Easiest Coffee Pour Over – Clever Dripper

Clever Dripper with Hario

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If only Upright Coffee was a bit larger so we could have space for a pour over bar. We would definitely have some Clever Drippers on the bar. I just bought one of these to play with and I love it! This dripper combines the clean coffee taste of a v60 pour over with the deep complex flavors of a french press. Unlike a french press this brewer doesn’t leave all the coffee sediment at the bottom of your cup.

The Clever Dripper looks very similar to most pour over devices. The big difference is the valve at the bottom of the brewer. When the Clever is placed on a  flat surface the valve is closed and the coffee is held in the cone for the desired amount of time. Once the CLever is placed on top of a mug or a serving glass the valve opens automatically and the coffee is dispensed. Its a simple idea and it works perfectly.

Clever Dripper Coffee MakerBuy the Clever Dripper Pour Over Coffee Maker here »

Clever Dripper Brewing Instructions

  1. Insert a paper filter into the brewer then rinse with hot water. Place Clever on top of a mug or carafe to dispense the hot water.
  2. Weigh out 20 grams of coffee and grind to a medium-coarse grind and pour the grinds into the paper filter.
  3. Pour 300 grams of water over the grounds. Make sure to fully saturate the coffee, then start your timer.
  4. After 30 seconds, stir the grounds and cover the Clever with its lid.
  5. At the 3:30 minutes mark put the Clever onto your mug or carafe so start dispensing the coffee. It should take about 30 seconds to drain. Enjoy!

You can get reusable filters for the Clever Dripper here »

Alderaan Coffee in Milwaukee Wisconsin has a great brew bar using Clever Drippers. Check them out.

Bodum Bistro Pour Over Coffee Maker


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Bodum Bistro Drip Coffee Machine

Its easy to make a great cup of coffee at home with a simple Hario pour over set up at home but some times you really just want the convenience of a simple coffee maker. Bodum has come out with their “Bistro” pour over coffee maker that will hopefully bring together the best of both worlds.

The Bistro will bring your water up to the correct brewing temperature and evenly distribute it over the grinds. We have not gotten our hands on one yet but are eager to give it a shot so see how well it does.

Buy the Bodum Bistro Drip Machine Here »

Kalita “Kantan Drip” Coffee Maker


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Kalita Kantan Drip coffee maker

If your in Korea rite now you can pick up a box of Kalita Kantan Drip pour over disposable coffee makers. This little guys are awesome. Store them flat and pop them open when your traveling for a fresh cup of coffee anywhere.

Buy the Kalita Kantan coffee maker here »

Kalita Kantan Dripper coffee maker

Want a few more photos of the Kantan Drip? Head over the flickr »