The Art of Pour Over Coffee: A Deep Dive

Pour over coffee has seen a resurgence in popularity, thanks to its ability to bring out the nuanced flavors of the coffee beans. This method, known for its simplicity and elegance, allows for a high degree of control over the brewing process. In this blog, we’ll explore the intricacies of making the perfect pour over coffee and highlight some exceptional tools from brands like MantaBrew and WeighMaster that can elevate your coffee game.

What is Pour Over Coffee?

Pour over coffee involves manually pouring hot water over coffee grounds in a slow, circular motion, allowing the water to extract the flavors and aromas of the coffee. The process is straightforward but requires attention to detail to achieve the best results.

The Essential Tools for Pour Over Coffee

  • Coffee Beans: Freshly roasted, high-quality beans are a must. The choice of beans significantly impacts the flavor profile of your coffee.
  • Grinder: A burr grinder is preferred for its ability to produce uniform coffee grounds, essential for consistent extraction.
  • Kettle: A gooseneck kettle allows for precise control over the water flow.
  • Scale: Accuracy in measuring both coffee and water is crucial. This is where the WeighMaster scale comes into play.
  • Pour Over Dripper Stand: A sturdy stand to hold your dripper and filter in place, ensuring stability during the pouring process.
  • Filter: There are various types, including the classic V60, Chemex, and Kalita Wave.

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Pour Over Coffee

  1. Measure Your Coffee: Using the WeighMaster scale, measure out your coffee beans. A common ratio is 1:15 (coffee to water). For instance, 20 grams of coffee would need 300 grams of water.
  2. Grind the Beans: Grind the coffee beans to a medium-coarse consistency. The consistency should be similar to sea salt.
  3. Prepare the Filter and Dripper Stand: Place the filter in your pour over stand and rinse it with hot water. This removes any paper taste and preheats the device.
  4. Add Coffee Grounds: Place the ground coffee in the filter, ensuring it is level.
  5. Bloom: Pour a small amount of hot water (92-96°C) over the grounds to saturate them. Let it sit for 30-45 seconds. This process, known as blooming, allows gases to escape and prepares the grounds for better extraction.
  6. Pouring Technique: Slowly pour the remaining water over the coffee in a steady, circular motion, starting from the center and moving outward, then back to the center. The entire pouring process should take about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Enjoy: Once the water has passed through the coffee grounds, remove the filter and enjoy your perfectly brewed pour over coffee.

Enhancing Your Pour Over Experience with MantaBrew

The modular design of MantaBrew allows for a highly customizable brewing experience. You can adjust and optimize your setup to fit different situations, ensuring that you achieve the perfect brew whether you’re at home, in the office, or on the go. The flexibility and ease of use provided by WeighMaster make it ideal for both beginners and experienced coffee enthusiasts.

Modular Features of WeighMaster for Pour Over Coffee

  • Beginner Mode: This mode offers a guided brewing experience, perfect for those new to pour over coffee. It provides step-by-step instructions to help you achieve the best results.
  • Champion Mode: Ideal for more experienced brewers, this mode uses advanced techniques aligned with SCA standards to enhance your brewing skills.
  • Coffee-Water Ratio Mode: This mode guarantees exact ratios for a consistently perfect brew every time. It eliminates the need for guesswork or a calculator, swiftly providing the precise brewing water quantity needed based on the amount of coffee grounds.
  • Weighing-Timer Mode: Ensures precise measurement and timing, crucial for the perfect extraction.
  • Pour-Over Mode: Tailored specifically for the pour over process, providing real-time feedback and adjustments.

These modes provide both convenience and scientific precision in coffee brewing, making WeighMaster an invaluable tool for both beginners and seasoned coffee aficionados.


Pour over coffee is more than just a brewing method; it’s a ritual that brings out the best in your coffee beans. By paying attention to detail and using high-quality tools like those from MantaBrew, you can enjoy a rich, flavorful cup of coffee every time. The modular design and intelligent features of WeighMaster ensure that whether you are a novice or a professional, your brewing process will be both convenient and precise. Pour over coffee offers a rewarding and customizable way to savor your favorite beverage. Happy brewing!