Recently we did a post about how to have a better coffee experience. This was more about getting you into a mental state prior to cupping or drinking coffee.
Today I want to talk more about the technical side of how to brew a quality pour-over at home consistently.
However you approach your brewing, you want to make sure it is replicable. When you’re playing with variables, make sure your consistent with what variable you are changing.
Here are the top 4 steps to monitor:
Agitation – are you pulsating your water doses as you get to your desired weight? If so, how much and how often?
Stirring – are you stirring the coffee at the bloom or once you’ve hit your water weight?
Particle size – Are you adjusting your coffee particle size according to the amount of coffee you’re brewing? Are you keeping it consistent?
Temperature – have you played around with brewing your coffee one or two degrees hotter or cooler?
Isolating variables will help you pin point how an action affects outcome and if it was a desirable outcome or not. By isolating the variables you can replicate the results next time you brew.
I hope this helps you get a better cup every morning and give you a better day every week.