• Introducing :: The Andreja Premium Espresso Machine

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    October 23, 2009 3:13 pm

    We’ve found it. This machine will take your home espresso craft to the next level. Your neighbors will burn with envy. Your dinner party guests will linger for hours over your microfoam macchiatos. Also, you’ll want an insurance rider on... View Article

  • Cook’s Illustrated Features the Technivorm KBT-741

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    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

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    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

  • Hario Buono kettle :: A practical and beautiful tool for pour-over coffee

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    October 1, 2009 12:45 pm

    We’re pleased to present the Hario kettle, a great way to boil water to the right temperature, then direct it very precisely over the grounds as you make coffee. In conjunction with a Bee House dripper, you can easily and... View Article

  • Keith Urban Loves Clive Coffee :: And the Technivorm

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    September 15, 2009 5:56 pm

    Who knew the man knew his coffee? His office ordered a Technivorm from us and had it delivered to the Rose Garden before his show on Friday, Sep 11th. Does that mean we can take credit for his presumably energetic... View Article

  • Cupping notes on your iPhone

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    September 9, 2009 11:10 am

    Found this today – an app for your iPhone or iPod touch that is built around SCAA specs on cupping coffee. It’s called the iCupper Master Assistant. The look and feel needs a little help, but the functionality seems to... View Article

  • Happy Friday :: And some iced coffee, too

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    August 28, 2009 12:38 pm

    The minimalist makes iced coffee at home! As summer winds down, take advantage of the last few balmy days with a cold, low acid iced coffee. You only need a french press to accomplish iced coffee like you’d get from... View Article

  • Cafe au lait…

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    August 21, 2009 9:02 pm

    It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a... View Article

  • Mypressi:: A new product that befuddles me

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    August 21, 2009 12:18 pm

    I saw this online today and am not sure what I think about it. It seems like a fad product that could not possibly pull a good shot. Even the idea of it seems incongruent with espresso craft, which is... View Article

  • Clive Coffee in the Chicago Tribune

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    August 21, 2009 12:07 am

    The Chicago Tribune reviewed 4 alternative ways to brew coffee. First up was the Vacuum Pot. The Trib was smart to recommend the Bodum Santos vacuum pot. We agree with them – it’s sleek, interesting, and makes great coffee. Check... View Article