The V60 produces an aromatic, more full-bodied brew than the Chemex. Mastering the pouring technique is a crucial element of this brewing method.
- WATER TEMPERATURE: 94°C
- BREW WATER: 240ml
- COFFEE DOSE: 22g
- TOTAL BREW TIME: 3 minutes
- Hario V60
- Carafe (OPTIONAL)
- Hario V60 Filter Paper
- Single Origin Coffee - PNG or Honduras (OPTIONAL)
- Pouring Kettle (OPTIONAL)
- Scales (OPTIONAL)
- Heat water to 94˚C.
- Fold paper filter into a cone shape and place inside the Hario Dripper
- Pour hot water around filter paper soaking it thoroughly then tip the water out (pre-warms the brewer and ensures no leaching of ‘paper flavour’ into your cup).
- Weigh brewer and tare scales.
- Grind 22g of filter roast coffee to a medium consistency of fine but distinct particles of sand and take note of the dry coffee aroma.
- Scoop ground coffee into filter paper, gently tapping the brewer twice on the bench top to even out the grounds. Weigh again and tare scales.
- Start your timer and aim to pour 44ml of water in 15 seconds into the brewer, slowly and consistently, in a circular motion, moving from the centre of the filter to the outside.
- Allow the coffee to ‘bloom’ for 30 seconds. Gently stir wet coffee granules ensuring entire dose is saturated. Gasses bubble to the surface and coffee grinds ‘grow’ as water saturates them. This stage is known as ‘the bloom’ and produces the coffee’s distinct aroma.
- Aim to pour 6 x 30ml pulses every 15 seconds into the brewer gently and consistently in a circular motion, as before.
- Your last pulse of water should be 15ml poured at around the 2 minutes 30 second mark, bringing you to 240ml water in total.
- An ideal total brew time here should be 3 minutes.
- Discard filter paper, swish coffee around in carafe and pour (take note of the colour of the brew).
- Allowing your brew to cool for 1-2 minutes elevates the sweetness and allows acidity to balance out.
- Create different experiences with your Hario V60 by varying coffee dose, grind consistency, water temperature and pouring method.