No visit to Costa Rica is complete without a café chorreado, or a pour-over coffee made with a traditional cotton filter. This brewing method allows you to fully control the process, including coffee-to-water ratio, pouring speed, and time of infusion.
Pour over coffee is just as its name suggests; [hot] water is poured over ground coffee beans that are sitting in a filter (be it paper or cloth) in which the water drips into a container. There are many variants for pour over coffee, but one that was fascinating to me was the chorreador, a pour over coffee device in Costa Rica. As far as I could tell, the chorrear is widely used by Costa Ricans, and is seen sold in gift shops and Cafe Britt (the Starbucks of Costa Rica).Continue reading “Costa Rican Pour Over Coffee”