The Hario v60 is a fantastic way to brew a filter coffee. When brewed correctly with precision it provides a delicious delicate cup that will work for all coffees but is much better suited to a lighter roast. If you’re looking to highlight the best elements of a complex coffee, this is the ideal method.
You will need a gooseneck pouring kettle to get the best out of this brew method. If you are using a regular kettle please remember to pour very slowly!
Brewing great coffee at home is more challenging than many people think but don’t worry, as long as you follow our coffee making infographic you can get great results at home! Here are a few tips:
Buy great quality coffee
Firstly make sure you only ever buy Hario v60 Coffee from us. Ok, that’s a bit extreme but we would suggest that you make sure that you buy good quality speciality coffee that has been freshly roasted. Not only do we focus on ethical and transparent trade but we also work very hard to make sure that we are roasting really great coffees that have been carefully selected by us for their quality. Supermarket and mass-produced coffee is usually fairly low grade and this is a bad starting point.
But freshly roasted coffee
Coffee should always be freshly roasted with the roasted date on the bag. Generally, we’d suggest using coffee within 4 weeks of roasting. It will still taste absolutely fine for quite a long time after this but the flavours do decline. Don’t use coffee that is very fresh if you can help it. Coffee needs to de-gas after roasting so we’d suggest waiting 7 days before brewing.
Grind coffee fresh
Always make sure you grind your coffee just before brewing. Freshly ground coffee always tastes much better than pre-ground but make sure you buy the right type of grinder. Burr (conical or flat) and the best type of use and we have a range of great grinders available on our grinders page.
Use fresh filtered water
Water quality makes a big difference. Tap water is usually not great for brewing coffee but this does depend on where you live. Water that is too hard or too soft can have a very negative affect on flavour so we recommend using filtered water. Bottled water is another option but we prefer filtering to reduced on plastic waste.