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The Breville BES920 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

The Breville BES920XL is a modern take on the traditional dual-boiler. It’s got a very different look than the typical Italian style espresso machines on the market.  A modern design means it’s convenient too. Breville does a lot of research and they take average products...

Quamar: Grinding on Demand with the M80

If you’re looking at grinders like a Mazzer Super Jolly or Electronic, how about similar performance for about 25 percent less?   To make a long story short, Quamar grinders are based off the design of the Fiorenzato T80, a proven workhorse. Daddy Fiorenzato had sons that took...

By Hannah
Aeropress: What is it?

There are a lot of alternate brew methods out there. You’ve got pour over, french press and then there's the Aeropress which is very popular around the office here. One thing that I like with the aeropress is just how many different ways you can brew with it. And one...

Profitec Pro 500 Espresso Machine

The Profitec Pro 700 is a semi-auto espresso machine that we consider to be amongst the best dual-boilers machines available.  Today we will examine its very capable little brother (or little sister) the Profitec Pro 500. It too, is a German designed and Italian built heat-exchanger machine...

Classika PID: Taking the Guesswork out of Temperature Surfing

The ultimate in prosumer espresso is dual boiler machines with PID temperature control; however, if a dual boiler is a little out of reach cost wise, but things like the PID, E61 brew group and build quality without compromise are on your list of must-haves, then I’ve got a machine that...

By Hannah
Gimme! Coffee

Gimme! Coffee cultivates relationships with farmers around the world who produce some beautiful coffee. And through those relationships they’ve earned the good food award 3 years in a row. If you’re lucky enough, you can try Gimme Coffee in person, they have an espresso bar in...

What is the difference in Latte Milk and Cappuccino Milk?

What is the difference between milk steamed sweet and creamy for delicious lattes and cappuccinos? It is all about how much air is introduced. Remember when pouring either latte milk or a cappuccino milk drink; start with an espresso with a good crema layer. Pour milk in the center, breaking...

How Coffee is Decaffeinated

Maybe you’re one of those people who shies away from coffee after dinner or maybe your doctor told you to lay off the caffeine. Either way, before you pull the trigger and go for the decaf, take a look at the different ways it’s decaffeinated and choose what’s right for...

By Nick B
What are the different types of espresso drinks?

Asking yourself what exactly is a Ristretto, an Espresso, an Espresso Doppio, a Lungo, an Americano, a Long Black, and a red eye espresso drink? I'm going to clear up some confusion surrounding the names of these espresso beverages. An espresso is not a type of bean...

What Are You Willing To Pay For Coffee?

It’s all over the news... Coffee prices are going up. Recently Starbucks, Folger’s, Dunkin Donuts and other big names announced price increases for prepared coffee beverages and packaged beans and ground coffee. There is a drought in Brazil, Coffee Rust Fungus in Central America...

Lavazza Coffee

Whole Latte Love always has Lavazza on hand...always. There's good reason for it. As "Italy's Favorite Coffee" and the brainchild of the late, great Luigi Lavazza this celebrated brand has done what others can only dream of: innovating while remaining true to...

The Truth About Water and Your Boiler

Amazing isn’t it - that something so pure, so cool and clear, can have such a significant affect on your coffee? Too hard or to soft, water affects the taste - as well as the longevity of your espresso machine. But a little preventative maintenance every three months or so will keep your...

Cleaning and Germs: What is hiding in your coffee maker?

NSF is a non-profit organization that certifies products and writes standards for food water, and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects. In 2011 NSF did a study on the germiest places in the home. And coming in at number 5 in the top 10... coffee maker reservoirs. Bathroom faucet...

Behmor Brazen Plus Coffeemaker

In our sales office we drink a lot of coffee, and lately we've been brewing the Behmor's Brazen Plus. Having spent quite a bit of time with this capable coffeemaker, I wanted to take some time to talk about some of the features that make it one of my favorite drip machines we...

Ceado E6P Grinder

Ceado makes some serious commercial grinders. So what they’ve done with the E6P is take the same quality used in their big boys and put it into a smaller package. The E6P delivers a commercial quality grind but in a size more suited to serious home users. The E6 has been available in a...

The Breville Oracle Espresso Machine

  The Breville Oracle is quite an espresso machine. Grinding and tamping are built into a machine that does traditional espresso extraction in a commercial size portafilter. But that’s just the beginning.  The Oracle froths milk for Lattes and cappuccinos too. Now, you can do...

In Depth look at the Saeco Minuto Class

Today we’re taking a look at the Saeco Minuto Class. It’s a machine that’s worth a look for someone who’s considering a capsule machine for the convenience of a quick cup of coffee, but also wants the ability to make espresso, cappuccinos and lattes.   This...

By Hannah
How to Create the Ultimate Home Coffee Bar

The Ultimate Home Coffee Bar They’re taking off in popularity, and why not? With one; you, your family and guests can enjoy specialty, cafe quality coffee beverages like lattes, cappuccinos, espresso and so much more. Coffee is such a fixture in our lives, so really no surprise people...

5 Frothing Tips For Making Perfect Lattes & Cappuccinos

Have you ever wondered how to create good quality frothed milk to make a latte or cappuccino? Here is a quick five step guide.  #1 Start with Cold milk and a cold pitcher. It’s much easier to get air into milk when it’s cold. So keep the milk in the fridge and store your...

By Tracys
The Bezzera BZ10 Espresso Machine

If you have a single boiler espresso machine and you’re considering an upgrade, you might want a heat exchange machine with temperature stability, great steaming power and a small footprint.  This quickly describes the Bezzera BZ10 and should get your attention. This semi-auto hits a...