Brewing coffee with a V60 creates a morning (or afternoon) ritual that’s hard to beat. Boiling the water, grinding the beans, and the rhythm of pouring hot water over coffee is one of our favorite parts about a cup of coffee.
When using an automatic brewing system like a Nespresso or a traditional coffee maker, it’s difficult to control the little details. And for the perfect cup of coffee, the details matter.
Trying a new brewing method can seem overwhelming, but the V60 is an approachable brewing system that will help you recreate your favorite coffee shop experience at home. The Hario V60 is considered a pour over method, and is the preferred method for many coffee enthusiasts.
While drip coffee makers, well, drip the water over ground coffee and a French press brews while the coffee is sitting in the water, the pour over method offers a heightened taste that many prefer. It does involve more attention than other methods, but we think you’ll enjoy the improved taste and experience.
Why Brew with a V60 Pour Over?
There are a number of benefits to using a V60 as a pour over brewing method, primarily the level of control you have over the brewing process. From how you grind the beans to the water and the pouring technique, you have control to make a truly great cup of coffee.
It’s also highly customizable. Many coffee roasters have a recommended ratio of coffee to water, but a pour over gives you the opportunity to find the mix you like best.
Perhaps the most significant benefit of using a pour over is the taste. A slow pour helps extract the variety of tasting notes for a truly special coffee experience.
Using a V60 Brewing System
You’ll need a few key pieces of equipment to brew with a V60:
Paper or reusable cone filter
The perfect mug
Your favorite Estas Manos coffee
Tip: While it’s possible to use pre-ground coffee in a V60, we recommend grinding beans fresh every time you brew a cup. This helps further enhance the flavor.