A few tips to start
Pre-infusion is an important step to brewing a great pour-over. Often referred to as a “bloom,” this process releases any remaining carbon dioxide gas in the beans left over from the roasting process. To pre-infuse your coffee, you’ll want to slowly pour heated water over all the grounds in the filter, making sure they are fully saturated. Let the coffee soak for 30 seconds to one minute before beginning to brew.
To brew the best cup for any method, we recommend using a scale and measuring your coffee by weight. If you don't have a scale, we also provide measurements by volume so you can still brew a great cup of coffee.
What You’ll Need
- Hario V60
- Hario V60 Filter
- Hario Range Server (optional)
- Scale (recommended)
Perfectly Brewed in 3:30 minutes
To make 12 oz coffee
Coffee | 24 g (about 4 tablespoons)
Water | 370 g (about 1.5 cups)
1. Unfold the V60 filter, making it into a cone, and place it into the V60 brewer.
2. Rinse and pre-heat the filter and V60 with at least 370 g (about 1.5 cups) of hot water.
This will remove any papery flavors imparted by the filter and ensure that your coffee is not under-extracted. Once the filter is completely saturated with hot water, carefully dispose of the rinse water. Pro tip: Do not take the filter out, as it may be difficult to get it back into place.
3. Weigh out 24 g of coffee and grind it slightly coarser than the consistency of sand.
This is coarser than what would be used for regular drip coffee. Coarsen the grind more for larger volumes of coffee.
4. Add coffee to the filter, gently leveling the coffee in the brew bed, and then tare the scale to zero.
5. Bring water to a full rolling boil, or 210°F.
Let your water stand for about one minute before beginning to brew.
6. Start the timer and pour just enough water to saturate your grounds to pre-infuse your coffee.
7. After one minute has elapsed on the timer, continue adding water until the scale reads 370 g.
Pour in a slow, steady stream in small counter-clockwise circles. You may need to stop pouring momentarily to allow some of the water to drain through the filter before adding more water. Try to keep the slurry about ¾-inch from the top of the cone. This step should take between 1-1:30 minutes or until the timer reads 2:00-2:30.
8. Allow the coffee to brew for another full minute after you finish pouring the water.
You snooze, you lose.
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