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How To Make The Perfect Pourover Coffee

Swap out your lackluster drip machine coffee for a rich, robust cup of pour-over coffee. Follow the simple steps below and in just 3 minutes you’ll have a delicious, steaming mug of pour over coffee to start your day. Our perfect pour over delivers a bold and tasty brew every time.

If you’re longing for the strong, nuanced flavors of pour-over coffee but don’t want to spend all morning dialing it in, the GoodCook® Koffē auto-drip pour over does the work for you. It’s a superior design over other pour-overs, delivering a bolder brew without the fuss. Your Coffee. Your Day. Your Way.

What is pour over coffee? Hot water is hand poured through coffee grounds in a filter. The water drains through the coffee and the filter, straight into your mug. For the coffee purist, pour over coffee highlights subtle flavors that you may not have otherwise noticed as compared to other brewing methods.

The GoodCook® Koffē auto-drip pour over features an auto-drip tank with a precise hole pattern that evenly distributes the water for optimal flavor extraction. You can make up to 16 ounces of coffee in just three minutes, and you won’t have to worry about over- or under-extraction. Instead of watching your cup brew, you can spend 3 minutes making breakfast or emptying the dishwasher, but you still have the option to do a controlled pour on your own.

Here are the steps you’ll need to start sipping on the perfect pour over brew:

How to make the perfect pour over

  • Place your pour over on your favorite mug.
  • Place a standard #2 filter in the pour over and rinse it with hot water.
  • Grind the coffee beans fresh, right before you brew. Use a burr coffee grinder to grind the coffee beans to a medium-course grind.
  • Place the ground coffee in the filter.
  • The suggested ratio of coffee to water is 1:17. That translates to 2 Tbsp of ground coffee for 8oz of hot water.
  • Perfect your pour – start with a small “Bloom Pour”. Saturate the coffee grounds with hot water, wait 30 seconds, then pour the hot water in slow spirals. Measurement markings on the GoodCook® Koffē auto-drip pour over help prevent overflow.

Tips for making a perfect cup of pour over coffee

  • Use filtered water – water from the tap can contain minerals and contaminants that affect the flavor.
  • Your hot water should be around 195°F – 205°F, which is slightly lower than boiling.
  • Rinse your filter before brewing. An un-rinsed filter will produce coffee that tastes 
  • like paper.

With the GoodCook® line of cookware and kitchen accessories, make a steaming mug of strong coffee in the comfort of your own home. The GoodCook® Koffē Auto-Drip Pour Over features a unique auto drip tank that distributes and controls water as it brews, for perfectly timed pour-overs. You can use it with or without auto drip, and the pour over dripper fits most standard mugs. The GoodCook® Koffē Auto-Drip pour over is inscribed measurement markings so you’ll know exactly how much to pour to prevent overflow, and it uses standard #2 filters.With the GoodCook® Koffē Auto-Drip Pour Over you’ll get precise pour overs every time–timed to complete brewing in 3 minutes for perfect coffee extraction. Your Coffee. Your Day. Your Way.

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DIY Honey Lavender Lemonade

How to Make Honey Lavendar Lemonade
As soon as the temperature rises, so does my need for lemonade. I don’t know why, but there are very few things more refreshing than a tall glass of ice cold lemonade with lots of ice on a hot summer day. I make gallons of the stuff all summer long, my kids are always guzzling it too. I can’t seem to keep enough lemons in the house for the amount of lemonade requested. My Honey Lavender Lemonade has been in heavy rotation all summer long. 

Lemonade is not hard to make at all, but you do need to juice fresh lemons. It makes all the difference in the end result. I like to use either a juicer or a Lemon Squeezer to get the most out of my lemons with the least amount of effort. For this version I used honey and lavender. I love being able to reduce the amount of sugar and add a natural sweetener. The taste is floral and works really well with a bit of lavender. With lavender, you need to resist the urge to go overboard. It’s really pretty and purple, so I completely understand wanting to add a lot to the syrup. Trust me on this one, too much lavender and it will taste like soap. 

If you really want to make this special, add 2 ounces of vodka and you have an elegant summer cocktail to boot.

How to Make Lavendar Syrup

Heat sugar, honey, 1 cup water, and lavender in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir until the sugar and honey melt completely. Let the mixture cool.

Try This! Love the idea of Lavender Lemonade and really want to showcase that beautiful flavor? Add a little color to your lavender syrup! A few drops of purple food coloring once your mixture is melted, whisk to mix, then cool and stir into the recipe as instructed. You’ll get a gorgeous batch of purple lemonade that looks incredible on picnic tables. 

How to Make Honey Lavendar Lemonade

Juice lemons until you have 1-1/2 cups lemon juice. The Good Cook 1.5-Cup Manual Citrus Juicer System makes this step simple. Its 1-1/2 cup capacity includes easy-read measurement markings on the side of the cup, so all you have to do it press lemons into the detachable reamer and twist until the juicer is full. The unique double sided strainer spout lets you pour with or without pulp, and the durable plastic is BPA-free, so you can rest assured your homemade lemonade is fresh and free from harmful chemicals. 

How to Make Honey Lavendar Lemonade

If needed, strain the pulp from the lemon juice.

How to Make Honey Lavendar Lemonade

Pour the lemon juice into a pitcher. Strain the lavender out the syrup and add to the lemon juice.

How to Make Honey Lavendar Lemonade

Add 4 cups of water. Chill until ready to serve. 

How to Make Honey Lavendar Lemonade

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Honey Lavender Lemonade

Good Cook

A refreshing lemonade made with honey and lavender.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon dried lavender
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice

Instructions

To make the syrup, heat 1 cup water, honey, sugar, and lavender in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until sugar and honey dissolve. Let the lavender steep in the syrup and let cool completely, about an hour. Strain the lavender from the syrup and add to a pitcher. Add lemon juice and 3 cups water. Stir to combine. Chill in the fridge.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6

 

 

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