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Quick Tip: What is Craft Coffee?

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love define craft coffee. Shop Pour-Over equipment:

Inside a Heat-Exchange Boiler: We Cut One in Half!

Using a Sawzall, Todd cuts open a heat-exchange boiler from a semi-automatic espresso machine. See what's inside and learn how it works. Shop Everything Coffee: *Do not try this at home.

Profitec Pro 700 Tech Tips: Vacuum Relief Valve

Learn how to remove, clean and/or replace the vacuum relief valve on a Profitec Pro 700 semi-automatic espresso machine. It's normal for some water to drain to the drip tray as a machine is heating up. If water continues to leak after machine has reached operating temperature it could indicate a...

Profitec Pro 700 Tech Tips: Reset High-Limit Switches

Learn how to reset the high-limit switches on a Profitec Pro 700 espresso machine. If your machine is not heating up, resetting the high-limit switches may solve the problem. The high-limit switches can trip if a machine is turned on and there's not enough water in a boiler causing it to...

Profitec Pro 700 Tech Tips: Brew Pressure Adjusment

Learn how to adjust the brew pressure on a Profitec Pro 700 semi-automatic espresso machine.

Gaggia Brera Tech Tips: Basic Maintenance

Learn about basic maintenance for the Gaggia Brera super-automatic espresso machine. Topics covered include: Frothing wand, descaling, brew group, bean hopper, water reservoir and drip tray. For additional detail see these videos: Descaling Automatic: Frothing...

Gaggia Brera Tech Tips: How To Remove a Stuck Brew Group

Learn the procedure for a removing a brew group which is stuck in the machine. Once removed, you will learn how to cycle the machine so the brew group can be re-inserted. This problem can occur when the machine loses power during a brewing cycle. Gaggia Brera Espresso Machines:...

Grinding for Your Brew-Style FAQ

As a follow up to my last blog Grinding for Your Brew-Style, I wanted to highlight some frequently asked questions to help clear up some of the muddled information surrounding some grinder terminology. The following is my grinder FAQ.   Scenario I Someone is purchasing an espresso...

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ECM Classika Tech Tip: PID Programming

Todd from Whole Latte Love shows you how to program the PID on the ECM Classika semi-automatic espresso machine. PID allows you to set very accurate temperatures for brewing and steaming. ECM Classika:

Profitec Pro 700 Tech Tips: PID Programming

Learn how to program the PID on the Profitec Pro 700. The PID allows you to set/adjust precise temperatures for brew water and the steam boiler. Profitec Pro 700 Espresso Machine:

Profitec Pro 700 Tech Tips: Water Source Selection

Learn how to change between plumbed waterline and reservoir as water source on the Profitec Pro 700 semi-automatic espresso machine. Video shows front switch and valve under machine positions. Profitec Pro 700 Espresso Machine:...

Expobar Tech Tips: Pump Runs Continuously - Water Level Sensor

In rare cases, an electrical connection to a boiler water level sensor can be dislodged inside Expobar and other machines with a heat exchange boiler. This causes the machine's pump to run continuously and leak water inside from a pressure relief valve on the boiler. In this video, Todd shows you...

Profitec Pro 700 Tech Tips: Manual Pump Priming

Learn how to manually prime the pump of a Profitec Pro 700. This procedure is only occasionally needed on brand new machines or when a pump is air-locked. You can make your own priming device or, get the same parts Todd uses in the video by calling Whole Latte Love at 888-411-5282. Ask for these...

Rancilio Epoca Tech Tips: High Limit Reset

Learn how to reset the high limit switch on a Rancilio Epoca espresso machine. Learn more about Rancilio Epoca machines:

Expobar Tech Tips: Pump Pressure Check and Adjust

Learn how to check and adjust the pump pressure on an Expobar espresso machine equipped with a vibration pump. We also asses the pump by performing a flow rate test and discuss basic functions of the OPV and de-airetor. Expobar Espresso Machines:

Bezzera BZ10 Tech Tip: Replace Wand Nut Gasket/O Ring

Learn how to replace the Gasket/O Ring on the steam and hot water wands of a Bezzera BZ10 semi-automatic espresso machine. Teflon gasket part #: EX-50010080

Expobar Office Tech Tips: Steam Test

Learn how to perform a steam test on Expobar Office semi-automatic espresso machines. This test is for Office models: Lever, Pulser and Control. This test verifies that an Expobar Office machine is producing steam...