Some tips for starters of pour over coffee

More people start their home brewing journey as the pandemic continues, so I want to share some experiences that I learned from the past and hope you will find them useful.

1. Don't afraid to spend big money on your grinder. This is the foundation of your brewing so if you have for example $700 budget for your grinder, then get a $700 grinder. Don't cut budget on grinder. And clean it regularly.

2. Different drippers has their own feature that helps your brew but if you don't want to spend much money on dripper at the beginning, get a Hario V60 or Kalita Wave (better the Hasami one) as a starting point, I mentioned these two because many people have them so you get a big database when you have questions.

3. I only use stovetop kettles but if you care temperature much then you will need a temperature control kettle. For your first kettle, I don't recommend to get a kettle that limit the water stream. You should learn how to control by practicing. And the bottom of kettle better be wide, good for stable.

4. Get a scale, don't need to be fancy and multifunction. You should always know the weight of bean and water.

5. It is always good to learn other's methods but make sure you understand why they do like that. Don't afraid to ask why. Also record your brew.

6. It is easy to get overwhelmed when you see so many information when start, but actually people use different recipes to play with the contact time of coffee and water, but how does it affects your cup, you need to find it out.

Most important, have fun but don't stress out. And show your support to your local roasters and stores.