Clever Brew Guide

Immersion-style coffee that looks like a pour-over

The Clever Coffee Dripper is perhaps the most versatile pour-over brewing system available. The water does not immediately drain into a vessel, it sits in the Clever, slowly extracting, making it function more like an immersion-style brewer than a pour-over. Coffee and water ratios will vary to taste, but whatever your preferred method, the Clever will produce a bright, rich cup of nuanced coffee that’s remarkably easy to repeat.


Coffee: 22g     Water: 375g    Grind: Medium-Coarse   Total Brew Time: 3:30 – 4:00

: Clever Coffee Dripper, mug, kettle, water, coffee, grinder, timer, wooden spoon

Brew Key
: Need to step away for a moment while the coffee is brewing? No problem! The coffee only releases when you’re ready.

Note: The coarser your grind, the longer you’ll want to adjust the brew time.


• Heat 375 grams of water to 195 – 205 degrees
Set filter into brew basket and pre-wet
Drain excess water
Add 22g ground coffee
Pour 75g hot water, let bloom for 30 seconds
Stir briefly and evenly
Pour remaining hot water in circular motion
Place lid on dripper
Set Clever on cup or server at 2:30 – 3:00
Let drip for 60-90 seconds
Lift Clever and drink

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