A Coffee Expert’s Guide to Labor Day

by Jahasia Cooper August 28, 2019 5 min read

Here at Whole Latte Love, we think it’s time you treat yourself whether you’re due for a new espresso machine, coffee maker or just browsing for the best deals on your favorite coffee. Labor Day is the perfect time for you to snag your favorite machines and coffee, guilt-free, and save a couple bucks along the way, and don’t worry, whether you’re a one-touch machine barista or a manual-brewing barista, I’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite machines and coffee that you can get during Whole Latte Love’s Labor Day sale.

Coffee to get you started.

Lavazza Super Crema 

A customer favorite, Lavazza’s Super Crema coffee is boasting with honey and almond flavor notes with an 80/20 Arabica/Robusta blend. We’ve heard from satisfied coffee lovers themselves, that the Super Crema whole beans are “smooth”, have no “no bitterness”, and that they’re “not too dry or too oily” making this coffee perfect for super-automatic users.

Lavazza Qualita Oro

Originating from Brazil, Central America, and Africa, Lavazza’s Qualita Oro is a must-have for coffee connoisseurs. The smooth and fruity taste leaves coffee lovers wanting more. The medium roast whole beans have honey, dried fruit, and floral flavor notes and have a bright acidity in the cup. The Qualita Oro pack is a great option with a delicious blend of flavors for a sweet start to your day.

Lavazza Top Class

Chocolate, dried fruit and bitter cocoa beans roasted in Italy. What more could you ask for? The Top Class whole beans are medium roasted to perfection—perfect for pulling that creamy shot of espresso, a nice foundation for a cappuccino, flat white, latte, macchiato and more. 

Machines to finish strong.

Gaggia Classic Pro in Midnight Blue

If you missed the news, Gaggia recently launched four new colors in Polar White, Venetian Red, Tuxedo Black, and Midnight Blue. The Classic Pro is a staple in many espresso lovers' homes for their daily morning routine and new colors are a great way to add a pop of color in your kitchen. My personal favorite is Midnight Blue; it’s patriotic, it adds color to the kitchen set, yet it stands in its own royal glory. For this Labor Day, go bold, Midnight Blue Classic Pro won’t let you down. Gaggia’s notable Pannarello wand can whip up the fluffiest milk foam I’ve ever seen for those tiresome mornings where latte art can start your day off on the right foot. Don’t believe me? Todd, our ‘Latte Art Specialist’ makes some of the best latte art here at Whole Latte Love, check it out.

Gaggia Babila

Let’s pump the breaks a little bit. When there’s a good deal on a super-automatic, it’s a big deal. After a long day of work, you just want to sit back and watch your favorite TV shows with a cappuccino in hand, and there’s no better way to achieve your perfect night than with a one-touch bean-to-cup machine. Treating yourself with a machine made by Gaggia is a treat in itself. Not only are you carrying on the Italian tradition of brewing espresso, the Babila sits top of the line among Gaggia’s other prestigious machines including the Classic Pro and the Brera. With one-touch brewing functions, easy programmability, a convenient flow adjustment dial and super easy cleaning and maintenance, the Babila is a machine that you can’t pass up. 

Capresso CoffeeTeam GS

TheCapresso CoffeeTeam GS is one of our oldies but goodies. Sometimes you just want to stick to the basics and with a low-cost option like the Capresso CoffeeTeam GS, you can’t pass up a classic machine that brews great coffee. Capresso caters to more affordable options for coffee lovers but doesn’t skip out on great quality and great features. The drip coffee maker has a charcoal water filtration system removing more than 80% of impurities found in water. Charcoal is a natural filter that has proven to be the most effective at removing any contaminants and impurities in your water. Having good-quality water is crucial for great tasting coffee. The Capresso CoffeeTeam GS takes the middleman out and offers a simple way to brew up to 10 cups of great-tasting coffee at an affordable price.

Hario Cafepress Olive Wood 20-ounce

Okay French Press lovers, it’s your time to shine. Hario’s 20-ounce Cafepress makes incredible French Press coffee and the wood accents are the cherry on top. When brewing hot coffee in glass, it’s crucial that the glass is thermal shock resistant, Hario made sure that users would have a pleasant and safe brewing experience—the Olive Wood Cafepress is made with high-quality borosilicate glass and can withstand up to 248 °F. Balanced with olive wood accents, you can brew up to 2 cups of full-bodied coffee and enjoy a luxurious cup o’ joe.

Fun Fact: This brewer is single-origin and oily bean-friendly!

Manual brewing options.

ROK EspressoGC

If you are a true artisan, an espresso connoisseur, and value the art and history of manually brewing your own espresso, the ROK EspressoGC is for you. The ROK EspressoGC has elevated the beauty of brewing your morning espresso from start to finish, giving you full control over every step of the process from pre-infusion to extraction. The long-lasting stainless steel and portable brewer enables the perfectionist Barista to pull a crema-rich shot of espresso with no hassle.

ROK Coffee Grinder 

If you’re checking out the ROK EspressoGC, the ROK Grinder would make a perfect addition to the family. The aluminum construction of the grinder makes it sturdy and durable, perfect for grinding the toughest beans. With an infinite number of grind settings and the option to choose between stepped and stepless grinding, you won’t have anything holding you back from crafting your perfect cup of espresso. 

Handpresso Wild Hybrid in Silver

The Handpresso Wild Hybrid is a popular portable and handheld espresso maker among espresso lovers looking for more flexibility and freedom in their espresso-making experience. Whether you’re going on a weekend camping trip or need to throw this in your bag on your way to the office, the Handpresso is an awesome option for espresso lovers who don’t want to break the bank and want to pull a creamy shot of espresso wherever they go. Even better, the Handpresso gives you the option to use ESE Pods or ground espresso for even more control over your espresso brewing experience.

Labor Day Sale

Hey, who doesn’t love saving money? Save BIG during our Labor Day sale on any of the machines above and more. Use our code LABOR7 to save 7% off of your purchase.

Love Lavazza? Use our code LAVAZZA15 to save 15% off. Treat yourself!
Jahasia Cooper
Jahasia Cooper

Jahasia is the newest Copywriter at Whole Latte Love. She has previous experience working as a Barista and on the management team at a coffee shop and is happy to share everything she knows and loves about the world of coffee and espresso. While she's not writing awesome content for Whole Latte Love, you can find her sipping on her daily cup of joe and daydreaming about becoming an empowered female Gazorpian.

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