classic method for coffee preparation: V60

The commonly called v60, it turns out to be the most significant invention and design of the Japanese company Hario, that a few years after the end of World War I elaborates an artifact capable of filtering and making first level coffee beverages from a simple method and economic, within the reach of the entire market.

The v60 consists simply of a cone made generally of ceramic (there are also of glass or acrylic), which has the particularity in its internal texture with spiral-shaped reliefs, and an open bottom to put down the container or cup where it is required the filtered drink.

The filters for this artifact are special since they are even thinner than those used in other methods such as Chemex, and therefore, the required grains must be a little thinner. All this also due to the air spaces generated by the interior relief of the v60. This will allow the extraction to be faster and more uniform.

As in the Chemex, you should wash the filter with the pre-infusion to clear all possible dirt from the paper. As for the measures, for this method a little less coffee is used but with the same ratio in terms of quantity of water (10 grams of coffee per 120 milliliters of water). This taking into account that for each gram of coffee in the preparation will absorb twice its weight in water; therefore, if there are 20 grams of coffee, 40 grams of water will be retained in the dough.

Due to the circular shape of the grooves of the appliance, air mattresses are created between the filter and the ceramic, so that the extraction time is shorter. From this detail, it will be possible to highlight more delicate attributes than those highlighted by other methods; The final drinks are softer, with a lighter body and delicate flavors.

In relation to the Chemex, the great final difference is in the intensification of the flavors, since in v60 you will find that same profiling but with a lower intensity, which allows you to feel other less acid flavors.

To obtain better results, it is advisable to use first quality raw materials, such as special coffees with Sello de Antioquia available throughout the region.

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