That automatic machine you’ve got might be easiest, French press might produce a few quality cups, but as Stephen James Davidson of Blue Bottle Coffee shows us in this video, the pour-over method produces the best cup — one that is worth the extra time and effort.
Pour-over coffee cheat sheet
Step 1: Grind between 22-30g depending on how strong you want the coffee.
Step 2: Pre-wet the filter, toss out the water
Step 3: Toss in your coffee grinds
Step 4: Pour 50g of water
Step 5: At 45 seconds pour an additional 100g of water
Step 6: At 1:30, pour an additional 100g of water
Step 7: At 2 minutes, add another 100g of water