What you’ll need
|Our whole coffee beans|
|Tablespoon or scale|
|Measuring cup or scale|
For one cup
|Coffee Beans||19 g (3.5 tbsp)|
|Water||285 g (ml)|
|Brew Time||2:30 mins.|
The V60 Dripper gets its name from the 60-degree angle created by the cone’s shape.
The Hario company, founded in Japan in 1921, invented the V60 in the 1950’s. Previously they were specialized in heat-resistant glassware for scientific research purposes. Prototypes for the V60 began in the 1950’s during the rise in demand for various home-brew filter machine designs and was released for commercial sale in different materials in the 1980’s. In 2004 the design was revisited to add the signature ribs that lift the paper filter off the sides and a larger hole, both features provide a faster flow and more clarity in the cup. V60 is a pourover method. That means water passes through the ground coffee bed by gravity. The paper filter is slightly thinner than that of a Chemex, yielding a little more body, yet letting through many complex aromatics and solubles. We appreciate this brewer’s simplicity and beauty, and it’s versatility to yield one or two cups. It requires an attentive and consistent pouring technique to ensure all the coffee grinds get coated evenly.
This brew should have taken about 2:15-2:45 minutes total. Brewed too fast? Try grinding slightly finer next time or pouring slower. Brewed too slow? Try grinding coarser or speeding up your pour.