Essential Equipment for V60 Brewing

Begin your V60 brewing journey by gathering the necessary equipment: a V60 dripper, a V60 filter, a coffee grinder, a kettle, a digital scale, a timer, and your choice of coffee beans. Each tool plays a vital role in the brewing process.

Preparing Your Water and Coffee Beans

Bring water to a boil in your kettle and then allow it to cool to approximately 93°C, which is just off boiling. This temperature is ideal for extracting the full flavor of the coffee. Meanwhile, weigh out 20-24 grams of coffee beans and grind them to a medium-coarse consistency, perfect for V60 brewing.

Setting Up Your V60 Dripper

Place the V60 filter in the dripper and rinse it with hot water. This step is crucial to remove any paper taste and to preheat your brewing equipment. After rinsing, discard the water from the dripper and set it atop your coffee cup.

The Brewing Process: Precision and Patience

Add your ground coffee to the filter, leveling it gently. Start your timer and begin the brewing process by pouring 40 grams of water over the coffee in a spiral motion, ensuring all grounds are saturated. This initial pour is known as the "bloom," allowing gases to escape from the coffee.

The Art of Pouring

After a 30-second bloom period, continue adding water slowly, aiming for a total of 360-400 grams. Maintain a consistent water level and be mindful to pour gently, focusing on the center and avoiding the filter's edges.

Final Steps and Enjoying Your Coffee

Once all the water has dripped through (typically taking 3-4 minutes), your brewing is complete. Remove the dripper, discard the used grounds and filter, and give your coffee a gentle stir. Allow it to cool for a moment.

Savoring Your Perfectly Brewed V60 Coffee

Now it's time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Sit back and relish the delicious V60 pour-over coffee you've just brewed. Each sip is a testament to the care and precision you've put into the process.

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