Hario is a Japanese glass maker specializing in beautiful coffee and tea products. Hario pour-over drippers come in ceramic, acrylic and glass. Plastic has the benefit of not cooling down the water but the same result can be achieved by pre-wetting the filter in a ceramic or glass dripper.
Step 1: Place the Hario dripper over your cup or carafe.
Step 2: Fold filter over at the seam and insert into the dripper.
Step 3: Bring water to a boil, remove from heat and set aside. You want the temperature of the water to be between 195 - 205 degrees at brew time.
Step 4: Pour water over the entire filter to pre-wet it.
Step 5: Discard the water.
Step 6: Select your favorite Longbottom Coffee and choose the Drip Cone Filter (#6) grind.
Step 7: Place grounds in the filter.
Step 8: In a slow circular motion, pour just enough water to wet all the grounds and establish the bloom. Be careful to not pour water directly onto the filter, keeping about 1/4” to 1/2” from the sides. The Hario dripper has channels designed for this circular motion.
Step 9: Continue to add water in a circular motion until the desired volume is reached.
Variations: Pre-infusion. In the above process, the first wetting of the grounds creates a bloom or pre-infusion state. In this method, we keep the grounds in a “bloom” state throughout the pour. Instead of pouring and stopping, establish a continual slow pour throughout, keeping the water level about a half inch to one inch below the top of the coffeemaker. Experiment with a continual pour through the center of the grounds as well as pouring in a slow circular motion to introduce some agitation, being careful to keep about 1/2” away from the sides of the filter.