Do you know someone who loves coffee? If so, here are 11 fantastic gifts for coffee lovers that you’ll definitely want to check out!
It’s almost fall, y’all! It hasn’t really cooled down much in our area just yet, but we all know it’s just around the corner. And while I absolutely despise the cold, I do enjoy cozy clothes, boots, hot soups, and warm drinks. There’s not much better than a cup of hot coffee warming my hands, and my stomach, on a quiet, crisp morning.
My husband and I are both coffee drinkers, although he is a bit obsessed with it all. He loves the science behind brewing, as well as high quality roasts. He also enjoys making (and drinking, of course) different styles and brews. Because of his obsession, we either have, or have tried, nearly every coffee maker, accessory, or product out there. Seriously, it’s a little ridiculous.
So, with temperatures falling, and the holiday season not all that far off, I thought I would put together a little coffee series, for all of your various coffee needs.
Here, you will find 11 fantastic gifts for coffee lovers. Click here for Cheap Coffee Makers of Every Type. Stay tuned for High End Coffee Makers, and then, finally, I’ll have the Best Products for Coffee Snobs. So, be sure to check back if you are a coffee enthusiast like us!
The items in list are all affordable and would make great holiday gifts for the coffee lover in your life.
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11 Fantastic Gifts for Coffee Lovers
1. French Press
I am going to assume that if you know someone who loves coffee, that they probably already have some type of basic coffee maker. But if they are looking for an easy way to step up their game a bit, a french press is a great way to do it. The french press is easy to use and many people believe it tastes better than a typically brewed cup of coffee. It doesn’t lose any flavor through filtering, has no impurities, and is steeped at a more consistent temperature. We have the Bodum Chambord French Press.
2. Pour Over Kettle
A great item to pair with the french press is a goose necked pour over kettle. You need hot, not quite boiling, water for using the french press. This type of kettle is easy to use and allows for slow, steady, and controlled pouring. It’s also great for heating water to steep tea in. The Hario Gooseneck Coffee Kettle comes in both stovetop and electric. We own the electric version, which is great, because it doesn’t require turning the stove on, or even being anywhere near the stove, for that matter. But the stovetop version is cheaper.
If you are ready to go one step further than the french press, the Aeropress may be just what you are looking for. It creates a smoother, lower acidity cup of coffee than the French Press, and it has the ability to brew espresso style coffee, as well. It is fast and clean up is easy, although it does require filters. The aforementioned pour over kettle will also come in handy with the Aeropress. This is the AeroPress that we own.
4. Insulated Tumbler
Every coffee lover needs at least one insulated tumbler. It’s great for keeping hot coffee warm for hours on end, as well as keeping iced coffee cool for most of the day. I tend to sip on my coffee for most of the day, but I absolutely hate it when my hot coffee goes cold. So, I use an insulated tumbler for my coffee every day. It keeps it warm until about mid-afternoon, and I can easily take it with me if I am out running errands. We own numerous different tumblers, but the probably the highest quality one we have is the YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler.
5. Coffee Mug
You can never have too many coffee mugs, right? Everyone loves a good mug, or 10, so why not add something fun to someone’s collection. My favorite are the Rae Dunn mugs. (Full disclosure – they are way cheaper in store than they are online.) It’s not hard to find a cute coffee mug, though.
6. Coffee Grinder
A coffee grinder is a great gift for anyone who loves coffee. Burr grinders are going to be the best bet for those who are more particular about their coffee. They offer more control over the size of the grind and tend to be more consistent than a blade grinder. A burr grinder also won’t heat the beans as it grinds, which can cause flavor to leach and coffee to become burned and bitter. Burr grinders are significantly more expensive than blade grinders, though. The SHARDOR Conical Burr Coffee Grinder is a good, fairly budget friendly option.
If a burr grinder is simply not in the budget, we used to have a blade grinder similar to the Mueller Electric Spice/Coffee Grinder. It worked well for us at the time and held up for quite a few years. It also is about half the price of the burr grinder I just mentioned.
7. Air Tight Storage Container
If you are going to be grinding your own beans, you may also want to have an air tight storage container. This will keep your coffee beans fresh for much longer, which is good because no one wants stale coffee. There are plenty of containers to choose from out there, but we have an OXO Good Grips POP Container that has always worked well for us. Plus, it’s easy to use and easy to clean. The Veken Kitchen Coffee Canister also has great reviews and comes with a coffee scoop, should you need one.
8. Java Sok Iced Coffee Cup Insulator Sleeve
Do you, or does someone you know, purchase a lot of drinks while out and about, or on the run? If so, the Java Sok Reusable Iced Coffee Cup Insulator Sleeve may just be the perfect gift. The neoprene sleeve keeps hands warm and drinks cold. It also covers the bottom of the cup keeping condensation contained. It is machine washable and comes in all kinds of fun colors and patterns. You can also get one designed for hot drinks.
9. Flavored Syrups
If you know someone who loves Starbucks, a gift of flavored syrups might just be a hit. Syrups are great for making flavored lattes, mochas, and cappuccinos. They can also be used in cocktails/mocktails, teas, lemonades, snow cones, and more. It’s a fun, versatile item that just about anyone could appreciate. We have a few of the Torani syrups and really enjoy them.
10. Coffee Subscription or Sampler
A coffee subscription is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s always fun to get mail, and it’s even better when it is coffee that’s being delivered straight to your doorstep. My husband has been gifted a few coffee subscriptions over the past number of years, and it’s something that he always enjoys.
You could also go with a coffee sampler, which is similar to a subscription, except you get all the goods at one time. This World Tour sampler from Bones Coffee has great reviews.
11. Instant Coffee Packets
Do you know someone who travels a lot or camps a lot? Instant coffee packets are great for those who have access to hot water but no coffee maker. They are easy to toss in a purse, small bag, or even a pocket. All you need to make coffee with one of these packets is hot water and a cup, and you’re good to go. Here are some highly rated, “fancy” instant coffee packets – MOUNT HAGEN Organic Instant Single Serve Coffee Packets.
So, there you have it. My top 11 gifts for coffee lovers (or yourself!), as we head into the cooler temperatures of fall and soon after, the holiday season. Happy shopping!