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    The importance of a scale

    Written by Karen Hellweg

    September 30, 2016 4:33 pm

    I used to eyeball things when it came to dosing my coffee. Grind enough to fill the portafilter, and scrape off any remaining coffee much like measuring a cup of flour. And while there is a time-tested technique of grinding... View Article

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    Three beautiful ways to make pour over

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    September 14, 2016 1:34 pm

    There’s just something about the kettle whistling on the stove, freshly ground coffee beans, and the methodical process of hand brewed coffee that stirs our senses and makes us fall in love again with our morning routine. The art of... View Article

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    Gifts For The Budding Connoisseur

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    June 6, 2016 3:46 pm

    Have any parties coming up in the next few months? Need to be thinking about some gift ideas for graduations, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, house warming parties or Bat Mitzvahs? We’ve had more than a few people come in looking to... View Article

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    Espresso Machine Buyer’s Guide

    Written by Ben Piff

    May 20, 2016 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: How do e61 machines like the LUCCA M58 and Profitec Pro... View Article

  • Some of Our Favorite Barista Tools

    Written by Karen Hellweg

    May 5, 2016 12:40 am

    A little bit about the Barista experience… Stepping up to a brand new machine can be both exhilarating and also slightly intimidating. When it comes to operating your shiny new equipment, if you haven’t come from a barista background (or... View Article

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    Introducing Behmor (Be – more) Connected

    Written by Karen Hellweg

    April 27, 2016 3:26 pm

    When I first tested the Behmor Connected coffee brewer, I wasn’t sure how it would stack up against some of our well-proven and loved brewers. Its styling and shape are distinctive, with a 1.2 liter stainless steel water reservoir placed... View Article

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    Spring Specials

    Written by Ben Piff

    March 11, 2016 9:15 pm

    Have you witnessed the first hints of spring yet? The smell of flowers. That extra bit of warmth in the sunshine. The crisp contrast of a clear morning. The anticipation of tax returns…wait. This is the perfect season to step... View Article

  • Spring Cleaning – Open Box Specials

    Written by Ben

    January 17, 2016 8:40 pm

    There’s no better way to start a new year than jumping right into spring cleaning! Not only does this allow us to start the year right, it allows us to give some incredible Open Box specials to our loyal customers!... View Article

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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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    Save $30 on a Bonavita Coffee Maker

    Written by Mark

    December 13, 2013 10:04 pm

    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.