The simplest way to make an exceptional, consistent cup of coffee. This is how we make coffee at Carrier day in and day out. Also, if you’re the only coffee drinker in the house, this is a great way to make a single cup of coffee…far superior to any “automated” single serve brewing systems that may or may not exist to destroy the world. Okay, back to the coffee…

What you’ll need:

  • Fresh coffee…roasted by Carrier. Obviously. Medium grind.
  • Hot water, just off of a boil (195 – 205 degrees).
  • A pourover coffee dripper. There are a lot of them out there. We prefer the Bonmac single hole dripper from Japan. 
  • Compatible coffee filters. The Bonmac dripper takes a standard #2 filter.
  • Kettle for bowling and pouring the water. A gooseneck kettle is best, like the Hario V60, but you can make a great pourover using a standard tea kettle.
  • Coffee mug. For drinking the coffee.
  • 5 minutes. Relax, you can make the time.

Steps

  1. Place the coffee filter in the dripper. Run a small amount of water through the coffee filter to remove any paper flavor. Dispose of the water used for wetting the filter.
  2. Place dripper above the coffee mug. Add ground coffee to the filter.
  3. Add water. To start, in a circular motion pour just enough water over the grounds to saturate the coffee. The coffee should absorb most of the water and expand. This is called the coffee “bloom”. Let the coffee sit for 30 seconds. Note: fresh coffee blooms, stale coffee doesn’t.
  4. Slowly pour the remainder of the water over the coffee. Pouring in a circular motion, stopping and starting as needed to keep the coffee/water level at no more than 3/4 full in the dripper.
  5. Stop pouring once the coffee has reached the desired level in the mug. Enjoy!

Take note of the flavors…not necessarily written notes (unless you’re crazy…like us), but just remember the amount of coffee used and roughly the length of time you were pouring for. Make adjustments on your next brew and note the changes.