Introducing Hario's new dripper MUGEN!
Coffee can now be easily brewed just by pouring it once, quick & easy!
I bought a one-time extraction type dripper, ” MUGEN, “which can be said to be an advanced version of Hario’s classic coffee dripper V60.
Until now, drippers tended to have complicated recipes such as “how many grams of hot water should be blooming for how many seconds and then how many times,” but this dripper is trying to keep everything a lot simpler. Just pour the water, that’s it!
Pour all the hot water at once!
Then wait, while the dripper does all the work.
The Mugen v60 dripper definitely is recommended for beginners who are not interested in a long process of learning.
It does not taste the same as if you drink it in the coffee shop even if you buy it with beans.
Introducing Hario's one-time extraction dripper MUGEN!
- I bought a white pottery type.
- It`s made from Arita porcelain.
- Size for 1-2 cups.
- Light and more or less unbreakable.
Like the original Hario V60, it has a conical shape, but an uneven pattern.
The grooves are shallow, and I can`t, for the life of me, figure out why they are there, other than for design feature…
As the water is shallow, the hot water slowly brews, so
you can pour the hot water once and slowly extract the coffee.
The back is like this.
The dripper holder is plastic.
How to use it, and the official recipe
- Coffee powder: 20g (medium finely ground)
- Hot water: 240g
- Just pour it slowly once (about 40 seconds) and wait for the coffee to be ready.
Normally, I would stop at this place and take some time to let the blooming process complete,
but I will, with the Mugen version, simply continue to pour hot water as it is.
I’ve poured all the water at this point!
It’s done! Good!
Even though it’s not steamed, it’s a delicious coffee!
I was surprised!
It changes a lot depending on the grind, but if you pour it in
about 40 to 45 seconds with a medium-fine grind, it will fall off in about two and a half to three minutes, and it will give you a sense of speed.
Even if you do it properly, it will be almost the same as usual!
My home recipe for now
My home-roasted beans (light roasted) feel a little more refreshing, so I think I prefer 1:14, which is a little more hot water than the official one.
That’s why it’s a recent recipe.
- Coffee beans 20g (medium finely ground)
- Hot water 280g
- At first, slowly pour it in 50 to 55 seconds early in the second half, spin lightly and wait until it falls off (within 2 and a half minutes)
Because the basics are simple, it seems easy to adjust the recipe according to your taste and beans.
Hario’s new dripper MUGEN.
It feels like the coffee is being brewed properly, but it’s easy without any hassle or complexity!
I think this is perfect for people who are new to drip coffee.
Then, if you improve, it`s a small step up to V60.
Anyway, one-time extraction MUGEN makes drip coffee easy and available for anyone that wants to try.
If I were new and interested in coffee brewing, I honestly would prefer to get the V60 right away, not this Mugen version.
The learning process is minimal and (maybe just me), but I get huge enjoyment from preparing my coffee, watching it bloom, getting it ready, and then finally enjoying it.
It`s like my own little Japanese Tea ceremony (except with coffee).
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if you are interested I recommend you check out this video, where James Hofmann, former world champion barista, goes over the ultimate v60 technique.