• Quick Mill Andreja vs QM67

    Quick Mill QM67 vs. Andreja

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    October 30, 2012 6:48 pm

    A frequent question I am asked is what to look for when choosing between a heat exchange machine and a double boiler. Cost and size have always been the primary limiting factors, until recently that is… In late August Quick... View Article

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    The Return of the Able KONE

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    September 18, 2012 4:07 pm

    The KONE Coffee Filter has arrived at the Clive office! The finer hole pattern on this reusable filter makes it easier to control extraction and limit fines, allowing for a full and nuanced cup. Paired with the Bonavita Variable Temperature... View Article

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    Quick Mill QM67 :: First Look

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    August 25, 2012 4:57 pm

      I was excited when I heard that Quick Mill was coming out with a new take on the E61 double boiler design. The QM67 looked to be strong contender in the prosumer espresso lineup, especially since it was being... View Article

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    Left Coast Roast Book Release

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    August 24, 2012 11:00 am

      Left Coast Roast, by Hanna Neuschwander, is a caffeine-fueled guide to 55 key companies in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California — from small artisan roasters like Heart, Coava, and Kuma and history-making icons like Peet’s and Starbucks, to rapidly expanding shops... View Article

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    The History of the Espresso Machine

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    June 22, 2012 11:00 am

    In recent years, the idea of espresso and the “god shot” have reached almost mythological proportions. Like the great Titan Atlas, the perfect shot balances upon so many ephemeral pillars, and baristas the world over are racing to discover the perfect technique.... View Article

  • A Weekend Ritual

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    June 21, 2012 3:01 pm

    We recently paired up with Megamouth Film & Design to create a new Clive Video Short. Inspired by a Chet Baker song (which provides the soundtrack), this is an homage to slowing down and developing a worthwhile routine, a ritual... View Article

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    Japanese Iced Coffee v. Cold Brew

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    May 22, 2012 1:57 pm

    When talking about iced coffee, one will generally encounter two schools of opinion when it comes to the best brewing method: hot or cold. Neither method is necessarily “correct,” and preference depends entirely on what you are trying to get... View Article

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    E61 vs. Saturated Brew Groups

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    May 15, 2012 7:35 pm

    As we wait for the Rocket R58 to join the Izzo Duetto in our office later this month, I thought perhaps now would be an opportune time to examine just what these double boiler E61 machines are bringing to the... View Article

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    Able Disk FINE :: First Look

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    May 14, 2012 6:10 pm

    I had a chance to test out the Able Disk Fine recently, and I found it to mark a significant departure from previous iterations in both design and cup quality. I am particularly impressed by the fact that the filter... View Article

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    Rocket R58 Espresso Machine :: First Look

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    May 7, 2012 5:54 pm

    Izzo created a lot of buzz last year when they released the Duetto II, and for good reason. It was the first machine of its kind to offer a commercial E-61 group head, double boiler, and fully integrated PID control... View Article