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 filtercone, the Clever Coffee Dripper combines control over steeping time with a sediment-free cup. We call this a "full immersion brewing" method.
Like all filtercone brewing methods, you directly control the temperature of the water, ratio of water and coffee and infusion time. As long as the filtercone is kept clean, you can make consistently good coffee.
- Large 18 oz size yields ~16 oz of coffee
- Fit on cups and thermoses with tops between 1.5" and 3.75" in diameter
- Takes #4 or #6 filters, though #4 is recommended since #6 extends above the lip
- Not dishwasher or microwave safe