how to make coffee at home using the Hario V60
A simple guide to making coffee with…
Hario V60 – The v60 and other drip coffees like Chemex give an excellent clean taste, an ideal choice for someone who appreciates the ritual of coffee making as much as the taste.
This is how we do it…
Things you’ll need:
- Hario V60 or other drip brewer (as expected)
- Carafe or any server
- Paper filter matching your brewer
- Coarsely ground coffee
- Kettle with hot water
- Scale (if you have, the more accurate the better)
Here we go:
Grab the scale, place the carafe and the V60 (with the filter paper folded at the glued side) on it. Use some hot water to pre-wet the paper filter (removes any unwanted flavour) and it also pre-heats the equipment. Don’t forget to discard the water! Now it’s time to turn it on. It should show zero with everything on it.
Grind your coffee coarse, good reference point would be coarsely ground salt for example. (If you purchased pre-ground coffee feel free to skip this step).
Time to put the kettle on! To achieve a temperature of 93°C boil your water and let it sit for a minute or so.
Depending on how many cups you are planning to brew (or how many cups the brewer can accommodate) pour the ground coffee in. In the video we used 30g for 500 grams (or ml) of hot water following the ratio of 60g/1L, so let’s say if you have a 1-cup brewer we would recommend 15g/250ml.
Tare your scale again to set zero point after pouring the coffee in. Time to pour 90g/ml (3x the dry coffee dose) of hot water on the grounds: try to avoid having dry patches of coffee in the brewer, grab a spoon and gently but thoroughly stir the coffee bed. This is the blooming phase until 30 seconds in the brew time.
Reaching 30 seconds you can pour in more water in circular movements to reach 250g/ml. Try to get close to the edge, but don’t pour on the wall of the brewer.
At 1:15 brewing time pour again to reach 350g/ml.
At 2 minutes brewing time pour again to reach the final 500g/ml. Move the spoon around the edges gently to blend in any coffee stuck at the top edge.
Let the coffee drip, the total brew time is expected to be around 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
Time to serve and enjoy that coffee!
We sincerely hope that dripped (not even sorry at this stage) enough tips to recreate this recipe at home.
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