The Hario V60 Dripper can yield a great cup of coffee, but this particular brewing approach is all about your method – particularly the pour method. The reason your pour method should be paid close attention to is that it’s easy to too quickly saturate your coffee grounds, which can lead to coffee grounds making it through the filter and into your cup and also an uneven brew. Another key factor here is your grind, as you’ll need a medium to fine grind.
Follow these steps below, and your sure to enjoy a great cup of coffee from your V60 Dripper:
1. Boil your water. Boil more than needed for brewing, as you’ll also need it for cleaning and pre-warming.
2. Take your filter and place in the ceramic cup. Proceed to pour hot water into the filter. This will deplete an paper taste that may filter through later and also preheat the ceramic. Pour out the water.
3. Measure 28 grams of the coffee of your choice, finely ground. Pour the coffee into the filter and place V60 on your scale. Tare to zero.
4. For this step (and the next pouring step), it’s best to use a kettle, like the Hario kettle, that has a small pour spout as the water saturation will be easier to control. Start your timer for 45 seconds and slowly pour about 60g worth of water in a circular motion in the filter. It’s best to start in the center and work your way outwards, never touching the outside of the filter. This is an important step because it allows the coffee to bloom first, which yields a better cup.
5. After 45 seconds is up, start slowly pouring more water in, in the same circular motion, until the scale reads 415g. After this is complete, the brewing process should take about 2-3 minutes.
6. Enjoy your coffee! Remember to clean your V60 Dripper immediately afterwards.