Brew a better V60 at home with our Perfect V60 guide.
There’s something special about brewing coffee for yourself in the mornings. The calm before the storm, if you will. So, how do you make the perfect V60, you ask? Well, we’ve got you covered.
What You’ll Need
1 swan neck kettle (a traditional kettle works as well)
V60 Brewing Recipe
Now that you have everything you need, you’re ready to get brewin’. Here’s a recipe that we like to use for our V60:
- Heat water to 195-205*F (just off of boil).
- To set your filter in place and rinse it, use a full 200g of water to ensure proper preheating of both the brewer and the vessel. Heat retention is important as your V60 is ceramic and made to retain heat. Refill your kettle with more hot water if necessary.
- Grind the coffee for a V60 medium-fine if it is not already ground. Pro tip: If you don’t have a grinder, you can have our production or cafe teams pre-grind it for you–just let them know how you’ll be brewing it and they’ll take care of the rest! Tare out your scale prior to adding the ground coffee. Check to see that there are exactly 24g of ground coffee in your V60. Tare out the scale again and level out the bed of grounds. Start the timer as you add the 70g of water for your bloom. Then immediately use your small demitasse spoon to “excavate” (dig, don’t stir) the grounds. Do this only enough to ensure that any dry grounds have been exposed to the water from the bloom. A good excavation can be accomplished within 10 seconds. The bloom will last 40 seconds.
- At 40 seconds, begin to slowly pour to your final weight. Begin your stream in the center of your grounds bed and use a clockwise pour in the direction of the swirls of the ridges (do not pour on the edges of your grounds bed). Continuously fill the V60 until you reach the final weight of 360g. This weight can be reached by 1:05 minutes. Immediately after the fill, in one smooth motion, use your spoon to make one stir around the surface of the brew (again in a clockwise motion). This swirl/stir will help the water flow down through the grounds bed quickly and evenly.
- At 1:30 minutes, lift the V60 and set it back down on your brewing vessel firmly and carefully. This subtle motion is called a “settle” and it levels the grounds bed, allowing the water to finish flowing through the grounds evenly. The brew will finish between 1:50-2:40 minutes. Remove the V60 and then compost or throw away the filter and grounds. Don’t forget to fully incorporate your brew before decanting by swirling the vessel aggressively or using a utensil to stir.
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