How to brew coffee with a V60

We’re here to demystify brewing a good coffee and to strip it back to basics, so that everyone can be confident of getting a barista-quality brew at home.

The V60 has many names - drip filter, pour over, Kalita, Melita, Hario - the list goes on. And with the right steps, it can create a cracking brew.

Follow our guide below, or watch our 90-second fool-proof video to learn how.

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  • 15g of Medium-fine ground coffee (between sea salt and table salt)
  • 250g of filtered water
  • V60 dripper & paper filters
  • Kettle (Gooseneck)
  • Teaspoon
  • Timer
  • Scales
  • Your favourite coffee mug


  1. Place the paper filter into the dripper and the dripper on top of your coffee mug
  2. Rinse the paper filter with water just off the boil, this prevents your coffee tasting papery. Discard the water in your cup
  3. Place your ground coffee into the V60 and begin your pour with 50g of water
  4. Give the coffee a gentle stir with a teaspoon to make sure all the grounds are wet
  5. Continue your pour slowly up to a total of 250g
  6. Once you have finished pouring give the dripper a gentle tap on the top of your mug, this helps push all the grounds stuck on the sides of the filter to the bottom
  7. Wait for all the water to draw down and enjoy
    Pro tip: You should aim for a total brew time of between 2-3 minutes with a nice flat bed of coffee at the bottom of the filter.
  8. Serve and enjoy!