V60 Brew Guide

Loved for its simplicity, ease of use and consistency of brews, the V60 is our preferred pour-over coffee brewer. V60 brewing is a great choice for all coffees, but is especially well-suited to brewing clean and crisp lightly roasted coffees.

You'll Need

  • Scales
  • Grinder
  • Decanter
  • V60 Brewer
  • Paper filters
  • Kettle

Brewing ratio

We recommend using a ratio of 60-65 grams of coffee per litre of water. In the below example we’ll be using 18g of coffee to 300ml of water.


  1. 1. Weigh out your coffee. We recommend a brew ratio of 60-65 grams per litre of water. In the example here we are using 18g of coffee to 300ml of water.
  2. 2. Set grinder to a medium setting. The coarseness should be similar to granulated sugar.
  3. 3. Add fresh water to the kettle and boil.
  4. 4. Rinse the filter papers with hot water. This helps to eliminate any papery taste from the filters. Discard the used water from the decanter.
  5. 5. Place the decanter and V60 on the scales. Add the coffee to the V60. Remember to reset the scales to zero.
  6. 6. Start a timer and slowly pour 40g of water. Aim towards the centre of the coffee and try to avoid pouring directly onto the sides of the brewer (the amount of water for the bloom should be roughly double the amount of coffee used). Wait to allow the coffee to 'bloom'. At 30 seconds, continue to slowly pour up to a total of 300ml. This should take until around 1:45-2:00.
  7. 7. Once the coffee has drained through a little, give the V60 a gentle swirl. This will help ensure that the water drains evenly through the bed of coffee.
  8. 8. The coffee should finish drawing through the filter by 2:30-2:45.
  9. 9. Remove the V60 from the decanter. Pour and enjoy.


If your brew time is too fast and/or your coffee tastes slightly sour or weak, try grinding finer next time. If your brew time is too long and/or your coffee tastes slightly bitter or too strong, try grinding coarser next time.