Category: Manual Espresso Machines

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Just Brew It: Handpress[t]o!

Are you a coffee fiend who ventures far from their precious home espresso machine? Do you often stay in motels where coffee is more easily likened to dirty water, and half-way decent espresso is at least three towns away? Or maybe you like to camp, in which case you may be in for a long, hilly...

By Hannah
Breville Oracle: Full of Features & Stunningly Simple

The recently released Breville Oracle is truly one of the nicest machines that has come through the doors here at Whole Latte Love. Breville has combined an enormous amount of features with effortless simplicity. The result is a machine that finally boasts the ease of use of a super-automatic...

By Erik
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