How to use a Hario V60 dripper (pour over method)



This clip is an easy to follow educational video on how to use a Hario V60 Dripper. You could get a lot more technical but the aim of this video is to nail the basics. If you don’t know much about coffee and would like to learn more about how to make good coffee at home in an affordable way, this video is for you.


-3 table spoons of freshly ground coffee

-A (Arsenal) mug

Hario V60 Dripper

-1 filter paper

-A Kettle

-A timer


Step 1: Pre-heat the Dripper and the mug (30s)

Step 2: Pre-infusion (30s)

Step 3: Proper Brew (2 minutes or 30s more if required)

Step 4: Final Draw Down (30s)


This was our first of many more ‘how to’ videos that we will be publishing over the next couple of months. Keep an eye out on our Facebook Page or Twitter. We’ll be letting you know what coffee method we’ll be showing you guys how to use soon!

The Hario V60 is a great place to start if you want to dip your toe into the world of coffee. Shop around online and you should be able to pick one up for about £20.


4 Responses

  1. Benji

    05/20/2013, 11:03 pm

    Nice video! Very clear step by step instructions.

    If you want to get really snobby, may be worth mentioning to not use boiling water and to dose your coffee and water with a gram scale instead of a scoop. Easier to get a precise coffee to water ratio that way.

    Also, great website concept. I myself have thought about creating a blog about the local coffee shops in my area…maybe one day.

  2. Henry

    05/21/2013, 11:30 am

    Thanks for your feedback Benji,

    Agreed! What kind of ratios would you recommend for grams of coffee to water? I rarely use my scales and have been meaning to get into the habit of using them. How much increase in flavour do you reckon you get?

    It’s a lot of fun!

  3. Benji

    05/21/2013, 05:24 pm

    So I went to a coffee tasting in my area…there were 3 roasters and they all happened to be using the same ratio of 15g water to every 1g of coffee. This was with a Chemex for the most part.

    I think it’s a good starting ratio…then you can adjust up or down from there :)


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