Pour-over is both a method and a type of tool used for brewing coffee. It involves slowly and precisely pouring hot water over coffee grounds in a filter above a single cup, and it’s believed to enhance the natural flavors of the coffee where other automatic methods cannot. It’s a time-consuming option — it can take several minutes to brew a single cup — but it brings in an appreciated aspect of ceremony for consumers.
Coffee lovers also tend to appreciate this method because it allows for complete control over the brewing process.
Market research firm Datassential reports that it’s found on 1.7% of U.S. menus, up 15% over the past four years.
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