New to pour over? Ever have problems with your pour over? Then this short series of articles is for you. We'll be going over some of our best quick tips to help you take our single-serve pour overs and confidently brew incredible cups of coffee consistently wherever you wander. So grab yourself some pour overs and let's get brewing.
Tear open the filter before anchoring it to your mug.
Why does this matter?
The concept of a pour over is where one manually pours water over the coffee grounds. In order to do that, the filter needs to be open! We've seen some people use our Pocket PourOvers™ as tea bags, letting the coffee brew through immersion. However, tearing open the filter and pouring directly over the coffee grounds is a much more efficient way to brew an incredible cup.
How do you do this?
It's simple. Along the top of all of our Pocket PourOvers™ is a perforated line just under the set of arrows and "open" labeling. This line is where you tear open the filter. Just firmly hold the bottom of the filter, grab a top corner, then pull away and the top of the filter should tear right off. While it can be exciting to anchor the filter onto the mug first, we recommend tearing open the filter before anchoring to your mug to avoid the possibility of tearing the anchors or having grounds spill.
How will this make my Kuju Coffee better?
By doing this, you will not only have a better tasting cup of coffee, but the brewing experience will also be more enjoyable. If you don't tear open the filter, you won't be pouring directly over the coffee grounds. Instead, your coffee will begin an immersion brewing process, which will take 5-10 minutes to brew a strong cup. In addition, by tearing open the filter, you will have a more even extraction because the coffee will have a greater chance of coming into contact with your hot water.
Try out this quick tip
If you want to put this quick tip to the test, grab a few pour overs, make yourself a cup of coffee and let us know how it was! If you're looking for a more in-depth explanation on how to make single-serve pour over, check out this video on The Kuju Journal.