Brew guide: Clever dripper

15/08/2019 in Brew guides

Consistent and easy, the Clever dripper is perfect for the multitaskers. A great marriage between the French press and a traditional pour-over, the Clever dripper is easy to learn and hard to mess up.

How to make the perfect cup with a Clever dripper


Clever dripper

Standard 04 paper filter


Whole coffee beans







First, turn on your kettle and, if possible, set it to 96 degrees. Next, fold your filter at the seam so it looks like a cone and place it in the Clever dripper. Then rinse the filter with hot water to wash off any paper fibres and to saturate the filter. Discard the water and place the dripper on a scale and tare your scale.



Grind between 12 and 30 grams of coffee, depending on how much you want. Read more in the ratio blog to find out more about how much coffee to use. Grind it as fine as granulated sugar. Add the ground coffee to the Clever and tare the scale.



If you don’t have a boiler with temperature settings, bring the kettle to a boil and wait 30 seconds. Filtered water or spring water generally gives the best results. If you’re not sure, brew one coffee with bottled water and one with tap water and compare.



Start pouring on the side to create a whirlpool, if you see a clump of grounds, try to break it with your stream. Add all of your water at once. When you’re done, stir the water along the edges in a single circular motion. Close the lid and wait 4 minutes. When that time has passed, place the Clever on a mug or vessel, wait until all the water has passed through, and enjoy your coffee.