Place the black dripper on the metal railing with your coffee cup underneath then place a paper filter in the black dripper. Pour a little hot water into the paper filter to clean it
Pour 3 tablespoons/scoops of ground coffee into the filter/dripper. Gently shake the dripper to level out the surface of the grounds.
First pour, or the “bloom”: Pour about ¼ cup of hot water over the coffee, starting at the outer rim and moving inward in a steady spiral toward the center of the grounds. Make sure all of the grounds are saturated during your first pour.
Pause about 30 seconds so the coffee grounds can “bloom.”
Pour hot water over the coffee, allow the coffee to drip and the waterline to drop about a thumb’s width (be careful not to dry out the grounds). Start in the center of the grounds, pouring at a medium flow rate, moving out to the edge and then back into the middle. The goal of this second pour is to sink all of the grounds on the surface of the bed. This creates a gentle turbulence that “stirs” the coffee, allowing water to more evenly extract the grounds.
Enjoy your pour-over coffee!