Hario V60 – Ceramic Coffee Dripper
There are a plethora of ways to brew coffee. Pot drippers, french presses, espresso machines, drippers, the list goes on and on. Each brewing method produces a different experience depending on several other factors, but I won’t go into that just now. You may have heard about dripping from a friend or online and maybe interested in how to begin dripping your own coffee at home easily and affordably (two of my favorite things!)
When it comes to drippers I highly recommend going a ceramic route. There are several reasons for this. The first being over all heat retention. Ceramic is used in a myriad of applications and an extremely popular application is anything that has to do with heat insulation, retention, distribution, etc. The Hario V60 does a great job when it comes to providing an exceptionally hot cup of coffee as the water and coffee retains a great deal of it’s heat and it isn’t lost in the product’s body. Another great reason for choosing a ceramic dripper is that it’s extremely easy to clean and durable. Ceramic drippers clean under a open faucet in seconds, no need to scrub at it as it has a natural glass non-stick surface. And yes a drop from far enough will break just about anything, the Hario is extremely durable in that respect, as I’ve often times dropped mine (when cleaning it i’ll admit, but that stays between us) without so much as a chip coming off of it. So money well spent. I would highly recommend staying away from plastic drippers (which yes, I know, hario sells) because they tend to age poorly, can warp, and don’t offer (overall) a great coffee experience. Not saying they can’t, but ceramic is money well spent.
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A dripper is a fairly easy to understand brewing apparatus. Dripper > Filter > Coffee > Hot Water > Enjoy – Mmm! What makes the Hario one of my favorite small drippers is that it fits on top of just about any mug, has very well designed channels for your coffee and is extremely durable like mentioned above. I haven’t had any real issues with this dripper and it makes a fantastic cup every time.
The manufacturer has very little extra to say about the Hario V60. I’ve basically summed up everything they’ve had to say. What I usually like to do is take a look into what other people are saying about the dripper. And this is another impressive find when it comes to community response. With a little over 1,600 reviews on Amazon and a 4.6 out of 5 star rating the people have spoken.
Over 75% of the reviewers agree with me that the Hario V60 is one the best better ways on a budget to drip your coffee. Users are also fairly attuned to the ceramic body and unique channels this unit has to funnel the coffee into your pot or mug.
Now with all drippers and apparatuses like this you will want to use a good filter. This dripper is compatible with a myriad of filters but the ones i’d recommend are the Hario V60 Paper Coffee Filters. For 100 filters the cost is pretty great at under $6 a pack. The filters are also impressive in their own right. Highly recommended also by the community i’d give these filters a solid 5 stars.
The bottom line is I maybe a little biased because I really do love this dripper but over all and the community would agree this is a solid dripper. Follow best brewing practices and this unit will impress every time. Great for all coffee grind sizes (I would recommend against super fine because the coffee doesn’t usually seem to steep as well) and filters.
Until next time, keep brewing!