The One Issue 16 - Pour Over Series Part 1: Why


Pour Over Series Part 1: Why


Starting the day with pour over coffee gives me time to be intentional about the first decision of the day.

The One Issue 16 (7/20/2020)

I start each day with pour over coffee. I’ve gotten pretty good at it after making several hundred cups. But the primary reason I keep this ritual going is the sense of accomplishment that accompanies a perfectly brewed cup, rather than the quality of the coffee.

Start with a win
Starting the day with pour over coffee gives me time to be intentional about the first decision of the day. Spending 5-10 minutes to manually brew a near perfect cup sets the tone — if I am intentional with my first decision, it makes it easy to be intentional throughout the rest of the day. Waking up a few minutes earlier than normal is a small price to pay in order to start the day with a win.

Start with great tasting coffee
The ceiling on pour over coffee is higher than any other brew method. It takes a few tries to get the hang of it, but once dialed in, the taste is simply unmatched. Pour over coffee is smoother and the flavors are way more pronounced. The technology for automatic machines is rapidly improving, but I still haven’t had a cup that compares to a pour over that is brewed correctly.

Automatic brewers
My thoughts above are simply my rationale for starting each day with a pour over. If you love your automatic brewer, keep using it. I have an automatic machine that makes outstanding coffee and is super convenient to use. What I would suggest is trying pour overs out on the weekend to see if the points above come to fruition for you.

Newsletter by Seth Jorde | seth@coppercoffee.com