Clever dripper and its preparation


If you're a lover of Czech turk, but recognize that it's not the best or healthiest version of coffee, the clever dripper is designed for you. Making coffee in a clever dripper is simple, fast and cheap. Most importantly, once you enter the world of alternative coffee brewing, you'll want to discover more and more methods.

However, if you're looking for an option that gives you more flexibility and experimentation with your coffee, then we recommend the V60 instead. The coffee in the clever dripper seems to bathe while the coffee in the V60 flows, causing better extraction from the coffee.

Filtering is useful for bringing out the complexity of the coffee. It tends to accentuate subtle flavours and aromas.

The hardest part about brewing coffee in a clever dripper is just keeping an eye on the timer. Brewing coffee in a clever dripper is really easy. You just pour water over the coffee, measure the time, and then dump the delicious coffee directly into your cup. It's almost like magic.


  • If you don't like overly fruity coffee flavours but prefer fuller, stronger and more bitter tasting coffees.
  • You are a lover of espresso, small and strong coffees. For you, a moka pot is ideal as an alternative preparation.
  • You brew coffee for several people. Clever dripper is available in two sizes (1 - 2 cups of coffee or in 3 to 4 cups). So if you have coffeeholics at home, the clever dripper will not be enough for you. In this case, we recommend, for example, a Chemex or an electric dripper.


You will need:


  1. Put the water on to boil, it should not be completely boiling, preferably 98°C.
  2. Put a paper filterin your clever dripper and wash it with heated water, then pour out the water.
  3. Place the clever dripper on a zeroed scale, use 20 g of coffee and align it nicely in the filter.
  4. Reset the scale and turn on the stopwatch, pour 330 grams of water evenly and as quickly as possible onto the coffee.
  5. Stir the coffee gently with a spoon and cover with the lid.
  6. After 2 - 3 minutes, place the clever dripper on the decanter or mug, gently break the top crust of the logger and allow the coffee to drip into the mug.
  7. The coffee should drip within 1 minute at most, if it takes longer, set your grinder to a coarser grind.


There is a locking mechanism at the bottom of the clever dripper that keeps the coffee in until you release it yourself. This gives you a measure of control, and it's up to you how long you let the coffee steep in the hot water.

When it comes to coffee leaching in hot water, the longer you let it extract, the more bitter the coffee will be. The recommended length of steeping is 2 to 3 minutes. This is a good starting point to find your preferred extraction length to get the best tasting coffee.

As with any coffee brewing, you need to have the exact amount of coffee and water measured out, this is not as necessary with a clever dripper as it is with aV60for example . Likewise, the clever dripper gives you a bit of freedom in the coarseness of the grind. The clever dripper is not as sensitive togrind coarseness as other filtration methods.


If you travel a lot, the clever dripper is a great choice for several reasons. First, it's made of plastic, so you don't have to worry about it breaking in your backpack. Secondly, it's lightweight and thirdly, you'll be able to make great coffee even on top of a mountain. Just remember to pack the filters.