Clive News

  • Black Friday Showroom Party

    Written by Mark

    November 23, 2011 2:23 pm

    Clive at Five is back! We’ve got some excellent cocktails in the works. Sneak away from the relatives for a minute and enjoy some good music and company. In the mood for shopping? We’ll have some showroom-only discounts available during... View Article

  • Introducing custom wood panels for the Mini Vivaldi

    Written by Mark

    September 28, 2011 5:29 pm

    The La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II has had a place in our showroom for almost a year now. We’ve admired its gush of powerful dry steam for microfoam and consistent shot temperature for nice, sweet pulls. However, the black plastic... View Article

  • Coffee Prices:: Why the increase?

    Written by Jill

    August 23, 2011 2:35 pm

    Coffee prices have risen considerably over the last year, and this trend has not escaped the attention of many coffee drinkers. Many roasters/retailers have been raising prices across the board and it may feel a little like an attempt to... View Article

  • Our new showroom

    Written by Mark

    June 23, 2011 10:08 am

    I’m pleased to announce that Clive Coffee is moving! We have found a space that is more than double our current 738 SE Washington location. Our new showroom will have an expanded line of products on display and ready for... View Article

  • First Look :: La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II

    Written by Mark

    April 22, 2011 8:43 pm

    I have to be honest with you. I was skeptical at first. When I heard that we would be carrying the La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II, I wasn’t entirely sure why.  Compared with the machines with the E-61 group head,... View Article

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

    Written by M. Nunziata

    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?

    Written by M. Nunziata

    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?

    Written by M. Nunziata

    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

    Written by Amanda

    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

    Written by M. Nunziata

    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