• Ratio is Here

    Written by Mark

    January 19, 2016 3:00 pm

    It’s been an exciting year here at Clive, and I’m so glad we’ve been able to connect over a shared appreciation for good coffee and quality tools! Our entire reason for existence at Clive is to match people with the... View Article

  • Spring Cleaning – Open Box Specials

    Written by Ben

    January 17, 2016 8:40 pm

    There’s no better way to start a new year than jumping right into spring cleaning! Not only does this allow us to start the year right, it allows us to give some incredible Open Box specials to our loyal customers!... View Article

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    Profitec Pro 300 First Review

    Written by Ben Piff

    January 14, 2016 10:47 pm

    Introduction The Profitec Pro 300 is here! When we first tested this little gem of a machine last year, it became immediately obvious that it could bring a number of unique features and value to our lineup. This first review... View Article

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    LUCCA M58 Review

    Written by Ben Piff

    December 15, 2015 3:10 pm

    In December of 2014, I got my first chance to see and use the LUCCA M58 on a visit to the Clive showroom. I’ve been a big fan of Quick Mill for years (owning Anitas, Andrejas, Vetranos and a 2B... View Article

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    Crafted in Portland

    Written by Mark

    December 3, 2015 5:13 pm

    There’s something captivating about formed and polished metal matched up against the soft irregularity of wood. The contrast elevates an espresso machine beyond the pure utility of forcing hot water through finely ground coffee. We have offered our own take... View Article

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    Thanksgiving Day Coffee Guide

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    November 25, 2015 6:59 pm

    There is a lot of work that goes into preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, and if your family is anything like mine, everyone has a job. But this long day of meal preparation cannot be done without coffee, otherwise who knows... View Article

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    Clive Closed on Black Friday

    Written by Mark

    November 24, 2015 6:29 pm

    This year, we decided to close on Black Friday. With our small team, we wanted everyone to have the chance to put a leg up and enjoy this time of year with friends and family. Besides that, we’re not into... View Article

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    How to pour a heart

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    November 5, 2015 4:09 pm

    One of the many exciting things about making coffee at home is the artistic aspect of the process. So naturally, with all of the extravagant latte art instagram accounts and video tutorials, it is common to shoot for the stars... View Article

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    Quick Mill – The LUCCA M58 Story

    Written by Jordan Philips

    October 14, 2015 9:47 pm

    We made another visit to Quick Mill last month to visit their factory, and make plans for more collaborations in the future. Here’s a look into our visit, and the story of the LUCCA M58 by Quick Mill.  

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    Grind Consistency and Particle Size

    Written by Ben Piff

    August 7, 2015 7:00 am

    Grind consistency and particle size: Why you need a burr grinder for espresso. To set the stage for our continuing discussion on coffee grinders, let’s think for a moment about some of the parameters we strive to control when we... View Article