Whole Latte Love Angel Bean
 

Articles

2019 Beginner's Espresso Guide

Man dusting off espresso grounds from top of portafilter

So, you’ve finally decided to join the espresso world. The first step into your new journey starts right here, with our 2019 Beginner's Guide. Here we’ll just introduce a few basic concepts and tips to help get you started.

Read more

Milk Frothing Guide Grading 10 Different Milks

Latte art being poured with another latte with art on a wooden table

Milk and coffee are just meant to be together. Whether you're enjoying a splash of creamer in your morning brew or fancy a bold espresso topped with some airy foam for the perfect cappuccino, milk can do no wrong in the world of coffee.

However, with the last decade presenting us with a variety of tasty milk alternatives, the question has to be asked: Which milks pair the best with espresso?

Read more

2019 New Year's Resolutions for Coffee Lovers

With the holidays drawing to a close and a fresh set of 365 days ahead of us, the possibilities for the new year are limitless. New Year's resolutions are a great way to achieve our goals, explore different interests, and better ourselves. With coffee lovers, a new year’s resolution could mean traveling to a distant espresso utopia like Italy for a quick sip, or be as simple as walking to that new coffee shop around the corner for a cappuccino. Whatever it is, Whole Latte Love wants to make 2019 your best brewing year yet with these five simple tasks to try!

Read more

Entertaining with Coffee and Espresso for the Holidays

Holiday Espresso
With the holiday season comes a lot of parties filled with delicious food, fine wines, and cheer all around. When dessert hits the table, it’s time to break out the coffee and espresso. The type of machine you have, either semi-automatic or super-automatic, determines the type of host you can be.

Read more

Your Personal Barista, The Super-Automatic Espresso Machine

Perfect machine for the workaholic

A super-automatic espresso machine is for the busiest of coffee lovers, and anyone who needs their morning cappuccino to survive another day at the office. While working hard everyday, let this coffee machine take a load off of your shoulders. Mornings can be chaotic, but with a super-automatic espresso machine you can own the morning with just the press of a button.

A super-auto does all of the work for you, so let’s go over some of the features you can expect from a super-auto that allows them to make your life that much easier.

Read more

Cafe Espresso at Home: Why You Should Get A Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

Why You Should Get A Semi-Auto

If you're seeing this, you probably have a lot of questions about getting into home espresso. With countless choices on the market between this coffee maker or that espresso machine, you've likely discovered that making the correct choice isn't quite as simple as a single online search and making a purchase. With that, you may already know that there are a few types of espresso machine that describe, in broad strokes, what they're capable of and how they're used. We would like to simplify all of that.

Read more

The Best of the Best: Why You Should Get a Prosumer Machine

If you're in the market for a new espresso machine, chances are you've been staggered by the sheer volume of choices available to you. There's a lot to choose from out there and the path toward brewing great coffee at home can feel nothing short of labyrinthine. If you're serious about your espresso and you want to brew the best drinks with the best equipment available, that choice can be that much more difficult. So, with that, we wanted to take a moment and go over who a prosumer machine is for and why that is, in detail.

Read more

The Art of Manual Coffee Brewing and Why You Should Try it

unsplash aristanal background
We shouldn’t forget about the connection we can have with our coffee. Some of us need a machine that can do everything for us, saving precious minutes in the morning while still providing cafe-quality espresso. On the other hand, some might value their coffee preparation as a great use of their time. Disconnecting from the world of whirring machines and busy cafes to make a real effort into preparing coffee can be just as rewarding as making a home-cooked meal or building something on your own.

Read more

Third Wave Coffee Explained

You've probably arrived here having just heard the term "Third Wave Coffee," wondering why the term exists at all. You like your coffee; it's hot, it wakes you up, and it really doesn't need to be more complicated than that. Or, maybe you're wondering what our definition is since, it would seem, everybody's take is a little bit different. Either way, the question exists. What is it, and why should you care? Today, we take a shot at demystifying Third Wave Coffee.

Read more

The Top 5 Best Semi-Automatic Espresso Machines of 2018


Hey espresso lovers, today we reveal our picks for the top five best espresso machines of 2018. These are our picks in five different categories ranging from best entry-level machine up to our favorite plumbable rotary pump dual-boiler boiler machine. We’ll also give our picks for best overall value, best heat-exchange machine, and best brand design. Along with our top machines in each category we’ll have some honorable mentions for your consideration.

Read more