Hario V60

Hario V60

Buy 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?

Rundown

  • 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

Gear:

  • V60
  • V60 paper filter
  • 21 grams of whole beans
  • 335 ml of filtered water
  • Burr grinder or hand grinder
  • Gooseneck kettle w/ thermometer
  • Calculator
  • Timer
  • Scale
  • Mug

Pre-Brew

  • 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.

Brew

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.