Clever Dripper Brewing Guide

The Clever Dripper is an immersion coffee brewer that can make either a delicate, nuanced cup or a heavier bodied cup without precision pouring, which means it's not essential to use a gooseneck kettle.

Unlike other immersion brewers that are best suited to a higher dose due to their inefficient extraction, the Clever Dripper is able to extract well at a lower dose due to the lid that keeps a stable brewing temperature and the conical design that allows for even extraction.

  • You Will Need

    • Clever Dripper
    • Filtropa filter papers
    • Scales
    • Timer
    • Spoon
  • Ingredients

    • 18g of coffee
    • 300ml of hot water, just off the boil
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1. Place the filter paper into the brewer and fill with hot water, this pre-heats the brewer enabling a stable brew temperature, and gets rid of any papery taste. After 1 minute, dump the water. 

2. Place the brewer on your scales, tare them and put 18g of coffee in. Zero the scales again. 

3. Start the timer. 

4. Pour 300ml of your hot water onto your coffee, stir gently to ensure all grounds are wet and place the lid on top of the brewer. 

5. At 2 minutes, remove the lid and give a gentle stir to ensure no grounds are stuck to the side. 

6. Immediately place the brewer onto your mug or vessel and the coffee will drain through. 

7. Your coffee should finish draining through between 3:45 and 4:15 and taste delicious. 

If your brew was slow and tastes bitter, coarsen your grind. If your brew was fast and tastes weak and sour, fine your grind.

If you want more body, up your coffee dose and adjust grind to taste.

Coffee FAQ's

Clever Dripper Brewing Guide

What is a Clever Dripper?

A Clever Dripper is a mix between a french press and a pour-over coffee maker. Its form resembles that of a pour-over coffee maker, yet it employs the immersion technique, facilitated by a unique valve positioned at the base.

How many cups of coffee can I make with this brewing recipe?

You can make roughly 1-2 cups of coffee with this brewing recipe.

Which coffees are suitable for this brewing recipe?

Take a look at our suggested coffees below to find the best single origin or blend for your Clever Dripper.

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