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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
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
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
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...

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
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...

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
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
3 Common Espresso Misconceptions

It’s bitter, it’s loaded with caffeine, it’s a type of coffee bean. Today we’ll set the record straight on three common espresso misconceptions. 1. Espresso is not a type of coffee bean. Espresso is a brewing process in which water is forced thru finely ground...

By Tracys
How To Properly Store Whole Bean Coffee

To get the best from a coffee you want to use fresh roasted beans, grind immediately before brewing and use them within 2 weeks; unless there’s a coffee roaster around the corner from you that’s not always practical. So what’s the best way to store your beans? Well the...

Americano vs Cafe Crema, What's The Difference?

There are two beverages which result in a brewed coffee size drink made using an espresso machine: Americanos and Cafe Crema.  Both of these drinks use the espresso brewing process which forces hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee. The resulting beverage has a different...

Common Espresso and Coffee Grinder Terms

Stepped or stepless, doser or doserless, conical or flat, steel or ceramic...  grinder terminology sure is confusing. Actual grinding is done mostly by burrs which come in two basic shapes: flat and conical. Budget grinders tend to use conical burs while more expensive grinders use flat...

Which Has More Caffeine, Light or Dark Roast Coffee Beans?

There is a common belief that caffeine level is simply based on how light or dark the roast is. Some people think that darker roasts have more caffeine because they have a stronger flavor. The truth is, caffeine content in your favorite coffee beverage is more complex and it is largely...

How To Make A Flat White Espresso Drink

Some call it a wet cappuccino...  Others call it a short latte...  It’s a down under creation from the 1980’s. Maybe from Australia, or is it New Zealand? I am breaking down how to make one and give some tips for doing it well.  So this one is very popular in New...

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
What is the difference between Arabica and Robusta coffee?

What is the difference between Arabica and Robusta coffee? While both widely cultivated, Coffea Arabica (Arabica) and Coffea Canephora (Robusta) display marked differences. The beans are different. The plants are different. And consequently, the use varies as well. Arabica is grown at...

By Tracys
Golden Rule of Brewing Espresso

CliffsNotes Version DOUBLE SHOT: Equals 2 to 2.5 fluid ounces of water pulled through approximately 14 grams of ground coffee in about 20 to 25 seconds. SINGLE SHOT: Equals 1 to 1.5 fluid ounces of water pulled through approximately 7 grams of ground coffee in about 20 to 25...

By Tracys