THE BREAKDOWN:This is it. This is the darling of the coffee scene.
Every coffee crazy nut you know swears by it. One epic cup from this small Japanese invention is enough to turn anyone into a coffee evangelist.
Called the V60 because of the 60° angle of the incline in the cone, this small through its elegant simplicity pulls out the most amazing flavours from coffee with ease.
BREW THIS IF:
You’re looking for amazingly clear, crisp and clean flavours from your coffee.
Coffee: 17 g’s
Grind Size: Medium Fine
Water: 250 ml at 92°C
Brew Time: 4 minutes
THE RATIO:1 part coffee: 14.7 parts water
1. Put 250 ml of water to heat to 92°C.
It helps to use a thermometer but if you don’t we’d say wait for about 90 seconds after you’ve taken the water off the boil. Boiling water is bad for coffee!
2. Grind 15 g's of coffee to a Medium Fine consistency.
For reference, Medium Fine grounds feel similar to beach sand.
If you’ve got pre-ground beans, skip this step!
3. Place your V60 cone on a jug/cup. Fold the frills on your filter to one side and place it inside the V60 cone.
4, Rinse the filter with hot water.
Coffee brewing is delicate and this will take care of any papery tastes that could pass on to your brew.
5. Drain the hot water from the jug into your coffee mug.
This will pre-heat your mug so that it’s nice and warm by the time you pour coffee into it!
6. Add 17 gram of medium-fine coffee to your filter.
7. Start from the middle and in slow concentric circles, pour in 60 ml of water.
Now you should have a coffee slurry going in your cone. Going slow is good! Aim to make sure all your coffee grounds get wet in this first pour.
8. Stir the slurry 7 times gently and let the coffee ‘bloom’ for 30 seconds.
That first splash of water wakes up the coffee grounds and makes them have some hardcore chemical reactions. That’s also why it gives off such a good aroma!
9. Pour in the rest of the 190 ml of water.
Remember, centre start and slow circles! When you reach close to the top of the V60, let it drain till about halfway before topping up again.
10. While you wait for the final bit of the brew to drain through the filter, throw out the warm water in your cup.
11. Pour in your coffee into the mug and take a sip!
12. Boom, you just brewed some dope coffee!