V60 Pour Over Filter
This is a manual pour over style of brewing coffee. The name comes from vector 60, the 60º angle of its cone.
The start of the pour over began with Amalie Auguste Melitta Bentz. Within a few years of this, in 1908 the coffee filter & filter paper were patented and Melitta Bentz and her husband started the Melitta Bentz Company selling the pour over brewers under the names Melitta to the public. In 1937 they also patented the filter bag. The 1930’s in Japan, began to see an influx of coffeehouses adopting the pour over technique and the re-design of the brewer and from around 2005, Hario Co.Ltd began making the V60.
This method of brewing has become one of the prefered methods of brewing since the Third Wave coffee scene emerged and within the speciality coffee scene. The V60 was first introduced in ceramic and glass, then plastic, and finally in metal. The ultimate edition of the Hario V60 is the Copper Coffee Dripper.
The V60 can bring out a lot of the great qualities of the bean and produces a more light bodied brew with a clearer flavour.