Hario V60 is arguably the most popular brewer since the past decade with the rise in popolarity of specialty coffee. Though it has an out look of a simple design, this Japanese design does involve a lot of science. 60 comes from the angle of its V-shape, designed to brew a clear and nuanced cup of coffee.
This technique is particularly popular with the aficionados who enjoy their brewing time and perfect the art of making a nuanced cup of coffee
Things you need:
1. Fill your kettle with fresh filtered water and bring to a boil.
2. Fit the filter paper on the brewer, put it on a carafe and set the brewer on a scale. Rinse the filter well to reduce the paper taste and then empty the water from the carafe. Return the water to a boil.
3. Place the grinds into brewer and ensure that the coffee bed is flat. Once the water has reached the boiling point, wait 30 seconds.
4. Set the scale to 0 and start the stopwatch. Pre-infuse the coffee with 40g of water, taking care to saturate all the grinds. This is also called Bloom. It allows the coffee to free itself from gases created during roasting, thus encouraging a more uniform extraction.5. At 30 seconds, continue by adding 110g of water (for a total of 150g), slowly pouring in the water in a circular motion. Wait 10 seconds.
6. Still in a circular motion, pour in an additional 170g of water to reach the total of 320g. The total brewing time should be between 3 min and 3 min 30 s. Give the brew a swirl before serving and enjoy!
If your extraction time is longer than suggested, increase the grind. Conversely, if it is too short, slightly refine the grind.
It is possible to make a smaller or larger quantity. You just have to make sure to keep the ratio of 1g of coffee to 16g of water. Keep little water in the brewer by dividing your total amount of water into several small increments.
When pouring water, keep the flow low and avoid touching the edges of the brewer.
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