The holiday season is a time for friends and family to come together and show their appreciation for one another. The problem is that finding gifts can be tough with all of the decisions out there, and for coffee lovers, the list of great gifts is seemingly endless. Don’t worry, we at Whole Latte Love want to help make the decision a little easier, so we’ve put together some of our favorite products of 2018 for you to look through. Coffee has an uncanny ability to bring us all together and bond together, so make sure you have the right pieces for this upcoming holiday.
Today we're here to talk about illy, one of our strongest partners in the industry and distributors of superlative coffee. illy has been one of coffee’s most ambitious and innovative companies since Francesco Illy set up shop in Trieste, Italy in 1933. In 1934, illy patented their pressurization process, allowing them to package their beans right after roasting, retaining their aroma and freshness until the can is opened.
Hey espresso lovers, Marc here from Whole Latte Love. We recently took a look at our Top 5 Best Semi-Automatic Espresso Machines for 2018. Today we’re picking our Top 5 Best Coffee Grinders for Espresso in 2018.
The categories range from Best Entry-Level Grinder, up to our Favorite Grinder for Near Zero Grind Retention. We’ll have picks for Best Overall Value in Prosumer Level and Home Use grinders, and our choice for the Best Multi-Purpose Grinder, which works for multiple brewing methods and give decent results for espresso. Along with our top grinders in each category, we’ll have some honorable mentions for your consideration. As a bonus I’ll give you a sneak peek at the soon to be available Ceado E37Z Hero. It’s a true zero retention single doser with variable speed control, one horse power motor, and a lot more so be sure and watch for that.
Now, you may hear them called Super-Automatic espresso machines, but whatever you call them one thing is for sure; they are the most convenient way to have coffee, espresso, lattes, cappuccinos, and more. If you like the convenience of a Keurig, you will be blown away by the quality of the beverages you make when you move on from expensive pre-ground coffee in a plastic throw away cup, to freshly ground whole bean coffee for every delicious beverage. If you want a better cup of coffee or a latte at the push of a button, these machines are the way to go.
We have quite a few people here who enjoy a good French Press, so Mitch and Jesse, our Product Specialists/Self-Proclaimed Coffee Nerds, set out to test different ratios to see if we could find one we prefer most here at Whole Latte Love.
Auto-Frothing steam wands make it easy for just about anyone to produce a reasonable froth for a cappuccino or latte. But what if you want to go beyond reasonable and create a froth that’s smoother and creamier?