Clever Coffee Dripper
Aptly named the Clever Dripper, Abid has imagined a full-immersion brewing method that, compared to the French press, produces a cleaner cup and permits easier cleanup. The Clever dripper is a by-the-cup brew method with a unique release valve on the bottom of the brewer. To brew a cup, you simply place a filter in the brewer, add ground coffee, pour water over the coffee, steep for 2-3 minutes (depending on the grind), 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 .
This updated version of the Clever Coffee Dripper sports stronger plastic, a removable mechanism for easy cleaning, and a nice new look.
- Available in 18-ounce (yields ~16oz of coffee) or 10-ounce (holds about 10.6, yield is 10oz) size (select above)
- Designed for manual, pour-over style coffee brewing
- Brews one cup at a time
- Works best with #2 or #4 size filters
- Comes with lid which helps keep the brewing temperature stable.
- Durable BPA-free plastic body.
Recommended starting parameters:
- 24-27 grams of coffee - medium-coarse grind
- 400-450 milliliters of water
- 200-205 degrees
- 3:30-4:00 brew time
*Image is a representation. Actual product may vary based on model, size, and options selected.
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The Hario Mini Mill is a traveling coffee enthusiast’s dream come true.... and with its ability to grind to the fine quality needed for espresso, it can be paired with a hand-held travel espresso maker such as the mypressi TWIST (and an excellent choice of beans) to achieve a quality rivaling the product found in many high-end espresso machines. Whether the need is grinding beans for a french press, Aeropress, or mypressi, the Mini Mill Slim is the perfect travel solution.
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The Cafe Solo is unquestionably a unique and exceptional specialty coffee manual brewer. Because of its simple usability and superior design, the Cafe Solo is a force to be reckoned with in the specialty coffee world.
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