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    A few more Duetto 3.0 Details

    Written by Chris Ryan

    November 12, 2012 6:09 pm

      Italian espresso machine maker Izzo, and American machine importer Chris’ Coffee have been partners for years in designing and producing finely tuned espresso makers for the American market.  They have just made public what the new version of the... View Article

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    Izzo Duetto 3.0 Espresso Machine Shipping Soon

    Written by Mark

    November 5, 2012 2:48 pm

      The Izzo Duetto II has been a very popular machine with its e61 grouphead and precise PID control. Duetto III has just been announced and will be shipping soon! We will have a full review soon, but for now... View Article

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    Clive Coffee Barista Classes

    Written by Chris Ryan

    October 31, 2012 1:36 pm

    Attention all aspiring and inquisitive home baristas!  Clive Coffee is very happy to announce an expanded barista class schedule!  From now until the end of the year, Clive will be offering the Home Barista 101 class nearly every Saturday morning... View Article

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    Quick Mill QM67 vs. Andreja

    Written by Chris Ryan

    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

    Written by Kevin Haugen

    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

    Written by Kevin Haugen

    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

    Written by Kevin Haugen

    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

    Written by Kevin Haugen

    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

    Written by Mark

    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

    Written by Kevin Haugen

    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