Little Wolf’s Chris Gatti’s grinder recommendation

12 July, 2018: My home coffee grinder broke. It’s been a bummer. I tried to fix it myself and it’s really gone. I reached out to Chris Gatti, roaster at Little Wolf Coffee and asked his recommendation. He geeks out pretty hard on coffee equipment. He told me to go out and get a Baratza Vario. He suggests getting the… Read More

DOL to Clover: The General Manager of a Food Truck? Not a salaried role

12 July, 2018: So what’s up with this DOL press release about Clover? The quick answer is that the DOL decided after a multi-year investigation that our food truck General Managers should be paid as hourly employees and cannot be considered salaried employees. I don’t know whether they are applying this to all food truck companies in Boston or just… Read More

Why the rhubarb was late this year

26 June, 2018: (If not for the Impossible shirt I could claim this was me. My son Blue and I made a rhubarb pie last weekend. First time he has made pie. I looked EXACTLY like this when I was his age.) My love of rhubarb is no secret. If you’ve been eating at Clover for a while you might have… Read More

From the archives

Carrot kumquat juice

23 June, 2009: This is one of my favorite juices. I love the buttery sweetness of the carrot and think the kumquat brings breadth to the carrot’s earthiness. We’ve had a lot of success pairing citrus with earthy root vegetables. Today we’re running the beet apple lime. You may have noticed juices are moving from a once or twice a… Read More

Bring your own bottle!

17 June, 2018: With the release of the Clover app, we’ve been taking a hard look at our waste and the amount of to-go packaging we’re generating. It’s been a lot. And although our packaging is compostable, most folks are taking it to-go, and unless your office is awesome and offers composting, it’s likely that all that packaging will end… Read More

Sausage egg and cheese? overload

10 June, 2018: This past Wednesday I showed up at CloverHSQ at 7:10am and immediately knew something was wrong. We launched the Impossible Sausage Egg and Cheese sandwich at all Clover locations. You might remember this idea originally came from our contractor Justin Kelly. I told him at the time that it would be wicked expensive (given how much the… Read More

Sausage Egg and Cheese launching 6/6 at 7am

5 June, 2018: After several months of testing at CloverHFI, we think this one might be ready for primetime. We’re doing a limited release of the Sausage Egg and Cheese tomorrow morning. Folks from Impossible are here from CA and will be paying visits to some locations to meet you all. Stop by. Give them a Boston welcome. And tell us… Read More

Chickens eat Clover

14 May, 2018: You all have your favorite Clover items, but did you know that chickens have their own favorites too? Michael, a customer at CloverHSC, noticed that we composted. He wrote to us asking if he could bring some vegetable scraps home to his ladies in Somerville. Lynn and the team filled up a 22-quart bucket of raw scraps.… Read More

From the archives

Bound to happen: first serious damage to counters

16 March, 2009: No avoiding this. The other day Chris accidentally set a hot soup pot atop the counter. Melto presto and the counter is branded. I figure I’ll have to work on the finish of the counters a couple times a year. In the meantime we’ll consider it a battle scar. Read More

Brix + firm ≠ delicious

4 May, 2018: The Maine Winter Tomato Sandwich is one of my favorite of the year. Not to be confused with the Heirloom Tomato Sandwich that we feature in September (also one of my favorites, do you sense a theme?). This sandwich features tomatoes from a greenhouse in Maine called Backyard Farms, we pair it with sustainably harvested Maine seaweed… Read More

Good luck Vincenzo

4 May, 2018: Clover is a better company today than it has ever been. We’re breaking records daily right now. Our food has never been better. We’ve never had access to the type of ingredients we’re using right now. Everyday there is something fantastic around the corner, a happy report in my inbox, a beautiful video about the Maine Tomato… Read More

Welcome Little Wolf to Clover!

2 May, 2018: Little Wolf is a roastery in Ipswich, MA. Megan first discovered Little Wolf, and since then we’ve had fun getting to know the owners, Chris and Melissa. They got started a few years ago, after falling in love with wine, and then coffee, while Melissa was working on the West Coast. We’re bringing on Little Wolf as… Read More

How $ connects us

30 April, 2018: We’ve been having conversations for the past month or so about prices at Clover. A group of HBS students did a school project and told us we’re low. Raising prices is something we have to do periodically to keep our business healthy. And we’re a bit overdue. Last price increases were February 2017. And while I know… Read More

From the archives

This truck is vegetable powered

3 September, 2008:   For those interested in the details, here’s a quick summary of how these vegetable oil conversions work. Apparently the diesel engine can run on vegetable oil just fine, so long as it is (A) the right temperature (~150°F), and (B) doesn’t contain water or particles. It seems that (B) has more of an impact on the… Read More

Maine Tomato Sandwich launching 4/25

25 April, 2018: Tomatoes come into season once a year in August. When we first started Clover we weren’t even sure we’d have tomatoes on the menu at all outside of August. Then we heard about Backyard Farms. They use hydroponics to grow year-round in a giant greenhouse. A few days ago we got the chance to go up to… Read More