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Hi everyone, I'm Nick! For close to two years now I've worked in the marketing department here at Whole Latte Love. While you may already know me from my blogs, I'm also responsible for a number of the product descriptions that you might have seen on our website. In the morning, my go to drink is an Americano, although I'm also known around the office for the exotic teas I like to brew.

Adjusting Grind Settings for Espresso on Your Super-Automatic

Almost all fully automatic espresso machines have adjustable grind settings. Some have many and some have a a few. The settings can have a big impact on both the taste and quality of your espresso. But where should you set the grind? Here’s some quick tips to help you zero in on the optimal...

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How To Descale a Heat Exchange Espresso Machine - A Step-By-Step Guide

A pretty frequent question we get is “how do I descale a heat exchange espresso machine?” Well, we’ve got a step by step guide on how to descale semi-automatic espresso machines with heat-exchange boilers.   Similar to changing the oil in your car, descaling is one...

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Milk Frothing Tips and Frothing Thermometers

Hi everyone,   If you’re just starting out with learning how to froth milk with your espresso machine, you might want to consider getting your hands on a frothing thermometer. They’re a wonderful training tool and I wanted to cover a couple things you should be aware of...

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Picture Pour-fect Photo Contest

Hi everyone,   Exciting stuff is happening here at the Whole Latte Love headquarters, I’m talking in particular about our Picture Pour-fect photo contest! If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a coffee drinker, but the truth is you could also be the winner of a...

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A Look at Whole Latte Love's Drip Coffee Selection

While exploring our site, you may notice that we have a category labeled "Coffee and Espresso." To an outsider, the difference between drip and espresso coffee is dubious, at best. Most people simply accept that grind fineness determines if a coffee is destined for...

By Nick B
Coffee Spotlight: J. Martinez Coffees

We're very fortunate to carry a wide variety of unique and delicious coffees, so  I’d like to give you a closer look at some of our offerings from the J.Martinez & Company and explore the unique taste profiles that have made this roaster famous. Founded in...

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Coffee Spotlight: Illy Coffee and Espresso

A conversation about Italian coffee can not be had without the mention of Illy. This 75-year-old company is rooted in a culture of quality and innovation. From iperEspresso capsules and MonoDose pods to whole-bean and pre-ground coffee, Illy delicacies are served in more than 50,000 restaurants...

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How Coffee is Decaffeinated

Maybe you’re one of those people who shies away from coffee after dinner or maybe your doctor told you to lay off the caffeine. Either way, before you pull the trigger and go for the decaf, take a look at the different ways it’s decaffeinated and choose what’s right for...

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Rituals of Making Espresso

  Making espresso for your coffee drinks - cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, etc., requires that you understand the process or Ritual, as I call it. The visual clue that tells us that we have achieved Java Heaven is called the "crema". The crema is that golden marbleized foam that...

By Nick B
"Cool" Espresso Drinks

Here are 3 great recipes to make "cool" espresso drinks at home. Chilly Espresso Start by brewing a double shot of espresso and pour into a cocktail mixer. Add three ice cubes and any flavoring and shake well. Pour into an empty glass. If you pour slowly you should be able to create...

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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
The ROK Espresso Maker - Now Available in Three Exciting Colors!

I’m sad to say that it’s been over a week since my last blog, but before the new year starts, I’d like to take some time to shine a spotlight on an exciting new addition to our lineup. That’s right, I’m talking about the colorful new ROK Espresso Makers available...

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Milky Way Cappuccino

As big a fan as I am of specialty and third wave coffee, every now and then I like to indulge in some cream and sugar. To that end, I've turned one of my favorite candy bars into a cappuccino. I'm happy to present the Milky Way Cappuccino, this simple drink only has...

By Nick B
Holiday Shipping 2014

The countdown to Christmas has begun! We know that shopping for the holidays can be stressful, especially if you’re ordering online and don’t know if your gifts will arrive on time. Without the certainty of having your pending presents secreted away in that decorative basket, tucked...

By Nick B
Whole Latte Love 2014 Holiday Gift Picks

Hi everyone,   If you’re like me, that means that you’ve got quite a bit of shopping to do within the next few weeks. Lucky for you, we’re here to help! If you’re still trying to decide on gifts for friends and family, I recommend that you check out our Holiday...

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How to Redeem Your $100 Nespresso Club Credit

From between 11/28/2014 - 01/31/2015, Nespresso is running a promotion offering $100 of credit for their Nespresso Club program when you purchase a machine of $199 or more. You can find a link to Nespresso’s promotion page on any of the eligible machines we carry; alternatively you can...

By Nick B
The ROK Coffee Grinder: Now Live on Indiegogo!

The ROK Coffee Grinder Indiegogo Campaign is Now Live! Click Here to Contribute   It’s no secret that brewing excellent coffee starts with an excellent grinder. But for some people, the cost of quality equipment poses a barrier to entry that keeps them out of the game. Today...

By Nick B
Reintroducing Cafe La Semeuse

Those of you who peruse our brands menu might recently have noticed the return of an old favorite. I’m happy to announce that Whole Latte Love is once again carrying Cafe La Semeuse Swiss roasted drip and espresso coffee. Known for their advocation of the Max Havelaar Foundation, which is...

By Nick B
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