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    Introducing the Slayer 1-Group Espresso Machine

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    February 18, 2015 4:21 pm

    At the end of January, we fired up our brand new Slayer 1-Group for the first time. The sleekly designed machine with its signature cast aluminum X’s looks incredibly handsome on our bench. But we’re not just into looks. It’s what’s... View Article

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    Chemex Brewing: Paper vs Metal Filter

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    February 5, 2015 8:08 pm

    Customers often ask us about the difference between brewing with Chemex Paper Filters and the metal Able Kone Filter. Apart from the obvious fact that metal is reusable and paper isn’t, there are some sensory differences to consider when deciding which is right... View Article

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    The Profitec Pro 700

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    December 18, 2014 5:07 pm

    As the newest member in our family of E61 espresso machines, we welcomed the Profitec Pro 700 into the Clive Coffee showroom with open arms. The shiny mirror exterior, perforated grid drip tray, symmetrical gauges and twist control knobs all... View Article

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    La Marzocco GS/3 Custom Upgrades

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    December 18, 2014 3:07 pm

    We are pleased to announce a slate of custom upgrades available from La Marzocco for their illustrious GS/3 espresso machine. We will be offering machines with these handsome upgrades later this month. If you are interested in putting together an... View Article

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    The Vesuvius Espresso Machine with Pressure Profiling

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    December 12, 2014 8:19 pm

    As we warmed up our brand new Vesuvius espresso machine for its maiden voyage through the depths of pressure profiling, we had no idea where it would take us. This beautiful espresso machine has been designed to meet the ever-increasing needs of the... View Article

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    Aeropress Brewing Guide

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    December 9, 2014 5:04 pm

    The Steps Open plunge chamber and preheat with hot water. Measure and grind coffee :: 2.5 Tbsp. (14-15g.) medium grind. Add coffee to chamber and add water to mark. Stir gently. Fill chamber to hexagonal ring. Wet filter with hot... View Article

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    Technivorm Brewing Guide

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    December 9, 2014 4:53 pm

    The Steps Preheat the system by running a full brew cycle with only water. Measure out your coffee :: 75 grams or 6 Technivorm scoops for a full carafe. Grind coffee to Fine-Medium. Coffee grounds should be similar to cornmeal.... View Article

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    Vacuum Pot Brewing Guide

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    December 9, 2014 4:48 pm

    The Steps Pour desired amount of water into the bottom of glass server and place over butane burner. Insert the filter in the funnel and gently secure the hook and chain to the edge of the tube. Grind coffee to... View Article

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    Cold Brew Brewing Guide

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    December 9, 2014 4:46 pm

    The Steps Fill top glass with ice and water. Be sure all ice is submerged. Grind coffee to medium : 20 Tbsp. (100 g.) Pre-wet filter and place on coffee. Make sure dispersion block is in place. Turn the dripper... View Article

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    Pour Over Brewing Guide

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    December 9, 2014 4:42 pm

    The Steps Put your kettle on to boil. Fold filter, place in funnel, and wet with hot water. Measure out coffee : 23-26 grams (4 tablespoons) and grind beans to medium. Place coffee in filter and divot. Pre-infuse your coffee... View Article