Clever Dripper

The Clever Dripper – a simple method of making a great filter coffee. All the wonderful flavour of a full immersion brew, all the purity of the humble pour over. It’s simpler than the V60, so if you’re new to the coffee game, it’s a great place to start. Even the cafes are starting to catch on.

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A good body with a clean taste

Good for

Entry level pour over, simple and hard to get wrong (less likely to make a mess or scald yourself)

Steps for this brew method

October 10, 2018

How to make it

  1. 1. Open the valve, and rinse through the paper filter.
  2. 2. Close the valve and put your coffee in the filter paper. Give it a shake to level it out.
  3. 3. Pour in all your water and stir three times, saturating all the grounds. Make sure you’re always pouring the water directly into the coffee, and not down the sides of the filter paper (this is where a Hario Kettle comes in handy!).
  4. 4. Put on the lid, and let it steep for two minutes.
  5. 5. Place your Clever Dripper on a cup or jug and open the valve.
  6. 6. Allow all the water to pass through the coffee bed.
  7. 7. If your brew’s taking longer than expected, coarsen the grind. If it zipped through too fast, try a finer grind.

What you'll need

  • Clever Dripper funnel
  • Kettle
  • Burr grinder (optional)
  • Spoon
  • 20g of freshly ground coffee per 400ml cup
  • Hario Kettle (optional – but helps to extract evenly)
  • Filter paper
  • Measuring spoon or scales (optional)
  • Cup (for waste)

Dose, Brew Time, etc

  • Coffee Dose 20g
  • Brew Water 400g/ml
  • Water Temp 94˚C
  • Overall Brew Time 2:30min
  • Grind Size Medium to fine – similar to caster sugar

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Works perfectly with these coffees

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Bobolink Brazil
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Smooth and balanced
Quality Score: 84.0
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Image: Maraba, Rwanda, Union Coffee Bag,Wholebean,Cafetiere,Filter,Espresso,200g,1kg
Maraba Rwanda
Notes of Citrus, Redcurrant, Toffee
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Quality Score: 84.0
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Image: Yirgacheffe, Union Coffee Bag,Wholebean,Cafetiere,Filter,Espresso,200g,1kg
Yirgacheffe Organic Ethiopia
Notes of Kumquat, Peach, Toffee
Light and floral
Quality Score: 86.5
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