Clever Dripper

The Clever Dripped is our favourite brewer for repeatability. This brewing method gives you the best of both worlds - a full-bodied coffee that has balance, acidity and sweetness. Best used with light and medium roasts.

What You'll Need:

  • Coffee
  • Clever Dripper
  • Paper Filter
  • Grinder (optional)
  • Scales or a tablespoon
  • Kettle
  • Filtered Water
  • Thermometer (optional)
  • A mug or decanter
  • Timer

Let's Brew This

Best Roast to Use: Filter

24g (5 tablespoons)


93 ° C

3:00 - 3:30


  1. Boil your kettle with just enough filtered water. Fold the paper filter at the bottom and side, and place into the Clever Dripper
  2. Once the kettle has boiled, leave it for 1 minute to cool to 93°c
  3. If using a grinder, weigh out and grind 24g of coffee on a fairly coarse setting
  4. Place the Clever Dripped onto the vessel and rinse the paper with hot filter water. Discard any leftover water
  5. Scoop 24g, or 5 tablespoons, of coffee into the filter. Gently shake to create an even surface on the coffee
  6. Slowly pour 50ml of hot water evenly onto the coffee. Start your timer. Gentle stir or swirl the water to ensure coffee is evenly saturated. Wait 30 seconds.
  7. At 30 seconds gradually pour the remaining 350ml of water onto the coffee and place on the dripper’s lid
  8. At 2:30 mins place the Clever Dripper on the vessel, opening the dripper and draining the coffee
  9. Aim for a total brew time of 3:00 – 3:30 minutes for all of the water to finish draining through the coffee

If you reach the end of your brew before 3 minutes, try adding more coffee. If your total brew time is longer than 3:30 minutes try reducing the amount of coffee. 

Pro tip: The Clever Dripper is a consistent and repeatable method of brewing. Try and mix it up by experimenting with water temperature and brew time to discover your perfect recipe.