Is Pour-Over Coffee Better Than Regular?

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Pour-over coffee has been the latest coffee trend. The idea is that you simply take your coffee grinds, put them into a filter that has been dampened over a pitcher or cup, and then slowly pour water over it to create the coffee. There are a lot of pros and cons to pour-over coffee, so let’s explore it and see if it’s right for you.


The process of making pour-over coffee is definitely more arduous than other kinds, like drip or French press. For a pour-over, you actually have to measure everything more precisely, which is kind of annoying. You also have to grind the coffee pretty fine, wet the filter, pour in the grinds, bloom them, and then finally pour in the rest of the water. All in all, it is not a short process.


One upside to a pour-over coffee is that they’re really affordable, and won’t break down like a mechanical coffee machine. You also do not have to maintain or clean it in the same way as a coffee machine, as most of them are dishwasher friendly. It can also save you money by making coffee-shop worthy coffee at home.