How To Make a Hario V60

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) 
  • Cup 
  • Timer 

Recipe to make one cup with a 1:16 Ratio

  • 16g Coffee 
  • 256ml of water  
  • Time - 2.30 - 3mins

How To 

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Rinse the filter by pouring hot water through it and into the cup (then tip out the excess water).
  4. Grind up your coffee (unless you have pre-ground beans).  For v60 you want a grind consistency of Caster Sugar.
  5. Pour your ground coffee in the v60 cone and gently shake flat.
  6. Put your V60 and cup (or jug) on the scale.
  7. Start the timer. Pour in 50ml/g of water, covering all the coffee, allowing the coffee bloom.
  8. 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.
  9. After 60 seconds, pour in 50ml/g more water (Again, figure of 8 or circles).
  10. At 90 seconds, add the remaining water (figure of 8 or circles).
  11. All your water (250g of it) should be in the cup by the 90-second mark. Now, let it drip until finished.
  12. Your brew should be done within two to three minutes. 
  13. 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. 

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