“Pour over” seems to be the new “thing” in coffee. This type of brewing and it’s stylish gear has been gaining traction, moving from coffee geek kitchens to more mainstream roastery tastings, food festivals, and coffeehouses.
Just in the past few months, pour over brewing has been spotted at:
- Joe Van Gogh’s Roastery, Hillsborough, NC, where Brian Maiers brewed pour over coffee for our media group tasting. Read more about Joe’s in this “Roberts Roasting Reigns at Joe Van Gogh“.
- TerraVITA Grand Tasting on the Green, where Carrborro Coffee Roasters offered pour over tastes. See a slideshow (54 images) of the Grand Tasting here. Carrborro Coffee Roasters also used pour over brewing during the TerraVITA session on coffee and chocolate.
- Jubala Village Coffee, Lafayette Village, Raleigh, NC. The Coffee Compass (an excellent blog I recently discovered and will read regularly) published a review of Jubala on December 31, 2012. When asked about pour over brewing at his shop, owner Andrew Cash said, “. . . customers initially balked at waiting an extra 5 minutes, but the cup quality keeps them coming back”. Read more about Jubala, their excellent food, and see their barista prowess at latte art here (scroll down).
And lastly, Drip, Five Points, Columbia, SC. An engaging coffeehouse making perfect pour over for an afternoon pick-me-up when PIC and I stopped in.
Water temperature is set at 140 degrees when first dispensed into pouring kettles. Drip keeps the water temp perfectly hot on an induction burner for the few seconds before it’s poured.
Our Sumatra drips were deep and richly flavored. Totally worth the few-minute wait. Don’t think I’ll order pour overs to go, but rather for times when I’ll be lingering at a shop. Nice to have another coffee option.
Epicurean Note: Drip serves breakfast (all day) and lunch. They also offer free Wi-Fi
729 Saluda Street
Columbia, SC 29205