A Better 1 Cup V60 Technique

James Hoffmann, a well-known coffee expert, has developed a technique for brewing a better 1 cup V60 pour-over coffee. He has shared this technique in a video titled “A Better 1 Cup V60 Technique” on his YouTube channel. In the video, he demonstrates his method and provides tips for brewing a delicious cup of coffee using the V60.

Here are the steps to follow

  1. Use 15g of ground coffee and 250g of soft, filtered water, freshly boiled.
  2. Rinse the filter with hot water and discard the rinse water.
  3. Add the ground coffee to the V60 and make a small well in the center.
  4. Start pouring water in a circular motion, starting from the center and moving outward, until all the coffee is evenly saturated.
  5. Wait for 45 seconds to allow the coffee to bloom.
  6. Continue pouring water in a circular motion, keeping the water level consistent, until you have added all 250g of water.
  7. Give the V60 a gentle swirl to ensure an even extraction.
  8. Wait for the coffee to finish dripping through the filter before removing the V60 and enjoying your delicious cup of coffee.

James Hoffmann also addresses common questions and concerns about his technique in a follow-up video titled “1 Cup V60 Part 2: You Had A Lot Of Questions!”. I recommend watching both videos for a detailed demonstration and explanation of his technique.

James Hoffmann have done a better 1 cup v60 technique
James Hoffmann inspiring the coffee world (photo from his facebook page).

As you may have noticed I’m a big fan of James Hoffmann and of course there are other good recipes. But I really think this is a good method for brewing pour-over coffee for 1 cup. It is easy to follow and produces consistent results. You can learn a lot from it as it addresses common issues that people encounter when brewing coffee using the V60. I use it as my standard method when brewing a 1 cup and if necessary I mostly tweak the grinding size and water temperature.

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