• Video Tutorial :: Technivorm

    Written by Amanda

    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

    Written by Mark

    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

    Written by Mark

    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.

  • Coffee Prices:: Why the increase?

    Written by Jill

    August 23, 2011 2:35 pm

    Coffee prices have risen considerably over the last year, and this trend has not escaped the attention of many coffee drinkers. Many roasters/retailers have been raising prices across the board and it may feel a little like an attempt to... View Article

  • Introducing the Coava Kone Gen. 2

    Written by Jennie

    August 3, 2011 8:45 pm

    Check out the Kone in action at Clive Coffee :: Demo Saturday 9/3 at 1pm The newly redesigned Kone by Coava has hit the ground at a running pace.  By addressing issues brought forth by customers, the Kone is making... View Article

  • Our new showroom

    Written by Mark

    June 23, 2011 10:08 am

    I’m pleased to announce that Clive Coffee is moving! We have found a space that is more than double our current 738 SE Washington location. Our new showroom will have an expanded line of products on display and ready for... View Article

  • How do I make great espresso?

    Written by M. Nunziata

    May 20, 2011 8:38 pm

    We’re glad you asked. You can improve the quality of your espresso by practicing your technique with the following guidelines in mind. The most important elements in espresso preparation are the grind, dose, leveling, distribution and tamping. Perfecting how you do these... View Article

  • First Look :: La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II

    Written by Mark

    April 22, 2011 8:43 pm

    I have to be honest with you. I was skeptical at first. When I heard that we would be carrying the La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II, I wasn’t entirely sure why.  Compared with the machines with the E-61 group head,... View Article

  • Video Guide :: The Rancilio Silvia in 90 seconds.

    Written by Mark

    April 18, 2011 5:24 pm

    Check out our 90 second video on the Rancilio Silvia; it gives a quick overview of how you can use the machine to make great espresso drinks. Stay tuned for a “how to” on the Silvia which will demonstrate our... View Article

  • Steaming Milk :: Useful tips

    Written by M. Nunziata

    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