Making coffee with Pico Alto manual pour over brewers is a gratifying experience. Either it is the disposable pour over filter or the reusable pour over metal filter, the pleasure of making something delicious by hand is unique. The best part: it does not take much to discover this emotional and mental reward. You simply need to allow yourself to invest a few minutes into your morning coffee, instead of surrendering it over to an electric brewer.
Brewing coffee manually carries you to a state that machine brewing simply cannot reach. You find focus in the meditative motions of pouring water. You find clarity in the rich aromas of every step of the journey. You awaken with intentionality as you appreciate that moment is all for yourself.
Sure, electric coffee machine are convenient, yet they offer nothing more than mediocre coffee.
Sadly, most machine drip pots have terribly inconsistent showerheads. Some areas of the coffee grounds get an excessive amount of water, while some areas do not get nearly enough. The result is imbalanced, unsatisfying coffee.
Manually poured over coffee give you full authority over the water pouring. You do not have to rely on a poorly designed spout in a machine, you can pour it precisely how you want and make changes if you need. There is nothing preventing you from pouring water evenly if you are holding the kettle.
Coffee machines, generally, follow a few pre-programmed actions. Some have customizable options, but they do not really empower you to brew better coffee or teach you anything. They are just gimmicks meant to give you a sense of control.
Manual pour over brewers, on the other hand, allow you to make adjustments as you need to brew better coffee.
• If you want to add some time to the brew, simply pour a bit slower or use a longer bloom stage.
• If you want to extract less than the last time you brewed, simply use less water.
• If you want to use a slightly lower temperature than last time, let the kettle cool for a minute or two longer.
The benefits of manual coffee brewing especially pour over brewing, leads to a better living. You will feel peace and calm during these moments, your day will start on a great note, and every sip of your delicious coffee will remind you to value the little things (because it will be so good).