Category: Manual Espresso Machines

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The ROK Espresso Maker

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ROK IN ACTION! My job allows me to play around with some pretty cool stuff, but today I had the opportunity to test out something awesome. If you haven’t already heard of the ROK espresso maker, let me tell you a little bit about it. It's a manual espresso...

By Nick B
Espresso Anywhere: The Handpresso Wild Hybrid

It's Alive! The Handpresso Wild Hybrid and innovation are synonymous; and, while that is an outstanding characteristic, much more can be said about the new Handpresso Wild Hybrid. When I first started working at Whole Latte Love I had heard of Handpresso and of the two varieties of hand-held...

By Nick B
The Gaggia Achille Manual Espresso Machine

If you have ever wanted to pull a shot of espresso the traditional way, using a lever machine, you should watch this video on the Gaggia Achille. It is a heat exchange lever machine, which makes it unique. You can brew and steam at the same time, as well as add water to the boiler when the...

Super-Automatics – The Ease of a 1-Button Brew

Welcome back for the third and tentatively final blog on the different types of espresso machines. Hopefully, this blog series has given you a bit of an insight on the types of machines available to you, and can act as a great starting point for when you call in to us here at Whole Latte Love....

The Types of Espresso Machines – Manuals

The toughest part of being in the Whole Latte Love sales department is finding the right machine to fit a particular customer’s needs. As such, I thought it would be great to give a bit of a breakdown of the machine types (and sub-types) for those coffee lovers out there researching their next...

Hard water, Descaling & Decalcifying - A Semi Scientific Explanation

What is hard water? Hard water is water with a lot of minerals (calcium, magnesium, etc) dissolved in it. The minerals are ions, that is a charged (+/-) particle. They stick to the insides of your machine in a thin layer at first, but over time can form larger mineral deposits. Hard water...

By Archie
Making coffee & turning heads with my Handpresso

Not long ago we received a new product called the Handpresso Wild. This is a handheld espresso machine that weighs less than 2lbs. It is perfect to take with you on a trip or anytime you want great coffee on the go. We recently went on a business trip and decided to bring the Handpresso for...

By Tracys