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Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2021

by Brodie Inguaggiato Updated: June 07, 2021 9 min read

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When is Father's Day?

Father's Day 2021 is Sunday, June 20!

While that might might seem far off right now, Father's Day will be right around the corner before you know it. To help you avoid waiting until the last second to pick up a gift for dear old Dad, check out our 2021 Father's Day gift guide and find the perfect present for the coffee-loving father or father-figure in your life!

To help you find the perfect gift for Dad on his special day, we’re compiled a collection of products for dads who are hobbyists, coffee enthusiasts, and/or really want to flaunt their at-home barista abilities at family functions.

Whether your dad is a coffee connoisseur or needs a few shots of espresso in the morning before starting the day, take a look below and see if you can find the gift to fuel his hobbies, as well as day-to-day hustle and bustle.

The Founding Fathers of Espresso

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Coffee has been a major part of our world history for over 1000 years, and as its popularity has expanded across the globe, its rituals have been embraced in different cultures. For generations, many countries have enjoyed unique varieties of coffee, but until the invention of the espresso machine, the full flavors of the coffee bean were widely undiscovered. 
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Best Coffee Machines for Dad

Profitec Pro 500 PID

Profitec Pro 500 PID Espresso Machine

Profitec Pro 500 PID Espresso Machine

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The Profitec Pro 500 PID is a highly capable heat exchanger espresso machine, packed with commercial parts, a quiet vibration pump, and equipped to compete with more expensive machines. The PID is a stand-out feature that puts this heat exchanger espresso machine a cut above the rest.

Loaded with commercial parts, a quiet vibration pump, and a plethora of features like a PID controller that are comparable with more expensive machines, the Profitec Pro 500 PID is a the perfect gift if you really want to "wow" dad this Father's Day.

This highly capable heat exchanger espresso machine, comes from Profitec, a brand known for producing products that provide tremendous performance, ease-of-use and distinguished build quality, all without compromising on simplicity.

With the Pro 500 PID, you'll get a machine that brews with a 2L stainless steel boiler and powerful 1400W heating element, complimented by the iconic E61 brew group and the aforementioned PID controller.

With this combination of features and attention to detail, the Pro 500 PID lends a level of temperature stability previously unheard of in a heat exchanger espresso machine. Gone is the need for cooling flushes is eliminated, which removes a considerable limitation from this class of machine.

All in all, the Pro 500 PID sets itself apart as a superior machine with the commercial edge necessary to measure up against machines with a much greater asking price. The PID upgrade really shines, and will almost certainly knock dad's socks off.

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Quick Mill Vetrano Design

Quick Mill Vetrano Design Espresso Machine - Walnut Accents

Quick Mill Vetrano Design Espresso Machine - Walnut Accents

The Quick Mill Vetrano Design with Wood Accents is a standout semi-automatic espresso machine with all the features you want in a high-end brewing equipment. This version of the Vetrano 2B Evo is customized with special wood accents, exclusive to Whole Latte Love.

The Quick Mill Vetrano Design, now available with customized special wood accents exclusive to Whole Latte Love, is an incredible prosumer espresso machine that has everything Dad will need to make delicious, café-quality beverages.

The Vetrano Design comes with an E61 brew group and an LED PID temperature controller for incredible temperature stability and control over every shot of espresso throughout the day. Plus, with dual boilers and a commercial style steam wand, Dad can froth and texture milk exactly how he likes and prepare lattes and cappuccinos just like he would get at a local café.

If Dad is a traditionalist who loves top quality espresso and other coffee drinks, the Vetrano Design will make for the perfect Father’s Day gift. The temperature stability afforded by the dual boilers and PID go a long way to keep quality consistent, and the PID controller can be adjusted to bring out the full potential of high-altitude specialty coffees.

Rocket Espresso Appartamento and Appartamento Serie Nera

Stylish and retro machines offered with a plethora of custom color panel options exclusive to Whole Latte Love, the Rocket Espresso Appartamento and Appartamento Serie Nera are machines that Dad will truly cherish for Father’s Day.

Besides our exclusive panel customizations on these heat exchange espresso machines, the Appartamento or Appartamento Serie Nera will leave Dad in awe after he experiences their ability to brew and steam beverages simultaneously without any wait time in between thanks to a powerful 1.8 L copper boiler. If you’ve got a dad who loves to entertain and pair his best espresso with fancy flavor notes with dinner for family and friends, then he’ll want to have either of these machines in his kitchen for different occasions.

The Appartamento and Appartamento Serie Nera continue to amaze, and we’re always excited when customers choose either of these seriously stylish machines because we know they’re in for quite the home barista journey. If Dad is lucky enough to receive either machine for Father’s Day, then you won’t need to worry about having to top this gift for years to come.

Bezzera New Hobby

The Bezzera New Hobby Espresso Machine makes the perfect gift on our list for dads with a big personality. The New Hobby is available in stainless steelred or black so Dad can choose the color that best matches his personal style. Bezzera made sure to make this compact machine a special one for the dad who gets his hands on this impressive semi-automatic machine.

The New Hobby features many industry essentials like a 58mm portafilter, commercial grade group, and commercial style steam wand that will assist Dad in crafting his favorite drinks from the comfort of his home. Plus, the 3-way solenoid valve and dedicated button to manually refill the boiler after extended steaming are perfect for days when Dad wants his go-to cup of joe, nothing more, nothing less.

The minimalist aesthetic and compact design of the New Hobby really makes it the perfect addition to any kitchen or coffee bar and makes it our go-to for dads who consider themselves coffee connoisseurs with a big personality and a bigger love for great coffee.

Gaggia Cadorna Prestige

  • Gaggia Cadorna Prestige - Dark Chocolate Straight Grain
    With stunning hydro-dipped panels that resemble elegant dark chocolate wood grain, this custom Gaggia Cadorna Prestige redefines what's possible with super-automatic espresso machines. With 14 customizable beverages, the option to create 4 user profiles, and an integrated milk carafe for making top quality milk drinks, the Gaggia Cadorna Prestige is one of the best value espresso machines on the market.
  • Gaggia Cadorna Prestige - Monaco Walnut
    With stunning hydro-dipped panels that resemble stately monaco walnut wood, this custom Gaggia Cadorna Prestige redefines what's possible with super-automatic espresso machines. With 14 customizable beverages, the option to create 4 user profiles, and an integrated milk carafe for making top quality milk drinks, the Gaggia Cadorna Prestige is one of the best value espresso machines on the market.
  • Gaggia Cadorna Prestige - Zebrano Grain
    With stunning hydro-dipped panels that resemble natural zebrano wood grain, this custom Gaggia Cadorna Prestige redefines what's possible with super-automatic espresso machines. With 14 customizable beverages, the option to create 4 user profiles, and an integrated milk carafe for making top quality milk drinks, the Gaggia Cadorna Prestige is one of the best value espresso machines on the market.

An addition to our collection of home espresso machines that has quickly become a fan-favorite, the Cadorna Prestige is a great option for dads who are all about milk-based drinks. Now available with stunning custom hydro-dipped panels that resemble natural ZebranoMonaco Walnut or Dark Chocolate wood grain, this easy-to-navigate super-automatic espresso machine makes it super convenient to craft specialty beverages like lattes, cappuccinos, espresso lungos and more thanks to 14 pre-programmed drink options. 

As a bean-to-cup machine, the Cadorna Prestige is also great for the dad who knows he probably won’t be the only person enjoying his fancy, new toy. Dad can share his gift with family and friends thanks to 4 customizable user profiles. This will allow him to store his favorite drinks in the machine, while also letting other family members take part in the fun of crafting cafe-style beverages as well.

The integrated milk carafe also makes maintaining and cleaning the machine a breeze. There’s no need to worry about milk clogging or getting stuck inside of the machine — the milk carafe purges itself after steaming and frothing and runs through an automatic rinse cycle after making a milk beverage. From there, Dad can easily detach the carafe from the machine and store it in your fridge for next time. This keeps things clean, mess-free, and allows you to focus on enjoying every sip of your cappuccino.

Gaggia Classic Pro

Is Dad just getting into the world of coffee and espresso? The Classic Pro is our go-to recommendation for entry-level baristas. This semi-automatic machine is capable of producing rich, velvety milk with Gaggia’s pannarello wand and is perfect for making latte art. Better yet, there won’t be a harsh learning curve like some of our more complex espresso machines.

If you think Dad will want to add some serious style to his home coffee bar, we recommend checking out our selection of color options for the Classic Pro. In addition to the classic stainless steel look, we also offer this magnificent machine in Thunder BlackIndustrial GreyCherry RedPolar White, and Classic Blue.

Features-wise, the Classic Pro comes with a single shot pressurized basket and single and double shot non-pressurized commercial baskets capable of producing phenomenal crema. Once Dad is ready to upgrade and add to his home coffee bar, we also offer exclusive parts, accessories and upgrades for the Classic Pro to give him better control over extraction, routine maintenance, and to level up his home barista skills.

Top Coffee Grinders for Dad

If you select a prosumer or a semi-automatic espresso machine as a gift for Father's Day, you might want to consider picking up a grinder as well.

Prosumer and semi-automatic machines, as well as many others, often do not come with a built-in grinder like those incorporated into super-automatic machines.

Continue reading to hopefully find a premium grinder to get Dad that will compliment the rest of his at-home setup, as well as maximize the flavor and aroma of his favorite drinks.

Eureka Mignon 

Eureka Mignon Design Coffee Grinder In Stained Walnut

The Eureka Mignon Coffee Grinder comes in a variety of colors and designs like stained walnut.

With 60 products available in a plethora of bold designs and colors like Ferrari Red, Dubai Gold, Stained Walnut and Tiffany Blue, we can almost guarantee our Eureka Mignon Collection will have a coffee grinder in a shade, design or hue that's sure to make Dad giddy.

Features like an easy-to-use burr grinder with 55 mm burrs and a touch screen display ensure each of the bold and stylish machines offered in the Mingon line — the Brew Pro, Crono, Design, Filtro, Magnifico, Perfetto, Silenzio and Specialita grind quietly and consistently with simple and responsive controls.

Ceado E5Pro

Ceado E5Pro Espresso Grinder

Ceado E5Pro Espresso Grinder

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The Ceado E5Pro is an exclusive grinder that was designed for Whole Latte Love to add back the portafilter activated grinding that was absent on the latest version. The E5Pro allows for both push and grind operation with a spouted portafilter, and features a side mounted pulse button to grind for bottomless portafilters.

If you think Dad will prefer a grinder with a more traditional aesthetic that retains all of the top-notch features you'd expect from a premium machine, look no further than the Ceado E5Pro.

With this Whole Latte Love exclusive grinder, Dad will be able to take advantage of a commercial quality 64mm portafilter, activated grinding, both push and grind operation with a spouted portafilter, and a side mounted pulse button to grind for bottomless portafilters. 

Father’s Day Coffee Mugs

Great coffee calls for a great mug, so we recommend pairing any of the above espresso machines with a quality coffee mug to complete your gift for Father’s Day.

Peruse our extensive collection of unique coffee and espresso cups and saucers, ranging from from art collections by Illy to our newest additions by Camelbak. Check out a few of our favorites below.

Happy Father's Day!

Which machine, grinder or mug would your dad love to receive as a gift for Father’s Day this year? Whatever you choose, we hope our guide has helped you find the perfect gift for the amazing father or father-figure in your life!

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Brodie Inguaggiato
Brodie Inguaggiato

Brodie joined Whole Latte Love in 2020 as a technical copywriter and is brand new to the world of coffee. He writes and edits product copy, blog posts and additional content with the viewpoint of a novice to (hopefully) provide a fresh take on some of the more daunting coffee-related topics. He aspires to become a coffee master and enjoys watching and debating any and all sports in his spare time.