Gift-giving can both be fun and stressful; you want to give your friends and family thoughtful gifts that will make them happy and let them know that you care.
This doesn't have to be stressful, and in the following article, we will help to make this process easy and fun.
Put down the gift cards; don't go with what you always do. We have created this coffee gifting guide to aid you in showing how much you care about a gift recipient; regardless of your budget.
Any coffee drinker knows that coffee isn't simply a warm drink in a mug. Its time to experience the morning: peace, quiet, serenity, and calm before you start your busy day. Any gift that can help someone to have these few fleeting moments of calm and make their day extraordinary is a gift that will be cherished.
Gifts Under $30
Third Wave Water
A lot of people may notice that no matter how hard they try their home-brewed coffee just does not taste the same as their favorite cafe.
You would be surprised to realize the secret is not the brewing method or quality of coffee - its the water. Here in the US, a lot of us have issues with hard water. The sad fact of the matter is that hard water can lead to a bland flavor that won't bring out the sweetness of the coffee.
With Third Wave Water, they sell water that has the optimal amount of mineral content to bring out the best flavor of your coffee. They are easy to use and the purchase includes the mineral packs.
The World Atlas of Coffee
One of the best coffee books that we have ever seen, any coffee lover is sure to love this book.
They will be able to learn all about the diverse history of coffee, ways coffee is brewed all over the world, and modern origin countries. It makes an interesting read for anyone, but especially coffee lovers.
The coffee grinder is incredibly important to have around, and if your coffee lover doesn't have one, this should be at the top of your list.
This is widely considered to be one of the most important kitchen tools that a coffee lover can have, for instance:
- It enables you to grind fresh coffee to preserve the natural flavor of beans
- Allows you to use any kind of coffee maker you want
- Rich aromas are released as you grind your coffee beans
- They are also great for travel.
CoffeSock DIY ColdBrew Coffee Kit
Cold brew coffee is gaining in popularity, and currently, there are a ton of makers out there that can range anywhere from $30-$100.
However, with this product, you needn't worry about that high price point. To make cold brew coffee, all that you need is a filter and a container for the coffee.
This CoffeeSock kit is perfect for this method of cold brewing. There are no unnecessary bells or whistles; its simply a glass jar with a fine cloth filter (similar to cheesecloth) that allows you to steep your coffee and strain it after.
Pour-Over Coffee Dripper
While the French press remains a great way to brew coffee, it's nice to switch it up a bit with the pour-over method. It not only makes a great cup of coffee, but the process is quite meditative and therapeutic.
And the best part about this product is that it does not require any sort of paper filters, so it is travel approved and sustainable.
Electric Travel Kettle
One of the most challenging parts about making coffee at work or in a dorm room is boiling the water. Even if you can, most people don't like to lug around a large kettle everywhere they go.
That is why this electric travel kettle is such a great product. It features a compact design that is ultra-portable and gives you the freedom to enjoy coffee throughout your day.
Gifts Under $75
Ceramic Coffee Storage
As you know, fresh coffee is simply better.
And because it only takes a few short weeks for coffee to start to lose its fresh taste, having good storage is vital. Ceramic Coffee Storage is excellent because this canister will not only keep oxygen from spoiling your coffee but will force out what air may be left in the container.
It is also light-proof, meaning there will be no light-based decay for your coffee beans.
Portable Espresso Maker
There are few portable espresso makers that coffee lovers have tried out; simply from a design standpoint. This one, however, is known to be from a reputable company and is not just a gimmick; it does work. This is a fantastic gift for the espresso lover who travels a lot for work or pleasure.
While I enjoy iced coffee immensely, not everyone likes their coffee cold. When you are enjoying a warm cup of coffee and step away for a few minutes only to find that your coffee is now cold, that's not a pleasant experience.
Using next-gen technology, this mug will keep your coffee exactly the temperature that you want it to be; regardless of what that temperature is.
Coffee Club Subscription
While there may be a lot of coffee subscriptions out there, this particular one is a cut above the rest. They will provide you with everything that you could ever need to make your daily coffee ritual extraordinary. For instance:
- They ship their beans only 2 hours after they have been finished roasting
- The beans are all grown organically, meaning there are no pesticides or additives
- The money goes back to small-batch farmers; not mass production facilities
Gifts Under $150
Espro Tasting Cups - Set of Four
The company Espro has designed tasting cups like other companies have designed fancy beer or wine; with a lot of science behind them. They are designed in such a way that the shape will accentuate the flavors and aromas in your coffee; with studies to prove that they work.
To get the most flavor, try a coffee in each cup; or use your favorite coffee with the corresponding cup. For coffee tasters, you can't go wrong with this gift. We guarantee they will appreciate it immensely.
This awesome kettle is both comfortable to use and features a high level of functionality; making it a great choice for pour-over coffee brewing.
And indeed, the gooseneck spout does give you a lot more control, allowing you to have the perfect cup of coffee.
It's American Press
Perfect for travel (believe me, I know), I traveled around the glove for over a year. This travel companion is lightweight, compact in design, and can brew up to 15 ounces of coffee in less than two minutes.
Bellman Stovetop Milk Steamer
Steamed milk has always been a staple of cappuccinos and lattes, but it is difficult (almost impossible) to do without an expensive espresso machine. Thanks to this product, that is no longer the case.
The Bellman Stovetop Milk Steamer works surprisingly well! I use to work in a coffee shop (for over 3 years), and this is the best type of frother that I have ever used.
Acaia Pearl Smart Coffee Scale
This is the most widely used coffee scale in the world of specialty coffee because of its reliability. It is sleek in design, minimalistic, easy to use, and one of a kind.
For an additional feature, it will sync to your phone or other mobile devices so that you can get updated real-time stats for how you are making coffee. This is a fantastic way to keep up with other barista's recipes from across the globe.
Gifts Beyond $150
KitchenAid Electric Siphon Coffee Brewer
If you've never used a siphon coffee brewer before, you are missing out on something spectacular. They are among the best coffee makers that you can purchase; aside from looking like they belong in a science lab.
That said, they can be difficult to use. Except for this one from KitchenAid; it's all controlled electronically which makes it easier to use and much more of a hands-off experience.
Goat Story Gina Smart Coffee Maker
For the coffee lover in your life, this is truly the next level. This device is capable of making the top three types of home-brewed coffee: pour-over, cold brew, and french press.
The streamlined design is spectacular and looks like something that you would see in a science fiction movie. There is connectivity between this and your phone, ensuring that you will be up to date on your coffee brewing process.
Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine
If you are wanting to go all-out, this is a great product and although it does run a high price, it is a great value. It may not be the fanciest home espresso maker, but it is the best that you can get for the price.
Because even the biggest coffee lover will be resistant to spend this kind of money, the look on their face is going to be priceless and well worth the cost.