Tetsu Kasuya is a renowned Japanese barista and the 2016 World Brewers Cup Champion. He is well known for his 4:6 brewing method and has collaborated with Hario to create his own version of the Hario V60, called the Hario Switch. This brewing method is designed to bring out the best qualities in single-origin coffee and is becoming increasingly popular among coffee enthusiasts around the world.
To try this recipe at home, you will need:
- 20g of coffee beans
- Hario Switch 360
- Hario Switch filter
- Water: 280g
- Water temperature: 90°C (70°C for immersion brewing)
- Grind size: 20 clicks on the Comandante grinder (adjust according to the strength of the coffee)
Here's the recipe:
- Rinse the Hario Switch filter with hot water and discard the water.
- Add 20g of coffee into the filter and shake it gently to flatten the bed.
- Pour 60g of water over the coffee, making sure to wet all the grounds evenly. Open the switch and wait for 30 seconds.
- Pour another 60g of water over the coffee, again making sure to wet all the grounds evenly. Open the switch and wait for 45 seconds.
- Add more water to the kettle, decrease the temperature to 70°C, and close the switch.
- Wait for 45 seconds, then add 160g of water, opening the switch again.
- Wait until the coffee is fully brewed, which should take approximately 3 minutes and 10 seconds.
- Remove the filter and serve the coffee.
This brewing method results in a balanced and sweet cup with a clean finish. It's a great way to showcase the unique characteristics of single-origin coffee.
This recipe is just a guideline, and you should feel free to experiment with different brewing parameters to find the perfect cup for your taste preferences. You can adjust the grind size, water temperature, and brewing time to achieve different levels of sweetness, acidity, and body.
With the Hario Switch and Tetsu Kasuya's recipe, you can brew a delicious cup of coffee at home that rivals the best specialty coffee shops around the world.