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The Clever Dripper is probably one of the most underrated methods of brewing coffee, but it's also my favorite. It combines the flavor and ease of brewing that you can get from a french press, with the clean cup of a v60/wave. It's also very hard to mess up once you dial in your grind (I just dial it in about the same as I would a french press). If you don't like the idea of brewing in plastic, Bonavita makes basically the same device in porcelain. I have the bonavita and a v60, and I easily reach for the bonavita 9 times out of 10.
I have a bonvita immersion dripper which is twice the price of a normal clever dripper, but is also made out of ceramic instead of plastic (which I like...especially if I'm going to be pouring boiling water into the thing. To be fair however, the clever dripper is made out of medical grade plastic). Its my favorite way to brew, but can only make two cups max at a time. It also uses commonly found melitta #4 filters so that's a plus. I use a pretty coarse grind and it works very well.
I got my Zoji here on my desk. It's 1.75". The inner inset diameter of the bottom of the Bonavita was just large enough to not sit evenly with my thermos requiring me to buy a stand. Perhaps you have a different Bonavita model? What does the bottom of yours look like?
This is the bonavita I got: [link]
Maybe the Bonavita Immersion Brewer? It's full immersion so will be similar to the Aeropress with a larger batch size (granted no press portion). Otherwise I'd go with a Chemex if you want to try pourover.
I really like my Bonavita Immersion dripper
The valve on the bottom is handy if you want to try a coarser grind and do a steep and release method. Also known as a polished immersion. A lot of people compare the flavors they get from this technique to a cleaner version of cupping (brighter, acidic flavors)
I really like mine, uses #4 mellitta filters and is easy to clean. Using the wide base version
I would recommend the Bonavita Immersion Dripper. The full immersion brewing brings out more sweetness in my brews and the filter gives more clarity than the French press.
-Durable porcelain construction. I think this provides better heat retention than the plastic of the Clever
-Easy to clean
-Replacement filters can be found at nearly any place that sells groceries
-Only $10 more than AeroPress (if cost is a factor)
-Can be used similar to a standard pour over device when in the open position
The Bonavita Immersion Dripper is made of porcelain, the only other thing the coffee touches is the silicone stopper.
Bonavita Immersion Dripper. Although I've not made such a large batch. It should be able to hold that much and brew fine in pour over mode.
Any kettle will do. Most people go for stuff with more steel because they don't want hot water sitting with plastic, but that's up to you.
Most french presses are very similar well. In fact, I find most immersion techniques (where you steep the coffee in the water) come out very similar. I personally prefer this porcelain brewer from Bonavita. You steep the coffee for ~3 mins, then open the valve on the bottom and let it drip into a cup. Cleanup is just tossing the filter and rinsing, which I think you'll find much less of a hassle than french press.
No matter what you get, one of the most important pieces is a scale. This one from Jennings is great. The french press can be a great way to let you make different batch sizes, but only if you keep your ratios consistent. That is one of the best advantages of french press, because a lot of pourovers only work well for a certain batch size.
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