As a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, my favourite coffee trend to date is pour-over coffee. Unlike popular belief, the pour-over coffee making technique has been around forever. Dating back to 1908, German housewife, Melitta Bentz, made the first two-part filtration coffee system, by inventing the original Pour-Over. The pour-over process is divided into three stages: warming the water, prepping the beans and pouring into the cup. What is so special about the Pour-Over Coffee method everyone has been talking about? I have rounded up 4 advantages as to why pour-over coffee is the way to go.
Affordable and Stylish
Pour over coffeemakers are proof that flavourful coffee doesn’t cost a fortune. As long as you invest in quality coffee beans, leave the rest to your inexpensive yet precise pour over coffeemaker. The only problem is that Melitta keeps coming up with the cutest designs, and I can’t resist. You may recall I got the Melitta Signature Series Pour-Over™ Coffeemaker in white porcelain last year. Well, this time around I couldn’t resist this pastel pink colour of the Heritage Series Pour-Over™ Coffeemaker. This one is also a porcelain brew, but it actually comes with a serve carafe (20oz), which makes the whole process even more practical.
I love using products that value the importance of protecting our environment. With my pour-over brew, I use the Melitta Bamboo Cone Coffee Filters. These premium coffee filters are naturally 100% compostable, reducing landfill waste. What I also love about these filters is that they also have microfine Flavor Enhancing® perforations which allow the full coffee flavour to filter through making each cup of coffee fragrant and delicious.
Custom Made Coffee
With the pour-over method, you are the one controlling the making process which means you get to brew coffee to your exact liking. I highly recommend you experiment using the pour-over coffeemaker. For example, alter the amount of beans you use and your coffee to water ratio, try different temperatures of water, or change the speed of your pour. These simple elements are significant in making the perfect cup of coffee. Want to learn more about perfecting your cup of coffee? Check out these helpful tips.
Tasting coffee grounds in your coffee is sacrilege. When Melitta Bentz invented the pour-over coffee system, she had one aim; to drink good quality coffee. I love using my Melitta Heritage pour-over brew because it preserves the flavour of the coffee. So why does the coffee taste so good, and has a rich flavour? It is because the coffee grounds sit in the bamboo filter and never come into contact with the finished brew.
What if you could make the perfect cup of coffee from the comfort of your own home? Well now you can and you know the advantages of it as well. Get 15% off your purchase of Melitta products here using my promo code Eleni15%! Because #PourOverIsBetter
This post was kindly sponsored by Melitta. All opinions are my own.
Photos by Laura Clarke