How To Make Pour-Over Coffee Without a Scale?

Pour Over is a great way to make delicious fresh-brewed coffee every day without the hassle of worrying about grind size. It's a great way to get fresh coffee without a fancy coffeemaker or any special equipment. And whether you have enough ground beans for your French Press. For this, you need filters, coffee beans, and hot water. In this way, if you're a coffee lover but don't have a scale or want to save time brewing your next pot of pour-over. Then this post is for you.

The following steps will show you how to make pour-over without a scale in 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Gather Your Materials 

Whole Bean, Fresh Coffee:

This is a crucial step. Don't even think about making pour-over coffee without fresh, real bean coffee. I have had a bad experience with pre-ground beans because you cannot control the coffee to water ratio. It is essential for getting good flavors out of your coffee. The difference between pre-ground and freshly ground beans is like night and day.

Because a dash of coffee can make a  difference in how your drink smells, tastes as well as its richness, so if you don't have any whole beans, your coffee will not be as rich and flavorful. Ideally, you consume real bean coffee. If not, use your preferred grind size.

Filter For Coffee Dripper:


There are many filters for coffee drippers, but I prefer cone-shaped filters. Moreover, they give you a more even extraction. I recommend using a reusable metal filter because there are so many filters to choose from. When making pour-over coffee, you'll need a paper filter that fits into your dripper. And also chemicals free due to possible toxic gasses from paper chemicals. It's also not an expensive investment. But it is necessary when learning how to make good-tasting shots without using scales.

Coffee Dripper:

You can buy this at any store that sells coffee-making supplies. I prefer the ceramic style. There are newer metal ones on the market, but I find that they don't give you as even of an extraction.

Kettle For Heating Water:


You will need hot water to brew your coffee. I always prefer electric kettles because they heat the water quickly and evenly. It will give you the best flavor out of your coffee.


It is essential so everyone can get different flavors out of their coffee

Step 2: Measure Out Your Coffee And Water

It depends on what you like, a strong or weak beverage. Ideally, you want to use between 18-22 grams of coffee for every 6 ounces of water. If you don't have a scale, try using two tablespoons of coffee for every 6 ounces of water. The taste of coffee is a very personal thing. So it's not wrong or incorrect to adjust that ratio to a strong or weak beverage.

Suppose you don't have a thermometer. You want to bring your water up to approximately 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Then just let your water boil and wait about 30 seconds before pouring it over the coffee.

Step 3: Make Pour-over Coffee

Grind Coffee Beans

You are using roughly 15 grams of coffee beans per "cup" (240 ml or eight oz.). Grind it to whatever coarseness you desire (a little more refined than sea salt is ideal). If you don't know how much 1 cup of water is, go with about 30 grams for now and adjust accordingly.

Wetting The Filter Paper

I like to start by wetting the filter in the coffeemaker; this helps keep any stray grounds from escaping into my final product. Next, add the ground coffee to the filter and give it a shake to level it off.

Boil Your Water

Start boiling your water with the use of an electric kettle. Heat your kettle and wait until it's at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Dump Your Water Over The Coffee

You want the water quickly. It is important to wet all of the grinds evenly. If the water drains too fast, it will cause under-extraction meaning your coffee will taste bitter.

Wait 30 Seconds And Slowly Pour More Water

You want to continue pouring until you've reached the desired volume. Try to flow in a circular motion so that the water goes over all of the coffee grinds.

Let It Sit

Let it sit

Now it's time to let your coffee sit and brew. Let it sit for about 3 minutes, but you can let it go as long as you want. Then, using a spoon or spatula, gently stir the coffee in a circular motion for about 10 seconds. Just make sure to drink it while it's still fresh!

Get out there and start brewing. Experiment with different grind sizes and water temperatures to find what works best for you. The possibilities are endless.

Tips For Brewing Best Cup Of Pour Over Coffee:

A little patience goes a long way when learning how to make pour-over coffee. You may feel awkward at first. But once the process becomes more familiar. It'll become one of your favorite ways of brewing delicious cups.

The best result will attain with Fresh quality beans. And when the roasting date or "use by" appears on the outside package and it's important not to skimp here.

Mostly prefer filtered water, but bottled spring waters work too. If your tap H2O includes compounds such as aluminum (which can have adverse effects), copper, and manganese. Then chances are you won't achieve optimal flavor profiles in whatever you make with them.

I recommend trying different ratios and experimenting with blends until you find what suits you best. There are many ways to make coffee, and you must know how your equipment works.

You will use different ratios, grinds, or blends depending on what tastes best for the day. Keeping things clean also helps if there is anything wrong with any part of our process.Then bad smells can come out as well. It isn't good, considering caffeine addiction might become more than just a rare thing around here.

A few simple steps should provide enough cleaning fun: rinse off all dishes after using them. Wipe down kitchen counters under hot water immediately the following cooking.


How Can I Make Coffee At Home Without The Machine?

There are a few ways to make coffee at home without a machine. One way is to use a French press. To do this, add ground coffee beans to the bottom of the media, then add hot water. Stir the mixture and let it steep for four minutes. Next, put the plunger in the press and slowly push it down until it's at the bottom. It will trap the grounds at the bottom of the pot. 

Which Method Make The Best Coffee, The Pour-over Or A French Press?

French presses use the same basic principle as pour-over brewing. But are slightly different. Rather than getting boiling water to mix with your grounds like you would for a pour-over. The filters on the French press allow hot water to be poured by hand or machine directly onto coffee. You prefer that method which gives you ease.

How To Keep Your Coffee Hot During Pour-over?

Luckily, there are a few ways to keep your coffee nice and hot throughout the brewing process. One easy method is to preheat your mug or cup with boiling water before adding the coffee. You can also use a thermal carafe or travel mug to keep your coffee warm. And finally, if all else fails, you can always enjoy your brew with a little added cream or sugar.


Pour-over coffee is a popular way to make the perfect cup. Brewing coffee without a scale may seem daunting, but it's not that hard. Suppose you have all of your ingredients. Remember to measure your coffee and water carefully and use a timer to make sure everyone gets the same results. With a bit of practice, you'll be brewing delicious pour-over coffee in no time.

This article will show you how can it possible. Read on for details about how much coffee, water, and filter paper to use and other steps in the process. All you need is the proper water temperature and some patience as it brews into your cup. So go ahead and try out this simple recipe.