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.
- 30g fresh coffee
- Soft, clean water
- 2 cup V60 brewer and paper filter
- Scales and timer
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.
- 1. Grind your coffee on a medium setting, similar to granulated sugar.
- 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. Add your coffee to the brewer and sit on top of the decanter, placing both on a set of scales.
- 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. Pick up the brewer and gently swirl. The aim here is to ensure no grounds are left dry.
- 6. At 30 seconds, continue to slowly pour up to a total of 500g. This should take until around 1:45-2:00.
- 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. The coffee should finish drawing through the filter by around 3:30.
- 9. Remove the brewer from the decanter. Stir 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.