Our Morning Coffee Routine

coffee routine
morning coffee

This post is sponsored by OXO. As always, all opinions are our own.

We’re both huge coffee drinkers, and our history of drinking coffee has been a total rollercoaster. There were the college years where we’d chug cold brew coffee any time of day while frantically saying things like, “I ONLY HAVE TWO HOURS UNTIL THIS IS DUE!!!” and then the years following that where we used several different electric auto-drip machines that did the trick but produced kinda sub-par coffee.

The last six months or so, we’ve switched over to doing pour over coffee and absolutely 100% love it. In case you don’t know, pour-over coffee is basically when you put coffee grinds in a pour-over coffee maker, pour properly heated water over the grinds, and let it drip out into your coffee mug or canister. The result is the freshest tasting, most robust coffee we’ve ever had, that tastes like we paid $8 for it in a smug Brooklyn cafe. We dig it!

We just added the OXO Pour Over Coffee Maker with Water Tank to our pour-over routine, and wrote all about it below! Basically, though, you typically have to slowly pour the water over the grinds a little at a time so that the water doesn’t overflow, but this piece frees up your time by holding the hot water while slowly dripping it onto the grinds. It gives us more time to do things like pet Fox for being a very good boy, and tell Alexa to turn off NPR because the news is too terrifying for 7 a.m. listening.

Here’s what we use and how it all works:

We’ve got the OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, the Adjustable Temperature Pour-Over Kettle, and the Pour-Over Coffee Maker with Water Tank. We have beans loaded in the grinder, so when we wake up we just press a button and it grinds the right amount of beans in like 15 seconds. We scoop those beans into our pour over coffee maker with a coffee liner, and then we press the start button on the kettle and the water heats to 212 degrees F, which takes maybe another minute. Then we pour the hot water into the water tank, place the lid on top to keep the heat in, and the tank evenly distributes the water over the beans and brews while we get everything else in place to start our day! Start to finish, this takes about five minutes.

This coffee maker makes one cup at a time, which is ideal for us because we often have different morning schedules. Sometimes I like to get up and have coffee immediately, while Matt prefers to take a shower first. Or maybe Matt has an early real estate appointment and can make himself a cup while I’m still in REM sleep dreaming about Jake Gyllenhaal. Normal couple stuff. Anyway, check out the step-by-step below and let us know if you try out the Pour-Over Coffee Maker with Water Tank from OXO!

xoxo Beau and Matt