How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee
The artisanal coffee movement has hit the U.S. in a major way, with hip cafés serving flat whites and almond milk lattes popping up on pretty much every corner. We’re major supporters of the trend, but at upwards of $4 for a basic cup, we also know that a coffee shop addiction can be seriously hard on the wallet. We’d never considered making our own pour-over coffee (in our minds something reserved for coffee geeks and bearded, tatted baristas with special equipment) until we spent the day with Casey Goch and Ren Fuller-Wasserman of Shreebs, in the Los Angeles Arts District. They gave us a step-by-step tutorial on making a fancy cup of joe—turns out it’s a much simpler process than we thought. Below, a list of all the tools necessary and a recipe for making the perfect cup at home.
What You’ll Need
Dripper cones can sit directly on top of your coffee cup, making it easy to do a single pour-over cup every morning instead of making a whole pot. We’re obsessed with this gorgeous copper one, but they’re widely available in plastic, ceramic, and stainless steel if you don’t want to make the investment.