Best coffees for V60 pour-over.
When brewing V60 coffee, the paper filter catches nearly all of the extracted oils and ultrafine particles. The result is a cleaner cup with a lighter mouthfeel which lets the coffee flavours and acidity shine and is therefore well suitable for using a lighter roast profile.
What is V60 coffee?
Pour-over coffee is prepared by simply pouring hot water over a bed of ground coffee. And a V60 coffee refers to a pour-over using the popular Hario V60 coffee dripper.
In a pour-over, coffee allows gravity to draw the water through the coffee bed and filter the extracted coffee into a vessel. As a result, the hot water and the coffee grounds are in contact for a shorter period. The water extracts the coffee’s solubles and oils in a constant flow without clogging the paper filter (provided you have the correct grind size). We talk about grind size in a minute.
What you need to brew tasty V60 coffee.
- Hario V60 dripper, size 2
- Hario V60 paper coffee filter, size 2
- Kettle to boil your water
- Hario V60 server, size 2
- Barista scale for weighing the amount of ground coffee (dose) for V60 brewing and weighing the amount of brewed coffee (yield)
- Amount of coffee for V60: 15.6g of freshly roasted filter coffee
- Grind size for V60: medium
- Amount of water for V60: 250ml of water
- Coffee grinder (hand grinder or automatic coffee grinder)
V60 coffee brewing instructions for humans.
Step 1: Select the right paper filter
Step 2: Rinse paper filter
Step 3: Coffee dose
Step 4: Grind size
Step 5: Coffee bloom and brewing
Step 6: Sit back, relax and enjoy!
Tips and tricks for making better V60 coffee.
Which Hario V60 size should you use? The Hario V60 range comes in different sizes: 1-cup, 2-cup and 3-cup designs. The 2-cup design can easily brew 1 – 4 cups in a single session.
You don’t have a grinder? Order pre-ground coffee, selecting the V60 pour-over grind size..
You don’t have a scale? For measuring the dose (ground coffee), use a measuring spoon. For example, 1 level tablespoon of fine to medium-ground coffee is approximately 7g, and 1 level teaspoon equates to about 2g of coffee. If you are using the Hario V60 measurement spoon, it measures 8g, 10g and 12g.
For measuring the yield (brewed coffee), use a measuring cup. First, fill it up to the level of water you want to brew, for example, 250ml. Then, transfer the water into your favourite mug and see to what level 250ml equates.