Clever Dripper
Clever Dripper

Clever Dripper

C-70777-CL

$23.99 USD Regular price
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The Clever Coffee Dripper is a fool-proof and inexpensive full-immersion method of brewing coffee, this little gem is as familiar as a drip machine - it uses Mellita #4 filters - and is as simple to use as a French press.



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  • A serious staff favourite at Eight Ounce: the Clever Coffee Dripper!

    A fool-proof and inexpensive full-immersion method of brewing coffee, this little gem is as familiar as a drip machine - it uses #4 filters - and is as simple to use as a French press.

    The resulting coffee retains much of the delicious body of a French press, but does away with the sediment. The steep-and-release mechanism means that you can accurately control the brewing, and extract the coffee directly into your mug with no mess.

    And at this price, it's about one of the best value brewers you can find.

    Now with new bilingual packaging exclusive to Eight Ounce Coffee!

    • Requires a standard #4 filter
    • Practical Capacity: 500ml (16.9oz)
    • Heat-resistant, durable and BPA-free Eastman Tritan™ copolyester
    • Made in Taiwan
  • The recipe:
    Dose: 18.5g | Water weight: 310g | Ratio: 16.75 : 1 | Brew time: 2:30

    Prep protocol

    1. Fill kettle to maximum volume, and set to boil (100°C / 212°F)
    2. Carefully fold seams of paper filter to allow filter to sit flush in the dripper
    3. Rinse the filter with hot water to remove paper taste and also to heat the brewer
    4. Empty water from dripper, place on scale, tare

    Brewing protocol

    1. Add boiling water (100°C / 212°F) to full weight (310g)
    2. Add coffee grinds to the water, start timer
    3. Use spoon to break-up all dry clumps while stirring the grinds to ensure a full saturation
    4. Cap the brewer with the lid no later than 0:25 to steep until 1:10
    5. At 1:10 remove cap
    6. Break crust by stirring with spoon, pulling residual grounds off of the filter walls, and stir two full rotations
    7. Place dripper on top of carafe/cup to activate drain-valve while stirring 4 more times to initiate a vortex, replace lid, and wait for coffee to fully drain
    8. At 2:30 remove lid to check water level (all brewing water should be drained, but it may go as long as 2:45)
    9. Enjoy!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
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Barbara C. (Ontario, Canada)
Right-On!

The detail on this pour-over coffee maker are brilliant. It's fun, tasty, easy to clean. Makes a classy cup! Bravo customer service.

K
Keegan D. (Ontario, Canada)
So Simple!!

As a master's student, coffee has become an integral part of my lifestyle. Seriously, I don't know how I functioned before it... Anyways, I used to use the Hoffmann technique with french presses. That worked well, but I found my coffee to be too 'oily' for my liking. This has been a revelation. Simple, clean, and quicker in the mornings. Now, I find myself using my french press as a carafe!

G
Grant S. (Ontario, Canada)
Who knew coffee could be so good?

Love my Clever Dripper. No need for a $800 coffee machine for an amazing cup of coffee. The Clever Dripper is well made, inexpensive, easy to use and produces incredible tasting coffee. If you don’t have one get one. Go buy some good beans (kicking horse three sisters fits the bill and doesn’t break the bank) grind them up and get them in the Clever Dripper. I promise...you won’t be disappointed. To top it all off the Clever Dripper is easy to clean. Well done Clever Dripper....well done.

S
Sabine N. (Ontario, Canada)
Best coffee filter ever!

I hate coffee that's been dripped too quickly - it comes out thin and bitter. With this filter, you can let it sit for a couple of minutes on the grounds before dripping it into your cup, which is PERFECT for me. Also, because the valve shuts completely, you can drip two cups at the same time, moving the filter from one to the other (and letting it sit to develop full flavour in between, as per above). Grind coffee for "fine" or "drip" for best results. We first discovered this product in The Netherlands, and were excited to discover we could get it in Canada when one of ours broke. Delivery was swift, too!

A
Au8ust (British Columbia, Canada)

Easiest and consistent good mornings

J
J (Alberta, Canada)
One of the best cups of coffee, regardless of your budget!

I've been enjoying the clever dripper for quite some time and loved it from the start. Just recently, I've combined it with an ultrafine metal filter (it's a bit hard to find one fine enough but I did), and I think this makes the best coffee I've ever made myself. I have a regular French press, an Espro extra fine French press, a handmade Technivorm, a vacuum pot, and I've played around with pour over. This is so easy, and the results are amazing. For me I can only think to compare this combo to the Clover coffee machines, which when you could actually get them were 10 grand for a one cup at a time machine.

Warning: a mesh metal filter won't cut it. Here's what I got: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089LPVQXS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

O
Oliver (Alberta, Canada)
Great Alternative to Aeropress

The Clever is a lovely way to have an easy, quick, delicious brew in the morning, while providing a different experience from Aeropress (something that I have previously used almost everyday for 4 years). I now use both Aeropress and Clever on a rotation in the morning because of how much I've enjoyed the Clever.

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
96%
(25)
4%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
B
Barbara C. (Ontario, Canada)
Right-On!

The detail on this pour-over coffee maker are brilliant. It's fun, tasty, easy to clean. Makes a classy cup! Bravo customer service.

K
Keegan D. (Ontario, Canada)
So Simple!!

As a master's student, coffee has become an integral part of my lifestyle. Seriously, I don't know how I functioned before it... Anyways, I used to use the Hoffmann technique with french presses. That worked well, but I found my coffee to be too 'oily' for my liking. This has been a revelation. Simple, clean, and quicker in the mornings. Now, I find myself using my french press as a carafe!

G
Grant S. (Ontario, Canada)
Who knew coffee could be so good?

Love my Clever Dripper. No need for a $800 coffee machine for an amazing cup of coffee. The Clever Dripper is well made, inexpensive, easy to use and produces incredible tasting coffee. If you don’t have one get one. Go buy some good beans (kicking horse three sisters fits the bill and doesn’t break the bank) grind them up and get them in the Clever Dripper. I promise...you won’t be disappointed. To top it all off the Clever Dripper is easy to clean. Well done Clever Dripper....well done.

S
Sabine N. (Ontario, Canada)
Best coffee filter ever!

I hate coffee that's been dripped too quickly - it comes out thin and bitter. With this filter, you can let it sit for a couple of minutes on the grounds before dripping it into your cup, which is PERFECT for me. Also, because the valve shuts completely, you can drip two cups at the same time, moving the filter from one to the other (and letting it sit to develop full flavour in between, as per above). Grind coffee for "fine" or "drip" for best results. We first discovered this product in The Netherlands, and were excited to discover we could get it in Canada when one of ours broke. Delivery was swift, too!

A
Au8ust (British Columbia, Canada)

Easiest and consistent good mornings

J
J (Alberta, Canada)
One of the best cups of coffee, regardless of your budget!

I've been enjoying the clever dripper for quite some time and loved it from the start. Just recently, I've combined it with an ultrafine metal filter (it's a bit hard to find one fine enough but I did), and I think this makes the best coffee I've ever made myself. I have a regular French press, an Espro extra fine French press, a handmade Technivorm, a vacuum pot, and I've played around with pour over. This is so easy, and the results are amazing. For me I can only think to compare this combo to the Clover coffee machines, which when you could actually get them were 10 grand for a one cup at a time machine.

Warning: a mesh metal filter won't cut it. Here's what I got: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089LPVQXS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

O
Oliver (Alberta, Canada)
Great Alternative to Aeropress

The Clever is a lovely way to have an easy, quick, delicious brew in the morning, while providing a different experience from Aeropress (something that I have previously used almost everyday for 4 years). I now use both Aeropress and Clever on a rotation in the morning because of how much I've enjoyed the Clever.

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