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Brew Spotlight – Hario V60

January 25th, 2018 Posted by Brew Spotlight 0 thoughts on “Brew Spotlight – Hario V60”
Once you move beyond the cup of Folgers coffee your parents served at dinner parties into the world of specialty coffee, you will find yourself face to face with a variety of brewers that resemble chemistry lab equipment. You’ll encounter coffee beans from regions you’ve had no idea existed (like what exactly is a Yirgacheffe?). It would be easy to assume, “Is coffee this complicated?” We baristas at Maverick hope to introduce and demystify the coffee making experience. Let’s start with arguably the most popular manual brewer on the market today: The Hario V60.

The Hario V60, made in Japan, gets its name from the shape and angle of the cone brewer. Three distinct features make this brewer special: The cone shape, which helps add depth and body to the coffee, the spiral ribs that allow the coffee to expand and vents air for an even brew, and the large hole at the bottom that allows for a more flexible water flow. With that said, the V60 is an adaptable brewer that with simple tools such as a scale, water kettle, grinder, and a good bean (which is by far the most important component in any coffee brewing system); any one can create a complex cup on the V60.

In our experience, the V60 will brew a clean cup that lends itself to more fruit forward coffees and is ideal for a quick single cup. The most important thing to remember is to not over complicate it. Instead, enjoy the ritual of stopping your busy schedule to create and enjoy something that is unique and special. Stop in any time at Maverick and any one of our baristas would be happy to walk you through a V60 experience.

V60 Brew Guide

25 grams of coffee to 380 grams of water
Approx. 2.5 – 3 minutes
Medium/Coarse Grind (like rough ground pepper )

Hario V60 size 02
Hario V60 filters size 02
Mahlkonig EKK43 Grinder
BonaVita Electric Kettle
Acaia Pearl Scale

    pre-rinse the v60

  • Pre-wet filter onto cone
  • coffee grind in v60

  • Add ground coffee in the wet filter and zero the scale
  • v60 brewing

  • Start timer and slowly pour 60g water to the coffee grinds
  • @ 45 seconds, add water in concentric circles until total mass of 200 g
  • @ 1:20, add water in concentric circles until total mass of 300g
  • @ 1:50 – 1:55, add water to center to total 380g
  • rob enjoys coffee!

  • Gently swirl and enjoy

This parameter is just a starting point for making a V60. You can always change the grams of water/beans and or the length of the brew time. Every batch of beans are unique and need to be adjusted for maximum taste.