The Great Pumpkin Contest IV

Another Halloween has come and gone; that can only mean one thing...We've got Great Pumpkin Contest IV winners!

This year, we asked contestants to guess the weight of a larger-than-life pumpkin and tell us how many Gaggia Espresso Color espresso machines it would take to equal the pumpkin's weight. The correct answers were 1229lbs and 121 machines, respectively.

With over 500 entries, we had two correct answers. Diane Cantella, the first person to submit a correct answer, is our grand-prize winner! A Whole Latte Love e-mail subscriber, Diane was among the first people to be notified of the contest; with the heads-up, a little bit of luck and some research, she was able to take home a Gaggia Espresso Color, Whole Latte Love Signature Coffee, and bragging rights. Diane took a pure guess on the pumpkin's weight and then found weight of a Gaggia Espresso Color on our website. A little bit of math was involved to determine the total number of machines necessary to match the pumpkin's weight, but it was nothing our grand prize winner couldn't handle.

This win came at a great time for Diane, who is very excited to be replacing her 10-year old espresso machine. An avid fan of espressos, americanos, and lattes, Diane plans to entertain friends with her brand new Gaggia Espresso Color. No doubt she'll throw some great parties this holiday season!

The second-place went to Kelly Crank, who decided to enter the Great Pumpkin Contest after coming across an ad while shopping on Intrigued by the challenge, Kelly used applied science to solve the puzzle. This is Kelly's first time participating in a Whole Latte Love contest; as a self-proclaimed "purist" he enjoys his no-frills cappuccinos without syrup.

Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winners. We'll see everyone next year for another rendition of the Great Pumpkin Contest.

October has become synonymous with costumes, trick-or-treating, and of course the Whole Latte Love Great Pumpkin Contest! In honor of Halloween, we’re giving all you ghouls and goblins a chance to win one of two spooktacular prizes! Take a good look at this great pumpkin; we’re asking for two pieces of information:

  1. First guess the weight of the pumpkin pictured here...
  2. Then just answer this question: How many Gaggia Espresso Color machines would it take to equal the weight of this pumpkin?

This year, our grand-prize winner will be awarded a Gaggia Espresso Color along with Whole Latte Love coffee. In addition, a runner-up will take home a Handpresso and Gaggia ESE Pods.

Contest open to residents of the continental United States age 18 and over.