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Defending Decaf

For a lot of people, hearing the word 'decaf' put before coffee makes them shudder. I’d like to expand on a few of the reasons why decaf exists and hopefully shed some light on just how carefully decaf drinkers are considered in the coffee world. This may not change how people react...

Is that Coffee I'm tasting? - Part 2

Welcome to the second entry in my series on learning how to taste coffee. If you haven’t read the first installment, well, frankly I don’t know what you’re doing here. Go read it and come back! This time around I’d like to discuss what I consider to be the two different...

By Nick B
Weekly Giveaway! - Waechtersbach Chalk Talk Mugs

Hi everyone, I’d like to start by congratulating the winner of last week’s giveaway, Chickie Brewer! She’ll be receiving a bag of Parisi Coffee’s Sumatra Mandheling single-origin espresso. This week we’ve got something a little different, the super cool Chalk Talk...

By Nick B
The Home Coffee Roasting Blog: Part III

Home Coffee Roasting Blog: Part III Welcome to the third and final entry in my series on home coffee roasting. I thought I’d start things off with a bit of terminology. Two very important roasting terms you will see popping up quite frequently are “first crack” and...

By Erik
Is that Coffee I'm Tasting? - Part 1

Last week I had the pleasure of catching up with my college buddy Ed when he came to Rochester for a visit. Like all of my friends, he was eventually persuaded into taking a trip with me to the awesome third-wave shop on Park Avenue called Pour Coffee Parlor. Now, for those of you who don’t...

By Nick B
Top 20 Quotes About Coffee

One of my personal favorite actor/comedians Robin Williams once said, “What is this demilitarized zone?  Whatever it is, I like it!  Gets you on your toes better than a strong cup of cappuccino!”  – Good Morning Vietnam.  I loved that film and in lieu of his...

Hazelnut Frappe Recipe

It's August and that means two things, it's National Coffee Month and we’re heading into the dog days of summer. Cooling off with a delicious frozen coffee beverage is one of the many things I love about summertime and a Hazelnut Frappe is an easy one to make that will keep you cool...

Weekly Giveaway! - Parisi Artisan Coffee

Hi everyone, This week we decided to move our giveaway to Wednesday, aka Hump Day. I’d like to start by congratulating Lauren Leslie, the winner of the Yama 3-Cup Siphon! This week we’re backing off from brewing equipment in favor of some micro-roasted beans from Parisi Artisan...

By Nick B
10 Reasons Why We Drink Coffee

If there’s something that you enjoy doing, odds are you don’t stop to question why exactly you repeat the process. However, with something as versatile as coffee drinking, I was amazed to find just how many various reasons there are as to why people depend on the stuff. Whether social...

National Coffee Month Cont.

It’s hard to believe we’re already a third of the way through August aka National Coffee Month! Hopefully all of you have been enjoying your summers so far, participating in our giveaways, and of course, drinking coffee! It’s been sort of a flurry of activity for us here at...

By Nick B
Getting Acquainted With Ancap

When it comes to your enjoyment of coffee, an overlooked factor that can sometimes make or break your experience is the cup you put it in. An excellently crafted drink is a thing of beauty, so logic dictates that you pair it with some equally excellent drinkware. I’m a stickler for this...

Coffee Protein Smoothie

Protein smoothies are an easy and delicious way to work protein into your breakfast to prevent overeating throughout the day. What better way to start your day than with a coffee protein smoothie? My recipe is packed with yummy flavor and a great breakfast option to fill you up and get you...

Gimme! Coffee Named Best Coffee Shop in New York for 2014

  It’s always nice to give credit where credit is due, especially when it’s somebody you know. That’s why we’re happy to extend our congratulations to our friends at Gimme! Coffee for being named this year’s best coffee shop in New York State by Business...

By Nick B
Weekly Giveaway! - The Yama 3-Cup Siphon

Hi everyone, I'd like to start by saying thanks to everybody who entered last week's giveaway! Our winner this time is Laura Jones who'll be be receiving an Impress Coffee Brewer. This week we've got something along the same lines, the Yama 3-Cup Tabletop Siphon. The...

By Nick B
The Home Coffee Roasting Blog: Part II

Welcome to part II of my home roasting blog. Over the last few months I’ve been experimenting with the Gene Cafe CBR 101 to try and get a handle on the infinite possibilities of home roasting. For those of you who don’t know, the Gene Cafe is an air roaster and does not use direct...

By Erik
August is National Coffee Month

At Whole Latte Love, we are ALL about coffee so naturally we are excited that we can celebrate it all month long for National Coffee Month! We will be sharing coffee facts and offering special deals all throughout August so be sure to keep checking in on our Community, social networks and retail...

Top 10 Reasons Why Coffee is Good For You

So, working for a coffee company definitely has its “perks” but I recently wanted to reassure myself that drinking all this great java regularly was really good for me and my overall health. So I did what any normal person would do and Googled it. When I noticed the...

Weekly Giveaway! - The Impress Coffee Brewer

Hi everyone, I’d like to start by saying congratulations to Debbie, the winner of our first ever Weekly Giveaway! For those of who didn’t win, don’t fret, we’re starting another one right now! This week I wanted to take a bit of time to talk about one of the coolest...

By Nick B
Recipe: Marocchino

I recently took my dream vacation and traveled to Italy. After the long flight I could not wait to have a traditional Italian espresso. Unexpectedly, the first espresso of my trip was actually at a gas station where, to my surprise, there was a packed bar inside lined with people sipping on...

Introducing [Joe Frex]

Hi everyone, The weekend is calling! As you’ve no doubt been accessorizing for the summer, I wanted to take some time to talk about some new accessories that we’ve recently started carrying from [Joe Frex]. Way back in April we met with them at the SCAA tradeshow and decided that...

By Nick B