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v60 Pour-Over Brew Guide

Updated: May 27, 2019

As with all our brewing methods and instructions, we suggest starting with a 1:16 coffee:water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavour pulled out of the ground coffee. Feel free to adjust stronger or weaker to your taste.

415g of water

26g of coffee

3 min

525g of water

33g of coffee

3.5 min

800g of water

50g of coffee

4 min

Fill your kettle and set to boil.

Take a Hario filter, open it up, set in the V60 cone and rinse thoroughly with hot water. This will ensure no papery taste resides in the brew, and will also heat the ceramic.

Place the V60 on top of the vessel you want to brew in, and place it on the scale. Tare to zero. (Make sure the vessel is large enough to hold all of the coffee you will be brewing).

Weigh out coffee (see chart). Set your grinder to a sand-like grind.

Once the kettle boils, grind your coffee and add it to the V60. Tare the vessel, cone, and filter with coffee to zero.

Start your timer and pour twice as much water as coffee (i.e. 26g coffee x 2 = 52g water) over the grounds. The goal is even saturation, so pour slowly in a clockwise pattern. Don’t worry if you see a few drips falling through. This bloom allows the coffee to de-gas, enabling the water to yield the full potential of the coffee. This is an essential step that should never be rushed.

After about a minute, add water in stages (around 70–100g at a time) until you reach the desired final brew weight, making sure that the grounds are never exposed to air until the brew is finished. Concentrate the pour towards the center of the V60, working your way outwards to about a centimeter from the edge of the slurry. The water stream from the pouring kettle should be slow enough to fall straight down, not at an angle.

Once the stream slows to an occasional drip, the brew is finished. Enjoy!

recipe by intelligentsia coffee.

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