How to brew V60 at home

Brewing coffee with a V60 pour-over is a popular method for achieving a clean and flavorful cup of coffee. Here are step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process:

You'll need:

  • V60 dripper
  • V60 paper filter
  • Freshly ground coffee (medium-coarse grind)
  • Gooseneck kettle
  • Coffee mug or carafe
  • Timer
  • Scale (optional but recommended)


  1. Preparation:

    • Place the V60 dripper on top of your coffee mug or carafe.
    • Rinse the V60 paper filter with hot water to eliminate any paper taste and preheat the dripper and vessel. Discard the rinse water.
  2. Measure and Grind Coffee:

    • Weigh out the desired amount of coffee. A common ratio is 1:16, meaning 1 part coffee to 16 parts water.
    • Grind the coffee to a medium-coarse consistency, resembling sea salt.
  3. Add Coffee Grounds:

    • Pour the ground coffee into the rinsed V60 filter, gently shaking the dripper to level the grounds evenly.
  4. Bloom:

    • Start the timer and pour just enough hot water (about double the weight of the coffee grounds) over the coffee to saturate it entirely.
    • Allow the coffee to bloom for about 30 seconds. During this time, the coffee releases trapped gases, causing the grounds to puff up.
  5. Pouring Technique:

    • Begin pouring in a slow, circular motion, adding water in a steady stream to evenly wet the coffee bed. The water should not touch the edges of the filter.
    • Keep the water level just below the top of the dripper to prevent overflows.
  6. Continue Pouring:

    • After the initial pour, wait until the coffee bed starts to flatten out slightly before adding more water.
    • Pour in intervals, maintaining a slow, steady pour, and try to keep the water level consistent throughout the brewing process.
  7. Total Brew Time:

    • The total brew time will depend on the size of the V60, grind size, and desired coffee strength. Aim for a total brew time of around 2.5 to 3.5 minutes.
  8. Enjoy:

    • Once the water has filtered through the coffee grounds and the coffee has finished brewing, remove the V60 dripper from your mug or carafe.
    • Give the coffee a gentle swirl to mix the flavors, and then enjoy your freshly brewed, delicious cup of coffee!

Remember that brewing with a V60 pour-over may take some practice to perfect, but the reward is a beautifully nuanced and flavorful cup of coffee tailored to your taste preferences. Experiment with different coffee-to-water ratios, grind sizes, and pouring techniques to discover the ideal method that suits your palate best.

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