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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020

by Jahasia Cooper Updated: May 28, 2020 8 min read

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Now that Mom loves her new espresso machine that you picked up for Mother’s Day, it’s time to begin the search for the perfect gift for Father’s Day. We’re bringing out some of our favorite espresso machines for dads who are hobbyists, coffee enthusiasts, and who really want to show off their God shot of espresso at family functions.

Here are our top gifts to consider picking up for Father’s Day in 2020.

Best Espresso Machines for Dad

Profitec Pro 700 with Flow Control

The Profitec Pro 700 w/ Flow Control is an incredible prosumer and has everything dad needs to make delicious, café-quality beverages and experiment with different variables to get the most out of his favorite coffee.

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The Pro 700 comes with an E61 brew group and a PID temperature controller for incredible temperature stability and control over every shot of espresso throughout the day. Heated water circulates from the machine’s thermosyphon system to keep the machine’s temperature stable and ready to brew.

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Flow control is one of the latest innovations at Whole Latte Love that takes the brewing process to the next level. The flow control knob on top of the E61 grouphead allows you to increase or decrease the flow rate of water to enhance different flavors and characteristics in your coffee. If you’ve got a dad who really appreciates the natural, smoky flavors in his morning coffee, then flow control might be his favorite aspect of the Profitec Pro 700. He’ll be able to extract new and exciting flavors and aromas out of his coffee that he won’t be able to get enough of, and you won’t stop hearing about.

Profitec Pro 700 Espresso Machine with Flow Control

Profitec Pro 700 Espresso Machine with Flow Control

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The Profitec Pro 700 Flow Control is the best in show from Profitec when it comes to dialing in your perfect extraction. Manually profile shots with the new flow control valve to tease the best flavor possible from your espresso.

Rocket Espresso Appartamento with Black Panels

A stylish and retro machine with custom black panels by Whole Latte Love, the Rocket Espresso Appartamento is a machine that dad will truly cherish for Father’s Day. Besides our exclusive panel customizations on this heat exchange espresso machine, the Appartamento seriously blows us away with its ability to brew and steam beverages simultaneously without any wait time in between thanks to the 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 this is definitely the machine he’ll want to have in his kitchen for different occasions.

For easy maintenance, the Appartamento is equipped with an internal electronic sensor monitor to alert you of low water levels in the boiler and water reservoir. If Dad doesn’t have time to refill the machine, the Appartamento will automatically shut down to avoid a dry-boil ensuring that you’ll have a smooth running espresso machine for years to come.

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The Rocket Espresso Appartamento with Black Panels continues to blow us away and we’re always excited when customers pick up this seriously stylish machine because we know they’re in for quite the home barista journey. We’ll leave it at this, if dad is lucky enough to receive this machine for Father’s Day, then you won’t need to worry about having to top this gift for years to come.

Rocket Espresso Appartamento Espresso Machine - Black Panels

Rocket Espresso Appartamento Espresso Machine - Black Panels

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The exceedingly stylish Rocket Espresso Appartamento features a heat exchange boiler, temperature stable E61 group head, and integrated dual pre-infusion system. Its large 1.8 L reservoir and powerful steam pressure make it the perfect entertainment centerpiece.

Bezzera Matrix DE Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

The Bezzera Maxtrix DE Dual Boiler Espresso Machine makes the perfect gift on our list for dads with a big personality. Another machine with wood accents comes with additional impressive features, multi-color side panels. Dad can change the color of the side panels to match his personal style, coffee bar or set the mood for any occasion. Bezzera made sure to make this machine a special one for anyone who gets their hands on this handmade and Italian-made espresso machine.

The Matrix DE features triple PID thermostats giving the user total control over regulating the steam boiler and brewing temperature. The machine also features five programmable brewing buttons on the face of the machine for days when dad wants his go-to cup of joe, nothing more, nothing less. Dad can create his favorite beverage and store his preferences in the machine’s settings for next time.

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The Matrix DE is a special machine compared to its sister the Matrix MN, a manual model of the Matrix line. The DE is a great option for anyone who wants the best of both worlds and really wants to experience manual brewing or if you have days where you just want to press a button and grab your favorite espresso. The programmability of the machine really kicks it up a notch and makes it our go-to for coffee connoisseurs with a big personality and a bigger love for great coffee.

Bezzera Matrix DE Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

Bezzera Matrix DE Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

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The Matrix DE is a luxe dual boiler espresso machine with color customizable panels, an intuitive touch screen display, triple PID thermostats, automated pre-infusion, brewing, and backflushing, that automatically made our list of top five awesome prosumers.

Gaggia Cadorna Prestige

A recent addition to our collection of home espresso machines, the Cadorna Prestige is a great option for dads who are all about milk-based drinks. This easy-to-navigate super-automatic espresso machine makes it super convenient to craft lattes, cappuccinos, espresso lungos, and more—and by more we mean, dad will have 14 pre-programmed specialty beverages to choose from on the Cadorna Prestige.

The bean-to-cup machine is also great for the dad who has a big heart for his family, it comes with 4 user profiles so that he can store his favorite drinks in the machine and other members of the family can take part in the fun of crafting cafe-style beverages as well. Creating seamlessly layered macchiatos and cappuccinos is all done with the touch of a button and no extra work required.

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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, you 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 Cadorna Prestige Automatic Espresso Machine

Gaggia Cadorna Prestige Automatic Espresso Machine

The Gaggia Cadorna Prestige is a remarkable bean-to-cup machine with 14 customizable beverages, the option to create 4 user profiles, and an integrated milk carafe for making top quality milk drinks.

Gaggia Classic Pro in Thunder Black

Is dad just getting into the world of coffee and espresso? The Classic Pro is our go-to recommendation for entry-level baristas! It’s capable of producing rich, velvety milk with Gaggia’s panarello wand, perfect for making latte art, and doesn’t have any harsh learning curve like some of our more complex espresso machines, in fact, it’s a machine that will grow with you.

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The machine comes with a single shot pressurized basket and a 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, Gaggia has exclusive upgrades for your Classic Pro including a shower screen, barista pro basket, and a group gasket to get better control over your extraction to help dad to level up his home barista skills.

To add some serious style to dad’s home coffee bar for Father’s Day, we recommend picking up the semi-automatic machine in Thunder Black for a high-end minimalist look. The Classic Pro also comes in Industrial Grey, Cherry Red, Polar White, and Classic Blue.

Gaggia Classic Pro Espresso Machine in Thunder Black

Gaggia Classic Pro Espresso Machine in Thunder Black

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The Gaggia Classic Pro improves on the decades old reputation of its predecessor. With an updated commercial steam wand, rocker switches, temperature ready lights, and a streamlined frame, the 100% Italian made Gaggia Classic Pro is the best entry-level espresso machine on the market.

Best Coffee Grinder for Dad

Profitec Pro M54 Coffee Grinder

If you're picking up a semi-automatic espresso machine or a prosumer for Father's Day, then you'll definitely need a good quality coffee grinder. The Profitec Pro M54 Coffee Grinder is a great grinder to pair with any of the machines recommended for a Father's Day gift. Not only does it have a great value, but equally incredible performance.

The grinder features 54 mm burrs with razor-sharp edges to chop through every bean and produce a consistent quality grind. We always recommend burr grinders over blade grinders because of their ability to produce the exact consistency you're looking for whether it's a fine grind for espresso or a coarser grind for cold brew. Burr grinders are also great a reducing heat-transfer which could result in your coffee tasting burnt and not being as flavorful as it could be. With the hefty 54 mm burrs on the M54, you won't need to worry about any burnt tasting coffee or an uneven grind consistency. Your coffee will be bursting with flavor with an amazing aroma.

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What we also love about the Pro M54 Coffee Grinder is its sleek and minimalist design as well as the ergonomic grind adjustment wheel to easily switch between finer and coarser settings. The M54 would make a great addition to dad's home coffee bar and last through many lattes, cappuccinos, and ristrettos to come.

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. We have an entire collection of unique coffee and espresso mugs and cups to choose from, from art collections by Illy and our newest additions by Fellow. Here are some of our favorites below:

illy Art Collection Biennale 2019 Set of 4 Cappuccino Cups

illy Art Collection Biennale 2019 Set of 4 Cappuccino Cups

Complete Your Setup with the illy Biennale Set of 4 Cappuccino Cups illy has been a partner with the Venice Biennale for the last ten editions, now we celebrate this collaboration with a collection...


Fellow Junior 2.3oz Double Walled Ceramic Cup Set - Matte Black

Fellow Junior 2.3oz Double Walled Ceramic Cup Set - Matte Black

For a high-end look to your home coffee bar, add Fellow’s 2.3 oz double-walled ceramic mugs to your kitchen and experience the luxurious life of a home barista.


Lavazza Logo Espresso Cup and Saucer Set

Lavazza Logo Espresso Cup and Saucer Set

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Complete Your Set-Up with the Lavazza Logo Espresso Cup and Saucer Set Put the finishing touch on your espresso routine with the Lavazza Logo Espresso Cup and Saucer Set. Made in Italy, the cups an...


World Tableware 7oz Stainless Steel Cappuccino Cup

World Tableware 7oz Stainless Steel Cappuccino Cup

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Complete Your Set-Up with the World Tableware Cappuccino Cup Made from high quality 18/8 stainless steel, these 7 oz cappuccino cups are both modern and durable. The double wall design helps to kee...


Fellow Monty 6.5oz Cappuccino Cup - Matte White

Fellow Monty 6.5oz Cappuccino Cup - Matte White

Meet Monty, a 6.5 oz cappuccino cup made for milk beverage lovers who want the best of both worlds, crema-rich espresso and sweet velvety milk to compliment it.


Which machine would your dad love to receive as a gift for Father’s Day in 2020? The luxurious Profitec Pro 700 with Flow Control, the stylish and retro Rocket Espresso Appartamento, the Bezzera Matrix DE for dads with a big personality, or a Gaggia machine, one of our customer’s favorite brands. Whatever it is, you’ll have a happy dad on your hands this Father’s Day!

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.