When to use:
This is a pour-over cone dripper, where the coffee sits in a cone shape filter and drips down into a cup or decanter. Designed in Japan and inspired by the countries rich heritage for stylish and precise gastronomy the V60 produces a wonderfully ‘clean’ cup of coffee, one with a smooth mouth-feel, completely unadulterated by any sediment. We think it works very well with a light roast and more delicate and fruity coffees.
How much coffee:
To produce 250ml of coffee 18g, 400ml of coffee 28g and for 500ml use 35g
Medium course 5.5mm/6mm. Similar grind as Filter Coffee, between Cafetiere and Aeropress
How long to brew:
3 to 3 ½ minutes
How to brew:
The following method should produce crisp results worthy of extraordinary coffee every time:
- Boil kettle and pour hot water into a Hario Kettle (this kettle isn’t essential but it makes pouring easier and also helps to ensure the water you pour over has cooled to the right temperature for brewing).
- Place a filter in the holder and pour hot water through it to clean the filter and warm up the decanter.
- Leave the water to cool down a few degrees while you grind your coffee. You want your water at around 92-94C to extract the maximum flavour.
- Put your ground coffee into the filter. Empty the cup or decanter. Start your timer and pour water over the grounds in order to cover (add 1-2g of water for every gram of coffee).
- Every thirty seconds repeat this process. On the second pour expect to see an impressive ‘bloom’ – as you would a crema on espresso, so with hand brewing the oils as they gather are known as the bloom.
- As you reach almost the required amount of coffee in the vessel stop pouring. Allow the water to filter through.
- Wait until the final draw down is complete, aim for between 3-3 1/2 minutes for completion. If it's too long or too short adjust your grind and repeat.
- Swirl the coffee in the cup or decanter to ensure that all the layers of flavour are mixed.
Why we like it:
It enables you to vary brew times to taste and for various coffees, something not possible with an ordinary filter/pour-over system. It’s quick and easy to clean and unlike traditional filter machines you not left with a pot of coffee that is stewing on a hot plate. Like the Aeropress, it is a great 1 cup brew method.