Characteristics: Using a paper filter, the V60 produces a sweet coffee that has a clean, crisp body. The resulting coffee has sharper and more pronounced nuances than other brewing methods especially with the more delicate flavors and aromas.
Place filter in holder and rinse thoroughly with hot water, draining completely and disposing of rinse water.
- This step is important as it performs two functions. The first is to rinse out the filter, which will help reduce the amount of flavor that the filter adds to the coffee. The second function is to warm up the filter holder, which helps keep you coffee nice and hot as it is brewing.
Place freshly ground coffee in the filter and shake lightly to level.
- You’ll want to use coffee that is ground medium/fine with particles that are about the same size as normal table salt, but if you are doing larger batches you’ll want to increase the size of the grind. The amount of coffee ground will depend on how much coffee you want to produce. A ratio of 1.5 – 2 grams of coffee for every ounce of water is a good place to start.
Using water that is about 200°f. (an easy way to get 200 degree water is to bring you water to a boil, remove from heat and let sit for 20 seconds) Gently poor a small amount of water, 1-2 ounces, directly in the center of the coffee grounds. You should see the coffee “bloom”, this is more apparent the fresher the coffee is.
Allow the coffee to bloom and sit for 30 seconds.
Starting in the very center of the coffee grounds, using a circular pattern, slowly and gently pour in the rest of the water making sure to avoid pouring water directly on the sidewall of the filter.
- As you are pouring in the water you’ll want to control the flow so as not to create too much turbulence and to keep from adding the water too quickly. The idea is to evenly saturate all of the coffee grounds while not allowing the water to rise to far above the level of the dry coffee grounds. A good kettle that has a nice narrow spout will make this process easier.
The overall brew time should be between 2-1/5 to 3-1/2 minutes, if your process is going to quickly grind the coffee a little finer if it is taking too long grind the coffee a little coarser.
Allow all of the water to drain through the coffee, remove the filter hold and dispose of the coffee grounds.