Tom Hanks has been gifting the White House press corps with new coffee machines since 2004 after visiting and finding an old decrepit Mr. Coffee machine serving really bad coffee. Latest was a $1700 espresso machine in 2017.

Tom Hanks Sent This $1,700 Coffee Machine to White House Reporters

The gift of caffeine just might be the best gift of all. Just ask the White House press corps, who recently received a high-tech espresso machine from Tom Hanks as a gift. It arrived with a personal, encouraging note from the actor, reading: “Keep up the good fight for truth, justice, and the American way. Especially for the truth part.”

But Hanks didn’t send the reporters just any old espresso machine. He sent them the Pasquini Livia G4, a commercial-grade unit that retails for $1,740. The Italian semiautomatic machine comes equipped with several fancy features, including a heat exchanger system that allows you to brew espresso and steam milk simultaneously, a commercial-size portafilter for optimal espresso flavor, and large cup warme…
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