Succeed in your V60

This iconic manual coffee maker, created by Japanese brand Hario, has become the flagship extraction method of the specialty coffee movement around the world. Its simplicity and versatility make it the ideal companion for the filter coffee lover. This gentle method extracts an unrivaled spectrum of aromas, for a soft and elegant cup result.

Which grains to choose?

For a manual filter coffee prepared with a V60 we recommend that you choose one of our organic coffees with a lighter roast. This gentler method allows for better extraction of local aromas, best preserved in light roasting. Our organic Haute Altitude and First Harvest specialty coffees are ideal for this method.

What version for a V60?

To prepare a V60, you will need a medium grind, comparable to powdered sugar. A grind that is too fine risks clogging the paper filter, while a grind that is too coarse can result in coffee lacking in flavor.

For even better coffee, we recommend custom grinding your coffee, just before extraction. The fresher the coffee is ground, the more aromas and nuances it will have. To elevate your in-cup experience, we recommend pairing your V60 with aHario grinder .

How much coffee should I use for a V60?

For a 300ml preparation in V60, you will need between 15g and 20g of ground coffee. Of course you can adjust the quantity of ground coffee depending on the more or less intense profile you are looking for. Only one variable should not change, that of the quantity of water.

What do I need to prepare a V60?

An essential element in preparing a good V60 is a scale. This method requires several pours of water at regular intervals. A scale with a timer is therefore essential for the proper preparation of coffee. The Timemore black Mirror is the scale recommended by our baristas.

For the water temperature we recommend a temperature of 91°C. Water that is too hot risks burning the coffee, while water that is too cold does not properly extract the flavors... The water should be poured in circular motions to ensure even extraction. To facilitate extraction we recommend the use of a swan neck kettle with adjustable temperature such as the Fish Smart from
Timemore
.

It is common to serve a V60 in a Hario carafe which is specially designed to accommodate this coffee maker. However, a cup will also work as a container.

Our recipe

  1. Start by placing the carafe and the V60 on the scale.
  2. Insert the filter paper and rinse it. This step removes the taste from the filter paper. Don't forget to empty the water used for rinsing.
  3. Add the ground coffee and tare the scale
  4. The first step is the “bloom”. This essential step releases certain gases retained by the beans during roasting and ensures homogeneous extraction. So start the timer on the scale and pour 3 times the weight of the ground coffee in water. For example, if you put 20g of ground coffee, pour in 60g of water. Check that all the coffee is well moistened, and shake the coffee maker gently if this is not the case.
  5. Wait 45 seconds, then pour water until you reach 200g of water in total. If my "bloom" was 60g of water then I pour 140g of water.
  6. Wait another 45 seconds then pour in the remaining 100g of water to reach a total of 300g of water.
  7. Wait for all the water to drain, then you can enjoy! In total the extraction should last between 3min and 3min30.

The result is not to my liking, what can I do?

If your coffee is too bitter , your coffee is probably over-extracted! Consider increasing the grind size and lowering the water temperature. Using specialty coffee beans with a lighter roast is also key to achieving less bitterness in the cup.

If your coffee is too acidic or weak , then your coffee is probably under-extracted! Consider reducing the grind size, increasing the
water temperature and increase the dose of ground coffee.

Some coffees are naturally more tart or fruity. If these profiles are not to your taste, do not hesitate to take our online quiz to guide you towards a specialty coffee that will suit you better.

For more advice, do not hesitate to come and see us directly! Our baristas will be delighted to welcome you and guide you on the preparation of our exceptional coffees.