Thanks to the genius craft of a new favorite pourover coffeeshop in our neighborhood, I’ve been converted into a believer–a pourover coffee believer, that is. As Serious Eats so eloquently explains it, “[Pourover coffee] can hold myriad subtle and fanciful flavors that can get lost in the sludge of a French press, or the uneven extraction of most automatic drip machines.” After using a combination of a Keurig and French Press for the last 5 years, I’m excited about learning more about the art of making pourover coffee at home and switching up our morning coffee routine.
Remember the DIY Gilded Accordion Sconce project from last month? We’ll the pourover stand uses the leftover lamp stand from that project!
- Target Wood Pole Desk Lamp (base only)
- 3″ Clamp ring (3″ is the interior opening dimension)
- Hario V60 glass coffee dripper with removable Red plastic base holder and handle
- Hack saw
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Rustoleum White Appliance Epoxy spray paint. Make sure to use Appliance Epoxy and not regular spray paint, as Appliance Epoxy is a much more durable and wipeable finish.
- Drop cloth or newspaper
- Coffee filters + good coffee + teapot + mug
Step 1. Cut the wood dowel on the stand down to 11″ (not including the thickness of the round stand). Measure 11″ up from the top of the round base, and mark with pen. Use hack saw to cut down the wood stick.
Step 2. Sand down the raw top edge of the dowel until smooth.
Step 3. Lay down a drop cloth or newspaper in a well ventilated area. Remove the “T” screw from the ring clamp, and apply a coat of spray paint to the stand, clamp and clamp screw. Let the paint set for 20 minutes and apply a second coat. Alloy to dry overnight (10 hours minimum).
Step 4. Slide the clamp ring over top of the wood dowel, and tighten the “T” screw.
Step 5. Place the glass filter on the clamp, followed by a paper filter, slide a mug underneath and you’re all set up to create yummy pourover coffee at home! Check out the instructions over at Serious Eats on how to create the perfect cuppa joe.