Mastering the Art of Cold Brew Coffee with Pour Over Clever Dripper

Let’s dive into creating a high-quality cup of Cold Brew coffee using the Clever Dripper. Cold Brew coffee is known for its smooth, rich flavor and low acidity. By combining the Clever Dripper’s innovative design with the immersion brewing method, we can achieve excellent results. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. What You’ll Need:
    • Clever Dripper: This brewing device combines the simplicity of a French press with the precision of pour-over brewing.
    • #4 White Filters: These filters are readily available at most grocery stores.
    • Decanter or 16oz Mug: To collect your brewed coffee.
    • Hot Water Kettle: For precise water temperature control.
    • Scale (in grams): While not mandatory, using one ensures consistent results.
    • 20g of Your Favorite Coffee Beans: I recommend our Farmstead Blend.
  2. Boil Your Water:
    • Fill your kettle with quality water and heat it to around 205°F (96°C). This temperature is ideal for extracting flavors without over-extraction.
    • While waiting for the water to reach the right temperature, place your Clever Dripper on top of your decanter or mug.
  3. Grind Your Coffee:
    • Grind your coffee beans to a medium-coarse consistency, similar to sea salt. This grind size works well with the immersion brewing method. Highly recommend using the AKIRAKOKI wooden manual coffee grinder as link:
  4. Rinse the Filter:
    • Open the filter and fold the seams to allow it to sit flush in the Clever Dripper.
    • Rinse the filter a couple of times with hot water to remove any papery taste. This also helps heat the brewer and decanter, preventing a drastic drop in coffee temperature.
  5. Add Coffee to the Dripper:
    • While leaving the decanter with hot water, remove and place the Clever Dripper on a scale. Tare the scale to zero.
    • Add the coffee into the Clever Dripper, ensuring it reads 20 grams. If so, great—tare the scale!
  6. Brew Your Coffee:
    • Carefully pour hot water over the bed of coffee, ensuring all grounds are wet. Continue pouring until you reach a total weight of 320 grams (1:16 coffee-to-water ratio).
    • The Clever Dripper’s steep-and-release mechanism allows precise control over the brewing process.
    • Let the coffee steep for a few minutes, put a few of ice cubes then release it directly into your mug or decanter.
  7. Enjoy!:
    • You’ve just crafted a cup of coffee that rivals any specialty coffee shop’s pour-over, all with minimal effort.
    • The Clever Dripper’s “set it and forget it” approach makes it an excellent choice for busy coffee enthusiasts.

Remember, Cold Brew coffee is typically brewed with cold water over an extended period (12–24 hours). However, using the Clever Dripper allows you to achieve a similar flavor profile in a shorter time. Feel free to experiment with different coffee beans and water ratios to find your perfect cup! ☕

For more details, you can also check out this brew guide from Weathered Hands Coffee1. Happy brewing! 🌟