The V60 coffee drippers are used by world barista champions around the world and home coffee enthusiasts. It is very easy to use and it only takes around 2-3 minutes to brew a sediment-free cup of coffee.
What you’ll Need
Freshly roasted coffee
Mug or cup
Burr grinder (freshly ground is best)
Kettle (temperature variable, gooseneck works best)
Prepare the brewer
Pop a filter paper in the V60. Place on top of your mug. Boil the kettle and pour water around the filter. This will rinse the paper and warm the brewer and mug. Empty the mug.
Add the coffee
Measure and grind your beans. Start with a ratio of 60 – 70g per litre, so say 20g of coffee for 300ml water. You can adjust up or down a little to get to a strength you enjoy best. Grind on a medium grind, or filter setting. The coffee should feel gritty and look a little like caster sugar. Place in the filter paper and shake to level, make a small well with a teaspoon.
Add the water
The ideal brewing temperature is between 91-96°C, aim close to 96°C or around a minute or so off the boil, as the temperature will continue to drop during brewing. Place the brewer and mug on the scales and tare. Carefully soak all the coffee grounds with a little hot water and allow to ‘bloom’ for 15 seconds or so. This is the natural de-gassing of fresh roasted and ground coffee.
Pour, brew, drip.
Continue to slowly pour water over the grounds in a circular motion until you reach 300g. Allow all water to drip through. The whole process should take around 3 minutes.
Remove the dripper from the mug, pop filter and grounds into the compost and rinse out the V60.