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Brew Like This If...
You’ve been to Japan or plan to someday. The Japanese have perfected pour-over coffee from their rich and ancient tea culture. This versatile brewer will leave you with thick and juicy-bodied coffees. Ohhhh, are you feelin’ it? It feels good, right?
- Prep Time: 3 min
- Brew Time: 3 min
- Cups: 1 mug
- Brew ratio: 1:16
- In your mouth: Thick and juicy
- Grind size: Kosher salt
- V60 paper filter
- 21 grams of whole beans
- 335 ml of filtered water
- Burr grinder or hand grinder
- Gooseneck kettle w/ thermometer
- Use a brew ratio of coffee to water that is 1:16.
- Set filter inside V60 and put it on top of a mug you’re not using.
- Bring your water boil at 205 degrees.
- Pour boiling water through the V60 and then discard water. Wetting the paper all the way to the edges eliminates the paper taste in your coffee.
- Allow the kettle water to cool 15 seconds more after wetting the filter.
- While it's cooling, load coffee grounds into the V60 and gently shake it so that they even out.
- Place V60 on top of glass brew pot or mug and then on top of a scale.
- Tare your scale to zero.
Step 1: Bloom (0 - :30 seconds)
- Start your timer and slowly pour from the outside (not touching the paper) in a circular motion finishing in the middle.
- Use just enough water over the grounds that wets them evenly.
- Double the water weight of the initial coffee grounds.
- 21 grams of coffee would make a ~40 gram bloom, which you should finish in about 15-20 seconds.
- Let it sit until your timer reads 30 seconds.
Step 2: Brew (:35 - 1:20)
- Begin pouring again slowly from the middle, in a circular motion, moving outwards until you reach the size of a nickel, which matches the size of the one hole in the V60. Use the same motion and the same size circle, over and over.
- Finish this step at 1:20 and 170 grams.
Step 3: Pulse (1:20 - 2:20)
- Watch closely for the bloom to fall a half inch or so and before it hits the bottom begin pouring again.
- These pulse pours are short, nickel sized circular motions of about 40 grams of water each time.
- The goal is to get the coffee rising and falling smoothly and steadily.
- You will likely experience about 5-6 pulses of about 30 grams of water.
- Stop when you reach 2:10 and 350 grams of water.
Step 4: Wait (2:100 - 3:00)
- If you are using a mug, just wait for it to finish fully.
- If you are using a fancy glass brew pot, watch for the stream to stop and as soon as it begins to drip, pull the V60 off the pot.
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