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    Understanding Espresso Grinders

    Written by Ben Piff

    July 18, 2016 10:41 pm

    It’s time to continue our journey into the tantalizing rabbit hole that is…the espresso grinder! In my previous posts (first Choosing an Espresso Grinder, and second Grind Consistency and Particle Size), we described the parameters for making espresso, and the... View Article


    How To Duo – A Fellow Brewing Guide

    Written by Karen Hellweg

    June 23, 2016 6:50 pm

    This fine piece of brewing equipment from Fellow recently joined our lineup and has been a huge hit with the Clive staff ever since. The Duo can be easily overlooked because it is not your traditional french press or pour... View Article

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    Smooth and Satisfying with Profitec

    Written by Ben Piff

    June 16, 2016 10:40 pm

    Do you remember where you were when you first heard the name “Profitec”? Oh, and first let me clarify the pronunciation. Say it with me now, “pro-fee-tech” (profi translates to professional). Excellent, now let’s get back to it. Many of... View Article

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    New Arrivals from Fellow

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    June 10, 2016 1:39 pm

    New to the coffee brewing market are a few items from Fellow including the Duo brewer, Joey mugs, and more recently the Stagg Kettle. Fellow has created products that apply the traditional practicality of home brewing merged with a modern... View Article


    Cold Brew the Clive Way

    Written by Karen Hellweg

    June 8, 2016 11:12 pm

    Usually in late spring, Portland will be met with a few warmer days, sometimes MUCH warmer than the typical. On such days, cold brew has been in high demand among the Clive staff – (things get frantic when it’s gone),... View Article

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    Gifts For The Budding Connoisseur

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    June 6, 2016 3:46 pm

    Have any parties coming up in the next few months? Need to be thinking about some gift ideas for graduations, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, house warming parties or Bat Mitzvahs? We’ve had more than a few people come in looking to... View Article

  • Dialing In Your New Espresso Grinder

    Written by Ben Piff

    June 1, 2016 2:49 pm

    We hope that this handy guide will help you master your new grinder and keep it running well into the future. Some grinders are preset from the factory a bit too fine, which may mean that no grounds come out.... View Article

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    Espresso Machine Buyer’s Guide

    Written by Ben Piff

    May 20, 2016 8:36 pm

    Every day, the Clive team receives numerous phone and email requests for product information and help with equipment comparisons. Some of the most popular questions we wanted to address: How do e61 machines like the LUCCA M58 and Profitec Pro... View Article


    Bloom-Ready: Meet the Chemex Ottomatic

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    May 20, 2016 4:02 pm

    When customers come through our showroom they will often point to the Chemex shelf and share their earliest memories with us; how their parents always used one or how their grandmother never went a morning without a cup. Chemex has... View Article

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    Visiting Profitec in Germany

    Written by Jordan Philips

    May 11, 2016 1:45 pm

    When we think about German engineering, the big automakers (Audi, Mercedes, BMW) certainly come to mind. But when we consider that up-close, nuanced rationality of German precision, what comes to mind first, for us, is Profitec. “When I visit Profitec... View Article