Pourover brewing, also known as the Melitta process, was originated in 1908 by Melitta Bentz, a German housewife. Simple and pure in process, this method produces a clean cup with good body. We love the results and it’s become one of our favorite coffee making rituals.

You Will Need: Pourover Cone | Paper Filter | Coffee Grinder | Kettle
The following items are what we like to use and are available through Amazon by clicking on the images. Additional suggestions are provided at the bottom of the page.
Pourover Cone

#2 Size Filters
Coffee Grinder
Electric KettleElectric Kettle

Measure a bit more water than the amount that fills a 10 ounce mug.
Heat to about 205˚ Fahrenheit or boil and let cool a bit before brewing.


Measure a healthy tablespoon of beans (approx. 16-18 grams).


Grind coffee to medium-fine coarseness, a bit more coarse than table salt.


Fold the seams of the paper filter. This helps it sit in the cone better.


Place the filter in the cone and wet it with water (this is why you heated extra).
Swirl the water around your mug and discard. This preps the filter
for brewing and preheats your mug so your coffee stays hot.


Add the grounds and shake back and forth to create a level base. Place on your mug.


Slowly drizzle just enough water to lightly saturate the grounds.
This allows CO2 gases to escape. Fresh coffee will expand and froth.
This is the ‘bloom’. Knowing this instantly elevates you to ‘semi pro’ status.
Wait about 30 seconds before continuing.


Pour slowly in circles, consistently wetting all the grounds. Keep the level
of water low, but enough to keep the coffee fully immersed. Pause from time
to time to allow the coffee to brew and drip through before adding more water.


During the process, lightly swish the coffee around.
This will collect grounds that may cling to the sides and help with
more uniform extraction. Lightly stirring the coffee is also an option.


That’s it! The mystery of barista-style pour-over coffee revealed.
Sit back, relax, and thoroughly enjoy your very own hand-poured coffee!


Choices are a good thing! Here are more suggestions for items you might want in your coffee cabinet.

GRINDERS: A blade grinder is inexpensive, compact, and beats using a hammer but burr grinders produce more uniform and consistent grounds and allow you to set the size of your grind.

Small & Economical
Good Quality & Easy to Use
Pro Choice for Home

KETTLES: Sure, you can just heat up a pot of water but features like a gooseneck are invaluable for accurate pouring, electric kettles are more user-friendly than stove top, and temperature controls help you nail the proper temps for ideal brewing (the kettle shown at the top of the page incorporates all of these features).

Affordable Stovetop
Plug-In Convenience
Our Top Pick!


Reusable Cloth Filter