If you have been following me on any of my social media channels (and I hope you are) you probably saw I ditched my Keurig a few months ago. It’s not that I didn’t appreciate the convenience, it’s just that I started to question the purpose of it in our home, and if it was worth the real estate it was taking up on my counter. That along with the cost (and waste) of the pods, and quality of the coffee I could purchase in the cups, the health side effects from the machine, etc.
I had a french press that I used prior to the Keurig, so I went back to that for a bit, then at the suggestion of many facebook friends I picked up a Pour Over coffee maker.
THE COFFEE GAME HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN CHANGED, YOU GUYS!
Okay, well, technically the Pour Over method originated in 1908, so this is nothing new. Often times simple is so much better!
So the WHY behind the switch?
- It takes up less space in my home. I sang praises to the Lord the day my coffee maker left my counter (and I actually had the slim model)!
- It’s easier to clean and maintain, which is huge because I’m trying to keep 4 kids, a husband, a puppy, and a handful of houseplants alive over here. Those things are my top priority in this season of life.
- It’s portable for camping, hotel stays, things like that.
- My friends told me to. I can be a great leader, but I also know when to follow!
Here’s a short video explaining how to do the pour-over method that I recorded for an Instagram friend:
And here is a longer version that I did on Youtube (I’d love if you follow me over there) that explains basically the very same thing, I just threw a ton more words into it. haha!
The pour-over I picked up on a whim was clearanced out at $10-$15 from a Kitchen Collection Store. You can find a model that works for you! I would make sure it’s stainless steel or ceramic though because hot liquids + plastic (even when they claim no BPA) is a deal-breaker for me.
These pour over supplies in a cute basket would make a lovely gift for a friend!
PSA: DO NOT PUT YOUR COFFEE GROUNDS DOWN YOUR SINK DRAIN. Just don’t, okay? 2 years ago we had a newborn, AND the biggest drain backup of our lives that ruined so much curriculum and furniture in our basement, and it’s all thanks to my morning habit of putting coffee grounds, eggshells, and coconut oil down the drain. Live and learn, friends!