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Clever / Diver Coffee - James Kone's Review
Posted: December 18, 2012, 10:40pm
review rating: 5.5
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Clever / Diver Coffee Brewer
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Donald Varona 6.20
James Kone 5.50
Sam Decock 5.00
Eric Hammond 3.67

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 4.8
Manufacturer: Abid Quality: 5
Average Price: $20.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $15.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: flying goat coffee Aesthetics 2
Owned for: 3 months Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: The "Clever" method is too easy for it's own good, and the result is a poor cup of coffee.
Positive Product Points

It's easy. Something quick to brew at home.

Negative Product Points

Your coffee is soaking in a plastic and paper pool of hot water. Your coffee tastes like paper.

Detailed Commentary

A barista, cafe, or coffee shop should serve the best cup of coffee! That being said, The Clever is cheap, easy, and hands-off, but the result is a poor cup of coffee. If you have a beautiful La Marzocco espresso machine, the coffee should stand up to the espresso. Full immersion is a beautiful concept...but unlike the french press you're dealing with a paper filter. Coffee grounds are delicate and can easily take on their environment. I suggest using The Kone, designed by  Keith Gehrke. It has the complex flavor of a pourover, and the mouth feel of a french press without the sediment. Coffee should never be an afterthought, and that is what you get with the Clever.

Buying Experience

I purchased the Clever in a local coffee shop/roaster. The two experienced baristas and the owner recommended it.

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