Single Cup Pourover

The single cup pourover method is my favorite way to brew coffee at home.  It is beyond simplistic with just the right amount of skill, time, and attention while creating an outstanding cup.  

To get started you will need the following tools:

  • Slim Spout Kettle (ex. Hario Buono 1 Liter)
  • Pour Over Drip Brewer (ex. Hario V60-1))
  • Coffee Grinder (ex. Hario Skerton)
  • Filter (ex. Hario V60-1 filter)
  • Freshly roasted coffee 

Time:  All in, this method takes about 5 minutes including heating the water and grinding your coffee.  


  1. To start, fill your kettle with a little more than the desired amount of coffee that you want to have to drink, heat until it boils, then turn heat to low.  (I fill my mug with water, then pour into kettle to reduce having to measure amount)
  2. As soon as you turn the heat on to boil your water, start to grind your coffee.  For one cup (8-10 oz.), you will need to use 2 rounded tablespoons or about 18 grams (more or less depending on taste).  Grind to a medium-coarse level that looks somewhere between table salt and kosher salt.
  3. Place your pourover brewer on top of your mug.
  4. Insert your drip coffee filter into the brewer.
  5. Pour your ground coffee into the filter.
  6. Pour just enough heated (200 degrees) water over the coffee grounds to saturate the top.  
  7. Wait 30 seconds to allow the coffee to "bloom".
  8. Continue to slowly pour the water over the coffee grounds, keeping the water level about 1/4 inch below the top of the brewer.  Pour in circular motions to keep all of the coffee saturated.
  9. Once water is complete, allow the coffee to drip through the filter and into your cup.  It should take about 2.5 to 3 minutes to finish.
  10. Remove the brewer and toss the filter in the compost or trash.
  11. Enjoy your cup of coffee!



At Custom Cup, not only do we want to provide the freshest coffee possible, we also love to teach our customers how to truly enjoy their coffee.  From manual brewing to k-cup machines, we want to help you get the most out of your coffee experience.

Time:  It seems that no one has extra time these days, especially for making coffee at home.  When you are rushing out the door in the morning, the last thing you want to do is slow down and take 3 minutes to brew a cup of coffee.  However, as with many things in life, there are many benefits to slowing down, taking you time, and enjoying some of the simple things in life.

With coffee, there are many variables that can change the way your coffee tastes, smells, and feels.  From grinding, to brewing, to drinking, one can truly make a craft out of their daily cup without less time than you would think.  This blog will help you become more comfortable with trying different home brew methods that will allow you to make better coffee than any coffee shop you can go to!  Please visit often to see what we are up to!  

With home brewing, you can easily break out of the fast paced cycle of bad quick coffee.  Coffee should not just be "to get the job done", just as a glass of wine it should be crafted, enjoyed, and savored.

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