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Best pre-measured doses for pour overs

July 17, 2013
Blinded me with SCIENCE!

Blinded me with SCIENCE

Front Coffee Roasters in San Francisco measures their pour over doses in corked lab beakers.  Hmmm…. I can’t think of a better idea, can you?

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  1. Sherry Borders permalink

    what are pour over doses?

    • Great question! One of the trends in coffee right now is a return to making coffee one cup at a time as the customer orders it. There are a variety of methods to do this, with the most common being some version of a pour over. It could be the Chemex, the beehouse dripper, the Hario v60, the Clever Dripper, or something else. But what these all share in common is some version of creating a bed of coffee over a receptacle, then pouring hot water over the bed of ground coffee, after which it drips into a cup. Well, as you could imagine, in a busy cafe’ setting it is beneficial and even critical to pre-measure the exact amount of coffee beans required for this operation so that you’re not over there weighing out doses every time someone orders. Hence, shops have taken to measuring out their per-cup dose amounts and having them sitting around so when someone orders a pour-over they can grab it, dump it into the grinder, and be ready for pouring over in seconds. Hence, pre-measured pour over doses!

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