Fellow has a knack for taking a concept and perfecting both its function and form. The Stagg dripper is but one result of this habit. With its flat bottom design, even array of holes, and steep insulated walls, it’s designed to bring you consistently delicious results, and look good doing it. The Stagg Pour Over comes in two different sizes - the [X], producing a single cup, and the [XF], producing two cups.
One of our favorite recipes is Fellow’s “fill up” method using the [XF]. It turns this dripper into a half-immersion/half-pour over dream that makes brewing up a few cups for your friends dead simple.
What you'll need:
Place a Stagg [XF] filter in your dripper and wet thoroughly with hot water. Rinsing your filter before brewing will ensure that your coffee won’t have a papery taste, and it will also preheat your dripper and carafe. Discard the water before brewing.
Measure out 40 grams of whole beans and grind them to a medium-coarse consistency, similar to kosher salt.
Place the dripper and carafe onto a scale and tare to zero. Pour the grounds into the filter and shake gently to even out the grounds.
Start the timer and begin to pre-infuse (lightly cover) with about 80 grams of hot water. Try and saturate the grounds as evenly as possible in this first pour. The grounds will start to “bloom.” Let them bloom for 30 seconds.
Now for the fill-up -- fill the dripper to the top with water. This should constitute about 200 grams of water. Let all the water drain and then fill the dripper to the top again. You should be around 1:45 mark on the timer. Let it drain once more and then top it off to reach the desired 560 grams. Ideally, we’ll see the last drops of coffee fall between the 3 and 4-minute mark.
Remove the dripper and place on the ratio aid to catch any stray drips.