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Clever Coffee Dripper

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$21.00
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SKU: Clever
4.68 stars, based on 50 reviews

The Clever is both easy-to-use and to clean, and makes a great holiday gift.

 

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. This brewer takes standard #4 filter, 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 #4 size filters
  • Available in 18-ounce (yields ~16 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

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.

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2016-11-25T16:06:40Z

5 / 5 stars

Better than I imagined

I had no idea an affordable and basic device could so easily produce a smooth and delicious cup of coffee. I'm so happy with my purchase and highly recommend it!

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2016-11-05T16:51:33Z

5 / 5 stars

Best everyday coffee brewer

I’ve been using this brewer for about 4 years, and had to replace my original one. After you figure out the best recipe, it’s easy to stick to it. It makes a super repeatable cup.

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2016-10-18T20:12:30Z

5 / 5 stars

Excellent

Love the clever dripper. Solid build, good design, sleek product.

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2016-10-06T14:23:17Z

5 / 5 stars

It works great.

It works great.

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2016-06-15T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Easy to use

Coffee tastes great and really doesn't take much time.

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2016-06-01T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Clever Coffee Dripper

I have been using the Clever for some time and needed and new one. These coffee droppers are great. They hold the water and coffee without leaking. They are durable and in my opinion make superior coffee.

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Verified Buyer

2016-05-24T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Like the steep feature

Holds steep for as long as you like. Fits on cups & mugs. Very durable.

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Verified Buyer

2016-05-11T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Clever Coffe Dripper

Enables one to brew a great cup of coffee! You can tailor the brew to your preference.

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2016-03-23T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Better then a French Press!

Love using my french press till I got a Clever! Its easy and forgiving to make a nice cup of coffee!

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2016-03-13T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

So Easy to Use

I broke my French press and was bemoaning the fact to a barista at a local coffee bar. He mentioned pour-over brewing so I did a search. I came across your site and the great article comparing different pour-over equipment. Although this isn't strictly pour-over, it seemed a better option than another French press. The coffee tastes great! I like the control you have over the brew time. It's great to just chuck the filter in the trash rather than fuss with getting the grounds out of the French press, since we have a septic system and I don't want them in there. I bought two so my husband can take one when he travels for business. Being used to good coffee at home, he can't stand most restaurant coffee and does without. Now he can carry a relatively small piece of equipment, some good ground coffee and a few filters and get a decent cup of coffee to start his day.

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2016-02-28T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great product works just as advertised!

We just purchased the Clever Dripper hoping to get a more robust, flavorful cup of coffee. We are not disappointed as the Clever Coffee Dripper works great! It is very well made, is easy to use and produces a consistently great cup of coffee. My wife and I drink different strength coffee so we can make our own individual cups with this system. The product arrived within days of ordering. Customer Service in Kentucky was very helpful. We actually bought 3 systems as we want to have extras for travel. Don't change a thing as the Clever Coffee Dripper is terrific!

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2016-02-26T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

A lazy girl's dream

In addition to making a GREAT cup of coffee FAST, this is by far the easiest and most enjoyable coffee maker experience I've had. I was super lazy about cleaning out my french press, but Clever is a dream to clean. This product delivers on functionality, efficiency and convenience.

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2016-01-22T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Easy to use and makes a great cup of coffee!

I don't want to spend time with a pour-over or another time-consuming method making sure I get the "perfect" cup of coffee. The Clever Dripper is as easy as it gets and makes a great cup of coffee!

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2015-12-02T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great decaf brew!

Used my new Clever Coffee Dripper last night for the first time with an Illy decaf. It was amazing! Didn't think a decaf would be good. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use and how many notes of the coffee came out. Now that it's cold out nice to make a quick cup of decaf in the evening. Thinking of buying a couple more for my sisters for Christmas.

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2015-09-30T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Perfect for me

I had been using a regular dripper for years. I was searching for a regular one for a friend when I came across the Clever. I was curious and it was reasonably priced, so I thought I would give it a try. I am so glad I did. If you follow the easy directions, it makes a great cup of coffee. I love my Clever.

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2015-09-20T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great 2 full cups version

I have s 1cup version of this and was looking for a larger one. This fit the bill perfectly. Make 2 mugs full ☺️

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2015-09-20T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great 2 full cups version

I have s 1cup version of this and was looking for a larger one. This fit the bill perfectly. Make 2 mugs full ??

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2015-08-06T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Simple with great results

I am a beginner at using the pour over method. After researching all of Primas options I decided on the Clever (L) because it was inexpensive and touted ease of use. I was concerned that I would not take to the extra steps of making coffee in the morning (because I am quite the morning zombie), but those concerns QUICKLY vanished. The clever makes even inexpensive coffee delicious- and its not just my bias, even my partners parents remarked as such. It is really simple to use, even my morning clumsiness can not thwart the ease of use of this dripper. It is perfect for two mugs of coffee and easy to clean. I also purchased the Hario server for the occasions I am serving multiple people or need a constant infusion of caffeine for research papers.

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2015-07-28T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Abid Clever Coffee Dripper

Awesome! We would like to sell them as a "best product" in our new coffee shop.

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2015-07-27T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

It's clever

The clever dripper makes a great cup of coffee and it is dead simple to use. I highly recommend. Prima coffee provided great service as well.

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2015-05-19T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

It rocks.

I had the large size and loved it. So did my mom when she came out to visit. So I ordered her one as well, but in the small size. It's awesome.

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2015-05-05T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Would be even better if the lid had come with it.

I had one of these and my mom loved it. So I bought one for her from this site and had it delivered to her house. It showed up pretty quickly, but minus the lid. I have left questions asking about this but no one on this site has responded. So, as great as mine is, I can't recommend it to anyone. 'Cus you don't get all the parts.

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2015-05-05T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Best Tasting Coffee Ever

I bought this as a birthday present for my husband after he told me he wanted one. He likes his coffee, so I was glad to, but I thought it was silly. We did a side by side comparison of the coffee made by our traditional brewer versus this dripper. I didn't think it would make much difference at all, but it was his birthday, so. The coffee from the dripper had ALL of the flavor. It made my cup of coffee taste so indistinct. I haven't looked into any others, but this dripper is well made and has a clever design. Buy one. You won't regret it.

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2015-03-07T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great newbie brewing device

This is a perfect intro newbie brewing device. Makes a single cup, easily and good every time!

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2015-02-03T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

awesome

Starting a new bake and coffee shop and this little device is helping us offer the best of several options to our customers. Will be ordering more.

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Verified Buyer

2015-01-08T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Yum

I liked it so much, that I picked up three for friends.

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2015-01-02T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

delighted

Just purchased the Clever on advice from a friend. Could not be more delighted with this coffee maker. I cannot drink regular coffee and must drink decaff. It was impossible to make a good cup of coffee at home. Since I have had the clever I once again enjoy and look forward to coffee with my breakfast. Beats French Press coffee and the clean up takes less than 30 seconds. It is a clever device.

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2014-12-29T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Easiest brewer to use!!

I got tired of making coffee every morning that tasted burnt and old. After looking around at different French presses I stumbled upon this thing and decided to give it a try. Man, this thing is so easy to use and it makes brewing coffee fun!! Difinitely a must try

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Verified Buyer

2014-12-13T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Clever Coffe Dripper

I bought the new model CCD because my old model began leaking at the valve. Now that I had the new dripper, I decided to experiment with the old one. I found that, with care, it can be disassembled. Working from the bottom, I used my finger to remove the flat silicone piece. I then thoroughly cleaned all of the parts with a brush and then soaked them in a solution of oxygen bleach such as OxyClean Free. I re-assembled everything and the leak was fixed. It appears that some build-up prevented a good seal. I suspect that there is enough flexibility in the silicone that you could push the valve through from the top but I didn't try this. Since the old dripper is now working properly, I put the new one away and will use it when the old one permanently dies. I prepare single mugs of coffee at a time and machines do not make the coffee hot enough when small quantities are prepared. The CCD solves this problem.

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2014-12-09T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Perfect cup

My niece turned me on to this product so I had to try it out and it brews a perfect cup of coffee.

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Verified Buyer

2014-10-10T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Love this coffee maker

I love my new coffee dropper. I don't drink a lot of coffee at home so having a large pot did not work and I don't like the single cut coffee makers I can never get the coffee to taste the way I like but with this one it come out right every time.

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Verified Buyer

2014-09-10T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Simple to use, great cup of coffee

Just purchased last week through Prima Coffee, and I've very impressed. Simple to use, great cup of coffee, easy prep and most importantly cleanup.

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2014-09-10T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Simple to use, great cup of coffee

Just purchased last week through Prima Coffee, and I've very impressed. Simple to use, great cup of coffee, easy prep and most importantly cleanup.

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Verified Buyer

2014-07-11T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great entry product

I'm new to good coffee, and this has been a great first brewing device. It's simple enough that I feel like I can focus on the effects of changing the really basic variables - beans, grind size, ratio, brew time - without having to worry about pouring technique. After a few weeks, I am starting to see a little bit of the staining that other reviewers have commented on, at least at the very bottom. But I haven't experienced any dripping - I walk the brewer from my counter to the trash can every morning to dump the grounds, and it's stayed sealed without fail.

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2014-05-17T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

The best of both worlds

I have been using the Clever drip brewer for a month. What a wonderful design. The practicality of a cone drip with the added bonus of an immersion brewer. I love the durable construction and the ease of use. It nice that you don't get the silt, due to the use of a cone filter. Sometimes you don't want the added texture that come from using a french press design. The self actuating valve works well, and it even comes with a coaster to keep your work area clean.

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2013-12-30T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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!!!

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Verified Buyer

2013-12-22T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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.

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Verified Buyer

2013-07-29T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

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.

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2016-08-04T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Perfect

I bought two of these in the larger size so we can brew two at once. We grind our coffee more coarse than we did with our single cup drip brewer since we found that the brew can be a little bitter if it's ground to fine with this method. This does not fit on every coffee cup, the ceramic cup handle gets in the way of all of ours. It's not a problem for us since we use metal travel mugs that do not have handles, but when we have company we need to use an intermediate container to drain into and then re-pour into ceramic cups. Definitely would buy these again.

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2015-10-13T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Clever and easy to use

Seamless to use for either immersion brewing with coarse grind or pour over with fine grind. The low heat capacity doesn't suck heat out of the hot water. One cup capacity was perfect for me.

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2015-04-22T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Nice piece of coffee ware

Works well. Equivalent to french press brew with less sediment. Simple mechanism. Works well

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2014-07-20T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Almost Perfect

I ordered the Clever Coffee Dripper 10 0z version but did not get the 10 Oz-cup of result. The size should have calculated the coffee grind and filter displacement to make it perfect.

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2014-02-25T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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.

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Verified Buyer

2013-12-12T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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!

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2013-08-30T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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.

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2013-07-29T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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.

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2013-07-29T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

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!

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2016-02-28T00:00:00Z

3 / 5 stars

Clever review

I bought this to try. I use a purple tractor hand grinder and Colorado Legacy roasted beans and a Aero Press. I liked the Aero press flavor a lot more so i made 3 cups with Clever Dripper and gave it away. I am sure it would be perfect for some and be easier to use for some people over the press. I live in a tiny home so if i don't or won't use something taking up space is not a option. The product was well made and worked. Just not for me

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2016-01-27T00:00:00Z

1 / 5 stars

Disappointed

Have previously used espresso machines, drip, Melita plastic filter. Like Melita the best, so this sounded good. Tried different grinds, coffee brands, steeping times, just cannot get the bitterness out. Our drip machine is better (and easier). Gave up.

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2016-08-29T07:14:33Z

4 / 5 stars

Easy brewing beats morning malaise

I bought this to replace/supplement a plastic pour over brewer. I'm not in my best form in the mornings and the effort involved in trying to acheive a good result from the pour over brewer (especially with a wide mouth kettle) was too intensive. The immersion brewing style is much easier when trying to juggle making breakfast and my one year old! The Clever can still be used as a pour over brewer should you prefer that style, and would therefore cut down on the amount of equipment if you had people in the house who preferred one or the other. Overall I am enjoying using it and would recommend it to people looking for a low fuss brewing method that provides consistent results with easy cleanup. The things I like are; the same set and forget immersion brewing that is acheived by french press, without the messy cleanup. The time involved standing over the brewing process is much less than pour over. I find I use less coffee with immersion brewing than pour over to achieve the same strength. With the large Clever Dripper I can make two small cups of coffee in half the time it would take me using pour over method. I end up with a consistent brew every time. The things I don't like so much; I'd like it if it was available in something other than plastic. I saw online that there was a smoked colour option (but I couldn't find a place where it was available for sale) which would alleviate any concerns over long term discoloration of the clear plastic - time will tell how it holds up. Occasionally it will drip a bit while brewing so you have to make sure you don't place it where it may damage the surface.

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