How To Make v60 (Pour Over) Coffee

How To Make v60 (Pour Over) Coffee

The creation of a perfect, high-quality, and delicious cup of coffee begins with the way it was brewed. The V60 coffee dripper is one of the most popular brewing methods for specialty coffee because of the way it produces unrivaled flavours and aromas in as little as 3 minutes. 

V60 coffee is a type of drip coffee, meaning it is made from a machine that filters and pours hot water over ground coffee beans to make coffee. 

So what makes the V60 coffee maker so desirable? Let's take a closer look at what V60 coffee is and why it has made such a positive impression on today's coffee enthusiasts.

V60 Coffee Drip

Hario invented the V60 coffee dripper, which gets its name from the shape of the coffee maker. The "V" indicates cone-shaped filters, while the "60" represents the dripper's slope angle.

After filling the V60 coffee filter with coffee grounds, the brewed coffee drips into your cup, delivering a flavourful cup of coffee joe.

The Hario V60 comes in ceramic, plastic, glass, and metal types, with a solution to fit every budget or need. The material you choose is primarily determined by your personal style; it has no bearing on how excellent your coffee will be.

If you wish to brew coffee in the comfort of your own home, the V60 coffee dripper is definitely worth the investment. 

V60 Coffee Ratio

The perfect amount of extraction starts with the proper V60 coffee ratio. We propose a 1:15 ratio, which means 1 gram of coffee for every 15 grams of water. 

This coffee ratio allows you to achieve the best extraction possible, ensuring a pleasant-tasting brew that doesn’t taste sour or bitter. Feel free to adjust the amount of coffee you use as long as you keep a 1:15 coffee-to-water ratio.

How to Make V60 Coffee

Step 1: Heat the Water

Heat your water anywhere between 90 and 95 degrees; never use boiling water. 

Step 2: Prepare the Filter 

Fold your Hario paper filter along the crimped edge before inserting it into the dripper. 

Step 3: Rinse the Filter 

Rinse the V60 filter paper with hot water before you start brewing to remove any residue and avoid a papery taste in the coffee. This also helps to heat up the dripper, resulting in a more consistent extraction process. 

Step 4: Add Coffee

Then, add the coffee grounds, set your timer, and begin pouring water over the coffee.

Step 5: Let it Bloom

Pour in just enough water to cover the ground coffee and let it bloom for 30 seconds. The bloom occurs when hot water forces freshly ground coffee to release trapped gasses, causing the coffee bed to expand and create a slight bubbling. 

Step 6: Pour

Begin pouring coffee in slow, circular motions, making sure the liquid does not touch the sides of the filter. Pouring too quickly can result in uneven coffee extraction.

Step 7: Let it Drain 

After you’ve finished pouring, allow all of the water to drain through the coffee grounds. The end result is a full-bodied, rich cup of coffee. 

If you enjoy fruity aromas, nice acidity, sweetness and clarity, then V60 coffee is for you.

V60 Coffee Brewing Tips

  • Before brewing, grind your fresh whole coffee beans. If you grind your coffee too soon, many of the components present inside the bean that give coffee its exquisite scents and flavours will be lost.
  • Unless you use an extremely fine grind size, the V60 coffee maker will not become clogged. Therefore, you may be able to use finer coffee grounds than you think. 
  • Since the V60 coffee dripper is available in four different materials, consider which one you will be preheating. The ceramic model takes longer to heat than the other models.

The Hario V60 is an excellent brewing method. It allows the most subtle flavours to shine through while also being quite simple to use. It's the ideal way to prepare a quick and easy, delicious cup of coffee at home.

Pair your V60 with Di Stefano's Specialty Coffee Beans for an exceptional cup of coffee with the best possible flavour today!