Brewing coffee should be fun and part of your daily ritual. It only takes a few minutes and the results will speak for themselves. Here are a few simple steps to brewing using the pour over method. This can include a V60, Chemex, Melita or any manual method using a filter.

What you'll need: fresh roasted Path coffee, a gram scale, burr grinder, filtered water, a goose neck kettle, white filters (avoid brown), your choice of pour over method.

Lets get started:

  • Grind 32g of fresh roasted Path coffee using a medium coarse grind setting. This is something you can play around with over time if you feel like the extraction is to weak or to strong. We suggest using a nice burr grinder. The better the grinder the better the particle size consistency, and ultimately the better your coffee will taste. Of all the items to have, a nice burr grinder is up there.
  • Wet your filter with hot water after placing it into the brewing cone to get out any residual paper taste and heat up your carafe or cup.
  • Empty the water and add your coffee to the filter. Lightly shake to even out the grinds and create a flat bed.
  • Place the brewing cone and the carafe onto the scale and zero it out.
  • Start by pouring water that is just off the boil over the grinds. (when you boil you water always start with cold water). Make sure to just saturate the grinds. This is usually double the weight of the coffee being used. In this case it would be 64g of water. This is called the "bloom." Your coffee should expand and start to bubble. This is a sign of fresh coffee. This step is very important because it prepares the coffee to receive the rest of the water properly.
  • After about 30 seconds begin to pour your remaining water in a circular motion over the coffee. You can do this in stages or in one long slower pour. Try and pour using a nice soft stream of water so there is as little turbulence as possible.
  • When you hit 455g of water stop pouring and let the water drip out.
  • Now the best part, enjoy your fresh cup of coffee.

If for some reason you think your coffee is to strong then it could be that the grind is to fine. To correct this you will want to make it more coarse. If the coffee is to weak then go finer. You can also vary your water quantity if you want to adjust for taste as well. Ultimately you should feel free to experiment and find what works best for you.

Regardless of which way you go, just make sure you use your scale so that you can make your coffee the exact same way each and every time.