This weekend I wrote the first post in this holiday gift guide series about the perfect gifts for the traveler, but today I’m going to focus on a gift guide for the coffee lover. I love coffee. Some may call it an addiction, but I call it true love. As a matter of fact I’m drinking coffee as I write this, although there’s no surprise there, and I’m basically salivating thinking of using all of these gifts for myself. I know, I’m selfish.
But I do love giving people great gifts they’ll love and if I can help anyone find the perfect give for a loved one, then I’ll have done my job! So, if you have a coffee lover friend or family member, I can almost guarantee they’ll love any of these gifts below and when in doubt, some really nice coffee beans truly go a long way.
If you know someone who loves coffee, but doesn’t have one of these already it’s a great place to start. I love espresso machines as much as the next person, but they can be pretty pricy so if you’re looking for a fun, but reasonably priced, gift the Keurig is the way to go (plus they come in an awesome variety of colors). If this person is anything like me, they hate waiting for a whole pot to brew in the morning to get that first cup of delicious, warm java.
I have tried a variety of thermoses and coffee cups over the years, but I have never loved anything more than my Keep Cup. These reusable cups are super eco-friendly but what I love most about them is how light they are and the fact you can easily secure the top piece over the mouth hole so you don’t get coffee splashed all over you. Even better, you can design your own! This way you can give someone an awesomely personalized, coffee-related gift. What’s better! If you’re stuck on sizing, I use the medium and the small is about the size of your average mug.
Although I’ve never tried this, I’ve heard amazing things about it. It boasts brewing coffee in 30 seconds and is specially designed to keep all grounds out of coffee–something a lot of French presses fail to do entirely. I love how compact and functional this is.
You really can’t go wrong with any coffee-related decor, but I love this simple “But First, Coffee” print on Etsy. It would look amazing in the kitchen, or really anywhere in the house because of how simple and elegant it is. It comes in 3 different sizes, so you can make sure you get one that fits perfectly into the home of the coffee lover.
Coffee experts swear by manual coffee grinders, saying they bring out the best of each roasted coffee bean. I don’t understand all of the science behind it, but what I can get behind is this really fun way of grinding my coffee beans. Another added bonus of the manual coffee grinder is that it is so much quieter. There’s nothing worse than waking up and wanting some darn coffee only to discover the beans need to be ground and you don’t want that horrid loud grinding noise in your ears before you take your first sip.
Michael and I bought a Moka Pot with a gift card we were given for our wedding and we absolutely love it. It’s a super easy, and fun way, to make espresso. Although the Moka Pot itself was only designed in 1933, this method of brewing coffee started in Italy hundreds of years ago, so that alone makes it super cool. You fill up the bottom with water, put in the metal filter and fill it with coffee grounds, and then set it on the stove to boil. As it boils, the water seeps through the coffee grounds and up into the carafe on top. It can then be served directly like that.
Whether it’s a photo or their favorite quote, a customized mug is a really nice way to pay tribute to something they love, but also giving it a personal touch.
I think this is a really cool idea because for someone like a coffee enthusiast, trying their hand at growing their own coffee beans is awesome! If I could grow, roast and brew my own coffee just once that would be such an amazing experience. A coffee plant is super cheap but the possibilities are endless. Here’s some further instructions/information on growing a coffee plant if you’d like more information.
With these gifts, you’ll be sure to impress any coffee enthusiast, but when it doubt, there’s nothing better than some really great coffee. I would be totally content to receive a few bags of really nice coffee rather than the stuff I typically buy at the grocery store.
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