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Pour Over Hero

Pour Over Brewing Guide

December 9, 2014 4:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Steps Put your kettle on to boil. Fold filter, place in funnel, and wet with hot water. Measure out coffee : 25 grams and grind beans roughly to size of table salt . Place coffee in filter. Pre-infuse your coffee grounds... View Article

Chemex Brewing Guide

Chemex Brewing Guide

December 9, 2014 4:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Steps Put your kettle on to boil. Place your Chemex filter in the brewer with the thick portion toward the spout. Pour about 8 ounces of hot water through the filter to rinse out any pulp flavor pre-heat the... View Article


The Breville Infuser

December 3, 2014 4:34 pm Published by 9 Comments

If you’re looking for a entry-level espresso machine that delivers great value for money, the new and slightly improved Breville Infuser is well worth considering. We had reviewed this machine over a year ago and decided not to carry it... View Article


Introducing Lucca

November 19, 2014 10:44 pm Published by 2 Comments

LUCCA Italian espresso machines, designed and built exclusively for Clive. We’re enthusiastic admirers of Italian espresso machines and the time-honored tradition of making espresso. In an age of mass produced, “faux chrome” (but really just shiny plastic) appliances that last... View Article


Bonavita 1800SS versus 1900TS

November 10, 2014 4:17 pm Published by 31 Comments

The arrival of the the latest version of the Bonavita coffee brewer prompted us to pitch these machines against each other in the Battle of the Brewers. The original version, the 1800SS, is described as an 8-cup brewer with a... View Article

La Spaziale Vivaldi II

The Vivaldi II :: For the colorful

June 13, 2014 3:21 pm Published by 2 Comments

We introduced our custom Oregon black walnut wood panels for the La Spaziale Vivaldi II almost three years ago, and, today, we are please to announce the addition of an extended color palette, designed to complement the modern kitchen. Make your... View Article

Breville Oracle

The Breville Oracle BES980XL :: Auto, What?

May 5, 2014 8:00 am Published by 10 Comments

  The Oracle has arrived. Over the past two weeks the team here at Clive has been testing out Breville’s new double boiler espresso machine, neatly dubbed the “Oracle.”  The Oracle debuted at the SCAA last year, and Breville has finally... View Article