Hario V60 Coffee Maker
A V60 Coffee maker is by far a baristas favourite way of making coffee at home. It produces a really clean and flavoursome tasting coffee and allows you to play around with flavours. At first it can take a little trial and error, but once you figure it out, it’s such a fun way to learn about and drink coffee.
What you need
- V60 Dripper and Filter Paper
- Kettle or something with a spout to pour hot water
- Grinder (unless your beans are already ground)
- Measuring spoon or Scales
- 16g of coffee beans (unless you have bought pre-ground to the consistency of Caster Sugar)
Recipe to make one cup with a 1:16 Ratio
- 16g Coffee
- 256ml of water
- Time - 2.30 - 3mins
- Select a good soundtrack, it’s always good to listen to something awesome while making coffee. For today's v60 demonstration we chose Iggy Pop.
- Put the kettle on. Grab your filter paper, fold your paper filter along the seam and put into the v60 cone (which should be sitting on top of a cup or jug).
- Rinse the filter by pouring hot water through it and into the cup (then tip out the excess water).
- Grind up your coffee (unless you have pre-ground beans). For v60 you want a grind consistency of Caster Sugar.
- Pour your ground coffee in the v60 cone and gently shake flat.
- Put your V60 and cup (or jug) on the scale.
- Start the timer. Pour in 50ml/g of water, covering all the coffee, allowing the coffee bloom.
- After 30 seconds pour in 100ml/g of water. Pour in a figure of 8 fashion or circles to completely saturate the coffee and allow it to move around under the water. Try not to hit the paper with the water.
- After 60 seconds, pour in 50ml/g more water (Again, figure of 8 or circles).
- At 90 seconds, add the remaining water (figure of 8 or circles).
- All your water (250g of it) should be in the cup by the 90-second mark. Now, let it drip until finished.
- Your brew should be done within two to three minutes.
- If it’s taking longer than expected, coarsen the grind for next time. If your coffee is finishing too quick, it’s running short, go finer on the grind.