This brew guide will help you get consistent results with your V60. For this guide we will be using a Hario V60 size 02 so there is enough room to pour all the brew water in a single pour. We find that by doing a single pour after the bloom it allows you to keep the brew temperature high enough to extract crisp acidity from your coffee without it becoming sour as a result of lower temperature extraction.

Brew Ratio - 22g of coffee per 360g of water

You Will Need

  • Hario V60 size 02

  • Hario V60 filter paper

  • Grinder

  • Scale

  • Gooseneck kettle

  • Timer

  • Spoon

  • Brewing vessel (such as a mug)

  • 360g of filtered water (97-98 degrees)

  • 22g of whole bean coffee

Method

  1. Weigh out 22g of whole beans and grind them on a medium/fine filter setting.

  2. Boil the kettle and place the filter paper on top of the V60. Place the V60 on top of your brewing vessel and rinse the filter paper with boiling water, allow the water to sit and heat up the brewing vessel for around a minute before discarding the water.

  3. Place the brewing vessel and V60 on top of the scale, add the ground coffee, tare the scale and start the timer as you pour the first 66g of water onto the grounds.

  4. Take a spoon and stir the coffee bed for 10 - 15 seconds ensuring all the grounds are wet.

  5. After 45 seconds begin to pour the rest of the brew water slowly onto the coffee bed in a circular motion whilst maintaining a constant flow rate. You should have poured the full 360g of water onto the coffee bed by 1 minute  - 45 seconds.

  6. Take a spoon and gently stir around the rim of the V60. This helps to knock off any grounds stuck to the filter near the top.

  7. When the V60 is around 3/4 full, pick it up and give it a swirl. This will cause the coffee bed to be flat and encourage a more even extraction.

  8. Allow all the remaining water to drain through then remove the V60 from the brewing vessel and enjoy.

  9. If the coffee tastes sour it is under extracted, try grinding finer to increase contact time and extract more. If the coffee tastes too bitter/dry it is over extracted, try grinding coarser to decrease contact time and extract less.

Bonus Tips

  • Where possible use the plastic V60 as opposed to the ceramic, glass, or metal version. The plastic one has the best thermal retention. Pre-heat the brewer more when using the alternatives. 

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