Making Pour Over Coffee With an Electric Auto Drip Coffee Maker

The Filercone serves primarily to hold the cone filter, but it's not imperative. You can make pour over coffee also with just the cone filter, without the filtercone or filter holder. I find that brewing hot water with a kettle and pouring over the grounds soaks better the grounds and brings out the flavor for a better, more flavorful coffee, so even if I brew in a drip coffee maker, I first heat water in the kettle, pour a bit over the grounds to soak them. They "bloom," like with the pour over. Then I turn on the coffeemaker (after adding water to the tank) and brew the coffee. This way the coffee has a good taste and body, and may be it's hotter too because of the initial wetting the grounds with some heated water from the kettle.


When I want to do pour over coffee, I can use my auto drip for it too but without turning it on. I just place a cone filter in the filter basket, and this works even if the holder is basket shaped because the filter itself is cone-shaped.

To do pour over coffee, I add the grounds to the cone filter, heat water in the kettle soak the grounds and then brew in the pour-over method, but I'll need to press down the filter holder for the hole at the bottom to open, or the coffee won't drain and just remain in the filter. I can close the lid of the dripper too so that the hole opens and the coffee drains, but that won't really be the pourover method where slow brewing in a circle is indicated. Altogether, it's not as big an issue as I managed to present it here. It's just simple pour over coffee. You heat water in a kettle, pour it over the grounds and brew slowly for a couple of minutes; just press down the filter holder for it to drain well into the carafe or your mug.

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