Making a good cup of coffee can be quite difficult. The grind size, the water temperature, and the brewing time are all important factors to remember when you’re getting ready for your morning brew. But what if I told you that there is an easy way to make a great cup of coffee? It’s called V60 Brew! In this blog post, we will discuss how to use v60 brew to create an excellent tasting cup of joe with minimal effort.
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What Is A V60 Coffee?
The V60 has become a highly popular brewing device in recent years due to its unparalleled ability to help coffee lovers experience the full flavour and aroma of their favourite brew. For this reason, the V60 is one of speciality coffee’s favorite brewing methods. With this incredible machine, you can brew an incredibly tasty coffee in just three minutes.
The V60 Coffee Dripper (also referred to as the V60 Coffee Maker) is made by Hario. The name of this device – the v60 – comes from its shape. It is shaped like a “V” with angles that add up to 60 degrees. The internal sides also have interior ridges that help air flow during the brewing method. Filter paper is placed in a V shape and coffee grounds are put into the filter paper. Brewed coffee flows through a filter into your cup, delivering excellent coffee.
The shape, design and materials used to create the Hario V60 offer an ideal extraction. They come in ceramic, plastic, glass or metal styles for any budget and purpose. Certain materials, such as copper, are associated with better extraction due to more heat being retained by the V60. Others, such as plastic V60s are designed more for travelling baristas and don’t favour heat retention
Hario V60 also offers a great solution for reducing any unwanted sediment during the brewing process.
How Do You Brew With A V60?
What you need
- Hario V60 Dripper
- Cone-shaped filter papers of the correct size for your V60
- Hario Kettle (optional – but helps to extract evenly)Speciality grade coffee beans
- Burr grinder – manual or electric
Brewing Ratio, Brew Time, etc
- Brewing ratio: 6-8g coffee per 100g water (1ml water = 1g water)
- Brew Water 250g/ml
- Water temperature: 92-96 degrees
- Brewing Time: dependent on dripper size (1-2mins for 1-cup / 2-3 mins for 2-cups)
- Grind Size Medium to fine – similar to caster sugar
How to make it
- Fold your paper filter along the seams and into a cone. Place the cone on top of a cup or jug, then put your V60 over that for brewing.
- To heat water for a V60 brew, bring the water to the desired temperature and thoroughly pour hot water through filter paper. TOP TIP: Rinsing the filter paper before use ensures that it does not affect the flavor of your coffee.
- Place coffee grounds in the filter. Create a small hole in the center as though you’re about to plant a seed.
- To brew successfully, make sure to place your cone and a vessel onto the scale and tare it off.
- Start your timer, then slowly and gently pour in 50g of water into your little “seed hole” and check out the coffee as it blooms. TOP TIP: You know coffee is fresh when you see bubbles coming out of it – this means it’s been freshly brewed and has not had time to naturally degas.
- After 30 seconds, pour 100g of water into the coffee. Pour in concentric circles, into the coffee (not the sides of the filter paper!).
- After 60 seconds, pour in 50g more water.
- At 90 seconds, add another 50g.
- All your water (250g of it) should be in by the 90-second mark. Now, let it drip until finished.
- It will take two to three minutes for your brew to finish brewing.
- If your coffee is taking too long to brew, grind it more coarsely next time. If you’re experiencing a short, weak supply of coffee, brew the grind extra fine.
What is the difference between V60 and Chemex?
There are two main differences between the Chemex and V60: The V60 has a much finer filter than the Chemex, so extraction is much faster through the V60 filter, and more oils/solids come through. The main quantitative differences will be the number of oils and solids in the brew, and a longer brewing time overall.
How much coffee does V60 make?
We use 6-8g coffee per 100g water
Is Hario a good brand?
The Japanese-made Hario V60 owing to its clean-pouring design, nice handle, various size options, and low price. It delivers incredibly clear flavours and aromas, allowing coffee lovers to enjoy even the subtlest notes in their coffee. For this reason, the V60 is one of speciality coffee’s favourite brewing methods.
For anyone who enjoys brewing coffee at home, they are certainly worth the investment. If you want to experience the full flavour and aroma of your favorite brew, check out our V60 brew.
I am Ralph Mason and I am a passionate coffee drinker. I worked as a barista for a few years and since 2012 I have been trying to convince as many people as possible of good coffee.
I started writing on the barista blog on RepublikCoffeeBar in 2018. It was a pure hobby site and I tested coffee products like coffee machines, beans, mug, and other accessories. After the first year, my blog is becoming a well-known coffee site with about 100 thousand visits per month.
In 2019 I decided to focus on RepublikCoffeeBar only. I became a full-time coffee blogger and was declared crazy by many.