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Coffee Experiment: Cold Brewing With Yama

Cold brew coffee is one of life’s best kept secrets. Brewing coffee with cold water does seem to be a bit of a contradiction, and while preparing it can be a bit tricky, the results can be well worth the effort. Recently we were lucky to get our hands on some excellent sample coffees from...

By Nick B
Savor the Flavor

While shopping the other day at one of those large mega mart shopping centers, I noticed a big display attempting to hypnotize shoppers into buying a popular coffee company’s “Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee.” Now I love me some pumpkin spice but I also know flavored coffees are...

Coffee Rust: A Developing Problem in the Coffee Industry

You may have noticed the price of coffee has gone up slightly over the last year and next year, you may notice it going up even further. The culprit behind this increase is something many java drinkers have never heard of: Hemileia vastatri, or as it's more widely known, coffee...

By Erik
Don't Skip The Drip

I like my coffee made the way I like my work day to pass by- quick and efficient. That being said, drip coffee is my preferred method of preparation, and I thought I would share my three favorite items that help me get through the day.  I never considered coffee as chemistry until I was...

Friday Shots: Maromas Platinea on Profitec Pro 500 HX

A new shot most every Friday. A close-up look at an extraction start to finish with all the details on coffee used, grinder, dose machine etc. They're not always perfect but tell us what you think, share shots of your shots. Tell us about your best extractions, favorite coffees, machine,...

Wrapping Up Our Giveaways

Hi everyone, It's hard to believe that August is almost over! On that note I'm sad to say that we'll be concluding our weekly giveaways for the time being. I'd like to thank everybody who participated, definitely keep your eyes peeled for future contests. Now, without further...

By Nick B
Organic Pumkin Spice Latte with Real Pumpkin

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is Starbucks most popular seasonal beverage. But it contains no real pumpkin, about 380 calories and about 50 grams of refined sugars. In this video Morgan shows you how to make a completely organic version that contains real pumpkin, no refined sugars and has about half...

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
Flashback Favorites: Coffee Rub and Espresso Shake

Here's a look back at one of our most popular recipes made for coffee lovers. Shop everything coffee: http://www.wholelattelove.com/

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...

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
2014 Best Coffee Shop in New York

Find out which coffee shop was voted best in New York state by Business Insider! Buy it here: http://www.wholelattelove.com/gimme.cfm