The Clever Brewer gives the smooth cup quality of the French press, without the grounds, with the snappy zing of a pour over. It's our go to method here in the roastery and the one we always reach for to make a delicious cup of coffee.
In essence, the Clever Coffee Dripper combines the best features of French press and filter drip brewing, eliminating the drawbacks of each. With French press brewing, you have control over steeping time, but heat loss and sediment in the cup can be a problem. Brewing with a paper filter is easy and convenient; the problem is lack of control over steeping time (i.e. the coffee begins to drain immediately). By adding a stopper to the filter cone, the Clever Coffee Dripper combines control over steeping time with a sediment-free cup. We call this a "full immersion brewing" method.
The dripper will fit on cups and thermoses with tops between 1.5" and 3.75" in diameter. Not dishwasher or microwave safe.
Be sure to check out our tutorial for how we prefer to use the brewer here.