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Posted Sat Jan 14, 2006, 8:09pm
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Has anyone else tried this thing? I read about it on dwelltime and thought I would check it out. Damn it was good! I watched the video at dwelltime.net and thought it looked interesting. I had some errands to do downtown and stopped by. It's really neat to be able to watch the whole process. It's only been there for a few days, and they seem to still be working out the bugs. The cashier didn't know how to ring it up, and they had to bring out the manager barrista to make it. The first cup didn't turn out well, and made a bit of a mess on the counter, so they made me another one. Once it cooled off a bit, I was VERY impressed with the taste. I had mine with Ethiopian, and it was sweet without sugar or milk. They had two options for coffee (an Ethiopian and I think an el Salvador). The barrista told me Elysian Room has one too, but they are still setting it up. Has anyone else tried the clover yet? What are other geeks thought on it? It is MUCH better than drip and for the same price. Hopefully other cafes will get them soon.
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Posted Sun Jan 15, 2006, 1:46am
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Will have to give it a try, I've been stopping there every day last week before work for a cappa and noticed the Clover.  I think they charge a little more (like $0.50) than drip but I remember thinking it's still pretty cheap.  I'm more of a geek-in-training so I wouldn't be able to say much about it, but I'd like to hear others' opinions as well.
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Posted Sun Jan 22, 2006, 5:24pm
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seitanguy Said:

Hopefully other cafes will get them soon.

Posted January 14, 2006 link

From your keyboard to God's ears.
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Posted Fri Jan 27, 2006, 5:52pm
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I happened to be on a rare trip to the downtown core today, so I thought I would drop in and try a Clover brew at Artigiano.  I have had a couple of Clover brews at Elysian Coffee, but was eager to try it out at another location.  When I walked into the Hornby store, I was excited to see that one of my favorite coffees (Ethiopian Yerg) was featured as one of the on-tap Clover beans.  As luck would have it, Clover 1 was temporarily out of service.  On the bright side, I had a very enjoyable Americano with a tasty dark chocolate brownie.  I have to take another trip downtown in about 2 weeks, so I will give it another go.

I am surprised at how little noise the Clover has generated on these boards.  The jury is still out, but this machine has the potential to revolutionize traditional (non espresso based) retail coffee.  As I mentioned, I have only tried it a couple of times, but I have been impressed with the results thus far, and both the Elysian Room and Artigiano have only been playing around with it for a couple of weeks.

 
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Posted Fri Jan 27, 2006, 6:02pm
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Hello All,
Does anyone know of a espresso training class in San Jose, CA?  Or if someone would come out to our company and train someone?
Thanks for the help.
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Posted Fri Jan 27, 2006, 6:47pm
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strugs Said:

I happened to be on a rare trip to the downtown core today, so I thought I would drop in and try a Clover brew at Artigiano.  I have had a couple of Clover brews at Elysian Coffee, but was eager to try it out at another location.  When I walked into the Hornby store, I was excited to see that one of my favorite coffees (Ethiopian Yerg) was featured as one of the on-tap Clover beans.  As luck would have it, Clover 1 was temporarily out of service.  On the bright side, I had a very enjoyable Americano with a tasty dark chocolate brownie.  I have to take another trip downtown in about 2 weeks, so I will give it another go.

I am surprised at how little noise the Clover has generated on these boards.  The jury is still out, but this machine has the potential to revolutionize traditional (non espresso based) retail coffee.  As I mentioned, I have only tried it a couple of times, but I have been impressed with the results thus far, and both the Elysian Room and Artigiano have only been playing around with it for a couple of weeks.

Posted January 27, 2006 link

Actually, there was a very long thread about the clover a couple months back.  Should be easy enough to find if you do a search.
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Posted Fri Jan 27, 2006, 7:16pm
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jtsnyc Said:

Actually, there was a very long thread about the clover a couple months back.  Should be easy enough to find if you do a search.

Posted January 27, 2006 link

I remember the initial discussion some time ago, but these discussions took place back when the machine was unveiled WCRBC and/or Coffeefest in Seattle.  My previous comment was actually referring to a lack of discussion from people that have tried it out in actual retail locations.  From what I gather from other on-line sources, there are at least 4 or five of them in service in cafes in Canada and the US by now.

 
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Posted Fri Jan 27, 2006, 9:19pm
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Hi Sean...

I too would love to hear specifically from the geeks who have checked out the clover and who can offer some opinions or comments --- and first second and third impressions.

R.
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Posted Fri Jan 27, 2006, 9:24pm
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Dasein Said:

Hi Sean...

I too would love to hear specifically from the geeks who have checked out the clover and who can offer some opinions or comments --- and first second and third impressions.

R.

Posted January 27, 2006 link

OK - since I brought it up, I will start a new thread in the general coffee forum.

 
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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2006, 1:00am
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"Clover Coffee Machine - First Impressions From CoffeeGeeks"

 
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