The V60 is a type of pour-over coffee maker that was developed by the Japanese company Hario.
Canterbury Coffee Training Manager Lenka Bohorova explains:
It is a manual single-cup drip filter in a shape of V with angles of 60 degrees. A paper filter sits inside of a conical dripper with an opening at the bottom. Boiling water is poured over the coffee and drips through into a vessel placed below.
The V60 gets its name from its unique V-shaped design, which has 60-degree angles, and it’s designed to have a large hole at the bottom, allowing for a more efficient extraction and a better flow of water. The V60 also has ridges on the inside of the cone, which helps to create turbulence in the coffee bed, which further improves the extraction process.
The V60 was designed by a Japanese coffee professional, and it was created to address the shortcomings of other pour-over coffee makers, such as the lack of control over the brewing process, and the inconsistencies in the final cup.
Since its introduction, the V60 has become a staple in the specialty coffee industry, and it is widely used in specialty coffee shops and cafes. It is also used by coffee enthusiasts and home baristas. It’s known for its simplicity, efficiency and the control it gives the user over the brewing process.
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