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Why We’re Not Always Open

August 11, 2016 1:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I will always remember Giovani. He’s run a small pipe tobacco shop, Tabaccheria Castellana, in the shadows of the Duomo in Florence since the early 80’s. As you enter, the door behind you locks, preventing other customers from joining while... View Article

Meet with Clive

January 27, 2016 2:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Here at Clive we’ve always had one big goal in mind: to connect coffee lovers to the right coffee gear for their lifestyle, budget, and kind of coffee they have in mind. Clive started out as just a website in... View Article

Ratio is Here

January 19, 2016 3:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s been an exciting year here at Clive, and I’m so glad we’ve been able to connect over a shared appreciation for good coffee and quality tools! Our entire reason for existence at Clive is to match people with the... View Article


Crafted in Portland

December 3, 2015 5:13 pm Published by 2 Comments

There’s something captivating about formed and polished metal matched up against the soft irregularity of wood. The contrast elevates an espresso machine beyond the pure utility of forcing hot water through finely ground coffee. We have offered our own take... View Article

Open Box Machines

Open Box Machines

May 19, 2015 8:00 am Published by 19 Comments

Occasionally customers return machines that weren’t quite what they were looking for. Usually this is done within the 30-day return period. We thoroughly check all returned machines to ensure they are in working order and are pleased to offer them... View Article