If your mom loves espresso and cappuccino I have the ultimate Mother's Day Gift idea from Capresso.
I love, love, love going to Starbucks and getting my favorite drink, but let's face it it can get expensive and when I'm craving a little extra caffeine for the day at home I don't always have the time to drop what I'm doing and run out to get one.
With the Café Pro from Capresso I can now make my own at home and what a fun gift idea for the espresso lover in your life! The Café Pro is a commercial grade professional espresso and cappuchino machine that will have you brewing barista style drinks in no time.
I wasn't sure how easy this would be to use being a commercial grade / professional quality product, but after using it for a few weeks I'm so glad that I gave it a try. This machine comes with 2 different filter options that allow coffee lovers at any skill level to prepare café-quality drinks. The heavy duty double spout filter is designed for beginners and is convenient and easy to use allowing you to make 1 or 2 espressos at a time without having to perfect the tamp or grind size of your espresso.
For the expert home brewer and those looking to improve their barista skills, the bottomless espresso filter lets you perfect your drink based on the pressure in the sieve which is built up based on grind size and tamp producing a richer, thicker crema and a hotter brew to improve the coffee's taste.
This all may sound complicated, but it's actually really easy to use. Fill the water tank just like you would a normal coffee pot. Add your espresso and let brew. If you love foamed or steamed milk for a cappuccino or latte then the commercial style power frother works great. Simply add milk to a stainless steel pitcher and let the powerful steam froth it.
Add your favorite syrup, espresso and frothed milk together and within minutes you'll have your favorite drink mixed up. I love that I can buy my favorite brands espresso and syrup to make these drinks at home. I'll admit that it's not exactly the barista style drink I would pay $5 for, but without any formal training it's pretty darn close and I love how convenient it is to have any time I need a latte!
Craig and I have used it so much already and what a fun machine to have when guests come over! I'm not a huge fan of plain coffee, so being able to froth the milk and add syrup and my favorite caramel drizzle is so much fun!
I love this machine and the Capresso Iced Tea Maker that I featured a few weeks ago. Both would make awesome gifts this Mother's Day or treat yourself and have mom over for a drink perfected by you. I'm sure she'd love you either way!
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