The Key Specifications
Grind Size: Medium
Brew Time: 2:30 min
Step 1: Set the water in your kettle to heat to 93℃. If you do not have a thermometer or a kettle with temperature control, boil the water and let it stand for 60 – 90 seconds. Never use boiling water to brew as this burns your coffee grounds and will bring bitter elements into your cup.
Step 2: Tune your grinder to its medium setting and grind 15 grams of coffee. You can skip this step if you purchased ground coffee instead of whole beans.
Step 3: Place the V60 on top of a server, mug or any other vessel. Drop the V60 filter paper into the cone and ensure a compact fit.
Step 4: Wet the filter paper thoroughly to get rid of any papery tastes and to ensure it sticks onto the surface of the V60. Empty the water from the collecting vessel.
Step 5: Drop the coffee grounds into the V60 cone and give it a few taps to level the bed of grounds. Make sure you distribute the coffee evenly and that no bits stick to the top of the wet filter paper while you are dropping the grounds.
Step 6: If you are using a kettle with temperature control (or if you have a thermometer), check if the water is still at 93℃ and reheat accordingly.
Step 7: Place the entire setup on a scale and tare it. Start your timer and pour water in a concentric manner till your scale reads 30 – 40g. Make sure that you wet all the grounds. This is the blooming phase during which the coffee gives out carbon-di-oxide and you will notice the entire bed energetically bubbling up.
Step 8: When your timer reaches 30 – 35 seconds, pour water concentrically starting from the inside and moving outward. Avoid pouring near the edges of the filter paper as this will result in water channeling down into the vessel without enough contact with the coffee grounds. Pour until the scale reads 130g. Pause pouring for 15 seconds.
Step 9: Pour the remaining water in the similar concentric manner until the scale reads 225g. You can now stop pouring and enjoy the numerous aromas swimming off your coffee bed into the atmosphere. The pour should slow to an occasional drip somewhere between 2:30 and 2:45. If the drip duration is too short, your grind size might be too coarse and if it is too long, your grind size might be too fine.
Step 10: Once the drip has finished, notice the coffee bed. If you are left with a flat bed of coffee grounds, this indicates that the pour was consistent. You can remove the V60, swirl/stir your brew, and let it breathe for half a minute.
Step 11: Your coffee is ready to serve! Enjoy!