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Gaggia Brera Tech Tips: Brew Group Deep Clean Maintenance

Learn how to deep clean the brew group on a Gaggia Brera super-automatic espresso machine. This video also covers replacing the O-ring in the brew group. The Gaggia Brew Group Service Kit used in the video is available...

Gaggia Brera Tech Tips: Brew Group Removal and Install

Todd from Whole Latte Love shows you how to remove the brew group of a Gaggia Brera Espresso Machine and how to put it back in. Gaggia Brera Espresso Machines: http://www.wholelattelove.com/products?utf8=%E2%9C%93&keywords=gaggia+brera

Tech Tips: Fixing a Gaggia Brera Dredge Drawer

If the dredge drawer of your Gaggia Brera will not fully insert this video shows you how to fix the problem. Gaggia Brera Espresso Machine: http://www.wholelattelove.com/products?utf8=%E2%9C%93&keywords=gaggia+brera

Quick Tip: Water Hardness and Coffee Equipment

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love share some tips on what you need to know about the hardness of the water you're brewing with. Shop Water Filters: http://www.wholelattelove.com/categories/parts-and-care?subcategory=Water+Filters

Quick Tip: Drink Coffee for a Long, Happy and Healthy Life

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love share some reasons why your daily java can do more than just wake you up. Shop everything coffee here: http://www.wholelattelove.com/

Profitec Pro 500: Brew Pressure Adjustment - OPV

Marc from Whole Latte Love shows you how to adjust brew pressure on a Profitec Pro 500 semi-automatic espresso machine. Tools required: Back Flush disc, 2.5mm and 3mm Allen wrenches, straight blade screwdriver and towel. This procedure shows you how to adjust the OPV valve for a reading of 10 bar...

Profitec Pro 700: Steam Pressure Gauge Remove and Install

Whole Latte Love's Tech Guru Todd shows you how to remove and install the steam pressure gauge on the Profitec Pro 700 semi-automatic espresso machine. Once the outer jacket is removed from the machine using 2.5mm and 3mm Allen wrenches you will need pliers as well as 14mm and 12mm open-end...

Coffee Tech: Backflushing a Gaggia Classic

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love show you how to backflush a Gaggia Classic espresso machine. Urnex Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaner: http://www.wholelattelove.com/products/urnex-cafiza-espresso-machine-cleaner Backflush Disc: http://www.wholelattelove.com/products/profitec-backflush-disc

Profitec Pro 500: Brew Pressure Gauge Remove and Install

Whole Latte Love's Tech Guru Todd shows you how to remove and install the brew pressure gauge on the Profitec Pro 500 semi-automatic espresso machine. Once the outer jacket is removed from the machine using 2.5mm and 3mm Allen wrenches you will need the 3mm Allen wrench and 14mm and 12mm open-end...

Quick Tip: What Goes Into a Quality Latte?

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love share some quick tips on what to look for in a quality latte. Shop everything coffee: http://www.wholelattelove.com/

A Brief History of Turkish Coffee

Like many of you, I really enjoy a great espresso but I also appreciate the finer things in life. More finely ground that is. If you’re willing to take a step out of your normal range and try a finer beverage, a good place to start is with Turkish coffee.  Turkish coffee was first...

How to Program Coffee Volume on Super-Automatics

I nthis Quick Tip, Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love show you how to program your super-automatic espresso machine for the coffee volume you want. Shop everything coffee: http://www.wholelattelove.com/

Alternative Frothing Methods with the Pannarello Wand

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love show you how you can create milk for latte art without the use of a latte art wand. Maromas Orphea: https://www.wholelattelove.com/products/maromas-orphea-whole-bean-espresso Gaggia Brera:...

Todd Talks: Brewt Strength

I sat down with my favorite technician here at Whole Latte Love for look at the boiler system on the Brewtus IV, complete with illustration! The folks at Expobar have developed a pretty innovative boiler system for the Brewtus that keeps the temperature super consistent--plus, with the addition...

By Hannah
Shop Our Super-Automatic Blowout Sale!

The holidays may be over, but the time is now to save on an all-in-one home cafe. With the largest selection of super-automatic espresso machines on the Internet, we’re kicking off 2015 with a major sales event starting with machines for as low as $399 (that’s new by the way, not...

By Nick B
Just Brew It: Vietnamese Coffee For the Impending Zombie Apocalypse

If you like your coffee sweet and are afraid of the caffeine deprivation sure to accompany the zombie apocalypse, Vietnamese style coffee is the way to brew. So break into that pantry you stocked up for that whole Y2K thing, and grab some sweetened condensed milk, ice from the freezer that...

By Hannah
Quick Tip: How to Make a Flat White

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love define the flat white and share some tips on how to make one at home. Shop everything coffee: http://www.wholelattelove.com/

Join the Dark Side! Coffee, Acid Reflux, and N-MP

It’s always nice when I get to use science to explain things, especially when it’s stuff that can have an impact on peoples’ day to day lives. Recently I’ve come across a few articles on the subject of dark roast coffee and it’s relation to acid production in the...

By Nick B