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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.

In-Depth: ECM Classika PID Espresso Machine

The ECM Classika II PID is a high performance semi-automatic espresso machine for those who demand quality without the restriction of cost. The result is a machine that utilizes many of the same commercial grade components ECM relies on for their prosumer models but at a more modest price point....

In-Depth: Breville Dose Control Pro Grinder

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love go over the features of the new Breville BCG600SIL Dose Control Pro Grinder. Available here: Thoughtfully designed to accommodate all forms of coffee preparation, the...

In-Depth: Breville Duo-Temp Pro Espresso Machine

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love discuss the features of the technology driven Breville BES810BSS Duo-Temp Pro Espresso Machine. Available here: Great espresso requires that we achieve the right...

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:...

Quick Tip: Clean Equipment for Better Tasting Coffee

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love share a quick tip for getting rid of coffee gunk and making your espresso machine look like new! Urnex Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaner: Urnex Cafiza Super Auto Cleaning...

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:

Quick Tip: There is no "X" in Espresso

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love share an insider tip on one thing to never say to a barista. Shop everything coffee: Article by Ben Yagoda:

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:

Introducing the New Breville Smart Grinder Pro

Available here: Breville's BCG820BSSXL Smart Grinder Pro is the latest iteration in their line of electronic dosing grinders. Improving upon the design of its predecessors, the Pro boasts a number of new features and...

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