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Backflushing a Gaggia Classic

April 05, 2019

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love show you how to backflush a Gaggia Classic espresso machine.
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Review of Brew Grind (BG) Burr for Baratza Sette Grinders

by Marc Buckman September 22, 2017

Review of the Brew Grind burr for Baratza Sette series coffee grinders. Marc from Whole Latte Love reviews the BG accessory burr which fits all Sette grinders includin...
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How To Determine If Your Water Will Cause Scaling in Espresso Machines

June 22, 2017

Scale is the enemy of espresso machine boilers. It can clog plumbing and reduce heating efficiency resulting in problems like slow or no brew water flow and poor steam...
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Gaggia Group Valve Assembly Cleaning (Aluminum Boiler models)

Gaggia Group Valve Assembly Cleaning (Aluminum Boiler models)

March 17, 2017

If you are able to get steam and hot water through the steam arm, but are unable to get water through the brew head, this will show you how to clean the Group Valve As...
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Steam Valve Replacement

March 16, 2017

Is the steam valve on your Gaggia Classic leaking excessively? Please read the entire instructions below!
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Espresso Machine Energy Usage and Cost

March 10, 2017

So just how much power does a prosumer level espresso machine use? So I got our kilowatt power meter out and did some testing to find out how much energy a machine lik...
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Seasoning Coffee Grinder Burrs

Seasoning Coffee Grinder Burrs

by Marc Buckman August 31, 2016

Tino Franzini of Italian grinder manufacturer Ceado visits Whole Latte Love. Learn what it means to season the burrs of a coffee grinder.
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Espresso Machine Boiler Types

August 30, 2016

So you’ve been thinking about purchasing a semi-automatic espresso machine for home use. You start your research and boom! out come a number of acronyms that do not ma...
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How to Determine if a Thermostat or Fuse Repair is Needed

August 30, 2016

Well we all know winter is here, right? And with the exception of some states in the south and southwest, we are all feeling the chill. Not too fun, is it? Well, the n...
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Coffee Flavor Affected By Grinder

August 30, 2016

Bitter, weak, bland, no crème, over extracted, terrible smelling, just plain awful tasting espresso! Sound familiar?
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Pump Bar Pressure and Why You Shouldn’t Care.

August 29, 2016

Almost everybody who is looking to buy an espresso machine has been told that a machine with a 17 bar pump makes better espresso than a machine with a 15 bar pump. It ...
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3-Way Solenoid Valve

August 19, 2016

If you have a budget semi-automatic espresso machine, you pull a shot and remove the portafilter you may notice it’s like the machine sneezed out a messy, muddy mix of...
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