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Mother's Day is coming, but what do you give the person who gave you the world? Well, there's nothing that warms the heart quite like coffee. This year, we've collected a few special espresso machines and coffee makers that will be sure to convey just how much you appreciate her.
French press offers rich, deep, indulgent flavors and it's easy to prepare, especially with the Red Chambord from Bodum. You'll be hard pressed to find anyone who does it better than Bodum, a leading voice in French press design since 1974. We picked the Bodum Chambord for its ageless aesthetic and durability. Plus, it's dishwasher safe!
If your mom has a lot on her mind, preparing coffee might not be the first thing she wants to do. With something like the Nespresso Inissia C40, she can enjoy her coffee and she won't have to hit the brakes on everything else to get it. Just drop in a Nespresso capsule and press a button for either espresso or lungo. The Inissia C40 comes with 10 sample capsules for coffee right out of the box.
The Gaggia Classic Pro has earned a special place in our hearts, and we know any Mom would love to have one in her kitchen. It's the best entry-level espresso machine on the market, really punching up for a machine so small. With one purchase, she can get started immediately with espressos, Americanos, lattes, cappuccinos, and lots more. Plus, the commercial style steam wand lets her get creative with latte art for picturesque specialties.
We picked the Gaggia Velasca for our list for its lasting reliability and its cafe-quality drinks. Sometimes "coffee" and "now" are the only words on a Mom's mind and, because the Velasca grinds beans fresh, the flavor is a cut above capsule machines. You know she deserves it. If she likes coffee specialties, the automatic steam wand makes lattes and cappuccinos a breeze.
When it comes to drip coffee, Technivorm Moccamaster earns a mention every time. Some of the best coffee makers in the industry are owed to the minds at Technivorm and, suffice it to say, they know how to make a good coffee. We picked the KBG741 AO for its 9-hole shower head which evenly soaks grounds for a developed extraction, and for its two separate heating elements, which keep temperatures stable while brewing and holding. It can brew 10 cups of coffee in 6 minutes, which is really handy for when the family gets together.
The Mechanika V Slim is a small, elegant heat-exchange machine that fits anywhere in the home or office. It's only 9.8 inches wide! The OPV is easily accessible at the top of the machine under the reservoir lid, allowing for simple adjustment of brew pressure at the group. Dual pressure gauges keep you informed and the 2.2 L stainless steel boiler keeps the lattes coming. We picked the Mechanika V Slim for it's charm and it's capability, making it an able companion to the Mom who appreciates the little things.