The V60 - which gets its name from its V or cone shape - is one of our absolute favourite brewing methods. With a little practice, brewing is super easy and you can achieve a lovely bright, clean and light bodied cup.
We've played around with lots of different recipes, but in general we find that 16g of coffee, 256ml of water and a brew time of around 2 minutes 30 seconds works best.
WHAT YOU NEED
- V60 brewer
- V60 filter paper
- V60 server or mug
- 16g freshly ground coffee (medium grind)
- Kettle (gooseneck ideally)
- Digital scale
Fold the filter along the seams and insert into the brewer.
Put the brewer on the server and pour hot water around the inside of the filter. Rinsing the filter helps seal it inside the dripper and also gets rid of any papery taste. Discard the water.
Put your brewer and server on a scale. Pour 16g of freshly ground coffee into the filter and shake gently flat.
Start your timer as you begin to pour 50g of hot water slowly and evenly over the grounds, ensuring that all the grounds are wet. This should take about 10 seconds. Allow to bloom for another 30 seconds.
Pour 206g of water continuously in a slow, circular motion. Start your pour at the centre, move slowly outwards and then back towards the centre again. You should have completed the pour at around 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Allow the water to drain through the entire bed of coffee. The total drip time should be around 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Remove the filter from the dripper, discard the grounds and enjoy!