How to make V60 coffee

The Hario V60 coffee maker is one of our favourite bits of kit. It’s quick, easy and makes a quality cup of coffee. Not only is it easy to use, it’s a breeze to clean too - perfect for the first cup of the morning. Our step-by-step guide will show you the ropes.

You’ll need:

  • Medium ground Pact Coffee
  • V60 coffee dripper
  • V60 filter paper
  • V60 scoop
  • Kettle (long-necked, ideally)
  • Your favourite mug

1. Boil a kettle, and leave it to rest for a minute

2. Place a filter paper into your V60, and rinse with hot water (discarding afterwards!). TOP TIP 1: Rinsing the filter paper makes sure it doesn’t affect the flavour, so you’re only getting the delicious flavour notes of your coffee

3. Add one scoop of medium ground Pact Coffee

4. Pour in enough off-the-boil water to cover the grounds, moving in circles while your pour

5. Leave the water-covered grounds to ‘bloom’ for 30 seconds, to allow gasses to escape. TOP TIP: Bubbles of carbon dioxide escaping is a key sign that your coffee is fresh, as it hasn’t had time to degas naturally

6. Over the next two minutes, gradually add enough water to fill the cup