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Yes, I am a sucker for all things aesthetic. Whether it be fountain pens, Rhodia paper journals, RL Allan Bibles, or all things coffee, it doesn't really take much to entertain me.
I recently came across a way to brew coffee that has been around for a long time but has begun garnered much attention lately. It's called hand-pour-over brewing. Although this brewing method produces an excellent cup of brew, it's much about an aesthetic and engaging practice that anyone can learn to enjoy. If you want to not only enjoy a great cup of Java, but enjoy brewing it (by hand), you'll love this.
The 5 minutes it takes to hand-brew a cup of coffee for me and my wife is such an enjoyable experience. Give me a pour-over, a fine book, a Rhodia or Moleskin journal, a Lamy fountain pen with quick dry ink (since I am left-handed) and a place to sit, I am blessed.
Okay, back to topic at hand - Pour Over Brewing. I will share some links and if your interest peaks, let me know and I will share more of my experience with you. First things first: You will need some equipment, but nothing to plug into the wall. And it won't break the bank!
You need a coffee dripper. This is not optional. I use and recommend the Hario product line manufactured in Japan. I bought my dripper off of Amazon. It is the V60 Size 02 White Ceramic Funnel model pictured here. It'll cost you about $26.
You must also have paper filters. These are paper cone filters with a pointed tip (Hario Paper Filter Misarashi for 02 Dripper - 100).
I also recommend you grab you a Hario V60 Buono Kettle. If you watch the video link, you will see why this is helpful in brewing the perfect cup.
To get a little taste of what it is like brewing coffee using the pour-over, check out these videos:
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