Articles From Whole Latte Love

May 2004 Volume XV

Posted: 04/24/06
May 2004 Volume XV
La Valentina Spotlight!
SCAA ’04: Coffee Done Right
T-Shirt Contest Extended.

Time to get creative. Grab your favorite mug, fill it with an intoxicating brew, and let the caffeine inspire you! Goal: design a t-shirt so alluring that people will demand we put it to press. By popular demand the deadline has been extended!

1st - Mazzer Mini Electronic or Gaggia Syncrony Compact!

Contest Rules

Did you see us?
Whole Latte Love and our president, Gary Salzman, were featured on ABC News’ New York City affiliate on April 28th. Gary was interviewed regarding the recent popularity explosion of super automatic espresso machines.

Keep your eyes peeled for Gary’s appearance in the August issue of Entrepreneur Magazine!

Wedding season has officially arrived! Looking for that perfect gift for the bride and groom? Having trouble finding something for your bridal party that isn’t cheesy? We’ve developed some gift packages that will be almost as memorable as the bachelor party!

By Nathan Forman - With old world style craftsmanship, Grimac Royal Falcon’s La Valentina is guaranteed to please the most skeptical critic. Grimac hand makes all of the steel components for each machine in the "Stainless Steel Valley" of Italy, similar to the Silicon Valley of California, creating a product that is becoming synonymous with quality. Categorized as a prosumer heat exchanger machine, the La Valentina is creating a stir in the industry that is well deserved.

Simplicity, in both design and functionality, is the strongest asset of this machine. The brushed stainless steel rear housing contrasts with the polished face and drip tray, adding a touch that gives this machine great character...

"The attention to small details is a testament to the fact that each element of the La Valentina was thoroughly considered in the design process..."
The internal components of the La Valentina are top notch. To provide protection
against oxidation, the copper tubing & brass boiler are nickel-plated... Read More
By Sarah Ferguson - Every year, the Specialty Coffee Association of America invites members of the industry, as well as passionate consumers, to attend their annual conference and celebrate one of the most popular beverages in America. Held in Atlanta, or "Hot ’Lanta" as it was affectionately called by the Allman brothers, this year’s show was as big and beautiful as the city itself.

The first day of the show was dedicated solely to tea. It was great to see the coffee and tea worlds coming together and acknowledging the sisterhood
of their industries, and as a member of the SCAA, it was an eye opener to see the similarities and differences in these two worlds... Read More

"I can truly say that you haven’t lived until you’ve walked into a room where there are twelve 3-group machines lined up and ready to go... "
Orange County Choppers merchandise has arrived! OCC has taken the same high standards and quality that is found in their choppers and put it into a fabulous drip coffee. Comprised entirely of Arabica beans, this mild blend has been specially processed to be easy on the most sensitive of stomachs. Available in regular and decaffeinated blends, this product is a great gift for any occasion, but can also be found in some of our themed packages like the Groomsman’s Gift Pack. Give the gift of coffee to your favorite OCC fan!

All points bulletin: Father’s day is June 20th and Dad doesn’t want a tie this year! What better way to show him you care than by giving him a gift that combines two of his favorite things: coffee and golf. This great gift idea features Bodum’s Hole in One 4 cup espresso set, an Expressivo aluminum tamper, 1 lb. of Lavazza Oro, and a Whole Latte Love hat to keep him looking dapper on the course. In addition, each package comes with a colored golf tee and a personalized Father’s Day card, all wrapped up in our striped wrapping paper. If Dad’s been particularly great this year, you can get this Father’s Day package for 50% off its already discounted price with the purchase of a Rancilio Silvia or any of our Gaggia semi automatic machines. You can even get this gift pack included with the purchase of a La Valentina Automatic or an Expobar Office Control or Pulser. Please keep processing and shipping times in mind when placing your order.

Other new products: Bodum Yohki Glass Storage Jars; Braun Grinders; Vacuum Coffee, Food, and Wine Savers; Thermal Carafes; and our new gift packages.

Watch for next month’s New Product Spotlight, featuring the Bosch’s Porsche Coffee Maker!
By Caffeinated & Loving It.- I came home one day and was greeted by a stainless steel beast on my kitchen counter. To its left stood a smaller machine, guarding the first like a sentinel and scattered around I saw other vaguely familiar objects: a stainless steel pitcher, large glass bottles full of colored syrups, bags of coffee beans, and a small set of porcelain cups and saucers that looked like they came along with my childhood friend, Barbie. As my eyes scanned the kitchen, I saw my roommate with her sleeves rolled up and a devilish grin on her face. "This," she said, as she pointed to the beast, "is Silvia." Allow me to backtrack for a moment. About a month ago, my roommate started working at a company in our area called... Read More

"Back the Soul Train up! Do what with the what and attach it to the
where?! I was beginning to realize that this wasn’t your run of the
mill coffee making experience..."