The Bee House coffee dripper has fast became one of our favorite pour over methods. It really got on our radar after Andy Sprenger won the Brewer’s Cup two years in a row with this little dripper. There is a great interview he did with Sprudge here. It has a large stable base that sits firmly on top of most coffee mugs, and it has a generous weight that keeps the coffee hot while it’s brewing.
Another favorite feature is the the way the Bee House coffee dripper holes are designed. They help to keep the draw down time pretty consistent and they are very forgiving when adding hot water. Consequently, we find them much easier to use than the Hario V60 or Kalita Wave which demand a careful pour technique.
The technique we use is pretty simple and consistently makes a great cup of coffee. We like a 1:16 coffee to water ratio with our coffee. So, for one cup we start with 24g of a medium ground coffee (similar to a coarse sand). Then we pour hot (approx. 195 degree) water for the bloom, and let it bloom for 30 seconds. For the bloom pour, we use about 75g of water. After the bloom, continue to gently pour the water into the center of the slurry. Pour slowly and consistently aiming to complete pouring 380g of water at about the 2:00 mark. The drip time should be about 30-45 seconds. From start to finish, it should take between 2:30 and 2:45 on the timer. Following this technique will result in a consistently great cup of coffee.
If you want to learn some interesting ways to use your new bee house coffee dripper check out our post: 8 Delicious Summer Coffee Drinks You Have To Try and have fun!