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Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale

November 21, 2012 9:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve put together some fantastic deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! To get the deals, note the coupon code in each box below and type it into the “coupon” field at checkout. The amounts listed will be deducted from... View Article


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A few more Duetto 3.0 Details

November 12, 2012 6:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  Italian espresso machine maker Izzo, and American machine importer Chris’ Coffee have been partners for years in designing and producing finely tuned espresso makers for the American market.  They have just made public what the new version of the... View Article


Clive Coffee Barista Class

Clive Coffee Barista Classes

October 31, 2012 1:36 pm Published by 2 Comments

Attention all aspiring and inquisitive home baristas!  Clive Coffee is very happy to announce an expanded barista class schedule!  From now until the end of the year, Clive will be offering the Home Barista 101 class nearly every Saturday morning... View Article


Quick Mill Andreja vs QM67

Quick Mill QM67 vs. Andreja

October 30, 2012 6:48 pm Published by 1 Comment

A frequent question I am asked is what to look for when choosing between a heat exchange machine and a double boiler. Cost and size have always been the primary limiting factors, until recently that is… In late August Quick... View Article


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The Return of the Able KONE

September 18, 2012 4:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The KONE Coffee Filter has arrived at the Clive office! The finer hole pattern on this reusable filter makes it easier to control extraction and limit fines, allowing for a full and nuanced cup. Paired with the Bonavita Variable Temperature... View Article


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Quick Mill QM67 :: First Look

August 25, 2012 4:57 pm Published by 3 Comments

  I was excited when I heard that Quick Mill was coming out with a new take on the E61 double boiler design. The QM67 looked to be strong contender in the prosumer espresso lineup, especially since it was being... View Article


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Left Coast Roast Book Release

August 24, 2012 11:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  Left Coast Roast, by Hanna Neuschwander, is a caffeine-fueled guide to 55 key companies in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California — from small artisan roasters like Heart, Coava, and Kuma and history-making icons like Peet’s and Starbucks, to rapidly expanding shops... View Article


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The History of the Espresso Machine

June 22, 2012 11:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In recent years, the idea of espresso and the “god shot” have reached almost mythological proportions. Like the great Titan Atlas, the perfect shot balances upon so many ephemeral pillars, and baristas the world over are racing to discover the perfect technique.... View Article