the iconic hario v60 brewer
the ritual of the v60 pour-over is like a meditation. there’s no machine, no flashing lights, no power cords. it’s just you, your brewer, your recipe, and your technique. the result is a final cup that’s reminiscent of a drip coffee brew. but with a noticeably more delicate and complex cup. here are our hario v60 coffee brewing basics for you to master making the perfect cup.
to use our method, a gooseneck kettle is advisable to help you control the pour and avoid hitting the steep sides of the v60, which in turn would allow water to bypass most of your coffee bed!
the v60 is the competitor brewers’ brewer of choice:
grind: medium fine
water temp: 185°f / 85°c
brew ratio: approx. 1:17
brewing time: 3mins 30secs
step-by-step method for the perfect v60 pour-over
step 01. bring your water to the boil and set aside to cool
step 02. while the water heats, grind your coffee to a medium-fine size and set aside. place the filter into the v60, set it onto your mug, and put it all onto the scale
step 03. zero your scale and thoroughly wet the filter with 60g of water
step 04. discard the water, add your grounds, and gently shake to level the bed. now, reset your scale to zero
step 05. to bloom your coffee, start the timer and slowly pour 60g of water evenly, in concentric circles, making sure to thoroughly wet all your grounds. this should take at least 20 seconds. stop when your timer reads 0:45
step 06. keep adding water, starting from the center and working outward in small concentric circles until the scale reads 200g. now take two quick laps around the edge taking care not to hit the sides of the bed. restart your pour from the edge working towards the center until the scale reads 300g and your timer reads 2:00
step 07. take one more quick lap around the edge of the coffee bed and continue pouring towards the center in your circular motion until the scale finally reads 400g and your timer reads 2:30
step 08. tet the coffee drawdown from the grounds into your mug; it should take about 1-minute
step 09. when your timer reads 3:30, remove and discard the filter. green fingers tip: add your coffee grounds to plants as fertilizer
step 10. swirl your coffee and smell the delicious aromas coming from your brew
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