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What Type of Water Is Best For My Espresso Machine?

You’ll hear the quality of your espresso or coffee has a lot to do with the quality of the water you use to brew with - and that is very true. So it would seem logical that using the purest possible water would make the best cup. But you need to be careful of just how pure your water...

By Tracys
Portafilter Types

Portafilters hold the coffee when making espresso and come in a variety of styles; single spout, dual spout or bottomless. Some are light, some are heavy, some have straight handles and some are angled. What should you be looking for in a portafilter?  Weight is an important factor....

How To Backflush Your Espresso Machine

Backflush.  What a funny combination of words. For the new espresso machine user this obscure play on words has been one of the great mysteries of the espresso world. This tech tip will give you the inside scoop on backflushing without having to go through the pains of...

How To Use An Espresso Tamper: The Basics

Compressing ground coffee into a portafilter seems like it ought to be pretty straightforward. And no matter what anyone tells you, it is. The goal is consistency... do it the same every time! You want a consistent dose, tamping pressure and an even, flat surface to the compressed...

Quick Tip: Our Favorite Coffee and Espresso Cups

Do you have a favorite coffee or espresso cup? Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love talk about some of their favorites and the large selection of coffee mugs and espresso cups available at http://www.wholelattelove.com/categories/accessories?subcategory=Cups+and+Saucers Follow us on Twitter:...

Keeping it Fresh! How to Store Your Coffee Beans

If you are like most people you probably get your coffee beans and think “How do I store these wonderful beans?” There are many different ideas on what you should and should not do with your coffee to store it. Over the past few years everything from freezing to packaging has been...

By Tracys
Just Brew it: Time To Fire Up The Syphon

Do you love coffee? Have you secretly dreamed of being a mad scientist? Well break out your lab coat and protective goggles, because the Syphon brewing method may be the perfect medium to explore your inner chemist and experience a whole new cup of coffee.   There are five main parts...

By Hannah
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
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...

New Brew: Smart-Tamp by MG Coffee Tools

Introducing MG Coffee Tool's Smart-Tamp. The first of it's kind, the Smart-Tamp is an electronic tamper that gives you a real time read out of tamping force. It comes with both a flat and a curved base so it's like getting two tools in one! Order here: http://www.wholelattelove.com/

New Brew: Ancap USA Cups & Saucers

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love give you a look at the Ancap USA line which ranges from espresso cups to a jumbo 16.2oz latte cup & saucer. Ancap USA was established in 2012 as the U.S. distributor for d'ANCAP S.P.A., an Italian porcelain manufacturer focused on producing high quality...

New Brew: Chemex Pour Over Equipment

The Chemex® coffeemaker, together with Chemex-Bonded® Coffee Filter, makes perfect coffee. Clear, pure, flavorful and without bitterness or sediment every time. The coffee only comes in contact with the scientifically designed filter and non-porous glass. With the Chemex® method, you can make...

New Brew: La Cafetière French Presses & More

For over 50 years, La Cafetière has been designing and redesigning french presses and coffee accessories. Only the most modern and chic designs are taken into consideration for any La Cafetière line, and designers from around the world add their expertise to each new product. Shop La...

Quick Tip: Choosing a Tamper

Purchasing a great quality tamper puts you on the way to making the perfect espresso shot. Morgan from Whole Latte Love gives you some quick tips to help you choose a tamper that fits your needs. Buy tampers here: http://www.wholelattelove.com/categories/accessories?subcategory=Tampers

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love give you some gift ideas for the coffee or espresso lover in your life. Buy them here: http://www.wholelattelove.com/

Quick Tip: Espresso Accessories

Learn more about 3 essential accessories for your home espresso setup. Find out why you should throw away the tamper that comes with most semi-automatic espresso machines. Learn about a frothing pitcher that helps beginners get their roll going. Find out why descaling your machine is so important...

Quick Tips: Choosing a Portafilter

What should you be looking for in a portafilter? Watch this video for some quick tips when making a buying decision. Shop portafilters and more coffee & espresso accessories here: http://www.wholelattelove.com/categories/accessories

How to Steam for an Eggnog Latte

Just in time for the holidays, Morgan shows you how to create amazing froth for an Eggnog Latte on the Gaggia Classic espresso machine. The Espro Torid Pitcher and Gaggia Pannarello Wand make manual steaming and frothing easy! Pro Tip: Add milk to your eggnog before steaming to get the...