Articles From Whole Latte Love

October 2007 Volume L - Super Auto Edition

Posted: 10/20/07
Product Spotlight: DeLonghi Gran Dama 6600
Are You a Moderate?

Research suggests that when it comes to drinking coffee it's all or nothing. There's really no middle ground in caffeine tolerance according to clinical researchers at the world-famous University Medical Center of... Read More

Great Pumpkin Contest 3

Whether you're a Cal Tech graduate or just like to fool around with your scientific calculator, give our 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Contest a shot. Take a crack at solving this year's algebraic equation correctly and you could win a new Gaggia Carezza and Baratza Maestro Plus.

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Once you've conjured up an answer, send it to by 11:59 PM on October 31, 2007. You may submit as many different answers as you like. A winner will be drawn at random from the correct entries and notified on November 1, 2007.

Product Spotlight: DeLonghi Gran Dama 6600

DeLonghi Gran Dama 6600By Monica Wendel -

I stared at my DeLonghi Gran Dama in amazement. Why wasn't it turning on? Like some compact deaf-mute R2D2, it just sat there silently, its blue display screen dark and motionless, while I fumed about its untapped espresso power.

Lost in reverie, I suddenly realized I had forgotten to plug it in. Whoops. My Gran Dama flashed into life, and with a deep breath, I took a plunge into its warm waters.

Well, metaphorical warm waters, considering the water tank was empty. However... Read More

"The Gran Dama has a double boiler system, so I knew it wouldn't ever
be a long wait between brewing and steaming"

The Evolution of the MRE

By Nicole Jones -
The Evolution of the MRE

Cuisine in the battlefield has come a long way over the years. Early on soldiers had meager provisions. Their rations usually consisted of nothing more than beef, peas and rice. Oddly enough, troops serving under General Washington received an assortment of spirits – rum, whiskey and mead in their rations. It wasn’t until the Temperance movement gained momentum in the early 1800s that alcohol was eliminated from soldiers' provisions.

As a substitution for the spirits, coffee and sugar were added to their rations. In 1832 President Andrew Jackson signed a law mandating that coffee and sugar become a component of any soldier’s ration. It must have stuck...Read More

"Now more than ever, soldiers are looking for
quality coffee in their provision"

Behind the Red Door

Gilda's Club By Nicole Jones -

Yes. There is a rulebook when you join Gilda’s Club. And there are a few things people just don’t say, like “cancer patient” or “cancer victim,” according to club members who have opened Gilda’s Red Doors looking for “love and laughter while living with cancer.”

Founded in 1995 by Gilda Radner’s husband Gene Wilder and close friend Joanna Bull, Gilda’s Club is an organization that provides club members, their friends and family a place to retreat, laugh and learn during an extremely emotional time. Radner died in 1989 following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. In addition to offering emotional and social support...Read more

"There was a deep need for a place where people could be together,
experience their illness together, and be helped in
understanding the deepest existential issues of life"

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