Do yourself a favor– skip the Keurig.
It’s the weekend, so you probably have a bit more time for your morning routine. So instead of your single-serve machine coffee, make a delicious cup of coffee with a V60. It will change your coffee life.
It can seem intimidating or like a lot of work, but a pour over coffee only takes about 5 minutes and tastes 50x better. And it’ll cost less than a few fancy coffees from a coffee shop too. This is the one I have: Hario V60 Plastic Coffee Dripper.
Grab that, its filter, scale, some beans (or grounds, but I prefer to grind my own) and your kettle to get started.
Step 1: Begin Heating Water.
Add 400 grams of water to a kettle. This provides extra water to evaporate as well as rinse your filter. We’ll be heating until it reaches 200 degrees (this nifty kettle has a built-in thermometer).
Step 2: Grind Your Beans.
My ratio is 26 grams of coffee to 340 grams of water. This makes a strong coffee, do less if you don’t like it as strong!
Step 3: Remove Kettle from Heat
Once the water reaches 200 degrees, remove the kettle from the stove.
Step 4: Prepare V60
Place the V60 over a coffee cup on a scale. Put a filter in and run a bit of hot water through to rinse it out. Dump the water from the cup.
Step 5: Dump in Grounds
Replace the V60 on top. Put your grounds in and zero out the scale. Add 40 grams of water and let it sit for around 40 seconds. Add the rest of the water and stir a few times.
Step 6: Let Water Funnel Through
Once the water is gone from the top, simply remove the filter and take off the V60.
Step 7: Enjoy!
Enjoy your cup of coffee, after giving it a minute to cool down/take a selfie of course.
See, now wasn’t that easy? Let me know how it goes for you!