How-to: Hario V60 Brewing Method Guide

The Hario V60 Pour Over comes in multiple models that vary in size and material. This brewer is available in plastic, ceramic and borosilicate glass, as well as in three sizes: 01, 02 and 03. This tried and true method is a favorite among brewers both professional and casual!

Please note that the Hario V60 Pour Over does not include a server or vessel to brew into. It requires a separate server or vessel – you can choose something specific to the brewer or simply brew into a mason jar.

Gather Your Equipment

clear glass coffee pitcher

You will need the following:

Hario v60 models

Hario V60 Plastic Coffee Dripper, Size 02, Clear
Hario V60 Plastic Coffee Dripper, Size 02, Clear
Cone shape helps to better accentuate coffees with floral or fruit flavor notes; Spiral ribs allows for maximum coffee expansion
Sale
Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper, Size 02, White
Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper, Size 02, White
Cone shape helps to better accentuate coffees with floral or fruit flavor notes.; Spiral ribs allows for maximum coffee expansion.
$20.95 −$1.50
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Hario V60 Pour Over Starter Set with Dripper, Glass Server Scoop and Filters, Size 02, Red
Hario V60 Pour Over Starter Set with Dripper, Glass Server Scoop and Filters, Size 02, Red
Heatproof borosilicate glass server with BPA-free handle, lid and measuring spoon; V60 Size 02 makes 1-4 cups
$27.93 −$6.08
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Hario V60 Metal Coffee Dripper, Size 02, Silver
Hario V60 Metal Coffee Dripper, Size 02, Silver
Made of the best heat resistant borosilicate glass from Hario; Hario in Japanese means "King of Glass"
$36.50 −$3.50
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Hario V60 Glass Coffee Dripper, Size 02, Olive Wood
Hario V60 Glass Coffee Dripper, Size 02, Olive Wood
Cone shape helps to better accentuate coffees with floral or fruit flavor notes; Spiral ribs allows for maximum coffee expansion
$45.00 −$10.05

Hario v60 essential items

Hario V60 Glass Range Coffee Server, 600ml, Clear
Hario V60 Glass Range Coffee Server, 600ml, Clear
Easy to use and clean; Heat-proof glass; Microwaveable; Designed and manufactured in Japan
Hario V60 Drip Coffee Scale and Timer, One Size, Black (New Model)
Hario V60 Drip Coffee Scale and Timer, One Size, Black (New Model)
Hario V60 drip coffee scale measures in 0. 1 gram increments for highest precision; Includes a drip timer for perfect bloom times and pours each time
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Hario V60 Paper Coffee Filters, Size 02, Natural, Tabbed, 200 Count
Hario V60 Paper Coffee Filters, Size 02, Natural, Tabbed, 200 Count
Set of 200 natural filter sheets; Capacity is 1-4 cups; Easy to use; Made in Japan; Designed to fit the cone shaped 02 dripper
$14.50 −$1.50
Hario V60 Paper Coffee Filters, Size 02, White, Tabbed (300 Sheets) (3 Items)
Hario V60 Paper Coffee Filters, Size 02, White, Tabbed (300 Sheets) (3 Items)
Capacity Size: These filters are compatible with the 02 type (1-4 cups).; Material: They are made with 100% oxygen bleached paper pulp.

Step One: Preparation

The first step of the process is to prepare your brew setup. I f you have a specific recipe that you are following, measure out the set amount of water and coffee. Otherwise, feel free to follow along with our recipe.

  1. Measure the water. Portion out 340ml or roughly 11 fluid ounces of filtered water.
  2. Heat the water. Heat the measured water to 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit. If you cannot take the temperature of the water, simply set it to boil.
  3. Measure the coffee. If you are using pre-ground coffee, make sure it is ground for Chemex, and measure out 20 grams or about 4 tablespoons of coffee. If the coffee is whole bean, weigh out the same amount and grind it for a medium coarse grind (compare this to kosher salt).
  4. Assemble the brewer and vessel. Place your Hair V60 on top of the server or vessel of your choice before continuing.

What is the ideal V60 coffee to water ratio?

When it comes to coffee recipes, start with a 1:16 ratio of coffee to water. You can adjust the ratio to taste after you get the hang of brewing with the Hario V60.

Step Two: The Filter

  1. Place the filter. You will notice that the filter has two seamed edges. Fold these two edges over before placing the filter in the brewer.
  2. Wet the filter. Using 20ml of the heated water (just a splash!), wet the entire filter. This helps remove any paper taste and also prepares the filter to brew the coffee without taking water away from the brewing process.
  3. Empty the filter water. Be sure to dump the filter water out of your server before continuing.

Step Three: Start Your Brew

Your brew should take about two to two and a half minutes total.

  1. Add the coffee. Add the portioned out coffee, 20 grams, to your filter. Give the Hario V60 a gentle shake so that the coffee grounds are flat and level in the brewing cone.
  2. Bloom the coffee. The first pour when brewing is called the bloom. Add about two ounces or 60ml of hot water to the grounds. Be sure to cover all of the grounds so nothing is left dry. Let this sit for about 30 seconds.
  3. Pour hot water in an outward spiral. After 30 seconds, start from the center of the the coffee grounds and begin pouring in an outward spiral.
  4. Pour the hot water in an inward spiral. Once you reach the outer edge of the grounds, start to pour the hot water in an inward spiral. Once you reach the center of the grounds, return to #3.
  5. Allow the coffee to drip through. After repeating #3 and #4 until you have used all ml or 11 fluid ounces of hot water, allow the water to drip through the coffee and the filter. This should take no more than 30 seconds for all of the coffee to have dripped through into the bottom of the Hario V60 pour over.

Step Five: The Final Steps

  1. Dispose of the coffee grounds and filter.  Once your coffee has fully dripped through, bundle up the corners of the coffee filter and remove from the brewer.
  2. Swirl your brewer. Before serving, remove your Hair V60 from the server. Place the lid on the server if it has one and give it a gentle swirl. This will incorporate the flavors of the brew.

How do you make espresso with a V60?

To prepare 3 ounces (85 grams) of V60 espresso, we’ll use 8.5 grams of coffee, or a coffee-to-water ratio of 1:10. If you’re using a different pour-over brewer, experiment with changing the number of coffee beans and seeing how it turns out! You might also try grinding your beans finer than usual.

Last but not least, it’s time to enjoy your Hario V60 brewed coffee!

What is the best coffee for V60?

  1. Volcanica Coffee – Ethiopian Origin Coffee from the Yirgacheffe Region
  2. Fresh Roasted Coffee, Costa Rica Tarrazu
  3. Real Good Coffee Co. French Dark Roast Whole Bean Coffee
  4. Lavazza Gran Filtro Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Medium Roast
  5. Hawaiian Gold Kona Medium Roast Gourmet Blend Whole Bean Coffee
  6. Kicking Horse Coffee, Smart Ass, Medium Roast, Whole Bean

Click here to check out our review for the best v60 pour over coffee beans.

FAQs

What is the Hario V60 Coffee Dripper

Hario manufactures the V60 Coffee Dripper (also known as the V60 Coffee Maker). The term is derived from the device’s form. It has a “V” form with 60-degree angles. The internal sides include interior ridges that aid in air flow during the brewing process. Filter paper is inserted into the V shape, and coffee grounds are placed within it. The brewed coffee then drips into your cup, producing a delicious cup of coffee.

The Hario V60’s shape, design, and materials were chosen to aid provide optimal extraction. They are available in ceramic, plastic, glass, and metal types, with a solution to fit every budget or purpose. Certain materials, such as copper, are related with improved extraction due to the V60’s ability to maintain more heat. Others, such as the plastic V60, are geared toward the traveling barista rather than heat retention.

Is Hario a good brand?

For most tests, the Hario made good to great coffee, but the Kalita had the edge when it came to making the most nuanced, best-tasting cups. Having said that, at its best, the Hario captured a range of aromas akin to those generated by the Kalita, and brewed well-rounded coffee that drank nicely with milk.

What is so special about Hario V60?

In recent years, the V60 has grown in popularity. It provides very clear flavors and smells, letting coffee enthusiasts to appreciate even the most subtle aspects in their coffee. As a result, the V60 is one of the most popular brewing methods for specialty coffee. You can prepare a delicious cup of coffee in about 3 minutes.

How long should a V60 pour over take?

It’s ideal for people who want complete control over their brewing extraction. The trick here is to pour slowly. For a 10oz mug, the full brewing procedure takes roughly three minutes.

What is the best grind size for Hario V60?

Medium coarse grind is ideal, but medium-fine grind also works.

Can you use ground coffee in V60?

Yes you can. However, don’t expect much bloom or the full taste and aroma compared to a whole bean coffee you’ve grind.

How many cups does a Hario V60 make?

The Hario V60 is available in three sizes and four distinct materials (plastic, ceramic, glass, and metal). Each variant is available in a limited number of colors, including transparent, white, red, pink, copper, and metal-colored versions. The smallest cone makes 1-2 cups of coffee, the medium 1-4 cups, and the largest V60 1-6 cups.

Why is a gooseneck kettle better for Hario V60?

When used correctly, a gooseneck kettle gives you more control over the flow rate and allows you to be more precise with where you pour the water on the bed of grounds, but also where and when the grounds become saturated.. It also simplifies the brewing process. You can change the rate of your flow by simply tilting your wrist forward or backward.

Why is my V60 bitter?

What’s the deal with my coffee being so bitter? If your V60 is operating very slowly (anything more than four minutes is considered’slow,’ your coffee may taste bitter with a protracted and unpleasant finish). Bitter coffee can also indicate that your water temperature is too high.

What is the difference between Hario V60 01 & 02?

The 01 is suited for 1 or 2 cups, the 02 for up to 4 cups, and the 03 for up to 6 cups. (The 02 brews 600 ml of coffee, which is enough for two big mugs or four small cups.)

Which Hario V60 size is best?

The smallest size 01 V60 is the best bet for normal dosages of 12g-14g. This is for those who brew roughly 200mL of coffee for personal use on a regular basis, while it has a bit more room for those mornings when you need a little extra kick.

How can I make my V60 stronger?

Managing this ratio in your V60 is simple—using more brew water (compared to your coffee dose) results in coffee with a higher extraction and a weaker strength, while using less water results in stronger coffee with less overall extraction.

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Sophie Kidd Carr

Sophie Kidd Carr is a freelance writer and educator with over five years of experience in the coffee industry. Sophie also enjoys traveling to different countries and discovering new adventures.