Hario Plastic V60-02 Dripper
The Hario V60-02 coffee brewer is an excellent option if you're looking for a plastic brewer that allows for a continuous slow pour. It gives you more control over water dispersal and extraction. However, compared to a flat-bottom brewer like the Kalita Wave, the Hario V60-02 has less resistance and is more efficient in brewing. The design features a single large hole and spiral ribs that help with even extraction and a balanced flow. Although plastic is less conductive than steel, it's still important to maintain heat retention for optimal brewing. The plastic material of the brewer has a lower specific heat capacity, which means it requires less energy to warm up, and the insulation can help with heat loss during the brewing process.
Before we start brewing, there are some things we need to prepare.
Have a kettle ready with at least 500 ml of water, a scale and a grinder.
We will be setting our kettle for 98℃ degrees. If you do not have an electric kettle, let your water boil and let it stand for thirty seconds.
|Weigh out 18 grams of coffee and grind it on a medium-fine setting.
|Rinse the filter with hot water to warm up the plastic brewer and prevent heat absorption during brewing, which can hinder extraction.
|Place the ground coffee into the brewer, and level out the bed.
|Add 52 grams of water to the bed of coffee.
|We will bloom the coffee 30 seconds.
|We will be performing a slow, controlled, concentric pour in an attempt to reach 300 ml. We will adjust our flow rate to match the rate at which the coffee is being brewed.
|After reaching 300ml, we'll pick up the brewer and gently spin it clockwise to agitate the mixture, allowing high and dry grounds to be flushed back into the slurry.
|Let it drain, and it should finish by 2:15-2:30 seconds.
|Enjoy alone or with friends.