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    Thanksgiving Day Coffee Guide

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    November 25, 2015 6:59 pm

    There is a lot of work that goes into preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, and if your family is anything like mine, everyone has a job. But this long day of meal preparation cannot be done without coffee, otherwise who knows... View Article

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    Clive Closed on Black Friday

    Written by Mark

    November 24, 2015 6:29 pm

    This year, we decided to close on Black Friday. With our small team, we wanted everyone to have the chance to put a leg up and enjoy this time of year with friends and family. Besides that, we’re not into... View Article

  • Buyers-Guide

    Espresso Machine Buyer’s Guide

    Written by Ben Piff

    November 18, 2015 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 as the holidays approach are: How do e61 machines like the... View Article

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    How to pour a heart

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    November 5, 2015 4:09 pm

    One of the many exciting things about making coffee at home is the artistic aspect of the process. So naturally, with all of the extravagant latte art instagram accounts and video tutorials, it is common to shoot for the stars... View Article

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    Quick Mill – The LUCCA M58 Story

    Written by Jordan Philips

    October 14, 2015 9:47 pm

    We made another visit to Quick Mill last month to visit their factory, and make plans for more collaborations in the future. Here’s a look into our visit, and the story of the LUCCA M58 by Quick Mill.  

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    Grind Consistency and Particle Size

    Written by Ben Piff

    August 7, 2015 7:00 am

    Grind consistency and particle size: Why you need a burr grinder for espresso. To set the stage for our continuing discussion on coffee grinders, let’s think for a moment about some of the parameters we strive to control when we... View Article

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    Choosing an Espresso Grinder

    Written by Ben Piff

    July 29, 2015 4:00 am

    For those who love espresso, there has never been a better time to enjoy it. With excellent micro-roasters located throughout the country, and numerous wonderful coffees available from established coffee roasters through subscription or by distance ordering, there are wonderful... View Article

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    Uber to Clive Coffee for an Alma Chocolate Mocha

    Written by Hayley McNabb

    June 23, 2015 8:35 pm

    We are super excited about this Friday! Uber is running a local campaign so you can catch a free ride to our Portland Showroom. From 12 to 5pm we’ll be here with our friends from Alma Chocolate to show you... View Article

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    Programming your LUCCA A53

    Written by Jordan Philips

    June 9, 2015 6:29 pm

    Learn the easy steps to programming your LUCCA A53 espresso machine for volumetric dosing. First, press and hold the power button for around 3 seconds, until the temperature light starts blinking. Next, pull a shot using either the single shot... View Article

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    Chemex filters :: bleached vs. unbleached

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    May 27, 2015 2:44 pm

    We have quite a few people come through asking about the differences between the two types of paper filters: bleached, and unbleached. To be honest, because we don’t carry unbleached filters, I had never tried them! So we decided to... View Article