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Clever Coffee Dripper

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SKU: Clever

Aptly named the Clever, Abid's full-immersion dripper produces a clean, tasty cup that couldn't be any easier to use. To brew a cup, simply place a filter in the brewer, add ground coffee, pour water over the coffee, steep for 2-4 minutes, and then place the dripper on top of your cup. The cup's rim engages the release valve and the coffee begins to drain through the bottom of the dripper into your cup. Depending on the size selected, this brewer takes either a standard #2 or #4 filter, either of which can be selected after clicking "Add to Cart." If more filters are needed, see our listing for Melitta coffee filters .

  • Durable BPA-free plastic body
  • Includes dripper, lid, and coaster
  • Works best with #2 or #4 size filters
  • Available in 18-ounce (yields ~16 ounces) or 10-ounce (yields ~10 ounces) size
  • Designed for manual, immersion-style coffee brewing
  • Brews one cup at a time

How to brew

  • 24-27 grams of medium- to coarse-ground coffee
  • 400-450 milliliters of water, heated to 200-205 degrees
  • 3:30-4:00 total brew time

design changes between the clever v1 & v2

*Image is a representation. Actual product may vary based on model, size, and options selected.


Abid is the brains behind the Abid Clever Dripper, a full-immersion by-the-cup coffee brewer. The Abid Clever Dripper is an easy to learn, single cup manual coffee brewer that simplifies the brewing process. To brew, you place the coffee filter and coffee into the Clever Dripper, pour the desired water volume over, let it sit for 3 to 4 minutes, and then set the dripper on top of a coffee mug to drain out. The Clever has a release mechanism on the bottom that allows the dripper to drain when placed on top of the mug. Clean up is as easy as dumping out the filter and rinsing with water. The Clever is the perfect place to start for someone who is wanting an easy to use single cup coffee brewer.
Clever Coffee Dripper is rated 4.375 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brews Delicious Coffee But ... Purchased thru Amazon a week ago.  Gives my old French Press a run for its money and NO GRIT in the bottom of my mug.  I'm not using a permanent, gold-tone filter because paper filters are easier to clean up.  I first followed the directions to the letter and loved the flavor of the coffee; I think it extracts more flavor than a conventional pour-thru, where the coffee doesn't have time to steep.  The gotcha is you can't move the Clever once you pour the water into it; it drip-drip-drips on the table.  I tried picking the Clever up and walking it to the kitchen table and it dripped a mess onto the table.  Two mornings in a row.  I replicated the problem by filling it with boiling water then moving it to the sink and drip-drip-drip.  I don't know if this could be corrected, but it works a treat as long as you don't move it after pouring.
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Coffee for Dummies (Myself included) Sitting here drinking a cup of Clever brewed coffee as I type, very easy to use and pretty much fool-proof. It comes apart nicely for cleaning and is very convenient. I typically like the coffee from my Aeropress more (when I get it right, which is not often, sigh) but the Clever does a great job every time. Cleanup is easy too, throw out the filter, rinse and done. One problem I had with it was that the filters have a tendency to split open if you stir too much or don't fold the seams over, so make sure you go easy on them!
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I only wish more people new about it! This Clever Coffee Dripper is such a simple product, but one that does EXACTLY what you want it to do!  It makes great coffee.  You can alter the taste to your liking.  It cleans up so easily. And it's inexpensive. While I often use a typical electric drip maker if several people are going to be having coffee, or I want coffee available throughout the morning, if I just want a quick cup or an afternoon warm-up for me and my wife, the Clever is my go to devise.   In the past we always used a French press for single or double servings.  I do enjoy FP, but we all know that clean up is a hassle and you're going to get significant sediment in the your last few sips.  Both of those issues are GONE with the Clever.   Clean up is a piece of cake.  I grab out the paper filter (and toss it in the worm bin), run the Clever under the faucet and that's it!   I just wish more people knew about it.  It's probably just too simple for big retailers to sell it.  Why would anyone buy the other, more expensive systems single serving systems when this one is less expensive, easier on the planet and will never give you an "error' message? I highly recommend!!!
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consistent and Reliable! I love the Clever! It's a great value at $19 and a great brewer for beginners and seasoned baristas alike. I get consistently sparkly and tasty cups of coffee with little to no effort. I especially like to recommend it to people who are new to coffee, citing the ease of use, reduction of waste, and the fact that you wouldn't need a gooseneck kettle to get started. And you can buy Melitta #4 filters ANYWHERE. The only thing that bugs me is that it takes on a bit of color after a few weeks. I wish they made it in a different color.
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great way to make coffee Boo, Prima crashed when I posted my lengthy review so I'm going to keep this one short! I agree with everything Kait said above and would only add that you should be careful when stirring and ALWAYS fold the seams of the filter over. Otherwise you're likely to have the filter open up and get a cup-o-soot. The folding seems/seams to have fixed that problem though.
Date published: 2013-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from use daily this works great and couldn't be easier. I do weigh the amount of coffee I use. You need to be careful not to bump this during the brewing process. Easy to do in a small kitchen. It's a real mess to clean up. And if the dripper falls on the floor, the little "legs" could break off and then it's done for. Just watch what you're doing and you'll be happy with this!
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, but small! I wish it came in a larger size! I bought the larger one available, but I still end up brewing several batches when I want to share. The process is easy, cleanup is easy, and the coffee tastes great. I highly recommend the clever dripper.
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice device I've been collecting brewing devices for a while now and finally got around to adding a Clever to my collection. What I like is that I can get the Melitta filters at my local grocery store and it's probably one of the easiest single cup brewers to use going. I did have to change the workflow a bit but for someone that is taking their first foray in to this style of brewing, I'd put this product at or near the top of the list. And when it comes to bang for the buck, winner winner etc etc. I've got two small issues and a qualifier. The main thing is that I purchased the small Clever and, to start, referred to the parameters on the box. Big mistake. The smallest brewed amount on the box is for 10 oz and the small Clever can't handle over 8 oz. So ignore what is on the box or modify it for a smaller brew. Second (and this is a minor quibble), I've been spoiled by other devices where the filters fit so perfectly. The Melitta filters require two folds and a firm press to keep it in place. The qualifier is I haven't used this for even a week yet and I'm curious to see how the plastic holds up over time. Overall: When I'm making an 8 oz or smaller cup and am multi-tasking, I think it will be my go to device. For when I can spend a little more time on the process, I'm still a pourover first guy though.
Date published: 2014-02-28

will a #4 gold filter work or does it require a paper filter?

Asked by: lostagain
You could certainly use the #4 filter! We've seen it done.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-04-15

what size is the base that sits on the cup or pot?

Asked by: curlupwkelli
The base is 4 inches in diameter.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-04-12