The pour over coffee or v60 as it is otherwise known, is more of a ritual than a process. With no machine in sight to distract you with its flashing lights or cords getting in the way. It's just you and your v60 pour over. The result is reminiscent of one from a quality drip coffeemaker but noticeably more delicate, complex & satisfying. Notice the bloom, experience the first notes of coffee-drunk steam, observe how the spiral of the slow pour alters the flavours of the final cup. This simple, yet elegant experience gets you in tune with your coffee.
POUR OVER / V60 - SERVES 2
You will need:
- v60 Pour Over
- 32 grams coffee beans
- 450ml water (plus some extra to rinse the filter paper)
- Filter paper
- Pouring kettle
- Serving jug
Bring your water to the boil and let it cool down to 94 degrees
Grind your coffee beans to a medium ground
Place a filter paper in the v60 and rinse with hot water. Remove water once done or pour into a cup to warm it up
Set the v60 on top of your jug
Add your freshly ground coffee to the filter and shake gently until the coffee grounds are level
Make a small well in the centre of the coffee grounds using your paddle
Set the v60 and jug onto your scales, setting it to zero.
Saturate the coffee grounds with 60ml water. Try to avoid touching the filter paper if possible
Wait 40 seconds and start to pour in the remaining 390ml of water, taking care to pour slowly in a circular motion.
Stop pouring once your scales read 450ml, and serve