All About The Clever Coffee Dripper

The Clever Coffee Dripper has been one of our favorite brewers since we started carrying them in 2009. We love it’s unique, simple way of making great coffee. It’s BPA-free, durable, lightweight, easy to clean and affordable. The Clever is technically a pour-over brewer because it’s sort of cone-shaped and, well, you pour water into it. The feature that sets it apart is the silicone stopper that allows your coffee to steep (similar to a French press) until you place it on a cup, allowing it to drain.

We also like them because the manufacturer  continues to improve the design. Aside from style updates, Clevers over the years have benefited from an improvement in material. They are currently made with an Eastman Tritan plastic that resists clouding, cracking and has a little flex to it, making it much more shatter-resistant compared to older models.

Cleaning your Clever

Clevers are easy to keep clean. A quick rinse with hot water after brewing and an occasional wash with a sponge and soapy water will get rid of any build up. Also, giving the stopper a little TLC will keep you Clever brewing flawlessly for years. Check out how we recommend to clean your Clever. If you ever damage your silicone stopper/flange thing, email us…we’ll send you a new one.

One Response

  1. People think that “BPA free” means “safe,” but there are a lot more chemicals in plastics that are concerning. Mother Jones did an article on BPA and Tritan, the plastic used for these drippers: “The model suggested that one of Tritan’s ingredients—triphenyl phosphate, or TPP—was more estrogenic than BPA.”

    I’ve done a lot of research on plastic safety for the lid of the Temperfect coffee mug, and passed up Tritan in favor of polypropylene. This is a particularly important point when the plastic is exposed to high temperature water as it is in this product.

    Here’s the article:

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