When we are talking about alternative brewing methods we can’t ignore Hario, which is a widely known company that designs coffee accessories. Many of its products found their place in the coffee world for good, just as already famous V60 dripper. However, Hario still looks for new and innovative solutions, to meet the expectations of even the most demanding coffee lovers. Immersion Dripper Switch is a new proposition from this Japanese company. In this device, two brewing methods meet, immersion and pour-over. Special steel ball closes the opening in the dripper, making it impossible for water to pour immediately to the server. After approximately two minutes all you need to do is to press the switch button to enjoy your favorite coffee brew. The set also includes a glass server and 40 Hario V60-02 paper filters. Product description The immersion method, characteristic for French Press and Siphon, gives coffee its deep aroma, while pour-over method preserves the cleanliness of it. This device allows for repeatability in coffee making. Every single time we can expect the same result. It is a fantastic solution when we want to compare different coffee beans. Simultaneously, we can use our creativity in adjusting the brewing time, the level of coffee grinding or its amount.
To prepare delicious coffee you need freshly ground coffee of high quality, a filter, your favorite cup or server, and scale. Put the filter in the dripper and put it on the vessel that you use for serving coffee. The infusion process takes only 2 minutes. The translation of Hario is "the King of Glass," which perfectly reflects the achievements of the company. The brand was founded in 1921 and ever since it has been producing the highest quality products made of glass, ceramics, and metal. The production process takes place in Japan along with the best environmental sustainability.
The CoffeeNose is a Switch fan and has some tips about how to get most out of your switch:
1. The switch rubber base is interchangeable with the glass dripper. That means you can use 01, 02 and 03 size glass with the same base. Also in case the glass breaks you just order a (cheaper) regular glass V60.
2.Switch is great to rinse the paper filter, make it stick nicely to the sides and pre-heat the brewer. Just keep the valve closed and pour hot water in. No need to fill it to the top (save energy and water) as the paper will get wet through capiliar activity.
3.Use the 01 paper filter in the 02 Switch and the 02 paper filter in the 03 Switch. This way the paper doesn't stick out and the heat in the brew bed gets better retained. The Switch also works with the Able V60 filter.
4. You can use the Switch as regular V60 (leave the valve ball open). You can close the valve during wetting phase (what is often reffered to as blooming). Pour twice the amound of water in ml as the amount of ground coffee in grams. After 10-40 seconds you can release the valve and brew as a regular V60. It is also possible to continue with a second pour in the full immersion mode (valve closed). This way you can extract more and you catch the acidity from the first drain.
5. If you truly want to #extractmorewiththecoffeenose you should get yourself some Sibarist FAST (competition) filters. Due to it's fast flow rate you can grind finer and extract more. Look for our combo Switch + FAST filters.
- Dripper: Glass
- Base: Silicone
- Switch: PTS
- Steel ball: Stainless Steel
- Length: 133 mm
- Width: 118 mm
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