The Perfect V60 Coffee Ratio

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The V60 Coffee Dripper is made by Hario. V stands for cone-shaped filers, whereas 60 represents the sloping angle of the dripper’s sides. Filter paper is inserted into the V shape and coffee grounds placed within the filter paper. The brewed coffee then drips into your cup, delivering a great coffee.

In my opinion This the simplest and best ways of making good coffee. You can control the temperature, the amount of grounds and how much water goes into each cup.

Water to coffee ratio for V60 is 3 gram of coffee for every 50 gram of water (3:50 ratio).

To calculate how much coffee you need, weigh the amount of water you want multiply that by 3 to brew and divide that by 50. That will give you the amount of coffee to grind.

Example:
170 grams of water multiplied by 3 = 510 grams
Take the 510 grams of water and divide by 50 grams of coffee = 10.2 grams of coffee

This is your 3:50 ratio

Cups of CoffeeWater (grams)Water (fl oz)Water (ml)Coffee (grams)Coffee (oz)Coffee (~Tbsp)
1170618010.20.360.72
23401235020.410.721.44
35101853030.61.082.16
46802471040.81.442.88
585030887511.803.6
6102036106461.22.164.32

Use the table as a reference. Depending on how potent you want your coffee you can either add more water or grounds to your cup.

What is V60 Coffee?

The V60 coffee is coffee made a V shaped (mostly ceramic) funnel that you place a filter with coffee ground into that sits on top of your coffee pot/mug. The v shape allows for deeper layering of coffee grounds, and its spiral ridges and lack of flow restriction allows users to pour the water quickly for a delicate body or slowly for a heavier flavor.

Why does the coffee to water ratio matter?

It matters for the flavor of your coffee. Each coffee bean has a finite amount of flavor that can be extracted and you don’t want to ruin it by not properly brewing it.

If you use too little coffee grounds, you will have a diluted, watery cup. If you use too much, you’ll have a caffeine-loaded cup of coffee that may lack in the flavor nuances of fine specialty coffee.

But like I mentioned earlier, use the table as a reference as you will have your own preference of how your coffee should taste. Start with the ratio recommendations above and adjust by a few grams until you find the perfect ratio for you.

How to Make V60 Coffee Breakdown

  1. Fold your paper filter along the seam and into a cone. Put the cone in your V60 (which should be sitting on top of a cup or jug).
  2. Rinse the filter by pouring hot water through it and into the cup (then tip out the excess).
  3. Place your coffee in the cone and gently shake flat.
  4. Put your V60 and cup (or jug) on the scale.
  5. Start the timer. Pour in 50g of water, covering all the coffee, making it bloom.
  6. After 30 seconds pour in 100g of water. Pour in concentric circles, into the coffee itself (not the sides of the filter paper!).
  7. After 60 seconds, pour in 50g more water.
  8. At 90 seconds, add another 50g.
  9. All your water (250g of it) should be in by the 90-second mark. Now, let it drip until finished.
  10. Your brew should be done within two to three minutes.
  11. If it’s taking longer than expected, coarsen the grind next time. If it’s running short, go finer.

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