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Adjusting Grind Settings for Espresso on Your Super-Automatic

Almost all fully automatic espresso machines have adjustable grind settings. Some have many and some have a a few. The settings can have a big impact on both the taste and quality of your espresso. But where should you set the grind? Here’s some quick tips to help you zero in on the optimal...

By Nick B
How To Descale a Heat Exchange Espresso Machine

A pretty frequent question we get is “how do I descale a heat exchange espresso machine like my ECM Technika IV?” Well, we’ve got a step by step guide on how to descale semi-automatic espresso machines with heat-exchange boilers.   Similar to changing the oil in...

By Nick B
Milk Frothing Tips and Frothing Thermometers

Hi everyone,   If you’re just starting out with learning how to froth milk with your espresso machine, you might want to consider getting your hands on a frothing thermometer. They’re a wonderful training tool and I wanted to cover a couple things you should be aware of...

By Nick B
Picture Pour-fect Photo Contest

Hi everyone,   Exciting stuff is happening here at the Whole Latte Love headquarters, I’m talking in particular about our Picture Pour-fect photo contest! If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a coffee drinker, but the truth is you could also be the winner of a...

By Nick B
In the Ring: Mazzer Mini-VS-Ceado E6

Today I‘m going to review and compare the Ceado E6 and the Mazzer Mini point by point, feature to feature to help you make an informed purchase decision.   Mazzer grinders, built in Italy are a respected name in commercial grinders around the world. The Mazzer Mini has been a...

By Hannah
The Evolution of the MRE

Cuisine in the battlefield has come a long way over the years. Early on soldiers had meager provisions. Their rations usually consisted of nothing more than beef, peas and rice. Oddly enough, troops serving under General Washington received an assortment of spirits – rum, whiskey and mead...

By Sanfam
The Founding Fathers of Espresso

Coffee has been a major part of our world history for over 1000 years, and as its popularity has expanded across the globe, its rituals have been embraced in different cultures. For generations, many countries have enjoyed unique varieties of coffee, but until the invention of the espresso...

By Sanfam
Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch Espresso Machine

There are a lot of people standing in long lines to get their cappuccinos, coffees and lattes everyday.  However, the Jura Imprezza Z9 One-Touch takes the wait out and delivers coffee-shop quality java at home.  This machine is fast, it’s thoughtfully designed, super quiet, extra...

A Look at Whole Latte Love's Drip Coffee Selection

While exploring our site, you may notice that we have a category labeled "Coffee and Espresso." To an outsider, the difference between drip and espresso coffee is dubious, at best. Most people simply accept that grind fineness determines if a coffee is destined for...

By Nick B
In the Ring: Classic-VS-Silvia

The Gaggia Classic and the Rancilio Silvia are two big names in quality, entry level semi-automatic espresso machines for home. Both have features that make them strong choices as capable, long lasting and durable home machines.   Maybe you’re like Jason Stern who said in a...

By Hannah
Technivorm Moccamaster SCAA Certified Brewers

Considered by many to be the top of the line in drip coffee makers, Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Makers are made by hand in the Netherlands and certified by the Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe. When you see a Technivorm Moccamaster in someone’s home, you know...

Coffee Spotlight: J. Martinez Coffees

We're very fortunate to carry a wide variety of unique and delicious coffees, so  I’d like to give you a closer look at some of our offerings from the J.Martinez & Company and explore the unique taste profiles that have made this roaster famous. Founded in...

By Nick B
Is it True? Dispelling common coffee myths.

Myth n. (m th) 1. A popular belief, tradition or story that has become associated with a cultural idea 2. Fiction or half-truth The other day my contractor, Mike, looked at me kind of bewildered as I scooped coffee out of the canister and dumped it into the grinder of my Gaggia Titanium. He...

By Tracys
Coffee: A Stimulating History

Coffee, like many of the modern world’s most popular foods, has two histories. The first encompasses the rich but largely undocumented record of its discovery and early use among the peoples of East Africa and the Arabian peninsula. The second, more familiar record, dates from the...

By Tracys
Filicori Zecchini: Italian Style Espresso Roasted in Bologna Italy

With nearly a century of experience, Filicori Zecchini is a pillar of the Italian espresso scene. This isn't a company that simply adheres to the Italian espresso tradition; it can be argued that Filicori Zecchini actually had an active hand in creating said traditions. Europeans and...

Lavazza Tierra - Responsible Espresso

Luigi Lavazza, founder of Italy’s #1 coffee brand, famously proclaimed, “I will not live in a world that destroys the riches of nature!” Since its inception, Lavazza has strived to conduct business with socially, environmentally and culturally friendly practices. The company is...

By Tracys
Differentiating Coffee Makers

One of the reasons coffee is so widespread is due the versatility in creating and enjoying it. Coffee beans are grown in many different regions creating an array of possibilities that will satisfy any palette. As well, the variations in roasting and brewing coffee gives coffee drinkers the option...

By Tracys
Jura XS90 One Touch: The Consummate Professional

Offered on both Whole Latte Love's commercial and retail sites, the Jura Impressa XS90 One Touch is recommended for both home and professional users. This single fact speaks volumes about the XS90's capabilities and flexible nature. Not surprisingly, the Impressa XS90 has some key...

By Tracys
Coffee Spotlight: Illy Coffee and Espresso

A conversation about Italian coffee can not be had without the mention of Illy. This 75-year-old company is rooted in a culture of quality and innovation. From iperEspresso capsules and MonoDose pods to whole-bean and pre-ground coffee, Illy delicacies are served in more than 50,000 restaurants...

By Nick B
Delonghi Gran Dama ESAM 6620 Espresso Machine

Making your favorite drink is as easy as it gets with the Delonghi Gran Dama ESAM 6620. This one-touch espresso machine can make not only world class espresso but also delicious specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos on demand. This is one of the most advanced...

By Tracys