Making the best V60 coffee
Hario V60 is one of the most popular specialty coffee brewing methods worldwide. Why is the Hario V60 so popular? First of all, the Hario V60 is affordable and relatively easy to use.
The perfect first step to make the best filter coffee / slow coffee at home. In this article, we'll tell you what you need and how to make the best coffee with the Hario V60.
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Note: there are many different recipes and advice. This is ours based on our experiences. A recipe can also differ enormously per coffee. So try it yourself and experiment :-)
What is Hario V60
Hario is a Japanese brand, but very popular worldwide! I can say that it really is one of the biggest names in the coffee world…
The Hario V60 owes the part 60 in its name to the 60-degree angle in the cone-shaped dripper.
The ribbed edges on the inside contribute to optimal extraction, because it causes a small rotating movement as the water sinks down through the V60 filter.
In short, a simple tool to make delicious filter coffee.
Hario V60 variants
The Hario V60 Dripper exists in different variants. The most commonly used is plastic and is made of food-safe poly-carbonate and BPA-free.
Also not unimportant of course... With the 02 version you make 1 to 4 cups of coffee. The dripper is robust, durable and dishwasher safe! You will find the plastic version in our webshop.
What do you need to make Hario V60 coffee
Fortunately, you don't need much to make a nice cup of coffee with the Hario V60 and the purchase is super affordable. Partly for this reason, the Hario V60 is one of the most popular slow coffee methods at home.
- A Hario V60 dripper
- Hario V60 filters
- Freshly roasted coffee beans , not older than 6 weeks
- A coffee grinder
- A jug or cup to collect the coffee
- A scale
- A timer
- A waterboiler
- A thermometer (if you don't have an adjustable kettle)
How do you make coffee with the Hario V60
There are many ways to make a cup of filter coffee with the Hario V60.
The water temperature, the degree of grinding of the coffee and the ratio of coffee and water are important.
Below we use our own Hario V60 recipe.
Step 1: Boil the water
Step 2: Insert the filter
Step 3: Preheat your cups
Step 4: Grind coffee
Step 5: Coffee in the V60 filter
Step 6: Bloom
Step 7: Serve
Step 8: Stir
Step 9: Your V60 filter coffee is ready
Step 10: Enjoy your coffee
Fine-tune your Hario V60 recipe
If the coffee gets bitter you could grind a little coarser and if it's a bit watery you can try a finer grind.
A finer grind results in a better extraction, but depending on the roast level of your coffee, the water may not go all the way through.
You can choose to ignore that and therefore throw away the remainder after 3 to 3.5 minutes and only drink the coffee that has passed through within that time.
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Buy Hario v60
Are you also such a fan of V60 filter coffee and do you want to get started at home? The Hario V60 is super affordable. In our shop you will also find the handy Hario V60 craft coffee maker, which contains all the necessities to get started right away.
Content Hario V60 Craft Coffee maker
- Hario V60 dripper 02
- measuring scoop
- Hario V60 Server 02
- Paper filters (40 pieces)
Curious about the Craft Coffee Maker? View it here.