The Hario V60 is our favourite brew apparatus for achieving even results quickly and easily. This drip filter produces a great balance of body and flavour in a convenient way.
Brew it the Liberty Style!
An alternative take on the pouring method would be pouring to achieve a flat bed of coffee grinds. Such method would require a longer brew time as well as a looser coffee to water ratio like 1:17 depending on personal preferences.
Bring filtered water to boil.
Weigh out coffee and grind it to a medium grind (note a coarser grind for double serving).
Form the filter into a cone and place it in the Hario V60 dripper. Using freshly boiled water, wet the paper filter evenly. This helps to remove any ‘paper taste’, and warms the brewing apparatus. Discard the rinsing water.
Pour the coffee grounds into the filter and level them with a gentle shake to make the coffee bed even. This will allow for a more even pour.
Start the timer. Pour just enough water, slightly off the boil, to wet the coffee grounds evenly. Let this slurry bloom for 30 sec.
Continue pouring slowly, starting in the middle and then gradually moving out in bigger circles. Take care to avoid pouring directly on the walls of the filter so as not to bypass the coffee. Repeat in slow, even spiral motions as necessary until you reach the indicated amount of water to be poured by the 1 min 30-45 sec mark (including the bloom).