v60 Brewing Guide

One of the most commonly used pour-over brewing methods, the v60 is a simple way to brew a single cup. Its cone shape with spiral ridges along the inside allows for a clean extraction, resulting in a brilliantly balanced cup.


What you need:

  • v60 dripper

  • v60 filter

  • Mug or coffee carafe

  • Gooseneck kettle

  • Kitchen scale

  • Coffee grinder

  • Tinker Coffee Co. whole bean coffee

v60 overview

Step 1:

Place your v60 coffee dripper on top of your mug or coffee carafe, then place the v60 filter inside the dripper and rinse with hot water. Once finished, dispose of rinse water.

-Note: Rinsing the paper filter will rid of any papery taste in the dry filter, ensuring a great tasting cup. 

v60 rinse

Step 2:

Measure out 24g of whole bean coffee and grind to a fine grind.

-Note: If your grind is too fine, your overall brew time will be too slow. If your grind is too coarse, it will be too fast. Your target brew time should be from 2 ½ to 3 min.

v60 bean dose
v60 grind

Step 3:

Place mug/carafe and v60 onto your kitchen scale and then place fresh grounds into the middle of the v60. Gently shake your v60 until grounds create a level surface. Tare scale back to zero.

v60 prebrew

Step 4:

Using water at 205˚F, pour 48g of water over grounds, allowing coffee to bloom. Then stir the wet grounds gently, making sure that all grounds have been saturated.

-Note: The bloom is created by the releasing of gasses trapped inside the grounds. To be sure all of the gasses have been released, let the bloom process take a total of 30 seconds.

v60 bloom
v60 stir

Step 5:

After the 30 sec. bloom, gradually pour water over the grounds in a circular motion until you reach 350g of water. Your total brew time should be between 2 ½ and 3 min.

-Note: Target times should be 160g by 1 min, 280g by 1:45, 350g by 2:15, and your cup should finish brewing at or around 2:30 to 2:45.

v60 final brew

Step 6:

Remove the v60 dripper from your mug or carafe and set aside. Pour your coffee and enjoy. 

v60 pour