How To Make Pour-Over Coffee with a Hario Dripper

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  1. Jason Magik
    Jason Magik says:

    The best way to make the strongest (highest caffeine) drip coffee is actually not by dripping it: 1. Measure out water according to mug to be used. Boil water in small pot. 2. Pour 1-2 tablespoons of coffee into boiling water and BRIEFLY flash boil it. 3. Mix, cover, and remove from heat let sit ~4 min. 4. Pour coffee over PAPERLESS filter. Try to get the coffee sludge into the filter. 5. (Optional) Compress coffee in filter with spoon or anything that will fit in there.

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  2. Katan Akuma
    Katan Akuma says:

    Normally I don't bother with comments as not much really bothers me at all with anything. ..BUT although its been on ALL the other videos Ive ignored it and hadn't read anyone else posting on it before so.. . What Im referring to is the fact that the adverts pop up exactly at the same time that you put up your product names and prices, and  completely block them so you cant see what it was. Its annoying mostly because if you close the advert you sometimes need to go back to try to re see the product info which then in turn activates the advert again at the same point. Some you can kind of make out and Im aware not everyone would really care about it anyhow. But Im actually using the videos as a Test Source and therein lay's the problem. I realize that this is a very old video but it was when I went back to this clip again that it finally got to me.Its a petty small thing but really quite annoying. I realize the importance of the ads with regards to making money but its the placement of the ad thats interfering with the information itself, not the adverts. As I said few would care and you most likely wont notice this no matter where I put it. But in the off chance you do. ..and can resolve it in some way. ..Id appreciate it greatly, as would the others who may feel the same.

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  3. Tom Harvey
    Tom Harvey says:

    @michael rios- don't you think brewing at 209-212 is going to over extract your coffee?? 195-205 is a much better solvent, don't you think?? Plus coffee is very subjective so even though this video doesnt appeal to you it might resonate and appeal to others. 6 months of coffee brewing and studying for this guy right here 😉

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  4. john pshitek
    john pshitek says:

    feels like your pouring water mostly through the center of the grounds, if one where to pour along the edges one would think that makes for more extraction. america is the best country for many things but for drinking strong (actually regular strength) coffee….

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  5. Joseph Garlitz
    Joseph Garlitz says:

    From a professional barista: Grind setting, water temp, brewtime, and ratio of coffee to water, all have a factor in the overall taste of the final cup. Thats what is so great about manuel brewing. You can make it just the way you like it. So if you want a relatively "stronger" cup, make the grinds finer, extend the brew time, or use more coffee. Do the opposite to make a relatively "weaker" cup. 
    At home "Mr.Coffee" type brewers have one huge flaw; it will never heat the water to 195-205 degrees needed for proper coffee extraction (Thus resulting in under extracted bitter coffee.) 
    Anyone interested in a more in depth explanation needs just to ask! 

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  6. Julie Powell
    Julie Powell says:

    Just bought that exact kettle on Amazon for 40.99 and free shipping! Can't wait till it arrives as I've been using a regular kettle then a pyrex measuring pitcher then a latte art frothing pitcher for the pouring. Thanks for the tips. My water level is way up near the top, so I'll try to bring it down like you suggested.

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  7. shlegminitism
    shlegminitism says:

    That's not accurate. It takes me no more than 4 minutes to make a cup of coffee with this method, and i use it every day. If you have a pot that displaces heat well, it takes less than 2 minutes to heat about 15 or so ounces of water, and during that time, you grind your beans, grab your mug, put a filter in your v60 (or other pour over device), and by the time you have it set up, your water is ready. Add grinds, slowly pour water. If ground right, it takes no longer than another 2:30.

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  8. ___310____a
    ___310____a says:

    Let's be honest, it takes no time to put the kettle on boil while you shower, etc snooze for another five minutes. From there, it's 2 minutes until you've ground your coffee, and your water temperature has come down enough to use. Pre-bloom is 30 seconds, and an average pour for 250g+ of coffee is 3-4 minutes. If you don't have seven minutes to enjoy a great cup of coffee, I feel that more a reflection of your own personality than a ding on this method of preparation.

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  9. Poizon2K8
    Poizon2K8 says:

    I think what he meant with that funnel comment is that instead of buying a special coffee drip cone like in the video, you could just put a coffee filter into a funnel, and use the funnel as a drip cone, as a dirt cheap way of doing it lol

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  10. sheatheman
    sheatheman says:

    some missing info: what grind setting are you using? what is the coffee to water ratio that you are using? what type of coffee do you recommend for pour-over? thank you.

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  11. mongomondomongo
    mongomondomongo says:

    Those funnels will work fine but you don't even need them unless you're using the Hario V60 or a Chemex dripper. Those two have gigantic holes so you need a funnel to use them.

    If you just buy a Bonmac/Beehouse/Melitta dripper you can just use a measuring cup to pour, no special technique necessary.

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  12. rainsoakedpuppy
    rainsoakedpuppy says:

    Heh, now you've got me thinking that someone could just buy a clean oil funnel from an auto supply store for a few dollars and use that with a cone filter. Is there any reason that wouldn't work?
    As for a moka pot, if you do ever decide to get one I keep finding them dirt cheap at places like Tuesday morning and TJ maxx. I think a lot of Americans don't know what to do with them, so they wind up at clearing houses.

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  13. mongomondomongo
    mongomondomongo says:

    I've wanted to try the moka pot but for some reason I hate the way they look. That's all that's kept me from them and I know it's irrational.

    Personally I use a cheap $12 bonmac drip cone and it works fine. You don't need the expensive stuff from this video for good pour over.

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  14. rainsoakedpuppy
    rainsoakedpuppy says:

    Actually, When searching for a solution to my coffee making woes, I ended up settling on a moka pot. Nothing to throw away but spent coffee grinds, and it takes minutes to go from start to dark, dark finish.

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  15. rainsoakedpuppy
    rainsoakedpuppy says:

    So I could spend $90 to slowly make one cup of coffee by hand using a huge amount of grounds, or I could buy an $8 coffee maker at Wal-mart that makes it the exact same way using less coffee without my participation… this is a hoax, right?

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