How to Make Pour-Over Coffee with a Hario V60 Dripper

At our Artist Blend coffee class we learn various craft brewing techniques to prepare coffee at home. Here are a few tips for you to keep in mind if you decide to try it out and, of course, the list of tools you will need.

Why Pour-Over?

Pour over is great for coffee lovers who are looking for complete control over brewing extraction or for an easy way to make delicious coffee at home without having a coffee machine. The key is to pour slowly. 

What Tools Do I Need ?

Additional Tools

Before You Brew

We recommend starting with whole bean coffee and grinding with a burr grinder right before brewing. Also, make sure that the water is heated to 205 degrees by bringing it to a boil and letting it sit for about 30 seconds. 

Step By Step Pour Over Technique

1. Fold the filter along the crimped edge and place it inside in the dripper. Set the dripper on top of your mug.

2. Pour hot water around the inside of the filter for about 5 seconds. Rinsing the filter helps seal it inside the dripper and also gets rid of any papery taste.

Take the dripper off of your mug and discard the rinse water.

3. Measure out 24 grams (about 4 spoons) of coffee and grind it in the grinder on the medium setting. Add coffee to your brewer.

4. Saturate the grounds with water right off the boil in the spiral motion, clock wise going from outside to inside but just enough to cover the grounds. Let it bloom (forcing the gases inside the coffee to be released) for 12-15 seconds. You will start smelling a delicious aroma.

5. Continue pouring water in a slow, spiral motion, adding water every 10-15 seconds. Pour over dark spots, not the light ones. Keep pouring until you reach 365 g.

6. Enjoy!