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Brewing V60

Why do we like V60? 


The V60 brewing method has become increasingly popular among coffee lovers. Particularly suited for specialty coffee extraction, its V-shaped 60 degree angle as well as the interior ridges ensure the extraction of the very best flavors of your delicious Vaxx coffee. Our Brazil Monte Cristo chocolaty and nutty flavors are extracted particularly well with this method, excellent as a day-starter!


What do you need to get started?


  • Our V60 cone
  • Our Mug
  • Some excellent quality V60-compatible paper-filters
  • Your regular home kettle will do just fine, however its easier to control the speed and volume of the water flow with an apposite gooseneck kettle
  • High-quality, soft, clear water is highly recommended. Filtered tap water or bottled mineral water are perfectly fine

 

How use it:

  1. Fold your paper filter along the seam and into a cone. Put the cone in your V60 (which should be sitting on top of a cup or jug).
  2. Rinse the filter by pouring hot water through it and into the cup (then tip out the excess).
  3. Place your coffee in the cone and gently shake flat.
  4. Put your V60 and cup (or jug) on the scale.
  5. Start the timer. Pour in 80g of water, covering all the coffee, making it bloom.
  6. After 30 seconds pour in 80g of water. Pour in concentric circles, into the coffee itself (not the sides of the filter paper!).
  7. After 60 seconds, pour in 40g more water.
  8. Now, let it drip until finished.
  9. Your brew should be done within two to three minutes.
  10. If it’s taking longer than expected, coarsen the grind next time. If it’s running short, go finer.


6 easy recommendations for a delicious cup of Vaxx coffee!


Step 1: Fitting the paper in

Fold the paper filter along the seams and place it inside the V60 cone,

then place the cone on the mug you intend to use (hopefully one of our original Vaxx mugs!!)



Step 2: Quantity and grind

Our recipe for awesome results is 20g of coffee per mug. However, if you’d like your coffee to be slightly stronger or weaker you can try to add or subtract 1-2g from our standard recipe, coffee is about personal taste after all! If you like grinding our coffee at home, we suggest you to go a bit more on the coarser side, the grounds should feel like couscous grains on your fingers.



Step 3: Rinsing the paper filter

Quick but very important step. Pour boiling hot water down the filter to rinse it. This will both bring everything to the right temperature, and get rid of any unpleasant paper aftertaste of your filter. Don’t forget to throw away the resulting water!


Step 4: Adding the coffee

Place coffee into the filter and shake it/tap it a bit. A key point here is to obtain an even coffee bed to achieve an equally even brew.



Step 5: Blooming

Here is where the fun starts! Gradually pour enough water to moisten the grounds from the center outwards until the coffee bed is submerged, but don’t go any further, stop pouring and wait 30 seconds. We bloom coffee to “open up” the grounds and get rid of the sour tasting CO2. After blooming, coffee is ready to receive the incoming flow of water.


Step 6: Slowly start pouring more water in the same swirling fashion as before, paying attention not to let the water touch the paper filter directly, always pour on coffee. Keep pouring until the filter is 2/3 full, then let it rest for 30 seconds. At this point take a look at your cup, it should be slightly more than ¾ full, if not then pour water one last time until the filter is 1/3 full. Stir, enjoy!

Cleaning recommendations

Wash using a neutral washing up detergent and a sponge,  scrub both inside and outside. Rinse thoroughly with water until all the detergent is gone. Either leave it to dry on a drying rack or use a clean tea towel.

 

  1. Bin the used coffee & paper filter 
  2. Rinse it with water or place into dishwasher.
  3. Dishwasher friendly - (up to 60 degrees)
  4. Wipe it with dry cloth.



Quick brewing video:

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