V60 Dripper

V60 creates a lighter bodied coffee, allowing delicate notes and flavours to come through. This brewing method is ideal for medium to lighter roasts.

 Overview
  • Total brew time: ~02:30
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Characteristics: Bright, lighter bodied coffee.

 

 What you need
  • Hario V60 dripper or any drip brewer
  • V60 paper filter
  • 16 grams Kaphi Beans Coffee. Use 18g if you prefer a stronger brew.
  • ~300 mL water
  • Kettle
  • Timer
  • Your favourite mug
  • Burr grinder (recommended)
  • Scale


Things to note before you brew

  • To extract the maximum flavours from your coffee, we recommend freshly grinding your beans just before brewing
  • The type of water you use can affect the quality of your brew. Traditional hard water can distort the coffee flavours so use filtered water where you can.

Step 1. Open up your V60 filter paper, fold the filter along the crimped edge and place it inside in the dripper. Then place the brewer on top of your mug. 

Step 2. Boil your water. Use the hot water to rinse out the filter paper. This removes any papery taste and pre heats the brewer. Remove the brewer and discard any water in the mug.

Step 3. Weigh out 16g of freshly roasted coffee beans or pre-ground coffee. For whole beans, grind them medium fine (think table salt size).

Step 4. Pour your ground coffee into the centre of the V60 and gently shake the brewer back and forth to level the grounds. Make a small well in the centre of the coffee bed using your finger.

Step 5. 

Time: 0:00-0:45 

Start your timer and in a circular manner slowly pour just enough water over the grounds to wet them evenly (Approx 70 grams). This is the blooming phase and the hot water will force out trapped gases, leading to an expansion of the coffee bed. Enjoy the aromas whilst your coffee blooms. Wait 45 seconds.

Step 6. 

Time: 00:45-01:30

Gently pour the rest of the 180g of water in circular pattern. Try to avoid pouring too quickly as this will disrupt the coffee bed.  If the water level reaches the top of the V60 filter, wait a little for the water to drain before pouring more water. Once all the water is poured, gently lift the V60 dripper and give it a swirl for 5-10 second or until all the coffee is evenly mixed. This ensures the coffee properly mixed and creates a flat coffee bed leading to a more even extraction.

Step 7. 

Time: 1:30-2:30

Allow all the water to drain through the filter. Remove the V60 from your mug  and discard the filter paper and grounds. Enjoy your brew!

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Troubleshooting and F.A.Q

Q. My brew time was longer than 3 minutes, what does this mean?
A. If your brew time is longer than 3 minutes, it's probably due to the coffee grounds being too fine. Try adjusting the grind settings for next time to a slightly coarser grind. This needs a bit of trail and error but once you find the perfect grind for your brewer, it will make a significant different to your brew quality.

Q. My coffee tasted sour
A. If your coffee taste sour, this could be due to under extraction. Try grinding your coffee finer for next time, and test the different grinds until you find the perfect grind for your brew. You will know this because the coffee will taste sweet, with minimal sourness and maximum flavour.

Q. My coffee tasted bitter
A. If your coffee taste bitter, this could be due to over extraction. Try grinding your coffee coarser for next time, and test the different grinds until you find the perfect grind for your brew. You will know this because the coffee will taste sweet, with minimal bitterness and maximum flavour.

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Coffee's that work well with a V60 (drip brewer)

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