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If you’re here, you probably need a Father’s Day gift for dad. If he likes a good cup of espresso, you’ve come to the proper place. A few of our coffee experts have helped put this guide together to try and find the right match for different types of fathers, everything from manual products for the dad on the go to one of the best espresso machines on the market for the serious espresso making dad. Take a look below and see if you can honestly match up one of our products with your dad.
For the dad who likes to camp or is always on the move, the Handpresso Wild Hybrid in Silver is a great gift. With a little hot water and ground coffee, dad could be having hot espresso just about anywhere. Handpresso’s Wild Hybrid is easy to use, all he needs to do is pump to 16 bar pressure, load an illy capsule or ground coffee into the pod, add some hot water from a kettle or thermos, and press the button for espresso.
This Moka Pot is perfect for the dad who loves to share his espresso. Bialetti’s classic steel Moka Express can make 9 cups of espresso in roughly 3-6 minutes and can be used on many stovetops (gas, electric, and ceramic). The Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop is tough, durable, and has a great aesthetic for a pretty laid back espresso experience.
ROK’s EspressoGCis ideal for the dad who likes to put a little bit of effort into his espresso, but doesn’t want the complexity of an espresso machine. The ROK EspressoGC is a light, manual espresso maker that now emphasizes heat retention with a glass composite chamber and stronger pressure for better espresso. The EspressoGC can help your dad get a hot espresso in just a few minutes without adding in any buttons or tools. If your dad likes working with his hands, check out the ROK's matching grinder too.
For the dad who wants his espresso made quickly and without a lot of work involved, we have the Gaggia Brera. This super-automatic espresso machine is small, but still makes a good espresso and provides the option of frothing and steaming milk when dad wants a cappuccino or latte. A built in grinder gives the option of using fresh coffee beans or the bypass doser can be used for pre-ground coffee.
The Gaggia Classic Pro is the gift to give a dad who wants to start making espresso without breaking the bank. The Pro will let the user pull shots on their own, meaning there might be some practice involved, but once he gets the hang of it, your dad can make some really good espresso with something like the Pro. The commercial style steam wand is a nice touch too for a nice frothy cappuccino once he feels comfortable with making good espresso.
The ECM Synchronika is a serious espresso machine. It’s for the dad who loves espresso. The ECM Synchronika has dual boilers for brewing and steaming at the same time, a PID for the user to control the temperature of those boilers, and a commercial style steam wand. This machine can either get water from its reservoir or be plumbed into a water line for unlimited water. If your dad needs a grinder, we suggest pairing up the Synchronika with the Ceado E37S Quick Set. The new Quick Set Gear that is on the Ceado E37S makes it possible to adjust grind size in small increments to get just the right fineness for your brew.