V60 Brew Guide
The Hario V60: A Brief Overview
The Hario V60 is a beloved brewer among coffee aficionados for its simplicity and precision. Named after its distinctive V-shape and the 60-degree angle of its cone, this pour-over method has become a go-to choice for those seeking a clean and nuanced coffee experience. Here's how to master it:
What You'll Need
- Hario V60 dripper
- Hario V60 paper filter
- Freshly roasted speciality coffee beans (medium grind)
- A kettle
- A scale
- A timer
- A mug or server
Step 1: Prepare Your Equipment
Begin by heating your water to just below boiling, around 93°C. Place the V60 paper filter in the dripper and rinse it with hot water. This not only removes any paper residue but also preheats the brewing vessel and ensures a consistent temperature during brewing.
Step 2: Measure Your Coffee
We recommend using a scale to measure your coffee for precision. A general guideline is to use 15g of coffee grounds for every 250ml of water. Adjust the amount of coffee according to your taste preferences.
Step 3: Bloom Your Coffee
Place the V60 dripper on top of your mug or server. Add the coffee grounds to the filter, making sure they're evenly distributed. Start your timer and pour just enough hot water (about twice the weight of the coffee) over the grounds to saturate them. Allow the coffee to bloom for about 30 seconds as the gases are released.
Step 4: Begin the Pour
After the bloom, slowly pour the remaining hot water in a spiral motion over the coffee grounds. Start from the centre and work your way out toward the edges. Keep the water level consistent but avoid overflowing the V60. This gradual pour ensures an even extraction and optimal flavour.
Step 5: Enjoy Your Coffee
As the water filters through the coffee grounds, you'll witness a mesmerizing process that extracts the flavors and aromas of your beans. Once all the water has passed through the filter (usually around 2-3 minutes), your coffee is ready to be enjoyed. Remove the V60 dripper, take a moment to inhale the rich aroma, and savor each sip.
The Hario V60 pour-over method is a timeless brewing technique that lets you explore the nuanced flavors of your coffee beans with precision and elegance. Whether you're a seasoned coffee enthusiast or just starting your journey into the world of specialty coffee, mastering the V60 will undoubtedly elevate your coffee experience. Experiment with different coffee beans, grind sizes, and pouring techniques to find the perfect balance of flavors that suits your palate.