Twenty-three Years Old, Still Drinking Coffee

My birthday has once again come and gone this year. First things first, I just want to thank you everyone for sticking with me on this blog despite my lack of posts! At the rate I’m going, I’m surprised I still have followers at all!

Meet my baby – the Hario V60

But now let’s move on to the topic of coffee because for my birthday this year, my hellish wonderful person of a brother got me a Hario V60. To say I’m touched would be an understatement.

While I’m not obsessed, I do like drinking coffee from time to time for leisure (and not just for pulling those late nights studying). Because I’m usually short on money, I also like brewing my own coffee rather than buying one at say Tim Hortons or Starbucks. For the past year I’ve been using the Starbucks Pour-Over Brewer but the coffee always ends up too sour due to under-extraction. After using the V60 for a bit, I can say there is definitely a notable difference between the two brewers.

I’ve experimented with several brewing methods and the one by Two Rivers Craft works particularly well for me. The cup brewed is fairly balanced and the acidity isn’t too overwhelming for my taste.

Just in case anyone missed anything important, I’ve made a summary of the brewing method from the video. Keep in mind that for every 20 g of coffee added, you will need 340 g (or 12 oz) of water. This will give a ratio of 1:17 of coffee to water.

Happy brewing! If you have any other brewing methods you prefer, please share in the comments below! I’m always on the lookout for new methods to try.


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