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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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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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