The Hario V60 has gained the wide reputation of being the coffee obsessive’s pour-over brewer, and for good reason. Its design features - from the 60-degree angle of the cone shape (hence the name) to the beautifully spiraled ridges up the inner walls - all function to allow for maximum responsiveness to brew variables and customization of recipes. While this is a pour-over method you can certainly nerd out over (and we absolutely encourage you to), the recipe listed below is a solid starting point toward achieving your ultimate brew.
320g (1:16 ratio)
3:00 - 3:30 minutes
Before You Brew
Fresh Coffee The single most important part of a good cup is starting with high quality, freshly roasted coffee. We aim to drink our coffee within a 14 day window of being roasted.
Purified Water Start with filtered water for best results. If your tap water already has a lot of dissolved solids then it will negatively impact your ability to brew the coffee.
Scale Consider purchasing a scale for your brewing. You'll find it will really boost the consistency and quality in your morning cup of coffee.
What You Need
Carafe or Mug
Weigh and grind 20 grams of freshly roasted coffee on a medium-fine setting.
Preheat by placing your filter in the brewer over your carafe or mug, and thoroughly rinsing with hot water.
Dispose of the rinse water, add freshly ground coffee to the filter, and give it a light shake to settle all grounds into an even bed.
Tare the scale to 0g, start your timer, and gently pour 50 grams of water into the coffee bed, evenly saturating all the grounds.
Immediately follow this by lifting the brewer and giving the bloom a small swirl.
At 30 seconds, gently pour water over the bed of coffee in a circular motion. Avoid pouring close to the edges of the filter, and bring your overall water weight up to 200g.
Let the liquid drain down about ½”.
Then bring the total water weight up to 320 grams, again by pouring in gentle circular motions while avoiding the edges of the filter.
Immediately follow this pour by again lifting the brewer and giving the slurry a small swirl.
Brew time should finish between 3:00-3:30 minutes for ideal extraction. Taste, enjoy, and take notes to make your next brew even better!