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Father's Day Gift Guide 2018

by Whole Latte Love Updated: April 27, 2021 3 min read

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He may be a craftsman, cyclist, car man, craft beer guy, or one in a million other things, but whatever he does, he’s DAD-icated. Whether he’s a coffee lover or a coffee needer, fuel his hobbies and day-to-day with one of these great gifts! Whole Latte Love is your trusted resource for home brewing and equipment for over 20 years, we have Dad covered for tips, tricks and everything in between - Check out our robust Wiki and Video Guide Library.


Profitec Pro 700

A Prosumer staple, Profitec’s focus on design on the stunning Pro 700 dream machine will leave Dad reaching for his readers. The PID control is easy to use, and doubles as a shot timer automatically with every brew. He’ll adjust to pulling super shots in no time. Watch the in-depth Pro 700 video review here.

Bezzera Duo MN

For those that appreciate a whirly wood grain, the Duo MN stands apart with its wooden accents. A full color 3.5 inch display integrates PID and pre-infusion controls with convenient on-off programming and maintenance alerts to eliminate the guesswork that goes into getting a great shot. Watch the in-depth Bezzera Duo MN video review here.


969.Coffee Elba 1

This machine is highly space and maintenance conscious. Its slight frame easily fits into small spaces, and its entirely removable drip tray makes cleaning a breeze. Our favorite six-legged friend, the Elba 1 packs high performance into a pint-sized package. Watch the in-depth 969.coffee Elba 1 video review here.

Gaggia Classic

This beloved machine lives up to its name. Its time-tested design is perfect for the no-muss espresso drinker, and will keep him caffeinated for years. The Classic is simple to use and customizable with accessories like a bottomless portafilter or auto-frother. Watch the in-depth Gaggia Classic video review here.

Manual Espresso

ROK Espresso Maker & Grinder Bundle

This manual espresso and grinder set is perfect for the hands on hobbyist and camping dads everywhere. The included accessories make operation easy, and the simple design and stainless steel construction is built to perform for years to come. For the do-it-yourselfer, the ROK is the perfect choice. Put the MAN in MANual! Watch the in-depth ROK Grinder video review here & Watch the in-depth ROK Espresso Maker video review here.

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ECM C-Manuale 54

This slim grinder is the perfect companion to any of the dream machines featured in this blog. It’s quick, yet quiet, and powerful to boot. The C-Manuale 54’s anti-static grid ensures all the grinds end up in the portafilter. For consistent grinding shot after shot, this grinder is a terrific choice.

Pro T64

This timed programmable grinder lets Dad set it and forget it. The push button controls are easy to use, and grinding is hands free thanks to an adjustable portafilter basket. The T64 pairs well with any of the machines above, but looks particularly good next to the Pro 700. It’s a no brainer for DAD-tacular programmable precision. Watch the in-depth Pro T64 video review here.

Essential Accessories

Espro Calibrated Tamper

A quality stainless steel tamper will keep grinds in line. For extra consistent tamps, this calibrated tamper clicks when the perfect pressure is reached.

Joe Frex Frothing Pitcher

This crisp black pitcher is a great way to whip up a frothy bevvy. It’s 20 oz. size will let Dad froth milk for drinks two at a time, plus it’s dishwasher safe for easy clean up.

Ancap Edex Arlecchino Cappuccino Cup Set

Help keep Dad classy with this funky, geometrically-patterned cappuccino cup set. Bonus points if you can get him to use the saucers.

Bonus Accessories

Bottomless Portafilter

These portafilters are excellent tools for barista beginners and pros alike, since they help during taste troubleshooting and look cool while they’re doing it. Bottomless portafilters are available for the Gaggia, ECM and Profitec machines mentioned in this blog.


Maromas Marmea

For the mild mannered dads, Marmea’s blend is subtle and balanced, with an aftertaste of chocolatey goodness. This coffee is perfect for milk-based drinks.

Coffee MIO Outback Sampler

For the travelling dads, give his taste buds a whirlwind trip to the land down under with this Australian roaster’s sampler pack.

Joe Bean Don Roger’s Nicaragua

For the conscious consumer dads, give him this sustainably sourced espresso blend. It’s burst of strawberry, tangerine, and cinnamon flavors won’t disappoint.