Brewing coffee is very much popular now days, but many coffee-enthusiasts enjoy brewing lovely sediment-free coffee with Hario V60 as well. This manual brewing method gives you complete control over brewing time and temperature, so your coffee is brewed just the way you like it.
How to Brew Coffee with Hario V60
- Heat your water by bringing it to a boil and letting it sit for 30 seconds.
- Fold the filter along the crimped edge and place it inside in the dripper. Set the dripper on top of your mug.
- Pour hot water around the inside of the filter for about 5 seconds. Rinsing the filter helps seal it inside the dripper and also gets rid of any papery taste.
- Take the dripper off of your mug and discard the rinse water.
- Pour your ground coffee into the filter. Gently shake the dripper back and forth to settle the grounds, and then set it back on top of your mug. Make a half-inch indent in the middle of the coffee bed with your finger.
- Start your timer and slowly pour just enough water over the grounds to wet them evenly. This step is called the bloom. Hot water forces the coffee to release trapped gases, leading to expansion of the coffee bed, bubbling at the surface, and wonderful aromas for you to enjoy.
- Let sit until your timer reads 45 seconds.
- Begin pouring continuously in small circles – about the size of a quarter – around the center of the dripper. Try to keep the water level steady below the rim of the dripper, and avoid pouring around the edges of the filter. Stop pouring once your timer reads 2:00.
- Allow all the water to drain through the filter. If the final time was longer than 3:00, your grind was probably too fine. If the final time was shorter than 2:00, your grind was probably too coarse.
Make a small adjustment to the grind next time you brew.
- Remove the filter from the dripper and discard the grounds.
Tips to consider:
While the hario V60 can make a truly great cup of coffee, it is critical that the grind, brew time and pour are controlled.
During the procedure any kettle allowing for a slow, controlled pour is a nice compliment.
For best results, it is strongly recommended to start with whole bean coffee and grinding with a burr grinder immediately before brewing. If you grind your coffee too soon, it will quickly lose many of the compounds that give it such delightful aromas and flavors.