Pour over coffee brewing

The Kalita Pour-Over Method for Exceptional Coffee

We’ve spent countless hours honing our craft as well as consulting with world class professional baristas to bring you a can’t miss formula and method for a thrilling and satisfying pour-over. But don’t let us stop you from experimenting once you master our process. 


Recommended Pour Over Formula

Water temperature: 195-205 degrees. 

Coffee: 20 grams for 1-2 cups.

Water volume: 320 grams 

Bloom: 60 grams of water for initial bloom. 

Grind Size: like medium coarse sea salt


Pour over coffee grinds


The Kalita Pour-Over Method

  1. Heat water using a gooseneck kettle for precise pouring. While all of our drippers are foolproof, attention to detail will elevate your cup well beyond your expectations!
  2. A quick rinse over the filter removes the paper taste and stabilizes the brew temperature. Pour evenly and steadily.
  3. Grind your beans medium, like sea salt. What kind of grinder are you using?
  4. Distribute coffee evenly across the filter. Give it a little shake to help it level out. 
  5. Bloom the coffee with about 60 grams of water. Wait 30-45 seconds.
  6. Circle the remaining water in increments until you reach the full 320 grams.
  7. Brew 2-3 minutes to allow the water to finish dripping.
  8. Drink and enjoy your creation.


Pouring water into a pour over brewer


Tips from a Barista

  • Adjust water and coffee amounts as needed but stick to the 1:16 - 1:18 ratio. If your product is bitter, grind coarser next time. If it is sour, go a little finer.
  • Keep active notes of grind times, brew times, water-to-coffee ratio and any other variables you may change. You do not want your perfect cup to elude you once you achieve it!
  • Do not skip the blooming step!  Blooming wakens the beans, which releases carbon dioxide and potential sourness. The ground bed expansion and bubbling effect means the process is fully underway!
  • Make sure you have the correct filters, and enough of them on hand. Our filters were specially designed to fit the corresponding dripper that shares its name.
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