Hario – Coffee Driper V60 03 Clear
The Hario V60 Coffee Dripper has been at the epicentre of the surging interest in speciality coffee in South Africa and across the world. It embodies the movement that has (re)embraced hand-brewed coffee alongside the more traditional espresso-based coffee culture. Specifically, the Hario V60 belongs to the increasingly popular family of pour-over coffee makers.
This simple, beautifully engineered little cone allows delicious coffee to be made easily and affordably, without the need for an expensive machine. While additional pieces of equipment like drip kettles and servers may help a little, all you really need to make a fantastic brew with a V60 Coffee Dripper is a kettle to heat water, fresh coffee and a cup to stand it on.
The style of coffee the V60 makes is very different from espresso – a nod to the past as much as it is a part of a new world of coffee. It is filter coffee but filter coffee made with precise control over brewing variables, allowing the natural flavours of the coffee you’re drinking to shine. This tendency to highlight, rather than alter, the coffee’s characteristics explains why it has been adopted by many roasters of high quality, single origin coffee beans all over the world.
If you’re an adventurous coffee drinker who likes to explore different flavours and experiment with brewing variables, the Hario V60 Coffee Dripper is an essential piece of coffee equipment to own.
- Large opening at the bottom to facilitate even flow of water
- Internal ridges to keep the paper from sticking to the sides, preventing channels from forming
- Spiral ridges assist in making water turn supporting even extraction
- Sits comfortably on most cups, mugs, milk frothing pitchers or servers
- Easy to clean
- Heat resistant
- Available in Ceramic or Plastic finish
Ceramic vs. Plastic
The plastic and ceramic V60 cones are almost identical in design and will yield a very similar cup of coffee. The difference between the two is largely aesthetic, however there are some minor advantages to each that may help you choose.
- Better heat retention
- Dishwasher safe
- More durable & transportable
- More affordable
The most common size for the Hario V60 Coffee Dripper is the 02 version as it allows you to brew anything from a single cup up to 4 (though many find the best results are with 1-2 cups). As such, if you’re not sure which one to get, we’d suggest the 02 model.
If you are only going to be brewing a single cup at a time, the 01 (1 Cup) is a great option but please bear in mind that it’s difficult to make coffee 2 full mugs of coffee using this size. If you want to brew coffee for 3 people more, you should have a look at the 03 size which only come in plastic.
- 01 Size – Good for 1-2 cups (1 mug)
- 02 Size – Good for 1-4 cups (1-2 mugs)
- 03 Size – Good for 1-6 cups (1-3 mugs)