V60

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

  • 30g fresh coffee
  • Soft, clean water
  • 2 cup V60 brewer and paper filter
  • Grinder
  • Scales and timer
  • Decanter

Brewing ratio

We recommend using a ratio of 60g of coffee per litre of water. In the below example we’ll be using 30g of coffee to 500g of water.

Method

  1. 1. Grind your coffee on a medium setting, similar to granulated sugar.
  2. 2. Place the filter paper into the brewer and rinse thoroughly with hot water. This rinses the filter of its papery taste and has the added benefit of warming the brewer.
  3. 3. Add your coffee to the brewer and sit on top of the decanter, placing both on a set of scales.
  4. 4. Tare the scales. Start a timer and slowly pour 60g of water. Aim towards the centre of the coffee and try to avoid pouring directly onto the sides of the brewer.
  5. 5. Pick up the brewer and gently swirl. The aim here is to ensure no grounds are left dry.
  6. 6. At 30 seconds, continue to slowly pour up to a total of 500g. This should take until around 1:45-2:00.
  7. 7. Once the coffee has drained through a little, again pick up the brewer and carefully gently swirl. This will help to ensure that the water drains evenly through the bed of water.
  8. 8. The coffee should finish drawing through the filter by around 3:30.
  9. 9. Remove the brewer from the decanter. Stir and enjoy.

Tip

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.