After months of developing concepts, designing, scrapping and redesigning our idea of what the perfect pour-over stand could offer, we were thrilled a few weeks ago to finally launch the exclusive Clive Stand and Dripper set to the world. Since then, the response has indicated that our work paid off. The Clive Stand has been called “Gorgeous,” Stunning,” “The prettiest coffee maker I’ve ever seen,” “Elegant” and “Amazing.” It has been featured on the very popular blog Design*Sponge and will appear in the next issue of the magazine House Beautiful.
At Clive Coffee, we always seek the perfect intersection of design and function. We insist that all of our products look great, feel durable, last a long time and, of course, brew great coffee. The Clive Stand has earned its share of aesthetic accolades, but the quality of the coffee that it brews is equally important. As with any brand new brewing mechanism introduced to the market, a new set of standards needs to be developed regarding the grind setting, proportions of coffee to water, pouring technique, etc. The Clive Stand best accommodates two particular types of dripper cone – the Hario V60-02 glass dripper, and our locally hand-thrown porcelain Clive Dripper. Both of these fit snugly and look excellent in the handcrafted black walnut frame of the stand. Here, we’ll walk through what it takes to produce a fine cup of coffee from our Clive Dripper in the stand.