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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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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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Espresso for Beginners: History and Common Misconceptions

So there are many different ways to make a coffee and In many parts of the world when you order a coffee what you’ll get is espresso. It’s also the coffee part of drinks like the cappuccino, flat white, latte and other drinks collectively referred to as milk-based espresso beverages

Today an up close look at espresso, what it is, and some common misconceptions.

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How To Use a Bottomless Portafilter to Improve Espresso Technique

Learn how to use a bottomless portafilter to improve your espresso extractions and learn your machine. Marc from WholeLatteLove.com takes you through 12 naked extractions on the Profitec Pro 800 lever machine. See the extractions up close as he describes what he learned from each shot about his technique and the machine.

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Espresso Shots Compared: Fresh Ground vs. Pre-ground Coffee

Does grinding fresh for espresso really matter? Well here’s a scenario; you’re in a cafe and you order an espresso, it’s delicious. So you say “hey barista grind me up some of those magical beans so I can pull some shots on my machine at home.”

In this article I’ll show you how that scenario might play out. It’s a real demonstration of just how much of a difference grinding for espresso right before pulling your shots can make. You’ll get to see shot’s pulled in sync and side by side using the same coffee ground fresh right before brewing and that very same coffee that was ground 2 days ago.

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