Shopping stressing you out? With the holidays in full swing, we know that things can get pretty hectic, but don't worry, we're here to help. Last week we passed a little survey around the office asking people to jot down which items on our site they'd like to get as gifts. So, spare yourself the hassle of trying to find the perfect gift and take a look at some of the items we picked as our favorites!
|Lavazza Super Crema
Whole Latte Love's Ashley had this to say about Super Crema: I absolutely love Super Crema! I've always liked coffee, but I never had a taste for espresso. That all changed when Mark Jackson brewed me a shot of it on the Expobar Brewtus IV we've got in the kitchen. Caffeinated bliss! I love it!
|The Gaggia Accademia
Whole Latte Love's Tracy had this to say about the Gaggia Accademia: As a working mother of 3, I needed a machine that could keep up with me. Whether I'm brewing my first shot of the day, or entertaining 40 people, the Accademia never fails to get the job done.
|The Espro Calibrated Tamper
Whole Latte Love's Mark Jackson had this to say about the Espro Calibrated Tamper: Leaping into the world of home espresso can certainly be intimidating. This tamper is a great tool to help make the transition a smooth one. Learning how to brew at home can be challenging, but if you treat brewing espresso like a science, this is something that can help you control one of the variables.
|The Expobar Brewtus IV
Whole Latte Love's Shane had this to say about the Expobar Brewtus IV: It's never hard for me to recommend one of these machines. Expobar has really covered all the bases with the Brewtus IV, it's a solid machine with commercial quality components.
|The Teaposy Charme Gift Set
Whole Latte Love's Kristen had this to say about the Teaposy Charme Gift Set: It's the perfect size! I love watching the teas bloom and this set came with a variety of teas to try. Perfect for someone just starting out with Teaposy.
|Saeco Vienna Plus
Whole Latte Love's Andrew had this to say about the Saeco Vienna Plus: Awesomely simple machine! It's easy to use, reliable, and pulls a great shot with no fuss.
|Waechtersbach Coffee-Script-Collage 12oz Travel Mug
Whole Latte Love's Mary Ann had this to say about the Waechtersbach Coffee-Script-Collage 12oz Travel Mug: I love the 4 colors it comes in and it's the perfect size to fit under a Gaggia Accademia (with the spout removed)!
|Gaggia Platinum Swing Up
Whole Latte Love's Kathy had this to say about the Gaggia Platinum Swing Up: This is an easy to navigate Super-Automatic machine capable of making any kind of drink you'd want. It's also very easy to maintain.
|Breville BES900XL Dual Boiler
Whole Latte Love's Marc Buckman has this to say about the Breville BES900XL Dual Boiler: I've been consistently impressed with Breville's espresso machines, this one in particular. The stainless steel body, and dual boilers are big pluses in my book, but I also appreciate some of the simpler design features like the hidden accessories tray or drip tray float.
|DeLonghi kMix 5 cup Coffee Maker
Whole Latte Love's Mylee had this to say about the DeLonghi kMix 5 cup Coffee Maker: I really can't express how happy I was to find a yellow coffee maker! I love its very sleek and modern appearance--and it brews a great cup of coffee!
|Gaggia Classic & MDF Brew-Ready Pack
My favorite this season was the Gaggia Classic & MDF Brew-Ready Pack, here's why: To make quality espresso you need equipment. Off the top of my head and I can't think of a more reliable entry level machine or grinder, and even better is that we've paired them together!