Brewing

  • Chemex FIlter

    Chemex filters :: bleached vs. unbleached

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    May 27, 2015 2:44 pm

    We have quite a few people come through asking about the differences between the two types of paper filters: bleached, and unbleached. To be honest, because we don’t carry unbleached filters, I had never tried them! So we decided to... View Article

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    How to Dose Correctly

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    March 19, 2015 7:22 pm

    Underdosing the portafilter is an espresso crime punishable by weak, underextracted coffee. It is too often overlooked as a cause of poor extraction, with many people believing it is solely the grind that needs adjusting when their shots are not... View Article

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    Introducing the Slayer 1-Group Espresso Machine

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    February 18, 2015 4:21 pm

    At the end of January, we fired up our brand new Slayer 1-Group for the first time. The sleekly designed machine with its signature cast aluminum X’s looks incredibly handsome on our bench. But we’re not just into looks. It’s what’s... View Article

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    Chemex Brewing: Paper vs Metal Filter

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    February 5, 2015 8:08 pm

    Customers often ask us about the difference between brewing with Chemex Paper Filters and the metal Able Kone Filter. Apart from the obvious fact that metal is reusable and paper isn’t, there are some sensory differences to consider when deciding which is right... View Article

  • Hario V60 Iced Coffeemaker

    The Hario V60 Fretta Ice Coffee Maker

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    June 27, 2014 7:11 pm

    The new Hario V60 Fretta Ice Coffee Maker has arrived! This brewer is designed to create deliciously sweet and rich cold brew in under 5 minutes. As summer has rolled around, we have been brewing batches of cold brew in the Clive showroom... View Article

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    Aeropress Video Lookbook

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    January 24, 2014 7:00 am

  • Iced Coffee

    Japanese Iced Coffee v. Cold Brew

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    May 22, 2012 1:57 pm

    When talking about iced coffee, one will generally encounter two schools of opinion when it comes to the best brewing method: hot or cold. Neither method is necessarily “correct,” and preference depends entirely on what you are trying to get... View Article

  • Video Tutorial :: Technivorm

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    October 12, 2011 3:22 pm

    The Technivorm Moccamaster is the finest drip coffeemaker we’ve ever used. For the best results, try out our brewing method.

  • New video tutorial :: The French Press

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    September 12, 2011 9:03 pm

    The classic French press is renowned for its simplicity and rich, full flavor. Follow the steps shown in this video for delicious french pressed coffee! The press shown here is the Frieling French press.

  • How Do You Know the Right Grind for your Coffee?

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    August 19, 2010 6:13 pm

    Espresso Espresso grinds should be fine, but not powdery. When you pinch the grounds between your fingers they should clump together, but disperse when you drop them on the counter. Paper Cone For both Technivorm and manual pour over, your... View Article