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Pour over Coffee

I’m not there biggest coffee enthusiasts, but I do like the aroma of good coffee. I probably can’t tell the difference in one blend to the other, like determining how fruity one is over the other. So recently, some friends had suggested a good coffee shop, called Big Mug Coffee, so I decided to try it out.

I read the reviews and it said there would long lines and the drinks took a while to get but I figured I’d still try it out. They have the usual latte but what was interesting was lack of just coffee. So I asked what type of coffee they have and they mentioned something called pour over coffee. I decided to try it out.

It must have taken about five minutes to get just a cup of coffee and a heated croissant. I tasted the coffee and it was ok, but later, I realized this cup of coffee was $5. That was a bit steep. I didn’t complain while I was at the coffee shop but I thought I’d give a Google search to find out exactly what is this pour over coffee.

I guess this is a different way of brewing coffee, where you pour boiling water over some filtered coffee grinds. I can see the benefit, where you have no residue, or no after taste of the coffee grind, but $5 vs. $1?

I just wanted a simple cup of coffee, you know, caffeine. I guess more trendy coffee shops are serving these, but sometimes you just want a plain cup of coffee. Maybe I’ll just stick with Starbucks or Peet’s, instead of these boutique trendy coffee shops.