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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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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!

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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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Entertaining with Coffee and Espresso for the Holidays

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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.

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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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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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Espresso Virtuoso: A History of illy

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.

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4 Drinks I Didn’t Know I Could Make With Drip Coffee

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If you’re reading this, I think it’s safe to say we can all agree how great coffee is. With a wide variety of beans and endless ways to prepare, serve, and enjoy them, coffee is easily the most diverse and cultural beverage in the world.

Coffee originally popped up in European markets during the 17th century and wouldn’t become a popular drink in the United States until after the Boston Tea Party. Today, we can bring the world’s best coffees to our own kitchens with a good coffee maker and a few ingredients.

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Everything You Need to Know About Choosing Coffee Beans (But Are Too Afraid to Ask)

The search is over. You’ve found the perfect machine to match your love affair with coffee: a super-automatic that grinds, brews, and even makes a mean cappuccino at the push of a button. (And, no, it won’t give you side-eye for using soy milk.) Now, the thing is, you had something going on before with some oilier coffee that made frenemies with your machine, and you’re not quite sure how to call it quits. Were you really on cloud nine, or was it just your head that was in the clouds?

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