Hario's version of the Clever Dripper, the V60 Immersion Brewer, might just produce the perfect cup of coffee.
The Hario V60 Immersion Brewer is the Japanese companies version of the Clever Dripper brewer, which many believe to be the ultimate in home coffee brewing for filter style coffee. Both these brewers combine cafetiere style brewing for full flavour and paper filtration to give a really clean tasting cup of coffee.
These style of brewers are simple to use, produce incredible coffee and are capable of far more consistent results than the standard V60 style of pour over coffee. Following one complete pour, the coffee is immersed in the water and then you simply open a valve in the bottom of the brewer to allow the coffee to flow through the filter. It really is that simple.
As coffee roasters we pre grind a lot of coffee for our customers. It is always a worry to me that the grind size is correct for their brewing technique as there is no possible adjustment for fine tweaking. With immersion style brewing where the coffee and water are in contact for longer, this is less of an issue. If you do buy your coffee pre ground, you will find that this style of coffee maker a real bonus.
Dose: 17.5g - fine filter grind
Water: 250g at 95C
Brew Time: 3:15
1. Thoroughly rinse filter with hot water which will also pre heat brewer and your coffee flask. Once warm pour water away.
2. Add the coffee.
3. Start timer and pour all the water in until brewer is almost full (approx. 250ml of water)
4. Carefully stir well with spoon
5. At 2 mins 30 seconds push down and open flow valve.
Allow coffee to flow through filter paper and valve, brewing should be complete by 3 mins 15 secs
What I particularly love about the immersion dripper is that once you have found a recipe that works for your coffee, it is just so incredibly easy to repeat everything time. As the coffee is sitting in the water for a period of time, the extraction levels will be far more consistent.
So how does it taste? Amazing! You get all the bright clean flavours you normally associate with a V60 filter but with added mouthfeel. The body isn’t significantly bigger but the finish is really jammy and seems to last for ever. This is a winner as far as I’m concerned.