Category: Semi Automatic Espresso Machines

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Bezzera Strega: Lever Espresso with a Pump Twist

Marc and Morgan go over the capabilities of the Bezzera Strega. HomeBarista.com gave this machine a 4.5 out of 5 review saying it's "...like playing a fine musical instrument". Using the pump in combination with the lever allows a user to do pressure profiling and extract master class level...

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...

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In-Depth: The Oracle from Breville

Marc and Morgan take an in-depth look at Breville's the Oracle. It's a semi-automatic espresso machine with a built in conical burr grinder. It automatically grinds and tamps into a portafilter with no wasted coffee. Steaming milk for lattes or cappuccinos is done manually or automatically. A...

Nuova Simonelli Musica Espresso Machines

The Nuova Simonelli Musica is something of a chameleon when it comes to home espresso machines. Built with NSF approved, commercial grade components, this machine would fit in a small cafe as easily as on a kitchen countertop. No matter where you decide to put it, the Musica is an exquisitely...

Friday Shots: Lavazza Super Crema on ECM Classika II PID

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,...

Quick Tip: Espresso Machine & Grinder Packages

Once you've decided to invest in an espresso machine your thoughts turn to all of the ancillary components that make the process of creating and brewing great coffee drinks enjoyable. Coffee Grinders, coffee, and cleaning supplies come to mind very quickly. Well, to help you get off to a flying...

Quick Tip: What is a 3-way Solenoid Valve?

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love define the three-way solenoid valve and its benefits. Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine: http://www.wholelattelove.com/Gaggia/classic.cfm?CMP=YT Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine:...

Sneak Peak: ECM Elektronika II Profi Switchable Espresso Machine

Learn more about the ECM Elektronika II Profi Switchable Espresso Machine here: http://www.wholelattelove.com/ECM/ecm-elektronika-ii-profi-switchable-espresso-machine.cfm

Machine Comparison: Gaggia Classic vs. Rancilio Silvia

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love compare the Gaggia Classic semi-automatic espresso machine to the Rancilio Silvia. Both have features that make them durable, capable, and quality entry level espresso machines for the home. Gaggia Classic:...

In-Depth: ECM Classika PID Espresso Machine

The ECM Classika II PID is a high performance semi-automatic espresso machine for those who demand quality without the restriction of cost. The result is a machine that utilizes many of the same commercial grade components ECM relies on for their prosumer models but at a more modest price point....

Sneak Peek: ECM Classika PID Espresso Machine

Crafted for home baristas with tighter budgets and kitchen space, the ECM Classika II PID is a high performance semi-automatic espresso machine for those who demand quality without the restriction of cost. The result is a machine that utilizes many of the same commercial grade components ECM...

Profitec Pro 500 Espresso Machine Overview

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love go over the features of the Profitec Pro 500. The Pro 500 is a prosumer grade semi-automatic espresso machine designed by Profitec to be both functional and user friendly. As part of their endeavor to bridge the gap between professional technology and...

Profitec Pro 700 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine Overview

A truly exceptional home use espresso machine, the Pro 700 is the realization of Profitec's dream of creating a machine that provides baristas with a singular espresso experience. A marriage of German engineering and Italian tradition, the machine impresses not only with its quality components...

Sneak Peak: Profitec Pro 500 Espresso Machine

The Pro 500 is a prosumer grade semi-automatic espresso machine designed by Profitec to be both functional and user friendly. As part of their endeavor to bridge the gap between professional technology and engineering, the Pro 500 includes numerous high quality components such as the much...

Quick Tip: Espresso Tips for Newbies

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love share five quick tips for those of you new to home espresso brewing on a semi-automatic espresso machine. Shop everything coffee here: https://www.wholelattelove.com/

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...

Sneak Peak: Profitec Pro 700 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

A truly exceptional home use espresso machine, the Pro 700 is the realization of Profitec's dream of creating a machine that provides baristas with a singular espresso experience. A marriage of German engineering and Italian tradition, the machine impresses not only with its quality components...

Breville BES920XL Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

Updated to further address the needs and wants of the home espresso drinker, Breville has improved the BES920XL Dual Boiler espresso machine so that it no longer meets but exceeds the "Gold Standard" for making great espresso. Buy it here:...