Brew Style: Filtered Full Immersion
Materials: Plastic Dripper (bpa free) with lid for cone and resting tray, #4 filters
Time Commitment:About 5-6 minutes
Prep/focused interaction- about 2 minutes
Brew time- 3-4 minutes
Clean up- less than 1 minute
Flavor:balanced range of flavors regardless of coffee prepared.
Texture: Medium to heavy bodied, but clean cup.
Our Brew Process
Grind Setting- drip
Coffee Dose- 28-30g
Water Temp- Just off boil
Water Dose- 360g
Yield- about 12oz
1. grind coffee and heat water
2. prewet filter
3. dose coffee. Using 40-50g of brew water let bloom for 30 seconds
4. dose rest of water in device, place lid and allow brew time of 3 to 3.5 minutes
5. Set on coffee mug and drain. Enjoy!
The Clever Dripper is pretty versatile and easy to use. The cup it produces is well rounded, balanced and clean. A “clever” twist on the melitta style dripper, this device restricts water flow through the coffee while still filtering out sediments and oils. If you’re into body but not a huge fan of the oily cup produced by most full immersion methods, this might be the brewer for you.
Making coffee with a Clever is easy on every level; controlled and repeatable. I tried a few different coffees of varying profiles and processing methods, always finding the resulting cup to be balanced and tasty. Sweetness and body are enhanced while acidity is mellowed a bit. Clean up is a cinch- simply throw away the filter and rinse the dripper.
The unique fusion of full immersion and filter drip styles lends this method to being a general crowd pleaser, catering to a wide spectrum of tastes, as well as providing a fair interpretation of most any coffee.
Buy it- if you are looking for good body and balanced flavor without sediment. Easy clean up as well!
Don’t Buy it– If you are primarily into coffees with high acidity and want light body.