Industry News

  • In Defense of Old Fashioned Espresso :: NYT

    Written by Mark

    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

    Written by Mark

    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

  • SCAA Update :: Double Technivorms, Grinding nerdiness…

    Written by Mark

    April 22, 2010 2:34 pm

    I just returned from the annual coffee convention sponsored by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). There was a lot to see, including the US Barista Championship and some amazing new commercial espresso machines from Slayer and La Marzocco.... View Article

  • Thrilling news from Baratza

    Written by Mark

    February 25, 2010 8:49 pm

    We just got some really exciting news from Baratza! They’ve upgraded the already excellent Vario Coffee Grinder with a new display board. This new board has a “sleep” feature that turns off the lights and LED display to conserve electricity... View Article

  • Cook’s Illustrated Features the Technivorm KBT-741

    Written by Mark

    October 16, 2009 8:03 pm

    Open up the latest issue of the best cooking magazine published, and you’ll find a list of the “Must Have Small Appliances.” Making its third appearance in these sacred pages since last October, the Technivorm KBT-741 is listed once again... View Article

  • Starbucks releases instant coffee to mass retailers :: Yum

    Written by Mark

    October 6, 2009 6:44 pm

    It may be unseemly to pick on a coffee chain that has received its fair share of beatings in the last couple of years, but this news release prompted me to discuss some of the differentiating factors between generic, mass... View Article