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2019 Beginner's Espresso Guide

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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.

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Milk Frothing Guide Grading 10 Different Milks

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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?

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How to Make Better Coffee and Espresso: Basic Flavor Concepts

If you know a few basic flavor concepts, it’s easy to make better coffee. It doesn’t matter what your brew method is. Whether you're making drip, espresso, press, pour over, or you’ve got an automatic bean-to-cup machine, these basic concepts will help you fine-tune flavor and make better coffee.

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

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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.

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How to Choose a Prosumer Espresso Machine: Dual Boiler or Heat Exchange?

So, you’re super serious about your espresso and need a machine that reflects your passion. Maybe you’ve been limited by a finicky, entry-level single-boiler machine, or you're ready to jump right in with a very capable first machine. At the prosumer level we’re generally talking about machines with either a heat exchange boiler or dual boilers, full commercial size 58 mm portafilters, substantial groups, and robust construction.

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How to Choose the Best Espresso Machine for Beginners

Imagine the luxury of cafe-quality coffee beverages in your home or office. Now, whether you want the convenience of a latte at the push of a button or you're looking for a more barista-like experience, there’s a machine for you. So coming up I’ll cover the two basic machine types and things you should know when picking a machine, like terminology and basic capabilities. I’ll have some specific recommendations which are my “can’t go wrong” picks, machines that have excellent customer reviews, proven track records, and represent good values. After reading this, you’ll have what you need to pick a machine that’s right for you.

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Whole Latte Love's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

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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.

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Top 5 Best Coffee Grinders for Espresso 2018

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.

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2018 Top 5 Super-Automatic Machines

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.

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