Made by the same Japanese company that manufactures the famous V60 brewer, the Hario Skerton is one of the most recognizable and popular hand grinders out there. Thanks to a quality build and an attractive price tag, the Skerton has long been touted as a solid entry-level grinder that won’t break the bank.
Every day, millions of us go through a daily ritual of preparing our morning cup of coffee. For some of us, it’s a sacred process of getting us the quality coffee we deserve. For others, it’s strictly about finding the fastest way to get that sweet, sweet caffeine into our bodies.
Regardless of which group you fall into, you’re likely to make a mistake along the way, whether due to sleep deprivation or ignorance. Unfortunately, those little mistakes in brewing your coffee can have a massive impact. Take a look and see if you’re making these 5 coffee mistakes that could be sabotaging your brew. Fix ‘em and you’ll be on your way to a better cup in no time.
Every day, more people are turning to hand-poured coffee for their morning cup. Coffee shops are still as popular as ever and most of us can’t resist a proper latte or espresso, but recently people are starting to seek that same level of quality and consistency from their coffee at home (or work).
For most people, the bulky counter top coffee maker is no longer cutting it. Pour over brewers are becoming kitchen staples and an essential part of many morning routines. Even though pour over brewers are nothing new – the first Melitta filter was created in 1908 – a renewed interest in the craft has produced some standout favorites. Today, we are going to put two of the premier pour over brewers, the Chemex and the Hario V60, through a head to head showdown.
But first, introductions.
Learn how to get that barista-crafted flavor from your home brew
It’s the most frustrating part of the journey to better coffee. You purchase a bag of coffee from your favorite local roaster (hopefully), grind it up, brew it, and… it’s just not the same. Did they sell you the wrong beans? Is your equipment not fancy enough? Is the barista a wizard? All of these very valid questions arise as you try to figure out where you went wrong.
Fortunately, there are other possible reasons for your less-than-stellar brew. Coffee is one of the most chemically complex foods that we consume, and the process from farm to cup isn’t much different. By the time you purchase your bag of coffee, the farmer, roaster, and barista have all done their part. Now, it’s up to you, the consumer, to do yours.
Over the last few years, pour over coffee has exploded in popularity. Now pour over drippers are found in coffee shops, on kitchen countertops, and even in backpacks to be taken camping.
Of all the new brewers seeing their popularity increase during this movement, one seems to consistently be standing out from the rest: the Hario V60.
The Hario v60 is a cone shaped brewer with spiral ribbed walls and a large hole at the bottom, where the filter slightly protrudes from. The ribs along the brewer walls are designed to allow for airflow between them and to keep the grounds away from the walls, leading to a more balanced extraction.