• Iced Coffee

    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

  • E61-head

    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

  • Able Disk FINE

    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

  • RocketR58

    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

  • 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.