• How Do You Know the Right Grind for your Coffee?

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    August 19, 2010 6:13 pm

    Espresso Espresso grinds should be fine, but not powdery. When you pinch the grounds between your fingers they should clump together, but disperse when you drop them on the counter. Paper Cone For both Technivorm and manual pour over, your... View Article

  • Try our new coffee profile buying guide

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    July 28, 2010 5:35 pm

    We’ve put together a handy little guide to selecting coffees based off of the dominating flavor profile. We’ve categorized our coffees by Bright & Fruity, Robust & Smoky, Chocolaty & Nutty, and Sweet & Balanced. Check it out and explore... View Article

  • Making Great Coffee or Espresso Wherever You Go

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    July 15, 2010 7:14 pm

    Heading to the beach for camping and surfing? Maybe suffering through pitiful coffee at the office? Or perhaps you just like hand-operated tools that don’t require electricity. We’ve got the tools for you to make great espresso or coffee wherever... View Article

  • Origin Trip :: Clive Coffee in Costa Rica

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    June 16, 2010 2:09 pm

    So much of the coffee on the market these days is really a commodity product that has been standardized to provide consistency. Generally, this means the coffee isn’t too terribly bad nor too terribly great. It’s a generic, non-offensive caffeine... View Article

  • For our blog readers :: early 10% off for Father’s Day

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    June 3, 2010 7:20 pm

    Why not 10% off everything for Father’s Day? That means the Silvia is $584 with free shipping. “Fathersday10″ at checkout… The small print: this coupon is valid for orders placed between today and June 13th. It cannot be applied to... View Article

  • Clive Coffee porcelain mugs + salvage walnut for our upcoming showroom

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    May 14, 2010 6:56 pm

    I just got back from Pigeon Toe Ceramics, the local Portland hive of ceramic artisans (Lisa and Lola, represent) that we’ve commissioned for the first Clive Coffee mug. These mugs are a subtle juxtaposition of modern and rustic, clean yet... View Article

  • Last chance to enter our FAQ drawing!

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    April 28, 2010 8:12 pm

    We’re getting ready to pick a winner for our FAQ contest, but there’s still time to enter. Just submit a question and you’ll get a chance to win a 33 oz Stainless Steel French Press made by Frieling and a... View Article

  • SCAA Update :: Double Technivorms, Grinding nerdiness…

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    April 22, 2010 2:34 pm

    I just returned from the annual coffee convention sponsored by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). There was a lot to see, including the US Barista Championship and some amazing new commercial espresso machines from Slayer and La Marzocco.... View Article

  • The Mypressi Twist :: Now in Stock

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    April 13, 2010 2:32 pm

    When we first heard about the Mypressi Twist , we were honestly a bit skeptical. How could you possibly make good espresso with a handheld device? After it was named best product of 2009 by the Specialty Coffee Association of... View Article

  • A Note on Coffee Extraction

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    April 1, 2010 3:32 pm

    Have you ever had a cup of coffee that tasted weak and sour? How about overly strong and sharp? Those unappealing flavors are a result of either under-extracting or over-extracting coffee grounds during the brewing process. When you brew coffee,... View Article