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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 29 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

Bonavita Sale

Save $30 on a Bonavita Coffee Maker

December 13, 2013 10:04 pm Published by 1 Comment

Today only (12/14/13), receive $30 off your order of a Bonavita Thermal or Bonavita Glass. This promotion is valid on purchases made on 12/14/13 and cannot be applied to prior purchases.