How to Make Pour Over Coffee

It officially feels like Fall here in Kentucky, and that makes me so, so happy! I love waking up to drizzly, chilly fall days. Those are the best kind of days to grab a cup of coffee and a good book and settle on your favorite chair or couch.

lifebeginsaftercoffeeSince we have been having lots of rainy, cold fall days, I thought I’d show y’all how to make pourover coffee. I love making coffee all sorts of different ways, but for the last couple of weeks this method has been my favorite. It’s so simple, yet you get an awesome cup of Joe in a few minutes. It works perfect for our house, since I am the only coffee drinker (Nate isn’t convinced that he likes coffee yet, but I’m hoping that will change someday 😉 ). Once you learn how to make pourover coffee though, you’ll be able to make more than one cup pretty quickly so this method works for bigger households of coffee drinkers too.


What you’ll need:

  • Pourover filter (I got mine for a super good price at World Market, but I have found even cheaper ones at grocery stores)
  • #4 cone coffee filters (you can find these at most grocery stores. I like Trader Joe’s or Aldi’s best).
  • Ground Coffee (semi-coarse. In-between coarse and fine).
  • Boiling water (I use my tea kettle for this, but I have used a sauce pan before, or the microwave in college).
  • Spoon
  • Your favorite mug



  • Boil water
  • Place pourover on top of mug
  • Open filter, then place inside of the pourover
  • Put 2-3 Tbsp of ground coffee in the filter (I like to buy whole bean and grind it myself so it’s nice and fresh. If I’m using a bigger mug like the one pictured, then I will do 3 Tbsp. for a smaller mug, I’ll use 2)
  • SLOWLY (and carefully) pour boiling water into the pourover until you fill it almost all the way full.
  • It will start to drip through immediately. CAREFULLY (or you will break the filter) stir the water and beans. You’ll notice it will change color and you’ll get a little creamy texture on the top.
  • Periodically lift up the pourover and check to see how much coffee you have in the mug. Add more water and continue to stir as needed.
  • Once you have enough coffee in you mug, place the pourover in the sink or on to of another mug (I like to use a mason jar).
  • Enjoy!

I love darker roasts, and my favorite coffee at the moment is Trader Joe’s Bay Blend. I’ll drink it black sometimes, but my favorite way to fix it is to add some half and half and liquid stevia. Slightly sweet and creamy, and oh so delicious and rich!

How do you like your coffee? Go make some coffee and enjoy this beautiful Fall weather!


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3 thoughts on “How to Make Pour Over Coffee

    1. Thank you! It’s so fun experimenting to get different shots. One day I hope to take pictures that are as cool as my older sister’s. 😉


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