How to brew coffee with a Hario V60

How to brew coffee with a Hario V60

We've created a simple guide to brew coffee with the use of the Hario V60, alongside the tools you'll need to have on hand.

  • Hario v60 Kit
  • Kettle 
  • Paper filter
  • Digital weighing scale
  • Timer or stopwatch
  • A mug or cup of your choice
  1. Bring some water to a boil (approx. 600g or 20oz).

  2. Prepare 30g of ground coffee, and place a paper filter into the dripper.

  3. Dampen the paper filter by pouring water in the dripper, and discard the water once done.

  4. Add the ground coffee to the filter and create a well in the center to ensure a more even pour. Then place the dripper on a cup or mug of your choice, and bring this setup to a digital weighing scale.

  5. Tare the weight.

  6. There will be 4 pours throughout this brewing process. The first pour allows the coffee to ‘bloom’ or releases carbon dioxide. You may start off this first pour by starting at the outer edges and slowly circle the water into the center of the grounds. Stop pouring when the scale displays 60g.  (start off first pour at the center with a circular motion and slowly move to the outer edges but try not to pour water on the filter paper)

  7. If the ground coffee is not fully saturated, add some water where necessary. The first pour should take 15 to 20 seconds. Let the ground coffee sit for 40 seconds before proceeding to the next pour.

  8. This second pour starts in the center of the grounds, circling all the way to the outer edges of the paper filter until the scale displays 150g. This process gently ‘stirs’ the ground coffee and ensures water extracts the ground coffee evenly. Allow the mix to sit for another 45 to 60 seconds.

  9. As the mix drips till the water level is close to the grounds sitting at the bottom of the paper filter, pour an additional 100g of water, in the same circling motion as the second pour. This brings the weight to 250g, and should take anywhere between 15 to 20 seconds.

  10. When the mix has reached the bottom of the filter, you may add the final 100g of water, bringing the total to 350g. This pour should take 20 seconds. Allow the coffee to sit for another 30 seconds, and give it a final swirl to waken the fragrance of the coffee.

  11. Remove the filter, and your coffee is ready to serve.

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