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How to Use a Ceramic Pour-Over Coffee Set...... The 4-1-1

How to Use a Ceramic Pour-Over Coffee Set...... The 4-1-1

How to Use a Ceramic Pour-Over Coffee Set

Coffee is the lifeblood of this fast-paced world, and it shows in the approximated 1.6% of the gross domestic product in the USA that coffee related pursuits generate. Americans, we love our morning juice; it’s unsurprising that there is always a search to make a better cup of coffee. 


Enter the Ceramic Pour-Over Coffee Set, which combines the best material with the best method for a fragrant, full-flavored cup of Joe that you never knew you needed before. So, what makes this coffee set so great? Here’s what you should know:

Why Pour-Over? 

At some point, many cafes abandoned the precision-oriented method of pour-over in favor of the uniformity and convenience that machines bring. However, pour-over is making a return, and for good reason. When hot water is steadily and manually poured over coffee, filter and cup, you can better control your cup. Temperature, strength, even the areas that the water touches are all factors within your power. 


There is an unrivaled clarity to the coffee flavor and texture - and a pride in using your own hands and only a few quality tools that will heighten the experience of the drinker beyond a standard, bulky drip maker. 


Pour-over method adds a minimalistic flair to your kitchen and allows you to start your day off fresh. The care, calm and concentration put into watching your favorite mug fill with smooth, fragrant coffee starts you out on the right foot, no matter the weather! 

Why Ceramic? 

When imagining our ideal coffee drinking experience, the two biggest factors we are likely to consider are the flavor and temperature of the coffee. Whether we want hot or iced coffee, black or flavored, we are looking to preserve those choices as long as we are drinking. 


Out of the many materials we drink coffee from (stainless steel, glass, ceramic, paper, plastic, etc.), only two retain the flavor of the coffee without contamination: glass and ceramic. This is because they are neutral materials and won’t impart outside flavors or particles of their own to the coffee inside of them. 


As for temperature, the best material is one that will maintain both heat and cold. Ceramic is the winner here as well due to its lower density material. Small pores allow heat to be preserved inside the cup rather than pushed out to the rest of the world.


How to Use a Ceramic Pour-Over

Step One: Place filter and rinse with hot water. This will get rid of any particles you don’t want, but also helps to preheat your brewer. Whatever heat you decide is best to use on your grounds, it is important to maintain consistency with that temperature.  Use clean water and freshly ground, uniform coffee (burr grinders give an easy, even grind) for results that make you say “aaaaahhhhhh...”


Step Two: Weigh your desired amount of freshly ground coffee on a digital scale, and place it in the filter. Place the mug and filter on the scale to keep track of its ratio to the water. 


Step Three: Boil water and pour from a goose-necked kettle evenly over the coffee grounds - and smell that coffee begin to brew! Depending on how you want your coffee, you can use multiple methods with differing ratios of water to coffee and styles of pouring, and time it on your timer. But the most important thing is to keep it poured evenly. 


Step Four: Enjoy the best cup of coffee you have ever had the pleasure of drinking - made by your own hands! 


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