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Hi I'm Erik, a Sales Representative here at Whole Latte Love. I'm a big hockey fan as well as a fan of sports in general. I like to spend my free time hanging out with my yellow lab and most of my summer free time is spent on the golf course.

Hands-On With The Ceado E6P

If you're a serious espresso fanatic looking for a quality grinder to pair with your semi-automatic or prosumer machine, the Ceado E6P should be right at the top of your list. Ceado, a maker of some serious commercial coffee grinders, produces their E6 grinders in both doser and doserless...

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Nuova Simonelli: Prosumer Powerhouse

We’ve been carrying the Nuova Simonelli Oscar and Nuova Simonelli Musica for a few months at Whole Latte Love and it's time to give these powerful machines some recognition. For starters, both machines are NSF certified for commercial use. If you ask me, it's easy to see why both...

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Put Some Fall in Your Freezer

After reading some of Mary Ann's recent recipe blogs, I began to think that maybe I should look into a recipe of my own. With fall fast approaching and the the pumpkin spice latte's popping up at every coffee chain in town, I figured it was time to see if I could add a twist to the normal...

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Coffee: It’s In Your DNA

Some java drinkers jokingly refer to themselves as “coffee addicts” but, as a new study has recently concluded, there may be more truth to that statement than people realize. According to the study led by Marilyn Cornelis, a research associate at Harvard School of Public Health, there...

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Apple Cider Coffee Recipe

Apple Cider Coffee Recipe Every year around this time here in Rochester, NY home of Whole Latte Love, the leaves begin to change and there is a crisp breeze in the air. This means many things, chief among them being the approach of a long winter and hours of driving in blinding white outs and...

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Space Coffee! Lavazza Launches Into Orbit

When you are orbiting 205 miles above Earth’s surface at 17,100 miles per hour, in zero gravity, getting a good cup of coffee might seem impossible. Thanks to a joint project between Italian engineering and software firm Argotec, Lavazza, and The Italian Space Agency, that may no longer be...

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10 Facts You May Not Know About Coffee

Behind crude oil, coffee is the world’s second most traded commodity. Coffee is actually a fruit. Coffee “beans” are actually the pits of the berries, also known as “coffee cherries.” These pits are roasted to produce the product you see in your bag. The term...

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Why Are Coffee Prices Rising?

If you read my most recent blog about coffee rust you'd know that the fungus destroying crops all over Mexico and Central America has been leading to an increase in the price of coffee. It now appears that coffee rust might not be the only thing causing your latest cup of joe to be a bit more...

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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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Coffee Rust: A Developing Problem in the Coffee Industry

You may have noticed the price of coffee has gone up slightly over the last year and next year, you may notice it going up even further. The culprit behind this increase is something many java drinkers have never heard of: Hemileia vastatri, or as it's more widely known, coffee...

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The Home Coffee Roasting Blog: Part III

Home Coffee Roasting Blog: Part III Welcome to the third and final entry in my series on home coffee roasting. I thought I’d start things off with a bit of terminology. Two very important roasting terms you will see popping up quite frequently are “first crack” and...

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The Home Coffee Roasting Blog: Part II

Welcome to part II of my home roasting blog. Over the last few months I’ve been experimenting with the Gene Cafe CBR 101 to try and get a handle on the infinite possibilities of home roasting. For those of you who don’t know, the Gene Cafe is an air roaster and does not use direct...

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The Home Coffee Roasting Blog: Part I

  Home Coffee Roasting Blog: Part 1   Home Coffee roasting is something new to us here at Whole Latte Love. We recently received a Gene Cafe CBR 101 home coffee roaster as a demo unit, so I decided to take a look and see what the excitement was all about. I was absolutely blown...

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Introducing The Quamar M80

Woah Nellie! We just added a team of new workhorses to our stable of high end grinders here at Whole Latte Love, the powerful Quamar M80 grinders. These bad boys are the real deal and worthy competitors in the marketplace. The M80 is available in three different varieties including manual, timer,...

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The Bezzera BZ10: Prosumer Performance at an Affordable Price

Here at Whole Latte Love we carry an extensive line of formidable espresso machines and the Bezzera BZ10 is one of our newest  additions. This machine has the looks, the power, and the price to earn itself a place in our prosumer pantheon.   The first thing we noticed about the...

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