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BREWING GUIDES

How to Make Iced Pour-Over Coffee

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ABOUT THIS GUIDE

Quick and easy to brew, an iced pour-over coffee is a refreshing antidote to any hot day.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Pour-over cone
  • Pour-over filter
  • Carafe
  • Scale
  • Pour-over kettle
  • Ice

WATER TO COFFEE RATIO

  • 4
    Tbsp fine ground coffee per 6 fl oz water (20 g per 180 ml)
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Follow the Steps Below
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STEP 1

Place the filter into the pour-over cone

Be sure to match the filter to the shape and size of your cone.

Folding down the seams of the pour-over cone allows it to sit closer to the wall of the brewer for a more consistent flavor.

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STEP 2

Preheat the cone

Set the pour-over cone into the carafe. Thoroughly wet the filter with hot water and discard the water after use.

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STEP 3

Add ice to the carafe

Then, carefully transfer it onto the scale.

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STEP 4

Add fine ground coffee

Use 4 Tbsp (20 g) of ground coffee per cup (6 fl oz, 180 ml). Even out the grounds and set the scale to zero.

Grind size is everything. Too coarse and the water will move through the brew bed too quickly; too fine and the coffee will brew too slowly, producing a bitter flavor.

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STEP 5

Pour a small amount of water onto the grounds

Stop pouring once all the grounds are saturated.

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STEP 6

Let the coffee bloom

Wait 15–30 seconds. Pausing to let the coffee bloom gives the grounds a fuller flavor.

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STEP 7

Slowly pour water in a pencil-thin stream

Starting in the center of the brew bed, pour a pencil-thin stream of water, spiraling outward until all the water has been poured.

The key to a successful iced pour-over is in a controlled pour. Don’t have a specialized pouring tool, like a gooseneck kettle? Control your pour by using a hot water kettle or a spouted measuring cup.

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STEP 8

Let the coffee drip

A flat grounds bed is a sign of a proper brew. If there’s a thick layer of grounds on the sides of your filter, try different pouring techniques and make sure your pour is even.

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STEP 9

Give it a swirl to dilute & chill to perfection

This iced pour-over brew is the ideal coffee for warmer days.

QUICK TIPS

Not using a scale? Brew a great pour-over using 4 tablespoons of coffee per cup (6 fl oz, 180 ml).

Brewing on a scale lets you know the rate you are pouring at, adding extra precision to your home coffee experience.

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