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Quick Tip: Coffee Grinder Terminology

In the market for a coffee grinder but aren't sure what to look for? Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love go over some basic grinder terminology to help you understand what to look for in a coffee grinder. Explore grinders here:

Quick Tip: How much caffeine is in your cup?

Is caffeine content based on how light or dark the roast is? Does stronger tasting coffee have more caffeine? Morgan from Whole Latte Love shares some of the factors that affect the caffeine content in your coffee. Shop everything coffee here:

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:

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...

Quick Tip: Six Common Milk Frothing Mistakes

Morgan from Whole Latte Love shares six common frothing mistakes. Learn what you may be doing wrong and how to fix it. Shop everything coffee here:

Quick Tip: Arabica vs. Robusta Coffee Beans

Morgan from Whole Latte Love talks about the difference between arabica coffee beans and robusta coffee beans. Shop everything coffee here:

Quick Tip: Defining Espresso Drinks

The espresso field guide! Learn about the different sizes and styles of espresso beverages including Ristretto, Espresso, Espresso Doppio, Lungo, Americano, Long Black and Red Eye. This video does not cover milk-based espresso drinks. Shop everything coffee here:

Quick Tip: Is Your Latte Too Hot or Not?

In this quick tip learn about a common mistake made when steaming milk. Find out what temperature steamed milk should be for best flavor. Shop everything coffee here:

Quick Tip: Choosing a Tamper

Purchasing a great quality tamper puts you on the way to making the perfect espresso shot. Morgan from Whole Latte Love gives you some quick tips to help you choose a tamper that fits your needs. Buy tampers here:

How to Create Latte Art

Todd from Whole Latte Love goes over the basics of what you need to know to get started pouring latte art. He shows you how to froth milk and gives you some tips for getting a nice consistency. Shop everything coffee here:

Quick Tip: Alternate Brew Methods

Are you getting bored with brewing regular drip coffee? If you are looking to get adventurous with a new brewing method, watch this video to discover additional ways to prepare your java! Shop everything coffee here:

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....

Quick Tip: Espresso Accessories

Learn more about 3 essential accessories for your home espresso setup. Find out why you should throw away the tamper that comes with most semi-automatic espresso machines. Learn about a frothing pitcher that helps beginners get their roll going. Find out why descaling your machine is so important...

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...

Quick Tip: 3-Way Solenoid Valve

When you knock out your portafilter do you get a sloppy mess or a nice dry puck? Learn about the benefits of the 3-Way Solenoid Valve. Find out why you'll want one on your next espresso machine. It means easy to knock pucks and a whole latte more!

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,...

Quick Tips: Choosing a Portafilter

What should you be looking for in a portafilter? Watch this video for some quick tips when making a buying decision. Shop portafilters and more coffee & espresso accessories here:

Science Talk: Coffee Does Not Dehydrate and May Boost Memory

Who hasn’t heard that coffee dehydrates you? Well, as it turns out, this may be an old wives’ tale. Researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK have been hard at work busting one of the oldest, and arguably most pervasive, coffee myths in existence.   While...