What is a coffee bloom?
A coffee bloom is a stage of brewing after hot water is initially poured over coffee grinds and sits for 30 seconds or so before the next pour. This causes the grinds to release gases that were trapped during roasting. As the coffee blooms, bubbles form and gases escape.
During this phase, give it a little time between pours to ensure the gases can release. Trapped gas can lead to an acidic taste in your coffee.
Do you need a gooseneck kettle for pour over coffee?
Gooseneck kettles are ideal for pour-over coffee or other brew methods that require a precise pour. The slim spout is important to help ensure even water distribution over your coffee grounds. A gooseneck kettle, like this model from KitchenAid brand, also provides a lower flow rate that helps avoid creating too much turbulence which can result in a gritty cup of coffee.
Electric gooseneck kettles from KitchenAid brand can be set to three unique flow rate settings, so you can personalize the way you pour. These kettles also have precise temperature settings that allow you to heat water to the exact point required for a variety of tea blends.
Pour Over Measurements: How many grams of coffee per cup?
While your ideal ratio of water to coffee will vary based on your preference, a good place to start is 1:16. For example: if you’re brewing with around 350 grams of water, divide that by 16 to get roughly 22 grams of coffee grounds. Decrease the ratio for stronger coffee or vice versa for a weaker brew.
What’s the best grind for pour over coffee?
A medium or medium-fine grind that’s close to the consistency of sandbox sand is best for pour over coffee. You can create this grind consistency with a burr grinder and aim for a general ratio of 1 ounce of beans for every 16 ounces of water.