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Coffee in the Office - Part 3

In our last blog we talked about grinders, and now we’re going to look at some great brewing methods to make exceptional coffee for one.  I still think one of my favorite ways to brew coffee for one or, perhaps two if you are willing to share is the French press. It is extremely...

A Brief History of [Coffee] Time

Arguably everyone in the world has tasted coffee, or at the very least they’ve heard about it. Hard to believe there was a time before coffee--crazy to think we could survive without it, I know, but it’s true. The plant originated in the relatively small country of Ethiopia where it...

By Hannah
In the Spotlight: The Gaggia Brera

If you’re in the market for an affordable and capable super-automatic espresso machine then I hope you’ve taken a look at the Gaggia Brera in Black. Gaggia has a history of innovation in the world of espresso and the Brera was their ambassador to a more modern approach to...

By Nick B
Tackle your game-day guests with Espresso recipes!

Every fall I love to do quite a bit of entertaining. I am always looking to spice up the food spread and incorporate coffee into recipes where I can. I did some investigating and found a captivating idea, Barbecue Sauce with espresso!  It was something I stumbled up when was peaking around...

Coffee in the Office - Part 2

Preparing your own coffee at work can be fun and also very useful. In my opinion it can really help you have a better day at work. I Why not start a trend if the coffee at work does not please you? There are many ways to do this; let’s start with drip coffee. I will walk you through some...

For the Saeco Convenience... Set Up Your Very Own Brewing Profile!

If you like extensively programmable machines with a one touch brewing option, the Saeco Xelsis is for you! The Xelsis has about a hundred and one setting options, including: grind, temperature, water volume, espresso dosage, custom drinks, milk volume, automatic power on time, and more. Sound...

By Hannah
10 Facts You May Not Know About Coffee

Behind crude oil, coffee is the world’s second most traded commodity. Coffee is actually a fruit. Coffee “beans” are actually the pits of the berries, also known as “coffee cherries.” These pits are roasted to produce the product you see in your bag. The term...

By Erik
Cozy And Warm With A Technivorm

I'm serious when I say I love drip coffee. One of these days I'll be sure to review a semi-automatic or super-automatic, but with the coming of Autumn, I'm perfectly content having a machine like the Technivorm Moccamaster to make me coffee. Yet, this isn't a normal drip coffee....

Stayin' Classy with the Gaggia Classic

I have a background working with commercial machines, so this was a whole new experience for me. I like being able to control all the aspects of the brewing process, especially steaming the milk. The Gaggia Classic has become a staple, and for good reason. It's a great way to break into the...

By Hannah
Coffee and Weight Loss: Deflating the Green Bean Bubble

The trouble for a number of us here in America is that we have an easier time finding weight than we do with losing it. As 2014’s 8th most overweight country in the world, it comes as no surprise to me that the green coffee extract fad hit us pretty hard over the last few years. For those...

By Nick B
Why Are Coffee Prices Rising?

If you read my most recent blog about coffee rust you'd know that the fungus destroying crops all over Mexico and Central America has been leading to an increase in the price of coffee. It now appears that coffee rust might not be the only thing causing your latest cup of joe to be a bit more...

By Erik
Coffee in the Office - Part 1

I thought it would be fun to look a little closer at office coffee service.  I think one thing we really don’t look at much or talk about much is office coffee service. In the world of coffee sales it is abbreviated as OCS. The trend has been as with most things to make coffee more...

Breville Oracle: Full of Features & Stunningly Simple

The recently released Breville Oracle is truly one of the nicest machines that has come through the doors here at Whole Latte Love. Breville has combined an enormous amount of features with effortless simplicity. The result is a machine that finally boasts the ease of use of a super-automatic...

By Erik
Coffee Experiment: Cold Brewing With Yama

Cold brew coffee is one of life’s best kept secrets. Brewing coffee with cold water does seem to be a bit of a contradiction, and while preparing it can be a bit tricky, the results can be well worth the effort. Recently we were lucky to get our hands on some excellent sample coffees from...

By Nick B
Savor the Flavor

While shopping the other day at one of those large mega mart shopping centers, I noticed a big display attempting to hypnotize shoppers into buying a popular coffee company’s “Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee.” Now I love me some pumpkin spice but I also know flavored coffees are...

Coffee Rust: A Developing Problem in the Coffee Industry

You may have noticed the price of coffee has gone up slightly over the last year and next year, you may notice it going up even further. The culprit behind this increase is something many java drinkers have never heard of: Hemileia vastatri, or as it's more widely known, coffee...

By Erik
Grind on the Go!

In the market for a small footprint, high performance grinder at a low cost? The Hario Skerton grinders are amazing! The burrs are ceramic and allow you to grind fine enough for espresso and coarse enough for French press. These grinders are perfect to travel with and simple to use anywhere....

Don't Skip The Drip

I like my coffee made the way I like my work day to pass by- quick and efficient. That being said, drip coffee is my preferred method of preparation, and I thought I would share my three favorite items that help me get through the day.  I never considered coffee as chemistry until I was...

How to Make an Organic Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is right around the corner and the coffee shops will soon be lined with customers waiting to order a Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s my personal favorite when it comes to seasonal beverages but you won’t find me waiting in a line to get my fix because I will be making them at home and...

Wrapping Up Our Giveaways

Hi everyone, It's hard to believe that August is almost over! On that note I'm sad to say that we'll be concluding our weekly giveaways for the time being. I'd like to thank everybody who participated, definitely keep your eyes peeled for future contests. Now, without further...

By Nick B