Damn Fine Tutorial – My Hybrid V60 Technique

There is no shortage...

of V60 recipes, tutorials, and techniques online in both written and video formats. ย It seems almost like a rite of passage, or at the very least a given for coffee YouTubers and bloggers these days. Since there are so many options out there, I guess I didn't feel like I needed to add another one. ย But after posting a small blurb about my hybrid V60 technique on my Instagramย feed, there seemed to be a good amount of interest from ya'll, so I decided to put this video together.

I call it my hybrid V60 technique because over the past few years I've tried quite a few recipes and picked up a couple interesting tricks along the way. Using those tricks I've pieced together a V60 recipe that I've grown pretty fond of, and it's been my go-to for awhile now, and maybe it'll also become yours. So check out the video above for a quick breakdown of some of the finer points, and then follow the recipe directions down below for a sweet, sweet brew of your very own.

The Recipe/18g Coffee/288g water/1:16 Brew Ratio

  1. Fold and rinse your paper filter
  2. Pour coffee into the filter and Prepare the coffee bed using the Kubomi technique (see video for reference)
  3. [00:00 - 00:30] Pour 50 grams of water to bloom, and stir from the center out using a spiral
  4. [00:31 - 01:15] Pour in a circular pattern to reach 173 grams (including bloom)
  5. [01:16 - 02:30] Pour in the center matching pace of the brewed coffee from the bottom to 288 grams (see video for reference)
  6. [02:30 - 03:30] Swirl to flatten the bed and wait for the draw down to complete

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  1. Michael Saavedra
    November 22, 2020

    Can you combine this method, with melodies and the UK method? Also, whatโ€™s the best temperature for light roasts vs medium roasts?

    1. TheRealSprometheus
      November 24, 2020

      You can most definitely use the Melodrip for this if you’d like, and I always recommend the hotter the better for lighter coffees, I dive in right off boil. With medium roasts maybe let boil die down before pouring.

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