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    Bloom-Ready: Meet the Chemex Ottomatic

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    May 20, 2016 4:02 pm

    When customers come through our showroom they will often point to the Chemex shelf and share their earliest memories with us; how their parents always used one or how their grandmother never went a morning without a cup. Chemex has... View Article

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    Visiting Profitec in Germany

    Written by Jordan Philips

    May 11, 2016 1:45 pm

    When we think about German engineering, the big automakers (Audi, Mercedes, BMW) certainly come to mind. But when we consider that up-close, nuanced rationality of German precision, what comes to mind first, for us, is Profitec. “When I visit Profitec... View Article

  • Some of Our Favorite Barista Tools

    Written by Karen Hellweg

    May 5, 2016 12:40 am

    A little bit about the Barista experience… Stepping up to a brand new machine can be both exhilarating and also slightly intimidating. When it comes to operating your shiny new equipment, if you haven’t come from a barista background (or... View Article

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    Introducing Behmor (Be – more) Connected

    Written by Karen Hellweg

    April 27, 2016 3:26 pm

    When I first tested the Behmor Connected coffee brewer, I wasn’t sure how it would stack up against some of our well-proven and loved brewers. Its styling and shape are distinctive, with a 1.2 liter stainless steel water reservoir placed... View Article

  • Baratza Sette 270 Coffee Grinder

    Get ready to meet the Baratza Sette 270 and 270W

    Written by Ben Piff

    April 7, 2016 10:29 pm

      Have you heard the latest news from Seattle? Well, I know some you have because I’m already getting excited calls, emails, and pre-order requests about the upcoming Baratza Sette 270 and 270W conical grinders. Here at Clive we were excited... View Article

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    Exciting things from Slayer in 2016.

    Written by Ben Piff

    March 31, 2016 8:48 pm

    Wow, it’s been a year since we first started working with Slayer! The machine and company have come a long way, and we thought we’d take this opportunity to announce some big news (hint, lower price!) along with an update... View Article

  • Open Box Machines

    Spring Specials

    Written by Ben Piff

    March 11, 2016 9:15 pm

    Have you witnessed the first hints of spring yet? The smell of flowers. That extra bit of warmth in the sunshine. The crisp contrast of a clear morning. The anticipation of tax returns…wait. This is the perfect season to step... View Article

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    Espresso Machine Buyer’s Guide

    Written by Ben Piff

    March 10, 2016 8:36 pm

    Every day, the Clive team receives numerous phone and email requests for product information and help with equipment comparisons. Some of the most popular questions we wanted to address: How do e61 machines like the LUCCA M58 and Profitec Pro... View Article

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    Roseline Coffee

    Written by Karen Hellweg

    February 22, 2016 3:32 pm

    Finding the right coffee brewer setup is an integral part of any morning routine, and we want to provide you with the second and just as important piece – the coffee. Roseline was added to our coffee lineup last autumn,... View Article

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    Essential Equipment: Espresso Grinders

    Written by Ben Piff

    February 9, 2016 11:00 am

    A good grinder is, arguably, the most important piece of equipment one can buy for any home coffee setup. And it is absolutely critical for espresso. For just about any brewing method, there are a number of variables that impact... View Article