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Clever Coffee Dripper: How-to Guide

August 29, 2013

Essentially a pourover cone with a stopper allowing you to control steep time. This is one of the most approachable ways of brewing coffee and can easily be turned into a pourover.







Need:



Clever Coffee Dripper, #4 filters







Coffee nerd options:



Grinder, pourover kettle, scale, timer, thermometer







Recipe basics:



Brew time: 3 minutes

Temperature: 205 deg F

Grind setting: drip

Ratio: 1:16 coffee to water





Below measurements are interchangeable. For example, you can use 24 g of grounds to produce a 12 oz cup of coffee.

Small Clever (10 oz.): 18 g. coffee

Large Clever (18 oz.): 34 g. coffee





















Clever size



Coffee Measurement



Water Measurement



Small



18 g



290 g





3.5 T



10 oz



Large



34 g



525 g





6.5 T



18 oz






1. Rinse the filter well with hot water in order to reduce any papery taste and warm the brewer.





How to Make a Clever Coffee Step 1







2. Add coffee ground at a normal drip setting.





How to Make a Clever Coffee Step 2







3. Add half of your hot water and cover. There is no need for elaborate pouring techniques.





How to Make a Clever Coffee Step 3







4. After steeping for 1 min. 30 sec., add the rest of the hot water and steep for an additional 1 min. 30 sec. (for a total brew time of 3 min.).











5. Place the Clever atop your mug or server to start the “pour,” which should last about a minute, and enjoy!





How to Make a Clever Coffee Step 5







For further exploration:





  • If you prefer metal-filtered coffee, try using a Swiss Gold filter basket instead of a paper filter.
  • A coarse grind coupled with a longer steep time works well, resulting in a clarified press-style cup of coffee.
  • The Clever can also be used as a pourover by placing the device on a mug while adding water.
  • This is a great device for the office, because cleanup only involves removing the filter with the coffee and rinsing out the Clever.





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