Clive News

  • Rancilio Silvia :: Is a brass boiler better than aluminum?

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    April 12, 2011 5:41 pm

    Is a brass boiler better than an aluminum one? The Silvia features a heavy-duty brass boiler. We’ve done our research and discovered that machines with aluminum boilers are more prone to failure. Aluminum expands and contracts with sharp fluctuations in... View Article

  • Rancilio Silvia :: Is it worth the money?

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    April 7, 2011 5:09 pm

      Why don’t you have anything more affordable than the Silvia? Why spend $650 when I could spend $300 elsewhere? Clive Coffee specializes in the highest quality espresso machines and coffeemakers available. We recognize that there are hundreds of machines... View Article

  • Rancilio Silvia :: Do I need a PID?

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    March 29, 2011 7:24 pm

    What about a PID Controller? We are often asked if it’s necessary to have a PID on the Silvia. PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) Control is a popular upgrade to Silvia machines. Basically, a PID controller closely monitors and electronically regulates... View Article

  • Fresh From the Roastery :: Lovejoy Espresso Blend

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    March 23, 2011 7:41 pm

    We’re excited to present our new Lovejoy Espresso Blend. We set out to create a blend with complexity, rich crema and sweetness to spare. Lovejoy Espresso has sweet raspberry and dark chocolate flavors, hints of butterscotch and a bit of... View Article

  • Clive Stand and Dripper :: Brew Guide

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    March 21, 2011 4:34 pm

    After months of developing concepts, designing, scrapping and redesigning our idea of what the perfect pour-over stand could offer, we were thrilled a few weeks ago to finally launch the exclusive Clive Stand and Dripper set to the world.  Since... View Article

  • New Deal Distillery + Our Ethiopian Harrar

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    March 1, 2011 8:05 pm

    Our friends at New Deal Distillery have taken our Ethiopian Harrar Longberry and turned it into a delicious coffee liqueur. We’re celebrating the launch on Friday, March 4th, 5-7pm. Taste the liqueur straight, with espresso, or as a custom White Russian, on... View Article

  • Home Barista Classes

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    February 15, 2011 6:39 pm

    Making great espresso at home requires a certain amount of practice. We are pleased to announce our home barista classes, which are designed to give you an introduction to the principles and practice of the craft.  This two hour class... View Article

  • Clive Coffee on KPTV

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    February 11, 2011 6:39 pm

    I was invited on Portland’s KPTV to talk about making great coffee at home. It’s very difficult to get all the crucial information in a 3 minute segment, but hopefully the message of fresh coffee made correctly came through. Click the... View Article

  • The Clive Stand :: Triple

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    December 14, 2010 9:40 pm

    Delaney Kelly of Carthagh Craft & Design just dropped of the first edition of the Clive Stand Triple. I couldn’t wait for our real photographer to take her sweet time with it, so I took a quick shot. It’s a... View Article

  • Announcing the opening of our showroom in PDX!

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    November 25, 2010 1:23 am

    After several months of hard work, we’re proud to open up our retail showroom to the public. It’s a work in progress, and admittedly looks a little “temporary.” We were planning on moving to a much bigger, brighter location this... View Article