Step Up Your Coffee Game

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).

Make Pour Over Coffee

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!

Grind Your Own Beans

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.

Pour Over Coffee

Step 6: Let Water Funnel Through

Once the water is gone from the top, simply remove the filter and take off the V60.

V60 Pour Over

Step 7: Enjoy!

Enjoy your cup of coffee, after giving it a minute to cool down/take a selfie of course.

Home Brewed Coffee

 

See, now wasn’t that easy? Let me know how it goes for you!

 

5 Comment

  1. Denise says:

    Thank you for your step-by-step instructions! Bought all the equipment and tried it Sat and Sun. After re-reading your instructions the first two times, I created perfection on the third attempt Sat! By Sun I was a pro!! So worth it! Anyone want to buy my old Keurig lol? Thanks again!

  2. Ashley says:

    Haha oh my gosh. Resourceful as always. It’s like $15 bucks for a grinder, get one- that seems like it’d be a pain to clean!

  3. Kristen says:

    I am not a big coffee drinker but Petes is ! I’m going to try to get him to try this . Also we don’t have a grinder so we just use our blender to grind up whole beans when we have them.

  4. Ashley says:

    You’d need a scale for the bean weight. Volume in ounces and weight in grams would be different.

  5. Denise says:

    Can you do this without the scale using ounces from measuring cup?

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