Have you ever wondered how to make coffee with clever dripper? How do you know if you have done it correctly? Well, I have come up with some tips and a step by step guide to make sure your coffee is better tasting then ever
How can you make coffee with a Clever Dripper? Using a simple yet inventive coffee brewing method, the Clever Dripper brings together the principles of immersion brewing and paper filtration. As a result, it gives you the flavorful taste of a French press while maintaining the clarity quality of a pour-over cone brewer.
If you’ve been looking for a immersion brewer that gives you a flavorful taste that’s you may think only possible to get from professional baristas, Clever Dripper is a great and easy way to go. Brewing coffee using it is simple, ridiculously fun, and will ensure that the end result is amazing
What is the Clever Coffee Dripper?
This is a Japanese-manufactured plastic cone brewer that is uniquely hybridized into both a pour-over and full-immersion style and valve design. To produce an incredible cup of coffee, this brewer allows the coffee to steep in a cone-shaped filter before it is filtered into a cup.
As a result, this brewer allows you to have full control of steep time similar to the French press. But unlike the French press, the full-immersion style enables it to produce grounds free coffee with more flavor clarity.
What You’ll Need
The Clever Coffee Dripper is our favorite brewer as it’s so simple to use and makes an incredible coffee that’s grounds free. You will however, have to follow the following instructions to end up with the best coffee brew at home or in the office.
- Goose Neck Kettle
- Clever Dripper
- Grinder (Burr is Best)
- Whole Bean Coffee ( preferably fresh roasted)
- Measuring spoon or scale
- Filter paper
A Step-by-Step Guide to Using A Clever Coffee Dripper
Weigh Your Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans
One of the first questions you should ask yourself when you want to brew coffee is; “how much coffee should you use?” Well, the coffee-to-water ratio can vary depending on your taste buds and, of course, the brewing method. The golden ratio or standard brewing ratio is 1g of coffee to 16g of water. However, you should use more coffee if you want your coffee stronger and vice versa.
You should, therefore, weigh your coffee and not measure by the scoop. This is essential because the same amount of coffee can produce varying volumes depending on how you grind. For instance, a spoon of coffee beans won’t produce a spoon of ground beans but 20g of coffee beans will produce 20g of ground beans.
So when using Clever Coffee Dripper, the normal ratio of coffee to water should be 1:16. For example, 15g of coffee should go well with 240g of water. You should also use freshly roasted beans for the best results.
Grind Your Coffee Beans
Needless to say, grinding your coffee beans before you start brewing is another integral process of making an incredible coffee with the Clever Dripper. Using a scale, measure out 15 grams of coffee beans and grind them. Make sure that you’ve ground the beans to be a little coarser or rougher than medium grounds used in certain other pour-over methods.
Boil and Prep
One of the best things about using a Clever Coffee Dripper to make your coffee is that this brewing device uses a paper filter. This helps in catching all the coffee grounds that you usually get in other brewers such as a French press. In other words, it streamlines the cleaning process by trapping the oily substances and give a more bright tasting coffee.
Heat your water to temperature (195ºF-205ºF). Place this filter into the Clever Coffee Dripper. Fold the filter along the seams at the side and bottom of the filter. Pour some hot water over the filter and rinse out any papery taste.
This is also to preheat your brewer and your mug, as well as to improve the uniformity of the extraction and to improve the taste of your coffee. You shouldn’t forget to drain this water before you start the brewing process. Without this, you’ll brew directly into the rinse water and this will terribly mess your coffee.
Place the Dripper on the Scale and Add the Grounds
Place your Clever Coffee Dripper on the scale and add your freshly ground coffee beans. This is to ensure that you add the corresponding amount of water.
Pour Water and Let the Coffee Bloom
There are different opinions when it comes to letting your coffee bloom. But because you don’t want to take chances, it’s advisable to go for the bloom. In other words, pour enough water to completely saturate your coffee grounds. But like the French press, this shouldn’t be hard. The idea here is to ensure that all the coffee grounds are immersed.
Start a timer to track your brew. Wait for 30 seconds for the ground beans to bloom. Pour the rest of the water quickly and place the lid on your Clever Coffee Dripper. This is to help keep in that heat.
Stir to Break the Crust
It’s advisable to stir your brew at around a minute after pouring. This is important in ensuring that all the grounds are fully immersed. You shouldn’t stir strongly, simply mix the brew softly to break any remaining crust that may be floating at the top of your brew.
Let the Coffee Draw-Down
At two and a half minutes, you should draw down your coffee. Take the Clever Dripper off the scale and place it atop a carafe or mug. Watch it as the inventive draining valve activate to let your coffee draw-down. You should let the process continue until the coffee bed is level. This can take not more than 90 seconds.
To this end, you should have a full-bodied and flavorful coffee. The Clever Coffee Dripper provides you with the ability to brew various coffees to taste. This is actually impossible with these other types of brewers. Again, it’s quick, simple to use, and easy to clean. After a few brews, you’ll find out that this is what works best for you. Enjoy your cup of coffee!
You might be able to get the clever dripper from a local coffee shop or you can order one from Amazon for about $27.