Filter Coffee - A Step-by-step Guide.

A Beginner's Guide to Making Filter Coffee at Home with Gabriel's Single Origin Beans.

This guide will walk you through the steps of brewing your own filter coffee, and highlighting the benefits of exploring the world of single-origin beans.

Step 1: Gather equipment and fresh single-origin beans from Gabriel Coffee. Gather the essentials: a filter cone (such as V60 or Chemex), filter papers, a burr grinder, a kettle or glass drip pot, a timer, and fresh, filtered water. Choose from Gabriel Coffee's wide range of single-origin beans to find the perfect flavour profile that piques your interest.

Hint: Remember to choose one of our filter roasted single origins)

Step 2: Grind the beans to a medium-coarse consistency. Use a burr grinder to grind the beans just before brewing. Aim for a medium-coarse grind size, ensuring optimal flavour extraction and balance in your cup. Experiment with the grind size to find the right one for your taste preferences.

Step 3: Preheat the filter and rinse it to remove any residue. Place a filter paper in the filter cone and rinse it with hot water. This preheats the equipment and removes any papery taste. Discard the rinse water before moving to the next step.

Step 4: Bloom the coffee by pouring a small amount of hot water and letting it sit. Add the freshly ground coffee to the rinsed filter and create a small well in the centre. Pour a small amount of hot water, approximately twice the weight of the coffee, in a circular motion to bloom the coffee. Let it sit for 30-45 seconds, allowing the coffee to degas and release its flavours.

Bloom coffee

Step 5: Slowly pour the remaining water in a circular motion over the coffee. Begin pouring the remaining hot water in a controlled manner. Use circular motions, starting from the centre and spiralling outward, to ensure even saturation of the coffee bed. Maintain a steady pour rate, aiming for consistency and avoiding over-extraction or under-extraction.

pour over filter coffee


Step 6: Brew for 2-3 minutes, adjusting pouring rate and water amount. Continue pouring the hot water until you reach the desired brew volume. Adjust the pouring rate and water amount to maintain a consistent flow throughout the brew process. Aim for a total brew time of 2 to 3 minutes, but feel free to experiment and adjust based on your taste preferences. 

Step 7: Remove the filter, pour into a cup, and enjoy the flavours of single-origin coffee. Once the brewing is complete, carefully remove the filter and discard the grounds. Pour the freshly brewed filter coffee into your favourite cup or mug. Take a moment to appreciate the enticing aroma and visually appealing brew. Savour each sip, allowing the unique flavours of the single-origin beans to delight your palate. What do you taste?

filter coffee

With this beginner's guide, you're well-equipped to enjoy the rich flavours of filter coffee using Gabriel Coffee's single-origin beans. Follow the steps, adjust as needed, and savour the remarkable taste notes that each origin offers. Elevate your coffee experience and embark on a flavourful journey right in the comfort of your home.


  • Explore a world of unique flavours from different regions.
  • Exercise control over the brewing process to customise your cup according to your taste preferences.
  • Experience exceptional quality and freshness with Gabriel Coffee's carefully selected single-origin offerings.





Filter Coffee

Brewing Process

Hot water forced through finely ground coffee under high pressure

Pouring hot water over medium-coarse ground coffee grounds through a filter

Flavour Profile

Concentrated, bold, rich, intense, complex

Subtle, nuanced, tea-like, delicate

Brewing Time

Short (25-30 seconds)

Longer (few minutes to several minutes)

Coffee Bean Selection

Espresso blends or single-origin espresso roast

Single-origin filter roast


Espresso machine

Manual pour-over devices or automatic drip coffee makers


Requires specialized equipment and technique

More accessible and versatile

Examples of Coffees

Single or Double - Espresso, Flat White, Latte, Cappuccino, Long Black

Pour Over - V60, Batch Brew, French Press, Chemex, Aeropress, Kalita Wave, Origami