• Steaming Milk :: Useful tips

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    April 15, 2011 7:58 pm

    Pouring nice looking latte art is a goal for many home baristas and an essential skill for professionals in the café. Creating a pretty espresso drink will impress your guests and enhance the overall experience of enjoying your coffee. However,... View Article

  • Rancilio Silvia :: Is a brass boiler better than aluminum?

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    April 12, 2011 5:41 pm

    Is a brass boiler better than an aluminum one? The Silvia features a heavy-duty brass boiler. We’ve done our research and discovered that machines with aluminum boilers are more prone to failure. Aluminum expands and contracts with sharp fluctuations in... View Article

  • Rancilio Silvia :: Is it worth the money?

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    April 7, 2011 5:09 pm

      Why don’t you have anything more affordable than the Silvia? Why spend $650 when I could spend $300 elsewhere? Clive Coffee specializes in the highest quality espresso machines and coffeemakers available. We recognize that there are hundreds of machines... View Article

  • Rancilio Silvia :: Do I need a PID?

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    March 29, 2011 7:24 pm

    What about a PID Controller? We are often asked if it’s necessary to have a PID on the Silvia. PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) Control is a popular upgrade to Silvia machines. Basically, a PID controller closely monitors and electronically regulates... View Article

  • Rancilio Silvia :: Do I need to temperature surf?

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    March 25, 2011 7:34 pm

    Our method of addressing Temperature fluctuation (or “temperature surfing”.) If you’ve done any research about the Rancilio Silvia on online discussion forums, chances are you’ve come across talk of something called  “temperature surfing.” Temperature surfing refers to a very involved... View Article

  • Fresh From the Roastery :: Lovejoy Espresso Blend

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    March 23, 2011 7:41 pm

    We’re excited to present our new Lovejoy Espresso Blend. We set out to create a blend with complexity, rich crema and sweetness to spare. Lovejoy Espresso has sweet raspberry and dark chocolate flavors, hints of butterscotch and a bit of... View Article

  • Clive Stand and Dripper :: Brew Guide

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    March 21, 2011 4:34 pm

    After months of developing concepts, designing, scrapping and redesigning our idea of what the perfect pour-over stand could offer, we were thrilled a few weeks ago to finally launch the exclusive Clive Stand and Dripper set to the world.  Since... View Article

  • New Deal Distillery + Our Ethiopian Harrar

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    March 1, 2011 8:05 pm

    Our friends at New Deal Distillery have taken our Ethiopian Harrar Longberry and turned it into a delicious coffee liqueur. We’re celebrating the launch on Friday, March 4th, 5-7pm. Taste the liqueur straight, with espresso, or as a custom White Russian, on... View Article

  • Home Barista Classes

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    February 15, 2011 6:39 pm

    Making great espresso at home requires a certain amount of practice. We are pleased to announce our home barista classes, which are designed to give you an introduction to the principles and practice of the craft.  This two hour class... View Article

  • Clive Coffee on KPTV

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    February 11, 2011 6:39 pm

    I was invited on Portland’s KPTV to talk about making great coffee at home. It’s very difficult to get all the crucial information in a 3 minute segment, but hopefully the message of fresh coffee made correctly came through. Click the... View Article