Hario designed this awesome new black ceramic V60-02 dripper in collaboration with Tetsu Kasuya, the World Brewers Cup Champion of 2016. Tetsu customized the conventional rib shape of the V60 dripper so the shape of the spiral ribs will slow the drawdown of the water and give you a better extraction, without changing your grind settings! Designed to brew coffee using Tetsu's 4:6 method, based on his theory that the first 40% of the water used to brew a pour-over balances the sweetness and acidity, while the remaining 60% balances the strength or intensity of the flavours.
This method, paired with the appropriate filters, is ideal for making single cups of coffee directly into the mug - you can make up to 16oz in one brew - and ensures that you only make the coffee that you need. It's simple to use, easy to clean and, as long as you have good coffee, may make you put your coffee machine away for good.
This is the black version of the Hario V60-02 Ceramic Dripper.
- V60-02 Paper Filters Sold Separately
- Dishwasher Safe
- Porcelain Ceramic
- Made in Japan
I've been looking for a ceramic V60 for a bit now. It was sold out pretty much everywhere.
I even asked my local roaster (litteraly a five minute walk from my house... always picking up fresh roasted beans... we know each other pretty well now!) if he had contacts and could find one somewhere. But no luck there either.
On my weekly visit on eight ounce coffee visit, I fell on this black V60 and was stocked about it; I love the aesthetic of dark things and so it matches the rest of my kit.
It's working great. Brews are consistant. Love it.
P.S.:I'll also be plugging that local roaster I'm talking about : Brown Bag Coffee Roaster; check him out, Shann is amazing!
Probably my favourite dripper. Use with the 4:6 method. Great for a really nice cup of clean, bright coffee.
Durable, looks good and is easy to clean! I put this on top of my normal mug and makes a nice and clean cup of pour over :)
After a few months, I still use it on a daily basis. Very good one !
This is my first pourover brewer and I really like it! It does have a slow draw down as advertised, which pairs well with the 4 6 method to make a nice cup. It highlights bright / citrusy beans an a good way. I'm looking forward to experimenting with it.
The HARIO V60-02 KASUYA BLACK CERAMIC DRIPPER works great. The ceramic gets hot quickly and retains the heat for the pour over brewing process. I enjoy it very much !
If you find your pour over ritual turning monotonous, this dripper will push you to take a totally new approach -- Tetsu Kasuya's 4:6 method. The method is definitely "high risk, high reward".
The 4:6 method results in a cup that combines the delicate tasting notes of a typical pour over with a mouth feel of a clean french press. The method uses coarsely ground coffee and breaks the pours up into 5 pours: two pours using 40% of your water for sweetness and acidity, then three using 60% of your water for strength and body.
To make the most of this dripper, I've been grinding someplace "coarser than medium coarse but not coarse". Since the dripper slows down the extraction, I've found it useful to use the fastest paper I can. My logic is that the coarser grind size and slower dripper slow everything down, and if I don't use a fast paper, my last pours will go through the filter too slowly and likely to over extract. This might not be the case if you are using a very high quality grinder. In my case, fines from the grinder might be what is causing the end of the extraction to slow down (I'm using an Encore).
This is definitely a fun method to experiment with, and I've found it as enjoyable as using a whole new pour over method!