The Clever Dripper is a manual drip coffee maker that has gained popularity in recent years thanks to its ability to brew quality coffee with a smooth, clean taste and aroma.
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Preparing the Clever Dripper
The most important thing when preparing a coffee is the preparation of the coffee machine. 80% of the end result of the coffee, its quality, taste and aroma depend on it.
Since it is a manual drip machine, the Clever Dripper does not have a self-cleaning function, so you are responsible for cleaning yourself. It is important that you take the unit apart and give it a thorough clean, focusing on the filter holder and nozzle as this is where most of the residue will accumulate.
Dripper over time. To remove these, you can dilute white vinegar in hot water and let it work for a few minutes. Then rinse the coffee machine with hot water and dry it thoroughly, this also contributes to disinfection.
Choice of coffee
to get a delicious and high-quality cup of coffee with the Clever Dripper, it is essential to choose the right coffee beans, as there are many different types of coffee beans on the market.
When selecting the coffee beans for the Clever Dripper, it is also important to consider the origin of the beans and the roasting method. It’s wise to experiment with different varieties, origins, and roasting methods to find out which flavors you like best.
However, be sure to buy fresh beans and store them in a cool, dry place to keep them in good condition.
Grinding the coffee
The consistency of the grind is crucial for a high-quality cup of coffee with the Clever Dripper. Coffee experts and the instructions for use of the coffee maker recommend a coarse or fine grind, as too coarse or too fine a grind negatively affects the taste of the coffee, as it cannot mix properly with the water.
As I said before, the consistency of the grinder also affects the extraction of the coffee. Therefore, it is important to invest in a quality grinder to ensure the coffee beans are ground evenly.
The correct grind for the Clever Dripper is medium, i.e. the consistency of the coffee beans should be between that of table salt and sand when you touch them; this is important so that the coffee is neither too bitter nor too weak.
An important tip to remember when grinding coffee for the Clever Dripper is to adjust the grind size to the amount of coffee you are making; For example, if you are making one cup of coffee, you should use 15 grams of coffee and grind the beans evenly, but if you are making two cups of coffee, you should use 30 grams of coffee and grind the beans a little more coarsely than for one cup.
Coffee preparation with the Clever Dripper
After you have prepared the Clever Dripper coffee maker, selected and ground the coffee, you can start brewing the coffee.
Heat the water
The temperature of the water is crucial for the correct extraction of the coffee. After boiling, the water should be between 90 and 96 degrees Celsius. If you don’t have a thermometer handy, you can boil the water and let it sit for a minute before pouring it out.
Insert the filter
Place a paper filter of your choice in the Clever Dripper, it makes no difference whether you use a tubular fiber filter or a thin fiber filter. Moisten the filter with hot water to remove any residue and preheat the Clever Dripper so that the coffee can flow optimally through the nozzles and the process is not slowed down.
Fill in the coffee and pour in the water
Pour the ground coffee into the filter and level it with a teaspoon or measuring spoon so that it has an even surface and no unbrewed bits remain after infusing. There is no need to crush or squeeze the coffee, a few light taps are enough to smooth the surface.
Pour the hot water into the filter, making sure the entire surface of the coffee is covered with water. Leave the filter for a minute until the coffee “thrives”, i.e. grows or expands.
If you want, you can also use the same spoon you used to smooth the coffee and stir the mixture a bit, which is sometimes useful to get the water flowing into all the nooks and crannies.
Wait and then serve the coffee
You’ve done your part, now you have to wait for the coffee to develop all its aroma. Leave the Clever Dripper in one place for 3 to 5 minutes.
Once the wait time is up, place the Clever Dripper over a cup and gently squeeze the plunger to release the coffee. Now all you have to do is add the desired ingredients to your drink, add sugar or the sweetener of your choice.
Enjoy a smooth and delicious cup of coffee with perfectly balanced flavors.
Clean and maintain your Clever Dripper
Proper maintenance and cleaning of the Clever Dripper is essential for the coffee maker to function properly and deliver high quality coffee over the long term. Remember to clean the Clever Dripper after each use so it doesn’t leave any residue and doesn’t affect the taste of the coffee.
Making coffee with the Clever Dripper can be an easy and rewarding process if you follow these steps and tips. With this help you will be able to brew a delicious and balanced cup of coffee, a cup of coffee with a pure taste and an incredible aroma. Experiment with different types of coffee and adjust the grind size and brew time to find the perfect combination for you.