We’ve made quite a list of “best-ofs” for our Holiday Gift Guide 2021, but this time, it's personal. If you’ve still got a coffee lover on your list this holiday season, why not check out some of our staff’s personal favorite items from this year. From accessories to espresso machines, we run the gamut from fun to functional, so check it out!
AJ: Rocket Espresso Appartamento
“I’ve learned more than a lot about espresso in my time at Whole Latte Love, including which products stand out from the crowd. This is the perfect machine for someone looking to graduate from the ‘entry-level.’ The Appartamento’s performance is matched only by its impeccable style.”
Marc: Ceado E5Pro
“Ceado makes excellent grinders and the E5Pro is the best value in their lineup for those not needing timed grinding. The E5Pro features larger 64mm burrs, fantastic build quality, beautiful distribution of clump free grinds, precise stepless grind size adjustment and it works with bottomless portafilters!”
Jen: Gaggia Cadorna Prestige
“It’s safe to say that more people are ordering in when it comes to coffee these days. That is to say that they’re making it at home! You can make better and cheaper lattes than anything the drive thru gets you. The Cadorna Prestige has so many drink options and everyone in my house has a favorite!”
Todd: Profitec Pro 600
“The Pro 600 is the perfect machine if you don’t plan on connecting to a water line. It’s got incredible steam power, precise temperatures, unique design, and proven Profitec engineering. I think that anybody who loves milk drinks and wants precision temperature control will love this machine.”
Tracy: Joe Frex Elegant Tamper Handle
“I love this wooden tamper for many reasons! But if I had to name one, it would be how the tone of the wood stands out next to my Blue Gaggia Classic. Using a nice tamper really upgrades your espresso brewing experience. I always love when I can combine functionality with elegance!”
That's our list! What do you think? Did we miss any machines or accessories you can't imagine your 2021 without? We would love to hear them and why! Make sure to follow us on social media to stay engaged and share your feedback with us: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.