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Clever Dripper

What you'll need

Clever dripper • coffee beans/grounds • filter paper • grinder (optional) • scales (optional) • freshly boiled water  • timer

Step 1

Boil the kettle and let it sit for a couple of minutes to help it reach its optimum temperature. The ideal temperature for brewing coffee is between 92°c - 95°c. Any higher and you risk burning the coffee!

Step 2

Pop your clever dripper onto your chosen cup (or server), place your filter paper into the cone and pour some freshly boiled water onto it (this gets rid of that papery taste). Let the water run through the paper into a jug/cup and then discard the water. Now remove the clever dripper and place straight onto the scales.

Step 3

Add your coffee into the cone. You want to use around 15g of coarse grind coffee  per 225g of water. Want to make more than one cup? Just multiply by the amount of cups you want (i.e for 4 people use 60g coffee and 900g water)

Step 4

Start to pour your water over the coffee, just enough to cover it. Leave it to sit for around 30 seconds, it should bubble away releasing the CO2 from your grounds (this is called the bloom). Now, slowly add the rest of your water until you're up to 225g. Place the lid on the clever dripper and leave it for approx. 4 minutes.

Step 5

After 4 minutes, put the clever dripper onto your cup/server and let all that tasty coffee drip through. Once it's finished dripping through, remove the clever dripper and place on the handy drip catcher. All that's left to do is sit back and enjoy your brew!


Pro Tip: Think of the clever dripper a bit like a cafetière, the submersion method is just the same - the only difference is that you are filtering out the grounds with a paper, rather than pushing to the bottom. The result is a cleaner cup, but with a great depth in flavour.