The Best Coffee at Home:
Iced Coffee Pour-Over
Pourover coffee starts with (freshly) ground coffee, a filter, and a filter holder, often called a 'pourover dripper.' At the most basic level, pourover brewing involves pouring water over and through the grounds to extract the coffee flavors into your cup or serving vessel.
Seems simple, right? But let's get a few levels deeper!
This pour-over method produces a sunny, flavorful glass of iced coffee. The magic of this method, adapted from the Japanese, is that the coffee brews directly onto the ice, cooling instantly and preserving the best flavors the beans have to offer.
Carolina Moon uses a Melitta pour over system. We also carry pour over systems in our shop.
You can make your own setup using a $5 pour-over filter basket and a carafe or jar, or use a pour-over brewing system like Chemex or the Bodum Kona. This recipe can be adapted to make just a serving or two at a time, dripping directly into ice-filled glasses.