With the coffee renaissance that is currently taking place across the country, it’s not surprising that more and more people are beginning to care more about coffee’s taste than its convenience.
What do I mean by this?
Well, in the past most of us would default to Starbucks or Keurig because of how quickly we could get a cup of coffee. In fact, it’s still very much the present.
Still, more and more people are getting their coffee fixes from slower methods, such as the manual drip/pour over.
Why? Simply because coffee that is brewed fresh, one cup at a time tends to be better.
Or does it?
Look, I’ll be the first to admit that I go to the Blue Bottles and Stumptowns over the Starbucks’ and Peets’ of the world. But this doesn’t mean that I’m necessarily convinced that brewing coffee through pour over at home is better than my SCAA certified auto drip coffee makers.
So today I decided to put them in a head to head battle to see which made the better cup of coffee.
- 20 grams of coffee
- 360 grams of water
- Pre-soaked filters
- 1 minute bloom
- 202˚F water
So the auto drip coffee maker actually won this time around. Sure, it’s just one small sample with a very high quality auto drip coffee maker, but this definitely makes me want to use the Brazen Plus more often than the Hario V60.
I plan to run this experiment again in the near future. I’ll make sure to share the results here.
Try this experiment yourself!
If you have a gram scale, an auto drip coffee maker, and a manual drip/pour over coffee maker, you can replicate this experiment. Please share your results in the comments section below.
Tools used in this coffee experiment
- Hario V60
- Brazen Plus Customizable Brew Temperature Coffeemaker
- Bonavita Variable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle
- EatSmart Gram Scale
- Hario Hand Mill Grinder
- Hair Bender coffee blend by Stumptown