How To Brew V60 Pour Over Coffee

Coffee being brewed with the pour over brewing method using a kettle, V60 brewer, and a scale.

There are many ways to brew a delicious cup of coffee. In this tutorial, we wanted to share how we make coffee using the V60 brewer. Although there are countless recipes out there, this is a simplified guide to help you easily achieve a tasty cup of coffee. 

- V60 brewer
- V60 Brewer filters
- Gooseneck kettle
- Timer
- Scale

- Coffee - 20g
- Water - 320g

Set Up

The ratio for a V60 brew is 1:16, meaning you're using 1g of coffee for every 16g of water. If you’d like a stronger cup of coffee, you can decrease the ratio. Grab your V60 filter and place it inside while your water is boiling. Once the water is ready, take the kettle and pour over the filter to get the unwanted paper taste out as well as warming up your carafe. As it's dripping out, let's get our coffee. On a scale, measure 20g of coffee beans and place them in the hopper of the grinder. When deciding on the grind size, we'd recommend a medium grind size to start.

Before we begin to brew, don't forget to empty out the extra water from the filter rinse. Place a scale under your brewer. Add in the coffee and give it a slight shake to level out the grounds. Make sure the scale reads 20g of coffee before you tare it.

Brewing Steps

In phase one, start pouring 50g of water in a circular motion. Wait 30 seconds. This allows the gases to escape, filling the room with a delightful aroma. When approaching 30sec, get ready to pour again.

For this pulse, you'll pour an additional 150g of water, reaching 200g including your 50g bloom. Remember, gentle and circular motions are all it takes. Once you reach 200g, take the V60 and swirl it a little.

Wait for 10-15 seconds before pouring the rest of the 120g of water. When you've reached the total amount of 320g, finish it with a swirl. Wait for the last few drops to come through the brew.

Perfecting Your Cup

As you brew your pour-over, the target time is about 3:15 minutes to drip out. Here are a couple things we look out for in perfecting the cup and finding the grind size that fits your coffee in particular. When the grounds are too coarse, the time will be shorter, and/or your coffee will taste sour. If your grounds are too fine, you’ll notice a longer brew time and/or a bitter taste on your palate.

Now that the pour-over is brewed, sit back and enjoy!

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