Hario v60 Pour Over
The Hario v60 is a pour-over method ideal for brewing a single cup of coffee—quick and easy and brings the coffee to the foreground for a clean, bright, and aromatic cup.
Our tutorial walks you through how to make pour over coffee to delicious perfection in under 5 minutes (okay, maybe 7 if you count boil time).
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things you'll need
Step 1: pour over prep
Step 2: measure out coffee
- Use a scale to weigh out 16 grams of coffee
If you don't have a scale, use 2 tablespoons ground coffee. Measuring by weight is recommended as the density of coffee can vary depending on roast level/variety of coffee/sorting method and a host of other factors. For example, our Guatemalan Dark is roughly 20% larger than our Ethiopian Light Roast.
Step 3: grind beans
- Grind your beans to a medium grind—it should look like granulated salt
Step 4: Hario v60 prep
- Fold down the seam of the filter and set it in the Hario v60 cone
- Using your kettle, wet the filter then pour out the excess rinse-water from the container
This step warms the brewer and container so your brewing water maintains its temperature as you brew. It also gently adheres the filter to the brewer and rinses any trace of paper flavor from the filter.
Step 5: tamp grounds
- Add the ground coffee to the filter and settle it into a flat and even bed in the bottom of the filter.
Ideally, tamp the grounds flat to ensure that no air gaps remain in the brew bed. Air gaps in the grounds or between the filter and brewer allow water to flow through these gaps rather than the coffee, resulting in an unevenly extracted or “channeled” brew.
Step 6: inital pouring
- Pour 1 ounce (30 ml) freshly boiled water onto the grounds and allow it to sit for 30 seconds
Fresh coffee contains CO2 gas. This step releases that gas, ensuring more even brewing. It also provides a reliable indicator of the freshness of your coffee: No bubbling bloom when the water is added means that your coffee has already started to lose some of its fresh flavors—time to buy more beans!
Step 7: continue pouring
- Gradually pour an additional 8 ounces (220 ml) water through the grounds—this slow, steady pouring should take about 1 minute 30 seconds
- Allow the water to filter through the bed of grounds and finish dripping
Pour water directly over grounds in a circular motion until the slurry is about halfway up the dripper chamber. Keep the slurry of coffee grounds and water at about the same level by pouring, waiting, and pouring again. The goal is to get as many of the grounds to sink to an even bed at the bottom of the dripper (rather than either floating at the surface or clinging to the sides of the filter).
Step 8: enjoy!
Enjoy this simple cup of coffee brewed to delicious perfection