Hario Switch Pour Over Recipe | Same Great Clarity, More Sweetness – Kaldi's Coffee

Hario Switch Pour Over Recipe | Same Great Clarity, More Sweetness

The Hario Switch took the coffee world by storm upon its release — impressive, considering the Hario V60 is one of the most classic and long lived brewers on the market. The genius of the brewer is that it found a way to add one simple design element that opened up wide new worlds for home brewing enthusiasts. 

GET OUR FULL V60 GUIDE HERE: THE V60 | A DEEP DIVE AND A BREW RECIPE

Consider us among the hordes of people that found themselves gravitating to the Hario Switch because of its flexibility and quality. After hundreds of brews and many trials, we've landed on the below recipe as one that gives you a couple qualities that we love:

  • High clarity
  • Enhanced sweetness
  • Great consistency

WHAT IS THE HARIO SWITCH

We'll keep this short - it's your standard V60 02 (most models) atop a base that allows the user to completely stop the flow out of the brewer. This is all done via a simple "switch" mechanism, hence the name!

Unlocking the Hario Switch via the switch mechanism (gif) 

WHY WE THINK THIS RECIPE WORKS

Much has been discovered in recent years about the best methods for consistent, well-extracted cups. We've taken some of those ideas and applied it to our Hario Switch recipe, which in turn gave us the flexibility and methodology for applying these techniques due to its unique design. 

See more brew tips and guides on our Home Brewing page. 

FULL IMMERSION BLOOM

Getting your coffee bed as hot as possible, as quickly as possible, and as evenly as possible is important for even extraction. The locking mechanism of the Switch gives the coffee bed ample time to soak up the water without any leaving the brewer. This method also improves heat up front. 

HEAVY AGITATION UP FRONT

We like to make double-sure our coffee bed is nice and evenly mixed, so we hit the bed early with a heavy pour.

Brewing into the Hario Switch

EASY AGITATION AT THE END

The Switch gives us unrivaled ability to get everything even at the front of the brew, so we like to keep it easy in the back half and just let gravity and the coffee bed do their thing. We notice increased clarity as a result. 

LET'S GET BREWING!  

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