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Introducing New Day Coffee Roasters

I've always been around drip coffee. Growing up it’s what I was first exposed to, and I became accustomed to the simplicity of a freshly made pot in the morning or after dinner. Coming from a giant Italian family, it never struck me as something out of the ordinary to have coffee a few...

Composting Your Gimme! Coffee Bags

Hi everyone! It’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged, but as the weather warms up (for some of us anyway), it got me thinking about the outdoors and growing things. More specifically though I was thinking about Gimme! Coffee and how you can compost their coffee bags.It’s...

Enter the Profitec Pro 700

     I have the great pleasure today of introducing you to the Profitec Pro 700. Profitec GmbH was founded in 1985. They entered the arena as a developer and manufacturer of espresso machines and eventually decided that it was time to produce a product of superior quality...

New Brew: Gimme! Coffee

Delicious Gimme! Coffee blends and single origin coffees are now available at Whole Latte Love: http://www.wholelattelove.com/gimme.cfm Committed to quality, innovation, and sustainable business practices. Gimme! Coffee's direct relationship with Finca San Luis earned them the Good Food Award...

Introducing Gimme! Coffee

As an avid golfer, when I hear the word “Gimme” I immediately think to pick up my Titleist, skip the simple putt and mark my scorecard. As a coffee enthusiast, when I hear the word “Gimme” I think of one of the best hot cups of caffeinated deliciousness on the market....

Dosing and Doserless Grinders

Hi everyone and happy Thursday! In a similar vein to my last blog where I talked a bit about the difference between single and double shot baskets, I figured today I’d cover another more technically aligned topic suggest to me by Kathy. Recently, she’s gotten a few emails asking about...

The Bezzera BZ10: Prosumer Performance at an Affordable Price

Here at Whole Latte Love we carry an extensive line of formidable espresso machines and the Bezzera BZ10 is one of our newest  additions. This machine has the looks, the power, and the price to earn itself a place in our prosumer pantheon.   The first thing we noticed about the...

Are You Pulling Single Shots?

Hi, everyone. Happy Thursday! I look for all kinds of inspiration, when I write my blogs and, today, I decided I’d take some time to write about a topic mentioned to me by Kathy, our senior technician. I’ll be getting into the differences between single and double shots of espresso....

The Barista Next Door is Headed to the Olympics, But with a Catch.

The Coffee Bar in Washington, DC is a cozy neighborhood spot - tucked inconspicuously among charming rowhouses on a tree-lined street. Opened in 2012, the shop honors its historic surroundings with a vintage theme, created from recycled and reclaimed materials. A mint-green La Marzocco occupies...

Game Day Recipes - Two Teams, Two Drinks

We’re days away from one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Chances are, you’ll be enjoying the game surrounded by friends, family, and good food. Don’t forget the coffee! We’ve got two recipes to help you celebrate. It’s time to take sides and pick your...

Home-Brewed Coffee: Tips and Tricks to Save You More

Most of us know that preparing our favorite drinks at home can save big bucks - to the tune of hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year. Still, a few simple tricks can help maximize your savings and give you an even greater budget boost.   Buy Wisely The Simple Dollar, a...

Sugar in Your Coffee: What's the Big Deal?

Having seen the topic come up several times in recent articles, I figured I’d bring it to our community, sweetening your coffee. Turning the clock back to the magical days of my youth, I remember a time when I couldn’t possibly have drank coffee black, the way I drink it today. It...

Coffee and Your Diet: Dairy-Free, Low-Calorie, Organic, and Vegan Options

Having special dietary needs can seriously limit your options. Believe me, as someone who’s lactose intolerant, I know this firsthand. Luckily, there are a few options available to those of us who may be lactose intolerant, calorie conscious, or practicing vegans. With a little creativity,...

The French Press

There are all kinds of ways to brew coffee, some I’ve experimented with, and some that I have yet to try. With specialty coffee becoming more and more prevalent in America, there’s been a branching out of brewing methods, as baristas embrace more unique approaches to preparing coffee....

Coffee Drinkers Per Capita

In a recent article posted over at Gizmodo, they put together a nice graphic that included 80 countries, outlining their coffee consumption per capita and ranking them from highest to lowest. You might be thinking “I suppose I drink as much coffee as the next guy,” but wouldn’t...

Introducing the ECM Technika IV Profi Switchable Espresso Machine

ECM Technika IV Profi Switchable Espresso Machine I haven't had much time for blogging recently, but thankfully that has changed with the holidays behind us. I just had to tell you about a new machine we have brought in. These days, it takes a lot to get me excited about a new machine...

Treat Yourself! Caramel Flan Latte

Click here to watch Morgan make this recipe!   Hi everyone, it’s definitely been too long since I last posted a recipe so I’m glad I have the opportunity to do something about that today! Our recipe owes its namesake to flan, a popular Spanish dessert. This flavor...

Setting the Coffee Bar - Creating Your Home Cafe

After two relatively mild winters, we got hit with a doozy. They’re calling it an “arctic vortex” on the news and predicting record-breaking temps below zero. I won’t even get into the wind chill factor.   As you can imagine, many of us have turned to a hot cup...