The largest Hario V60 dripper, the 03 (3-cup), is highly versatile: you can go big when you swirl, and it can make a lot of coffee in one hit.
This is why Reuben is a big fan of it—he can make coffee for a crowd or for a few serves in those mornings when he needs more than a cup. Plus, using this high-agitation method and a larger grind-size, the cup is very, very sweet. It’s all wins!
Here’s the step-by-step guide (or jump onto this guide’s Frequently Asked Questions):
• 30g of coffee beans
• A couple of extra beans (~1g) to season the grinder (optional)
• 500g of just-boiled water ♨︎
• Extra water to rinse the filter
✎: We recommend using a gooseneck kettle because it offers higher pouring precision. However, if you don’t have one, you can always use a standard one or literally any pouring source. Your coffee, your rules.
ℹ︎: If you don’t have a grinder, that’s OK! You can always use pre-ground coffee, though we recommend freshly ground because it does elevate the flavour of each brew.
♨︎: In our recipes, we measure water in grams because we use scales, and it’s easy to achieve precision this way. However, if you don’t have scales, the conversion is easy: 1g=1mL.
Put the water to boil. Place the paper filter in the dripper and this on the server, and rinse.
Don’t forget to discard that water!
Set the grinder to filter setting and season using 2-3 spare beans (~1g).
I use setting 54 on the Breville Smart Grinder, which is on the coarser side of the filter range.
Don’t forget to discard the seasoning grounds! Also, this step is optional—it’s OK if you don’t do it, but highly recommended if your previous grind was for espresso.
Grind 30g of coffee. Place in the filter.
Also, at this stage, place the dripper and server on the scales and tare to 0g. Don’t forget to start the timer as you start pouring.
1st pour (minute 0'00"): pour 150g of water in a circular motion. Give the dripper a big swirl.
This first pour is 30% of the total brewing water, which will be just off-the-boil.
2nd pour (minute ~0'30"): pour 125g of water in a circular motion. Give the dripper a big swirl.
The second pour is 25% of the total brewing water, bringing the total in the scales up to 275g. Don’t worry too much if the number is a bit up or down.
3rd pour (minute ~1'20"): pour 100g of water in a circular motion. Give the dripper a big swirl.
The third pour is again 20% of the total brewing water, bringing the total in the scales up to 375g.
4th pour (minute ~2'10"): pour 75g of water in a circular motion. Give the dripper a big swirl.
The fourth pour is 15% of the total brewing water, bringing the total in the scales up to 450g.
5th pour (minute ~3'00"): pour 50g of water in a circular motion. Give the dripper a big swirl and wait until it totally drains.
The fifth pour brings us to a total of 500g total water.
Serve and enjoy!