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V60 is a manual infusion method of Japanese origin. It allows you to refine each infusion, until you obtain the perfect cup (nothing less).

The V60 filter is a little thinner than that of the Chemex, which gives a little more body to the coffee, and allows you to get the most complex and subtle aromas.

This technique requires careful and constant attention, to ensure that all the ground coffee is evenly sprinkled. You got this!

How to brew your Balade coffee with a V60:

IMPORTANT! We give you here the indications to obtain 320 ml of coffee. You can adjust your quantities according to the ration 1:16 (1g of coffee for 16 ml of water).

We also recommend that you do a first complete reading of the instructions, in order to optimize your infusion.

  1. Rinse the filter to avoid any aftertaste of paper.
  2. Place the portafilter on a container or cup of your choice.
  3. Add 20g of ground coffee to the center of the filter.
  4. Level the coffee and create a small cocoon (hole) in the middle.
  5. Heat the water to 98 °C.
  6. Start the timer (3 min.).
  7. Bloom phase 🌸 (pre-infusion) : pour enough water to cover the coffee bed, no more.
  8. Let the magic happen for 45 seconds!
  9. With circular movements , pour evenly, gradually and as evenly as possible the rest of the water until the timer elapses the 3 minutes. Use the water to make sure the beans don't stick to the sides of the filter.
  10. With a spoon, make a few slow movements through the liquid to ensure an even infusion of the grind.
  11. Let gravity do its job.
  12. When the water level is much lower, give a final small spoon swirl in the liquid.

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