There’s something magical about making a pourover coffee. The coffee itself is smoother and more subtle than espresso, with a much gentler caffeine kick, but I find the ritual of making it is just as important as the coffee itself. It’s a bit like listening to a record – going through the whole ceremony just makes it more meaningful somehow.\n \n\nKinto's Pourover Coffee Stand Set is simple, elegant and easy to use\n \nKinto’s pourover gear makes it easier than you think, so if you’re keen to try making pourover coffee, here’s our simple guide to get you started.\n \nPick your gear\nThe good news is that you can choose any of the Kinto pourover options, and these instructions will be the same, from a simple porcelain brewer to the metal-and-wood sophistication of the Brass Pourover Stand Set. That means even the fancier gear is approachable no matter if you're a beginner or a brewmaster.\n \n\nThe simple SCS Pourover Coffee Brewer (top) is a great way to explore a different approach to coffee\n \nSome sets like the Carat come with a metal filter so you don't need to replace paper ones each time you brew up a cup, while the Carafe Set is a compact all-in-one setup that you can use at home or at the office.\n \nThe coffee\nStarting with the right coffee makes all the difference. You can use a wide range of coffees, but aim for a filter blend to make the most of your pourover gear – they’re a bit lighter and more delicate, with lots of nuance that the pourover really brings out.To make a pourover, the coffee needs to be ground more coarsely than for an espresso machine. That helps the water move through smoothly, so you get that full coffee flavour. If the grind is too fine, it’ll take longer to flow through, and it’ll be more bitter; too coarse, and it’ll zoom through, leaving you with watery coffee. Coffee roasters like Vertue, Seven Seeds and Wide Open Road have amazing filter blends to choose from, or you can talk to your local cafe or roaster – they should be able to recommend the right variety for you, and even take care of the grind for you.\n \n\nThe water\n\nSome pourover pros will tell you the water needs to be exactly 96 degrees Celsius for good coffee. If you're keen enough to break out the thermometer, go for it, but in practice, the ideal temperature will really depend on the coffee you choose and your personal preference, so give it a little trial and error. Stop the kettle just before it hits full boil, and let it cool for around 30 seconds before you make your coffee. Hotter water will bring out the dark, deep flavours, or you can let it cool a little more to bring out the delicate, almost tea-like quality of a nice filter roast.\n \n\nThe filter\nThe filter helps make sure you get cleaner, clearer coffee from your pourover. Pop it in the holder, and, if you’re using a paper filter, give it a quick rinse with warm water to make sure you get all the coffee goodness through. Some of the Kinto pourover sets come with a metal filter, too, which is a great way to cut down on waste while enjoying an amazing coffee.\n \n\n\nMeasure out your coffee\nWith the filter in, you’re ready to pop the coffee in there. To make 2 cups of coffee, you can use Kinto’s Coffee Measuring Spoon to add about 2 scoops, or about 20 grams of ground coffee. 2 cups of coffee is a good amount for one person, so if you're making coffee for someone else, or want to have a spare ready to enjoy later in the day, go for a 4 cup option.\n\nPour the water over\nA pourover kettle helps you pour the water slowly over the coffee, so it moves through smoothly and evenly. It also makes sure you use the right amount of water – around 350ml for 2 cups, or 700ml for 4.\n\nAs you pour, draw a slow spiral pattern through the coffee to make sure you break up any dry clumps and get every bit of coffee goodness out.\n \n\n\nLet ‘er drip\nOnce the water’s poured, all that’s left is to watch the coffee drip through. There’s something incredibly relaxing about watching it flow through, drip by drip – it's a great way to start your morning off on a nice, chill note.\n\n \nEnjoy\nAnd you're done – a lovely, freshly-brewed cup of pourover coffee, ready to serve.\n \nYou can make a pourover coffee in less time than it takes to walk down to the cafe, and it’s a soothing, almost mindful way to kick off your day. Kinto’s range of pourover gear makes it super simple to add that little ritual to your morning, and the experience is like nothing else.\nCheck out the full range of Kinto pourover gear to get started.