This 3 oz. shot glass pitcher from Rattleware features a handle and two pour spouts. Graduated marks read in ounces and milliliters for all your measuring needs. The Rattleware Shot Glass Pitcher measures 2.4 inches to the top of the glass.
What would be your top 5 items on your list when purchasing an espresso machine as a gift?
Here is what I bought my wife for X-Mas. Is there anything I am missing and a "must have"?
Rancilio Silvia Redesigned V3 Espresso Machine - Stainless Steel
It comes with: Urnex Dezcal Activated Scale Remover and a Stainless Steel Tamper
I also bought...
Baratza Vario - Black
Rattleware 3 oz Shot Glass Pitcher - One 3oz - Glass
Frieling Stainless Steel Frothing Pitcher - Stainless Steel
Lavazza Gold Selection Espresso - 1 2.2lb bag
Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Espresso Coffee - 1 2.2lb bag
Given that you already have the majority of the components necessary to brew, the rest largely comes down to preference. Once you figure out what types of drinks you prefer to brew, I suggest picking up some cups to personalize your coffee brewing area to your individual tastes. If you're new to frothing milk, I'd pick up a digital frothing thermometer; These often cost slightly less than the fancier looking gauge-style analog thermometers but are much easier to read and more accurate (just don't let them get wet!). A firm rubber tamping mat can also be fairly handy, depending on your countertop.
Do you carry anything similar that is plastic so it doesn't cool down the shot so much?
The only products matching this purpose are made of glass or metal. We do, however, happen to have a product from Handpresso that may do the job:
These cups are a rigid plastic that should give you the results you're looking for, but lack the spout that would allow the shots to pour as cleanly.
Is this the same one used in your videos? Is it plastic or glass?
It is the same one and it is made of glass. It is a great tool to have as it lets you see exactly how much you are brewing as it is marked in 1/2 ounce increments. I recommend this product all the time.