• Sowden Softbrew

    Sowden Softbrew

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    May 4, 2012 7:05 pm

    There is something to be said about simplicity and tradition, and the new Sowden brewer returns to the basics of coffee preparation with its beautifully simplistic design. I spoke with the folks at Sowden at the SCAA conference this past week, and... View Article

  • Bonavita Variable Electric Kettle

    Bonavita Variable Electric Kettle :: A First Look

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    April 28, 2012 1:20 pm

    We were thoroughly excited when we received Bonavita’s Electric Gooseneck Kettle last year. Finally, there was a stainless steel electric kettle that was suitable for manual pour-over. When we heard that Bonavita was coming out with a kettle with a... View Article

  • Grinders :: Revisited

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    April 9, 2012 1:15 pm

    One of the most common questions that we encounter here at Clive is whether or not investing in a quality grinder will improve your overall coffee experience. A grinder’s benefit is sometimes forgotten in the excitement of a new espresso... View Article

  • Home Coffee Grinders :: Clive in Fresh Cup Magazine

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    February 16, 2012 8:17 pm

    Our own barista Chris Ryan tackles the topic of home grinders in Fresh Cup Magazine, a respected coffee industry publication. Scroll to page 50. From the hand grinders like the Camano to the staff favorite Baratza Vario, Chris talks through... View Article

  • First Look :: Bonavita versus Technivorm

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    January 10, 2012 5:14 pm

    For a long time, we’ve only sold the Technivorm brewer. It was the only high quality brewer we could find that was simple, reliable, and brewed at 200 degrees for 5-6 minutes, two important factors for delicious, flavorful (and not... View Article

  • Can a 5 year old can make espresso?

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    December 6, 2011 5:51 pm

    Ellanie and Ethan give it a go in the Clive Coffee showroom, using the Izzo Duetto. If they can, you can too.

  • Black Friday Showroom Party

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    November 23, 2011 2:23 pm

    Clive at Five is back! We’ve got some excellent cocktails in the works. Sneak away from the relatives for a minute and enjoy some good music and company. In the mood for shopping? We’ll have some showroom-only discounts available during... View Article

  • Video Tutorial :: Technivorm

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    October 12, 2011 3:22 pm

    The Technivorm Moccamaster is the finest drip coffeemaker we’ve ever used. For the best results, try out our brewing method.

  • Introducing custom wood panels for the Mini Vivaldi

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    September 28, 2011 5:29 pm

    The La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II has had a place in our showroom for almost a year now. We’ve admired its gush of powerful dry steam for microfoam and consistent shot temperature for nice, sweet pulls. However, the black plastic... View Article

  • New video tutorial :: The French Press

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    September 12, 2011 9:03 pm

    The classic French press is renowned for its simplicity and rich, full flavor. Follow the steps shown in this video for delicious french pressed coffee! The press shown here is the Frieling French press.