The V60 is designed to make the perfect cup of filter coffee, with the V resembling the V shaped cone and the 60 standing for the 60 degrees of the dripper’s slope. There are many types of V60 dripper, with the most popular one being a Hario V60 or Chemex. Have a read of the below to find out how to master the perfect brew!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
Drip brewer (funnel to sit on top of your coffee cup)
15g freshly ground coffee
Measuring spoon (ideally)
HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT V60:
Step 1 - Get Ready
Place the V60 on top of your cup and the filter paper inside the cone
Step 2 - Prepare the filter paper
Rinse the filter paper and cup with hot water, throw away the excess water
Step 3 - Get the coffee in
Place 15g of coffee (per 250ml cup of water) in the cone and shake until it sits flat in the cone. Use either the Hario or the Acacia Pearl coffee scales to do this. Find out why here
Step 4 - Pouring
Pour roughly 50g of water, covering all of the coffee, and watch it foam!
Step 5 - Pour more
After 30 secs, pour in another 100g of water in a swirling motion to contact all of the coffee
Step 6 - And again!
Wait 60 secs (do a yoga pose!) pour in another 50g of water
Step 7 - Finally…
After 90 secs, pour in the remainder of the water
Step 8 - Serve
Now wait another 2 mins whilst it drips through - and you're done!
WHY MAKE A V60 DRIP BREW?
Drip brewing allows you to taste the complexity of a coffee, and understand those "tasting notes" that we are always banging on about. If you want to give a "v60" (medium) grind a go, but don't have a grinder, shoot us an email and we'll switch one of your regular bags for a V60 bag in your next box.