In a sudden urge to tidy the office recently I discover a box of appropriately fitting filter papers. So in a mad dash I nearly knock the kids over and delve into the kitchen cupboard but it is not just any cupboard. You know the one, the one with the plastic containers but no fitting lids and those ramekins that you will never use. I bypass the Syphon, the Aero-press and something that I’m not quite sure what is does, and there I find the clever dripper looking sad and unloved.
My eyes brighten as the wife rolls hers, but the kettle goes on. This little thing is awesome I shout as the beans come out and I grind some fresh. Whilst waiting for the kettle to boil I look at the box, something I rarely do and am probably the same as most of the male population when it comes to instructions, but I discover on the box it says that even I am qualified to use this brewing contraption! I quote “There is no skill required” & “Everyone with no experience at all can make the perfectly clear coffee with no grinds in your cup”. To me this gives me confidence that a muppet like me can do it.
The kettles boiled, a single filter paper from the box of 100 goes into the cone. I wet the paper so it sticks to the side and bung my ground coffee in. I then top it up with water and stand back for a few minutes wondering why had I never used my Clever Dripper before. What makes it clever says the wife – this is what make it clever and almost magical I reply. “there is no mess, no plungers, no components to put together. No liquid spilt, no coffee grinds escaping is so simple”. I am beginning to win her over I feel.
Now for the Clever Dripper magic!
As I lift the Clever Dripper up from the counter I am expecting to have a downpour of hot coffee but nothing, no drip, no gush, no mess. Get this people, it has a valve in the bottom that stops the liquid escaping and when placed onto the cup it pushes up and out comes the coffee straight into the cup.
A wonderful, bright, clear fresh coffee , umm!!
This should be called the really, really clever dripper. Simple, inexpensive, clean, safe, clever, anyone can use it. It makes a great cuppa, clever, practical, small, no mess, easy to clean, clever, portable and clever.
By far one of the cheapest and easiest way to get a decent cup of filter coffee. My morning routine now includes a clever coffee and now I contemplate the years wasted without one.