The Clever Dripper Coffee Brew Guide

The Clever Dripper Coffee Brew Guide

The Clever Dripper: A Versatile Coffee Maker That's Perfect for Any Occasion

We are huge fans of the Clever Dripper at Rounton Coffee. With all the ease of use of a cafetière, and the clean, crystal-clear results of a V60, this brewer is the best of both worlds. It's also a great option for those who want to make a delicious cup of coffee at home, but don't want to spend a lot of money on a coffee maker.

The Clever Dripper is a pour-over coffee maker with a twist. Like a V60, you pour hot water over coffee grounds in a filter, but the Clever Dripper features a valve system which allows you to extend the duration of your brew.

This means the Clever Dripper is a great option for those who want to experiment with different types of coffee beans and brewing methods. You're not limited to the speed of the water passing through the grounds, as you can wait for as long as you like before you release the coffee through the paper. This means you can get results out of your coffee that you'd never be able to achieve through other brewers!

Clever Coffee Dripper

How to Use a Clever Dripper

To use a Clever Dripper, simply follow these steps:
  1. Pre-wet your filter paper.
  2. Add your hot water first, followed by medium-fine ground coffee. We recommend a 1:16 ratio, so for example, you'd use 20g coffee and 320ml water. 
  3. Gently stir the grounds to saturate them all, then wait 2 minutes.
  4. When ready, give the grounds a stir, wait 30 seconds for them to settle.
  5. Place the Clever Dripper on the top of your cup/decanter.
  6. When it hits the top of the cup, the valve at the bottom opens up and your coffee starts to draw down through the filter.
  7. Clever, right? Enjoy!

Tips for Making the Best Coffee with a Clever Dripper

Here are a few tips for making the best coffee with a Clever Dripper:

  • Use filtered water if you have it available - your brew is mostly water, after all! 
  • Try changing the amount of time before you place the Clever Dripper on your cup. The longer you leave it, the more extraction.
  • Try diluting your coffee once it's brewed. You can open up the flavours of your coffee if you feel it's a bit too concentrated. 

You can buy the Clever Dripper here, and find the perfect coffee to go with it via our Coffee Match Quiz.