• Now In stock :: Izzo Duetto

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    January 24, 2011 2:06 pm

    We set up the Izzo Duetto in our showroom back in December, and it’s been one of the most popular machines on the floor. The ability to precisely dial in the brewing temperature with the PID takes the guesswork out... 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

  • Announcing the opening of our showroom in PDX!

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    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

  • 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

  • Another Baratza Preciso update

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    October 25, 2010 3:12 pm

    Baratza has once again upgraded its excellent Virtuoso Preciso Grinder. In addition to providing micro-adjustment capability, they’ve added a superior set of conical burrs. These new burrs provide the precision to grind for great espresso, as well as great uniformity... View Article

  • The Baratza Virtuoso Preciso is coming soon

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    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

  • How Do You Know the Right Grind for your Coffee?

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    August 19, 2010 6:13 pm

    Espresso Espresso grinds should be fine, but not powdery. When you pinch the grounds between your fingers they should clump together, but disperse when you drop them on the counter. Paper Cone For both Technivorm and manual pour over, your... View Article

  • Try our new coffee profile buying guide

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    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

  • 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

  • Origin Trip :: Clive Coffee in Costa Rica

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    June 16, 2010 2:09 pm

    So much of the coffee on the market these days is really a commodity product that has been standardized to provide consistency. Generally, this means the coffee isn’t too terribly bad nor too terribly great. It’s a generic, non-offensive caffeine... View Article