Industry News

  • Baratza Forte

    Introducing the Baratza Forte

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    May 2, 2013 7:07 pm

    Kyle, the owner of Baratza, dropped by with an early version of their new Forte grinder. Based on our initial experience with it, we think this will be a great option for those considering “small commercial espresso & brew grinders.”... View Article

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    Rocket R58 versus Duetto 3 :: A hands on comparison

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    May 1, 2013 9:00 am

    The Rocket R58 espresso machine brought a lot of ooh’s and ah’s when it was announced last year. The joy was short-lived, as the first batch of machines had an extremely high damage rate in shipment. The problem was identified... View Article

  • Left Coast Roast

    Left Coast Roast Q and A

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    March 19, 2013 6:24 pm

      We had a total blast attending a very coffee themed evening at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne Monday night.  Snoozy it was not (special thanks to Stumptown and Fresh Pot for providing some excellent brewed coffee)! It was both a reading... View Article

  • Left Coast Roast Book Release

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    August 24, 2012 11:00 am

    Left Coast Roast, by Hanna Neuschwander, is a caffeine-fueled guide to 55 key companies in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California — from small artisan roasters like Heart, Coava, and Kuma and history-making icons like Peet’s and Starbucks, to rapidly expanding shops like... View Article

  • The History of the Espresso Machine

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    June 22, 2012 11:00 am

      In recent years, the idea of espresso and the “god shot” have reached almost mythological proportions. Like the great Titan Atlas, the perfect shot balances upon so many ephemeral pillars, and baristas the world over are racing to discover the perfect... View Article

  • Coffee Prices:: Why the increase?

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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • In Defense of Old Fashioned Espresso :: NYT

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    November 9, 2010 10:08 pm

    There’s a great article in the Times about old fashioned espresso that doesn’t compromise quality for convenience. It encapsulates so well why we don’t sell super-automatic espresso machines at Clive. If you’re going to make espresso at home, we believe... View Article

  • Making Great Coffee or Espresso Wherever You Go

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    July 15, 2010 7:14 pm

    Heading to the beach for camping and surfing? Maybe suffering through pitiful coffee at the office? Or perhaps you just like hand-operated tools that don’t require electricity. We’ve got the tools for you to make great espresso or coffee wherever... View Article