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Quick Tip: Is Your Coffee Maker Germ Free?

Mold, mildew and bacteria... Are they in your coffee? Marc and Morgan tell you about research done by NSF with some surprising results. Learn how to keep the germs out of your coffee and why you should never use vinegar to do it. Shop cleaning products:...

A Brief History of [Coffee] Time

Arguably everyone in the world has tasted coffee, or at the very least they’ve heard about it. Hard to believe there was a time before coffee--crazy to think we could survive without it, I know, but it’s true. The plant originated in the relatively small country of Ethiopia where it...

By Hannah
Quick Tip: Five Basic Tips for Frothing Milk

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love share five quick tips on milk frothing and steaming. Shop everything coffee: http://www.wholelattelove.com

In the Spotlight: The Gaggia Brera

If you’re in the market for an affordable and capable super-automatic espresso machine then I hope you’ve taken a look at the Gaggia Brera in Black. Gaggia has a history of innovation in the world of espresso and the Brera was their ambassador to a more modern approach to...

By Nick B
Tackle your game-day guests with Espresso recipes!

Every fall I love to do quite a bit of entertaining. I am always looking to spice up the food spread and incorporate coffee into recipes where I can. I did some investigating and found a captivating idea, Barbecue Sauce with espresso!  It was something I stumbled up when was peaking around...

Coffee in the Office - Part 2

Preparing your own coffee at work can be fun and also very useful. In my opinion it can really help you have a better day at work. I Why not start a trend if the coffee at work does not please you? There are many ways to do this; let’s start with drip coffee. I will walk you through some...

10 Facts You May Not Know About Coffee

Behind crude oil, coffee is the world’s second most traded commodity. Coffee is actually a fruit. Coffee “beans” are actually the pits of the berries, also known as “coffee cherries.” These pits are roasted to produce the product you see in your bag. The term...

By Erik
Coffee and Weight Loss: Deflating the Green Bean Bubble

The trouble for a number of us here in America is that we have an easier time finding weight than we do with losing it. As 2014’s 8th most overweight country in the world, it comes as no surprise to me that the green coffee extract fad hit us pretty hard over the last few years. For those...

By Nick B
Why Are Coffee Prices Rising?

If you read my most recent blog about coffee rust you'd know that the fungus destroying crops all over Mexico and Central America has been leading to an increase in the price of coffee. It now appears that coffee rust might not be the only thing causing your latest cup of joe to be a bit more...

By Erik
Quick Tip: What is Specialty Coffee?

Not sure what the term "specialty coffee" really means? Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love define specialty coffee in this Quick Tip. Shop everything coffee: http://www.wholelattelove.com Resources: http://www.wholelattelove.com/resources.cfm

Coffee in the Office - Part 1

I thought it would be fun to look a little closer at office coffee service.  I think one thing we really don’t look at much or talk about much is office coffee service. In the world of coffee sales it is abbreviated as OCS. The trend has been as with most things to make coffee more...

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
Quamar M80 Grinders

Marc talks to Andrea Alberghini of Quamar who traveled from Italy to visit Whole Latte Love. Made entirely in Italy, Quamar M80 grinders come in electronic on-demand manual doser and timer doser versions. All are commercial capable with 63mm burrs. At under 17.5" tall they're sized for home use...

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
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
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