, starting on the outer rim and moving inward. This allows for all the coffee grounds to become evenly saturated.

When using a paper coffee filter, pouring too fast can tear the coffee filter. Use caution when pouring hot water into the filter, because pouring too fast can also splash and burn the user.

Step 5: Allow Coffee to Drip and Repeat

When the grounds have been saturated, wait 15 to 20 seconds for the coffee to drip into the cup. When the dripping has slowed to a stop, pour more water in the same circular motion as before and wait another 15 to 20 seconds. Repeat this step until desired coffee amount is reached.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Add cream or sugar as desired and enjoy a freshly made cup of pour over coffee!