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What is the best coffee for my filter or pourover?

Filter, or Pour over is a type of coffee brewing where hot water is poured over ground coffee. The water extracts coffee oils in its own consistent time, and at its own pressure, without much interference from the brewer. The result is a delicate cup of coffee with a clean, clear flavour and aroma. It’s a popular brewing method for single-origin coffees because it allows the flavours and aromas to shine through.

The best filter coffee is carefully selected and freshly roasted coffee from Iron and Fire to bring out its unique taste profile. The best coffee to use for your filter coffee machine or v60 pour over is one that tends to have a lighter roast profile which brings out the fruity, floral and acidic notes that work so well in a filter or pourover coffee. See our suggestions below. If you do not have a coffee grinder, we will grind it for you.

Choosing the Best Coffee Beans for Filter Coffee Machine 

Any type of coffee bean that you choose that has been well roasted will achieve its optimal potential when you brew the coffee using the pour-over method. With the filter coffee machine method of brewing, you get a much cleaner tasting coffee compared to the french press, along with a more balanced brew.

However, when you are brewing using the pour-over technique, we would recommend a brighter coffee at this method brings out the bright, fruity and floral notes that are attributed to some coffees. Look our for tasting notes or descriptions such as bright fruity or light roast. You can however brew medium and dark roast coffee using the pour-over technique. If you like rich coffee flavours, brewing it in a pour-over style will make it taste much cleaner with more defined flavours than if you were using a cafetiere for example.

What is the Perfect Coffee Grind for a Pour-Over?

For the perfect pour-over coffee, we recommend using a medium-course grind. Smaller in size to a French-press grind, and less chunky and will appear smoother like sand. As there are a lot of variations in pour-over coffee filters and filter coffee machines, each will have a slightly different grind. This is where you will need to experiment with this method until you come across a taste that you like.

History of the Filter Coffee Machine

The pour-over brewing technique was first invented in Germany in 1908 by Melitta Bentz when she was unhappy with the taste of her percolator. The coffee tasted bitter and was over-extracted. She then experimented with various methods of brewing which began with some blotting paper and a nail punctured into a brass pot. She was happy with the outcome and release this new pour-over brewer to the general public. Then in the 1930s, her Melitta Pour Overs became popular and the cone-shaped design that we are familiar with hit the shelves in the 1950s. This became a huge hit because of the enhanced extraction as the cone produced a bigger area for extraction.

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