How to make the perfect V60 Coffee
You're going to need:
- Rave coffee.
- A kettle
- scales and a timer
- v60 dripper and filter papers.
1. We want the water to be just off the boil, so around 94 degrees, if you're just using the kettle - pop the lid and wait 30 seconds.
2. Take your paper filter and fold the crease back on itself. Place this in the v60 and saturate with water to rinse and pre-heat you're vessel. Discard this water.
3. Weigh out 14g of ground coffee and place level in the v60.
4. Tare the scales and pour 80g in and then wait 30 seconds for that to bloom.
5. Next pour 70g of water in circular motion to get up to 150g and then wait again.
6. As the coffee is starting to recede and draw down, you can go ahead with your third pour. You want to bring your water level up to 200g in total.
Frequently asked questions
What is a V60?
A cone shaped dripper where the ground coffee sits in a cone shape filter. Water is poured on top and drips through the coffee down into a cup.
What's the best coffee to use in a V60?
Our single origin Colombian El Carmen is a great place to start.
What grind size do I use for the V60?
Grind medium coarse as you would for filter coffee, somewhere between Cafetiere and Aeropress grind.
What is the best water temperature for V60?
Just off the boil or between 92 and 96 degrees C.
What is the coffee to water ratio?
We would recommend aprox 16:1 ratio. So, for instance, 15 grammes of coffee to 250 ml of water.
What’s the difference between V60 and Chemex?
There are two crucial differences. The main one is all about the filter, the V60’s filter is much finer than the Chemex. This means that the time it takes to extract the essence of the coffee and, subsequently the brew time is reduced. Secondly, due to the ridges on the V60, the coffee passes through evenly which gives you more control over the brew time. The Chemex tends to flush out at once.
What’s the best material for V60?
The choices will be between glass, ceramic or plastic. Glass and ceramic will be good for heat retention but this will also be reflected in the cost. In our opinion, as the V60 is a relatively quick brew, the difference is pretty negligible.
Why we like to brew the pour-over coffee method
It provides you with the ability to vary brew times to taste, something not possible with an ordinary drip filter. It's quick and easy to clean and is a great one cup brew method.