How to Brew the Perfect Pour Over Coffee with a V60

How to Brew the Perfect Pour Over Coffee with a V60

Today, we're diving into one of the most beloved methods for brewing a perfect cup of coffee: the V60 pour over. Whether you're new to brewing your own coffee or looking to perfect your technique, this guide will walk you through every step to make an incredible cup using Con Todo Coffee’s ethically sourced Mexican coffee.

Pour over coffee is known for its clarity and vibrant flavors, and the V60 is a fantastic tool to bring out the best in your beans. So, grab your gear, and let's get started on how to brew pour over coffee the right way!

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What You’ll Need

Before we get into the steps, let's gather everything you'll need for this brewing method:

- V60 dripper
- V60 filter
- Kettle
- Scale
- Grinder
- Fresh Con Todo Coffee beans
- Timer
- Mug or server


For this recipe, we'll be using a 1:15 coffee-to-water ratio. Here's what you'll need:

- 20g coffee beans
- 300g water


Step 1: Boil Water

Start by bringing your water to a boil. Ideally, you'll want your water temperature to be around 200°F (93°C). If you don’t have a thermometer, just let the water sit for about 30 seconds after boiling to cool slightly.

Step 2: Grind Coffee

Next, grind 20g of Con Todo Coffee beans to a medium consistency, similar to coarse sand. Freshly ground coffee makes a huge difference in flavor, so we highly recommend grinding your beans just before brewing.

Step 3: Rinse the Filter

Place your V60 filter in the dripper, and rinse it thoroughly with hot water. This step is crucial as it removes any paper taste from the filter and preheats your dripper and server. Discard the rinse water before moving on.

Step 4: Add Coffee Grounds

Add the 20g of freshly ground coffee to the rinsed filter. Give the dripper a gentle shake to level the coffee bed, ensuring even extraction during brewing.

Step 5: Bloom

Start your timer and begin pouring 50g of water over the coffee grounds. Make sure all the grounds are saturated. This initial pour is called the bloom and allows the coffee to degas, which helps with even extraction. Let it bloom for 30 seconds.

Step 6: First Pour

After the bloom, start pouring an additional 50g of water in slow, concentric circles. Aim to pour steadily and evenly. Wait for 10 seconds, then repeat this process. Continue with five more pours of 50g each, allowing short pauses in between, until you reach a total of 300g of water.

Step 7: Final Stages

Once you’ve poured all the water, give the V60 a gentle swirl to ensure all the grounds are evenly saturated. Let the coffee draw down completely. The total brew time should be between 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 3 minutes.

Step 8: Serve and Enjoy

Once the dripping has stopped, carefully remove the V60 dripper and discard the used coffee grounds. Pour your freshly brewed coffee into a mug or server. Now, sit back and enjoy the rich, complex flavors of your perfect pour over coffee.

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Tips for the Best Pour Over Coffee

1. **Use Fresh Coffee**: Always use freshly roasted and ground coffee. Con Todo Coffee’s ethically sourced Mexican coffee is a great choice for its rich and vibrant flavors.

2. **Water Quality**: Use filtered water to avoid any unwanted flavors from tap water.

3. **Consistent Pouring**: Pouring in slow, even circles helps to ensure even extraction and a balanced cup.

4. **Experiment with Ratios**: While a 1:15 ratio is a great starting point, feel free to adjust the coffee-to-water ratio to suit your taste preferences.

5. **Temperature Control**: Keeping your water around 200°F (93°C) is ideal for optimal extraction.

By following these steps and tips, you'll be able to brew a fantastic cup of pour over coffee with your V60 every time. At Con Todo Coffee, we believe that great coffee is about more than just taste—it's about the entire experience, from the quality of the beans to the care taken in brewing.

Our ethically sourced Mexican coffee is not only delicious but also supports the farmers and communities who grow it as well as the largest food bank in Mexico. 

Brewing your own coffee can be a rewarding and enjoyable process. So next time you’re in the mood for a truly exceptional cup, grab your V60 and Con Todo Coffee, and follow these steps to perfection.

Enjoy your coffee brewing journey, and remember to savor each cup knowing you're supporting a better mañana for everyone involved in bringing that coffee to your table.


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