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3 Way Solenoid Valve

If you have a budget semi-automatic espresso machine, you pull a shot and remove the portafilter you may notice it’s like the machine sneezes out a messy mix of brew water and grinds.  Or, maybe you’ve seen how easy a nice dry coffee puck knocks out of a portafilter on other...

Pressurized and non-pressurized filter baskets. What’s the difference?

In espresso extraction, brewing takes place under pressure. The difference in the baskets is how that pressure is created. In traditional espresso brewing with a non-pressurized basket it’s the coffee that creates pressure. This is done through a combination of grind fineness and...

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Common Espresso and Coffee Grinder Terms

Stepped or stepless, doser or doserless, conical or flat, steel or ceramic...  grinder terminology sure is confusing. Actual grinding is done mostly by burrs which come in two basic shapes: flat and conical. Budget grinders tend to use conical burs while more expensive grinders use flat...

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: http://www.wholelattelove.com/ *Do not try this at home.

Coffee Tech: Brew Pressure Gauge on E61 Portafilter

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love show you a portafilter with an attached brew pressure gauge designed to work with E61 brew groups. Learn how to use it to verify proper brew pressure at the brew group and monitor pressure when making adjustments. Buy it here:...

Gaggia Classic Just Quit!

I have a Gaggia Classic that has provided many a cup of brew for a little less than 2 years.  A couple days ago I went to make a cup of espresso and the machine would not start!  No light, nothing!  I have checked the connections and they are fine, so I suspect it is a fuse. Is...

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by: Renegaid (♥0) | Feb 03, 2015

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Tips for repairing Gaggia Classic Deluxe as backup to new Syncrony?

I just bought a Gaggia Syncrony to replace my aging Gaggia Classic Deluxe. However, I'm good are repairing appliances, etc., so I'd like to make my Classic into a restoration project. I'll do the obvious, of course, but I would greatly appreciate any tips anyone may have, even if you...

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by: Lloyd (♥0) | Dec 10, 2014

Quick Tip: Steaming Prep & Clean-Up

Here are some quick tips on what to do before and after steaming milk on your espresso machine. Shop everything coffee here: https://www.wholelattelove.com/

Quick Tip: Standard vs Pressurized Filter Baskets

Learn about the difference between a standard filter basket and a pressurized filter basket and when to use them. Buy filter baskets here: http://www.wholelattelove.com/categories/accessories

Quick Tip: Why Descale?

Extend the life of your espresso machine by regularly descaling. See your machines manual for info on how often to descale and what products to use. Find cleaning products for your espresso machines here: http://www.wholelattelove.com/categories/parts-and-care?subcategory=Cleaning+Products

Quick Tip: Burrs for Coffee Grinders

Coffee grinders can use flat or conical burrs made of steel or ceramic materials. Is one type of burr better than another? Which is better ceramic or steel burrs? Find out as Whole Latte Love takes a quick look at burrs. Shop everything coffee here: http://www.wholelattelove.com/

Quick Tip: Standard vs Pressurized Filter Baskets

Learn about the difference between a standard filter basket and a pressurized filter basket and when to use them. Buy filter baskets here: http://www.wholelattelove.com/searchresults.cfm?query=filter+basket

Hi, what damage can be done to a gagia clasic while backflushing?

Hi, what damage can be done to a gaggia classic while backflushing?

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by: silvana (♥5) | Oct 24, 2013

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Wil this panarelo wand work on the Gagia Platinum Swing Up? Would it be an improvement over the stock panarelo wand...

Will this pannarello wand work on the Gaggia Platinum Swing Up? Would it be an improvement over the stock pannarello wand that came with the unit?

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by: Robert (♥0) | Oct 22, 2013

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What is the diference betwen the 81 and the 83 gaskets, besides the price?

What is the difference between the 81 and the 83 gaskets, besides the price?

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by: Kellie (♥0) | Oct 15, 2013

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What is the diference betwen the "81" and the "83" gaskets, besides the price?

What is the difference between the "81" and the "83" gaskets, besides the price?

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by: Kellie (♥0) | Oct 15, 2013

Wil this fit the Saeco Via Venezia?

Will this fit the Saeco Via Venezia?

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by: Marina (♥0) | Oct 14, 2013

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is the the tube that releases presure, via the thre way solenoid, into the drip tray?

is the the tube that releases pressure, via the three way solenoid, into the drip tray?

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by: Nya (♥0) | Oct 14, 2013