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Pour Over Tips - Tip #4: Let the Filter Steep

August 28, 2020 | By Kuju Coffee | Coffee, Pour Over Tips

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.

Tip #4:

Let the filter steep (after pouring over) for a stronger cup of coffee

   

Why does this matter?

Here's the truth: this is really a bonus tip if you feel like going the extra mile. Will your coffee still be incredible without this tip? Yes, it certainly will. But here's why it matters. Most of the time, your coffee is way too hot to drink right after brewing. That is, if you used water just below boiling. So what do you do with that time while you wait for the coffee cool down? You can let your freshly brewed cup of coffee sit in place by itself or you can let the filter steep for a few minutes while the coffee cools down and have a stronger cup.

How do you do this?

Like our previous pour over tips, it's simple. In fact, to do this tip, you don't have to do anything! After brewing your pour over, just let the filter sit in the coffee for a few minutes. Don't touch it. Just let it be and during this time, your pour over will enter an immersion brewing process extracting every last ounce of flavor from the coffee grounds.

How will this make my Kuju Coffee better?

While the pour over brewing process will extract the majority of flavor from the coffee grounds, letting the filter steep will pull out more of the flavor through an immersion brewing process. Rather than the water passing through the coffee grounds, the water immerses the grounds and extracts flavor. The final cup will be slightly stronger and your coffee will be at a more acceptable drinking temperature.

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.

 

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