Clive News

  • Home Coffee Grinders :: Clive in Fresh Cup Magazine

    Written by Mark

    February 16, 2012 8:17 pm

    Our own barista Chris Ryan tackles the topic of home grinders in Fresh Cup Magazine, a respected coffee industry publication. Scroll to page 50. From the hand grinders like the Camano to the staff favorite Baratza Vario, Chris talks through... View Article

  • First Look :: Bonavita versus Technivorm

    Written by Mark

    January 10, 2012 5:14 pm

    For a long time, we’ve only sold the Technivorm brewer. It was the only high quality brewer we could find that was simple, reliable, and brewed at 200 degrees for 5-6 minutes, two important factors for delicious, flavorful (and not... View Article

  • Can a 5 year old can make espresso?

    Written by Mark

    December 6, 2011 5:51 pm

    Ellanie and Ethan give it a go in the Clive Coffee showroom, using the Izzo Duetto. If they can, you can too.

  • 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 Mark

    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 Mark

    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 Mark

    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