Clive News

  • Rancilio Silvia :: Do I need a PID?

    Written by Mark

    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 Mark

    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 Mark

    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

    Written by Mark

    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

    Written by Mark

    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

    Written by Mark

    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

    Written by Mark

    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!

    Written by Mark

    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

  • The Baratza Virtuoso Preciso is coming soon

    Written by Mark

    September 17, 2010 9:00 pm

    The long-awaited Baratza Virtuoso Preciso has finally arrived! Baratza took the sturdy and elegant design of the Virtuoso and added microadjustment for fine tuning your grind for espresso. The Preciso offers the fine tuning capabilities of a stepless grinder with... View Article

  • Try our new coffee profile buying guide

    Written by Mark

    July 28, 2010 5:35 pm

    We’ve put together a handy little guide to selecting coffees based off of the dominating flavor profile. We’ve categorized our coffees by Bright & Fruity, Robust & Smoky, Chocolaty & Nutty, and Sweet & Balanced. Check it out and explore... View Article