I’ve recently written a review on this awesome pour over, after having one and using it for over a year.
So if for some reason you’re reading this and you don’t have one, you can check it out there, along with the pros and cons.
The famous and well-loved Hario V60 isn’t exactly the easiest brew method to master.
It’s not super hard to do at the start; it’s just a pour over after all.
But this particular pour over dripper takes some practice to really get down solid, as I said in my review of it.
And in this article I’m going to show you the best way to brew coffee with the Hario V60.
The whole process should take approximately four minutes.
Let’s get right into it, step-by-step!
Step 1 – Heat The Water, Grind The Beans
I’ve said it a million times in my how to’s, the first step is to heat the water, and while it’s heating, grind the beans.
This will help keep maximum freshness.
The beans should be ground on a medium-fine setting, at about 3 – 4 on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the most coarse.
Step 2 – Fold And Rinse The Filter
Fold the filter where the thick end is, making a crease line.
This helps with air flow and ultimately, your coffee brewing better.
After folding, place the filter in place in the dripper, then give it a gentle rinse with hot water.
This will help eliminate paper flavor and also heat up the carafe or mug that you’re brewing the coffee into.
Step 3 – Put Coffee Grinds Into The Filter
Not much more explanation needed.
However, if you’re unsure of what coffee-to-water ratio to use, please see my article here explaining all about the best ratio!
Step 4 – Bloom The Coffee
Saturate the coffee grinds with water that’s at your desired temperature, probably somewhere around 200° to 205° F, using just enough water to cover the coffee grinds.
Then let it bloom (sit) for about 30 seconds, giving it a stir with a small spoon right at the start before it blooms.
This will help to de-gas the coffee, giving it a less bitter and more flavorful brew.
Step 5 – Finish Pouring
After you bloom the coffee, slowly pour more water on the grinds.
Start in the center and make a spiral motion outward, then pour in a circular motion after.
Try not to disturb the grinds too much, pour gently, and avoid the light spots in the dripper.
Aim for the dark spots when you pour.
Also, you should add water about every 10 – 15 seconds for an even extraction.
Step 6 – Stir Once More
After about three minutes of pouring (or somewhere around there), gently stir the grounds once again.
This will help ensure for an even extraction.
Step 7 – Remove The Dripper And Enjoy
And congrats, you’ve just finished the best brew technique for a Hario V60!
Simply remove the dripper from your carafe or cup, dump the filter, then rinse the dripper with water, and you’re good to go!
Practice Makes Perfect
It may or may not sound difficult to brew with the Hario V60.
And as I said in the beginning, it’s fairly easy to brew with it, but it can be a bit tricky to brew really well with it.
Don’t be discouraged if you try it and have some difficulty.
If you know the steps before you use it and take your time with it, you can master this brew method quicker than you think!
I hope this article and tutorial was helpful, and if you have any questions or comments please feel free to let me know!