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Can you sense that cool breeze lingering a bit longer? Maybe, like Lorelai Gilmore, you can smell the incoming shift in seasons, the snow? Or perhaps it’s the stores, turning over their decorations — nearly skipping Halloween altogether — that has reminded you the holidays are coming, and soon.
But don’t panic! Here at Whole Latte Love, we’ve been busy putting together a list of the top 50 gifts for you and all those coffee lovers in your life. We have everything from grinders to tampers and, of course, espresso machines. Peruse through our list of recommended products and you are almost guaranteed to find something perfect!
When it comes to espresso machines of all styles, shapes and sizes, we’re confident we have what you’re looking for. In fact, we’re so proud of the list we’ve put together that we’re confident you’ll find the perfect machine even if you DON’T know what you’re looking for! Check out our curated selection of super-automatic, premium entry level, dual boiler, and heat exchanger machines to see exactly what we mean.
The Profitec Pro 400 With Flow Control is a small but mighty heat exchanger espresso machine that is perfect for kitchens of any size. As the most compact machine from Profitec’s lineup, you can save some space without sacrificing the features that you usually see on high-end espresso machines. From the bigger features like the E61 brew group down to the small details like interchangeable disclets with different colors to match your kitchen, Profitec has thought of it all in the design of the Pro 400.
The Gaggia Accademia is a luxury Italian espresso machine that is both designed and manufactured in the outskirts of Tuscany. It is a fully automatic bean-to-cup espresso machine with a customizable menu of 19 beverages. Milk drinks can be prepared to your liking with the automatic frothing carafe, or using the commercial steam wand to produce latte art quality milk foam. The Accademia is distinguished by incorporating premium materials into its design with all-steel housing and a black glass front panel. Its 5-inch touch display features phone-like responsiveness for intuitive menu navigation and beverage preparation.
The Profitec GO espresso machine is a single boiler machine with high-quality features that set this machine apart as the best-in-class for its price. This compact machine has PID temperature control, a visible brew pressure gauge, and an eco brass boiler. The controls are also very easy to navigate, making this a great machine if you’re just starting your journey into the world of specialty coffee and at-home espresso brewing.
The Profitec Pro 500 PID with Walnut Accents follows in the footsteps of other machines from Profitec with tremendous performance and distinguished build quality without compromising on simplicity. The Pro 500 boasts commercial-grade parts and professional aesthetics while still managing to be easy-to-use. The updated version of the Pro 500 PID offers a level of performance we’ve seen in much more expensive machines and introduces a now visible PID and shot timer and striking new black pressure gauges.
The Quick Mill Arnos is a standout semi-automatic espresso machine with all the features you want in high-end brewing equipment. HX boiler, PID control, a vibration pump, and a timeless appearance with natural wood elegance make the Arnos a sight to behold.
ECM is all about a kind of refinement that beautifies the little things and strengthens an already top-notch machine. We're happy to say the ECM Synchronika with Flow Control has been a credit to their mission of innovation ever since it arrived on the market, and it's only gotten better over the years.
Designed by Profitec in collaboration with Whole Latte Love, the Profitec Pro 700 with Flow Control is a response to the growing interest in manual flow profiling among home espresso enthusiasts. Profitec's signature Pro 700 dual boiler espresso machine has been upgraded with a custom flow profiling device and stainless steel mushroom which replaces the traditional mushroom found in E61 groups. The remainder of the machine is untouched, featuring the 2019 Pro 700's updated pressure gauges, steam and hot water knobs, and other subtle branded accents.
The Rancilio Silvia Pro X takes what you love from the recent Silvia Pro dual boiler espresso machine and combines them with even more updates. The machine now includes a RS1-style portafilter with a soft ergonomic grip that brings commercial grade quality right to your hands. New colors give the Silvia Pro X a stylish new look, and a pressure gauge to measure the pressure of the coffee boiler now sits above the drip tray.
The Matrix MN will stand out in any modern kitchen with its rosewood detailing, stainless steel front panel and customizable body color that adapts to any environment or taste. Just like the Bezzera DUO MN, the Matrix MN packs a dual boiler, one dedicated to steam and the other to brew water, both of which are regulated by individual PIDs. In combination with the traditional E61 group, which constantly siphons hot water through the brew circuit, this makes for seriously temperature stable operation.
The Profitec Pro 600 is a dual PID and dual stainless steel boiler espresso machine whose performance and looks stand out from the crowd. This version improves on the standard Pro 600 by incorporating flow control — an incredible upgrade that everyone is still talking about — and stylish wood accents like Elm Carpathian Burl.
Profitec knows how to impress us. At first sight, the Pro 300 makes a lasting impression with its polished stainless steel exterior. The front panel of the machine sports a steam pressure gauge and Gicar PID controller, which lets us monitor steam pressure and temperature at a glance. The PID reigns in temperature stability to within a degree of the set temperature, and features a convenient shot timer for more precise pulls.
The Gaggia Classic Pro has taken the lead in the coffee and espresso machine market as the go-to for entry-level baristas. Since its debut in early 2019, the Gaggia Classic Pro has stunned us with the commercial style steam wand with a two-hole steam tip, refined rocker switch controls, an updated frame allowing for a more accessible reservoir, and improved pump mounts for a quieter operation.
The Bezzera New Hobby is a semi-automatic espresso and coffee machine with impressive performance for its range, equipped with a 3-way solenoid valve, a commercial-grade group head, commercial standard 58mm portafilter, and an 8.4oz eco brass boiler that's bursting with steam power.
The Quick Mill Pippa is a semi-professional, semi-automatic single-boiler espresso machine that is versatile, easy to use and maintain. The Pippa has a stainless steel 304, super mirror body, 1.8 L water tank that is easily accessed from the side of the machine, .45 L single boiler made of brass and 58 mm commercial style portafilter. Included is a lever switch 1-0-2 to protect the 1,000 watt heater, an 16 bar brew pressure gauge and a no burn commercial style steam/water wand.
The Quick Mill Pippa is a versatile machine that’s easy to use and maintain. This semi-professional, semi-automatic machine touts a a .45 L single boiler made of brass and a 1,000 W heater to get your favorite brew in your hands in no time, as well as a commercial style 58 mm portafilter and no burn steam/water wand like those found at your favorite café.
The ECM Casa V is perfect in a home of one or two people, where its performance really shines. This is especially so given the commercial style steam wand which packs a considerable amount of steam power and is equipped with a two-hole steam tip for velvety milk foam. The stainless steel, mirror-finished housing is a nice talking piece thanks to the German design and Italian craft reflected in the clean, exquisite construction expected from ECM, inside and out.
The ECM Technika V Profi PID is a quality, handcrafted heat exchange espresso machine that presents a step up from yesterday's Technika IV, an old favorite for many of us at the office. That said, we're excited about all the upgrades and little touches ECM brought along with the Technika V Profi PID, like the PID shot timer and stylized steam and hot water controls.
Rocket is a stickler for detail and the Appartamento really highlights that fact. Its hyper stylized steam and hot water knobs feature an easy grip gear design and Rocket’s iconic “R”; the wide feet resemble espresso pucks, and the laser cut side panels reveal a rose gold underbelly, all of which is rounded out by a striking mirror finish. Like any Rocket fan, we’re in love with the aesthetics of this compact machine.
The ECM Mechanika V Slim brings a measure of truth to "less is more" that our kitchen counter really appreciates. The ECM Mechanika V Slim has slimmed down by more than 2 inches thanks to the vertical reorientation of the boiler, now measuring at less than 10 inches wide.
Sleek and modern, the Magenta Prestige comes equipped with a convenient one-touch milk carafe, a vivid color display, and capacitive touch controls. The Magenta Prestige makes it easier than ever to craft café favorites like cappuccinos, flat whites, and Americanos at home. Robust customization options allow you to further refine your drinks to your exact specifications.
Thanks to the closed-in Aroma Grinder with conical burrs that ensures more coffee grounds reach the brew group, the JURA E8 brews full-bodied espresso shots, all while keeping quiet. The JURA E8 also offers an extra shot option for milk-based coffee drinkers who want extra caffeine and/or coffee flavor in their cappuccinos, lattes, macchiatos, and the ever-popular flat white.
Take full advantage of coffee’s wide variety with the JURA Z10. Hot drink options go from traditional espresso to the trendy flat white, with the press of a button on the Z10’s double-speed 4.3in touch display. As for those cold drinks, don’t for a second think you’ll be simply cooling down hot coffee. With the Z10’s Cold Extraction Process, cold water is slowly pushed through the coffee puck thanks to high pressure. Meaning you can enjoy any iced beverage without it being watered down. All these new features are housed in a beautifully modern convex-concave body, which looks like a soft wave traveling over the machine’s front.
The ENA 4 from JURA is a minimally designed, intuitive one-cup machine that grinds exceptionally fast in order to extract as much flavor as possible from your espresso. JURA’s Intelligent P.E.P., or Pulse Extraction Process, changes how coffee is brewed based on the drink selected, by pulsing water at different frequencies for espresso and espresso doppio. Not to mention, the ENA 4’s unique water tank adds a touch of tasteful asymmetry to this ultra-modern, chic machine.
Exclusively at Whole Latte Love, this custom version of the Gaggia Cadorna Prestige elevates its aesthetic with hydro-dipped panels that resemble Monaco walnut wood. The Gaggia’s Cadorna Prestige is a 100 percent Italian manufactured super-automatic machine made for the home barista. The bean-to-cup machine sports a full-color TFT screen display with backlight buttons to compliment its high-tech design. Users can access all of their favorite beverages, create and personalize user profiles, and access settings for increased usability.
Sometimes you just want a cup of coffee without the measuring or scaling or fuss. We get it. Drip, pour over, and Moka Pot coffees are all fantastic choices for that reliable morning (or mid-day) brew. Any of these options are equally exciting and practical!
Drip coffee has become more innovative in the past decade and Braun has proven just that with the Braun KF9150 Multiserve Brewing System. Equipped with ExactBrew Technology, the Braun Multiserve delivers delicious and consistent quality and can brew 5-ounces up to a full carafe of Golden Cup, SCA-certified hot or iced coffee in 8 minutes or less.
With the Braun KF9070SI Multiserve Brewing System, Braun has stepped up to the plate to create an effortless, sleek, and pod-free coffee maker equipped with BrewChoice Plus so you can customize your favorite coffee to your liking whether it’s light, gold, bold, or over ice.
The E&B Lab Classic Moka Pot, 3-Cup honors the traditional way of preparing coffee with a simple, yet sleek design. The Classic Moka Pot is made in Italy and differentiates itself from other traditional-style coffee makers thanks to its stainless steel Competition Moka Filter.
Enjoy pour-over inspired coffee at the touch of a button with the Ratio Six Coffee Maker in White. With a 1400 W die-cast aluminum heating element and intelligent build, this coffee maker keeps things simple. It’s also a wonderful choice for users who like their coffee really hot, you’ll find your coffee is around 200 degrees F once finished brewing thanks to the included silicone heat shield.
The CoffeeTEAM Pro Plus with Thermal Carafe is a grind and brew coffee maker that grinds beans fresh for every pot you brew. Redesigned by Capresso with an updated grinder, the CoffeeTEAM Pro Plus can be programmed for automatic brewing of up to 10-cups of coffee.
The Capresso CoffeeTEAM GS is a user-friendly 10-cup digital coffee maker. This unit features a conical burr grinder, but can also brew pre-ground coffee. The impressive CoffeeTEAM GS come equipped with a 2-hour safety shut-off feature, programmable brew strength and quantities, as well as a gold tone filter and charcoal water filtration system capable of removing more than 80% of the impurities found in tap water.
The Brewista Artisan Electric Gooseneck Kettle is the perfect product for coffee lovers looking to take their coffee brewing experience to another level. Brewista’s intelligent design allows for up to 1.0 L of extremely precise temperature control, while features like the gooseneck spout results in an easier, more controlled pour. The kettle comes with 9 pre-set temperature settings that you can choose from — 104F, 122F, 140F, 158F, 175F, 185F, 190F, 205F, and 208F — or manually adjust the temperature to your desire.
The Technivorm Moccamaster KB 741 AO offers a simple to operate brewing experience that can produce a full carafe in 4 to 6 minutes. The cone shaped brew-basket design makes for a 6-minute steep to perfectly saturate the grounds and extract the full complexity, flavor, and aroma from your coffee. While brewing, an ultra-precise pulse action pre-immersion drip-style system allows for the perfect coffee bloom.
Whether your brewing drip, pour-over, French press or espresso, the perfect grinder can make a world of a difference in the resulting cup of coffee or espresso. To make sure you’re walking home with a quality grinder for the holidays, here are a handful of great options to keep you brewing barista-style beverages for months on end.
The KitchenAid® Burr Coffee Grinder is a compact and versatile product capable of consistently and accurately grinding for all brew methods from French press to espresso, and everything in between. This grinder offers multiple grind settings, as well as Automatic Smart Dosing Technology that takes the guesswork out of dosing. This technology allows for easy selection of the number of cups or shots desired by automatically adjusting grinding time based on how you set the grinding range and intended brew method. Add in a compact design that fits under most kitchen cabinets, and you have a grinder that’s easy to access and great for everyday use.
With the Sette 270, coffee is ground from the hopper straight-thru the burrs and immediately dispensed with a minuscule half gram retention. The outer burr, rather than the inner burr, does the spinning, a revolutionary change that results in twice the grinding surface area and ultra-fast grinding. Baratza’s proprietary gearbox and powerful high-torque motor combine forces to minimize heat while maximizing efficiency and output.
The Eureka Mignon Facile is an affordable all purpose grinder with simple manual controls and perfect features for consistent espresso grinding. For those controls, the Mignon Facile uses a single start/stop button that is activated using the portafilter. It's a quiet grinder with patented micrometric adjustment, so you can expect smooth, stepless adjustments when dialing in the grind.
The Eureka Mignon Magnifico is an all purpose grinder with 55mm flat hardened steel burrs that give it the highest output in Eureka’s Mignon range. Not only that, the Magnifico features specially designed "diamond inside" burrs which keep their edge for longer compared to stock burrs. The touch screen display is a stand out feature for a grinder so small, making adjustment as easy as it should be. With its larger burrs, the Mignon Magnifico can produce up to 1.8g of coffee per second for espresso, meaning it can produce a barista quality 18g double shot in as little as 10 seconds.
The Ceado E5Pro is a commercial quality, 64mm burr grinder that’s all business, no frills. Exclusive to Whole Latte Love, the E5Pro reintroduces the portafilter grinding switch in addition to the bottomless pulse button. The E5Pro uses a powerful 300 watt motor to grind shot after shot and features an internal flap in its chute to break up any clumps before the grounds deposit evenly into your portafilter.
The second tier in the E37 series, the updated Ceado E37S is a step up from the J model both in terms of power, capacity and automatic grinding capabilities. The E37S is stepless, meaning you have access to essentially infinite grind settings by turning the handle on the Quick Set Gear. The mechanically suspended, 500 watt motor is surprisingly quiet, and tirelessly revolves the E37S’s 83mm burrs.
The reason we’re all here: coffee. At the end of the day, no matter what machine you have or grinder claims space on your countertop, if your beans aren’t delicious, there’s not much you can do to remedy that. We think any of the below coffees will make a wonderful gift for the people in your life, and will keep them caffeinated for that post-holiday return to work.
Whole Latte Love Crema Wave is a 100% Arabica blend with specialty grade beans, developed for, and tested in our most popular machines, including semi-automatic, super-automatic, and prosumers. Crema Wave is a medium roast coffee best used for preparing espresso, and evokes sweet flavors of honey and almond.
Whole Latte Love Beamed Up is a 100% Arabica, Italian roast coffee, inspired by our famous Buzzopolis espresso. Unashamedly dark, this coffee is ideal for use in semi-automatic machines, moka pots, and traditional American coffee. Beamed Up evokes notes of roasted marshmallow, dark chocolate, and red berry.
For their Carraro Caffe del Villaggio Catuai blend, Carraro masterfully executes a traditional roasting process where the Arabica and Robusta coffee beans from Asia, South America, and Africa are slowly roasted using a low temperature. The result is a delicious blend that produces pleasant, velvety smooth, and chocolatey shots of espresso with notes of almond and sandalwood.
Produced for us in collaboration with Maromas, these beautiful and functional tins feature classic artwork by Whole Latte Love co-founder and artist Lauren Salzman. Designed to store your coffee in style, these 1lb capacity tins come with a 1lb bag of Maromas Orphea Whole Bean Coffee.
Indulge in the delicate character and profiles of three 100% Arabica coffees from Lavazza, Coffee MIO, and Maromas. These handpicked blends highlight three unique takes on the typically smoother and more approachable Arabica varietal that is often blended with its harsher Robusta counterpart. Qualita Oro is a sweet and full bodied coffee that smoothly blends notes of dried fruit, honey and an overall floral aroma. Coffee MIO D'Oro offers a more chocolaty and nutty take, with notes of dark chocolate, chestnut, caramel, and hazelnut. Maromas Gold returns to a fruitier interpretation, with notes of chocolate and strawberries with aromas that are both fruity and floral.
If you’re interested in trying out coffee with varying origins, Arabica to Robusta ratios, and flavor notes, this Caffe Carraro Globo Sampler is the perfect way to test out coffee options from around the world. With Globo Marrone, you can try a coffee that’s 15% Arabica and 85% Robusta, which creates a pleasantly bitter flavor for your espresso. When trying the Globo Solidal, you’ll discover notes of dark chocolate while making espresso or drip coffee, created by a 90% to 10% ratio of Arabica beans to Robusta beans. Globo Arabica is a 100% Arabica blend that features notes of coffee blossom and dry fruit in your espresso.
Sometimes the best part of your espresso set-up are the accessories. They can make life easier and more beautiful, adding character and innovation to your morning brew. Below you will find a mix of tampers, levelers, and cups!
Without a level tamp, you probably won’t be getting the best espresso shots that your espresso machine has to offer. But, luckily for you, the Quick Mill Tamper Station is here to make even tamping a simple task. The design of this product makes it easy to get a level tamp for more even extraction for a balanced shot while keeping your spouts off the counter. Plus, once you’re done tamping, you can store your tamper in the convenient holder on this station to keep your coffee setup organized and streamlined.
Add some distinctive flair to your coffee routine with Asso Coffee's The Jack Leveler in light wood. The Jack coffee leveler is a distribution tool used to groom the coffee in your portafilter quickly and easily. With the Jack, you can expect a much easier time getting a consistent and level tamp, removing one of the many variables from pulling the perfect shot.
The BT Wedge Espresso Preparation Distribution Tool makes consistent brewing easy. Simply determine your shot dose, then adjust the tool’s depth accordingly. The BT Wedge has a diameter that is an extra .3mm thicker, meaning it has less space in the basket and will distribute more evenly.
The BIT Espresso Tamper is a flat 58.6mm espresso tamper with a tapered edge that was designed in tandem with the unique BoB and Renato filter series and ensures perfect tamping in curved filter baskets.
The BIT Espresso Tamper is a uniquely designed 58.6mm flat espresso tamper with a tapered edge that was designed in conjunction with the distinct shape of the Barista Improving Taste BoB and Renato series filter baskets. With a subtle radius at the base, the tamper fits the BIT baskets like a glove, ensuring a perfectly even tamp that fits the contours of the basket.
The Fellow Carter Move Mug is the go-to travel mug for anyone who needs coffee for their commute. The Carter Move Mug features Fellow's iconic rounded design, along with a snap-in splash guard to keep coffee contained while in motion, a tapered lip resembling a Cabernet glass for easier drinking, and a ceramic coating on the interior to keep odors, oils and metallic tastes out of your coffee.
If you’re looking for a sleek, compact, and precise espresso scale to upgrade your espresso setup, the Acaia Lunar is here to help. This scale is extremely responsive to changes, measuring accurately to a hundredth of a gram, and comes with a new Flow-Rate indicator that helps you monitor the flow rate of your extractions in real-time so you can know if your shot is perfectly dialed in every time.
An upgrade to Hario's popular V60 Drip Scale, the metal version features a stainless steel weighing surface, and a clean, easy-to-read, blue led display. Weight is measured within 0.1 grams and the scale features a built-in timer to track your pour over extraction.
All in all, you can’t go wrong with any of these innovative, beautiful, and reliable espresso machines, coffee makers, accessories, and grinders. Giving good gifts is ultimately about how well you know the people around you — which is to say, this is kind of how much we can help you. The rest, for better or worse, is up to you. But trust your gut, trust that you know the people you love in a deep enough way, or just get them something you would like (especially if you live together).
If we can get sappy for a moment, our greatest gift this year has to be your continued support, even in the continuing unprecedented (or increasingly precedent) times. On our list, you all rank number one.