Simple and elegant, the Hario V60 puts you in complete control of the brewing process, makes cleanup a breeze, and can easily be tossed into your overnight bag. Follow this guide to brew the perfect pour over.
25g (4 Tbsp) coffee • 375g (1.5 cups) water •
Hario V60 Instructions
While we're using the Hario V60 in this guide, the same recipe also applies to other pour-over drippers such as the Bee House Dripper, Kalita Wave, Bonmac dripper, and others.
Timing is important. Brewing too quickly won't fully extract the coffee grounds, making the coffee taste weak. Brewing too slowly will cause over-extraction and taste bitter. The 2:30 - 3:00 mark is just right.
To troubleshoot brew times under 2:30, try a finer grind size and pour more slowly.
To troubleshoot brew times over 3:00, try a courser grind and pour more rapidly. You can also try one circular stir around the edge to dislodge any blockages.
The ideal water temperature is around 200°, which you can achieve by bringing the water to a boil and then letting it sit for one minute. Boiling-hot water can scorch the coffee, while tepid water will under-extract.
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