• 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

  • 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

  • Another Baratza Preciso update

    Written by Amanda

    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

    Written by Amanda

    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?

    Written by Amanda

    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

    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

  • 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

  • Origin Trip :: Clive Coffee in Costa Rica

    Written by Mark

    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

  • For our blog readers :: early 10% off for Father’s Day

    Written by Mark

    June 3, 2010 7:20 pm

    Why not 10% off everything for Father’s Day? That means the Silvia is $584 with free shipping. “Fathersday10″ at checkout… The small print: this coupon is valid for orders placed between today and June 13th. It cannot be applied to... View Article