Why, exactly, do people love coffee so much? For many, it’s the simple fact that it is one of the only things that can get them up and out of bed in the morning. For others? There is something about the ritual of taking the time in the morning to brew their own cup that is attractive. Then still there are those that, above all else, love the complexity of flavor that coffee can offer when roasted, ground, and brewed to exact measurements.
In fact, there are as many reasons to love coffee as there are gifts for the coffee lover. We’ve included everything from mugs, to subscription services, and alternative brew methods to help you narrow down this list and find the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life. Sit back, sip on your cup of joe, and pick the ideal gift from our list.
Friis 16 Ounce Coffee Vault
Stale coffee sucks. It doesn’t taste as good, it doesn’t pack the same punch, and sipping on a sad flat cup of coffee just generally not a solid way to start out your day. This simple container is the ideal way to avoid that problem. It holds up to 16 ounces of your ground or whole bean coffee and vents out all the damaging CO2 gases, maintaining the fresh, full flavor of your beans.
Blue Bottle Perfectly Ground
Blue Bottle has built a reputation over the years of being a high-quality coffee brewer, growing from small craft roaster to an international brand. Think of them like the Stone or Sierra Nevada of the coffee world. Not everyone, though, is interested in taking the time it requires to enjoy craft coffee. So, instead of pointing their noses to the sky, Blue Bottle is meeting people halfway. They’re selling pre-ground coffee in special air-tight bags that keep it fresh and easy to enjoy.
Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale
Want to know one of the easiest, cheapest ways to improve your morning cup? Get precise measurements of the amount of coffee and water you are using. Whether you are trying to brew up a cup of super fancy single-origin beans, or just roasting up your Starbucks beans, getting the right ratios can make a world of difference.
Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker
Cold brew has been the hot item in coffee over the past couple of years. It is smooth, super caffeinating, and has none of the bitterness of iced coffee. The one catch? It’s a little on the expensive side. Instead of feeling guilty while buying your daily coffee, you can pick up a cold brew maker like this one from Takuya. It can make up to 4 cups and can easily be clean out thanks to its reusable mesh filter.
Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug
Ideally, we’d have all the time in the world to sit down and enjoy our cup (or six) in the morning while reading a magazine or skimming the web. The fact of the matter, however, is that we have things to do. For those who want to enjoy their cup of joe while on the go, this stainless steel vacuum mug will keep your coffee nice and hot (or cold) all day long.
Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle
For those who need a bit more coffee on hand, and something tough enough to take a bit of a beating, this Stanley Classic Vacuum bottle is a solid choice. It keeps drinks hot for 24 hours, or iced for 120 thanks to its vacuum insulation and tough 18/8 stainless steel construction.
Collected Coffee Subscription
One of the best things about coffee is how amazingly different it can be. Coffee plants vary wildly from continent to continent, country to country, and even in when it comes to elevation. Collected Coffee does the hard work of sourcing plants from a wide variety of farms and countries and roasts them to perfection so you can enjoy a little taste of a different part of the world every month.
Zoku Grey Iced Coffee Maker
Not everyone has the patience or time to make cold brewed coffee. Instead, you can simply chill your favorite beverage with the Boku Iced Coffee Maker. All you have to do is to chill the stainless steel cup, pour your favorite beverage in, and slide the whole thing into the insulated plastic mug. Just like that, you’re good to go and ready to take on the heat.
Aero Press Coffee Maker
When you think Aerobie, plastic discs and yard games come to mind, not coffee. Yet, they are actually the makers of one of the most popular brew methods out there. Generally considered one of the cheapest ways to brew high-quality coffee, this little tube acts like a kind of mix between a french press and hand-powered espresso maker. Simply put your ground up beans into the tube, pour in hot water, and use the plunger to push the coffee through the paper and plastic filters.
Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Grinder
While many people don’t think much of it, grinding your beans is one of the most important parts of the process of making coffee. Too many people opt for blade grinders that slice up beans unevenly. Burr grinders like this one from Kyocera, evenly crush the beans which help preserve all of the good fats, oils, and sugars that make the coffee taste so good, while making for a more uniform texture that ensures a better cup.
Osaka Stainless Steel Filter
Want to save time and money? Ditch paper filters. Not only are they wasteful – but they actually take away from the taste of your coffee. The bleached fibers in coffee filters alter the notes in your carefully brewed cup, while these stainless steel filters from Osaka leave it totally untouched. These easily fit in Chemex, Hario, and Bodum brewers as well.
Bestmade Co Enamel Mugs
What is a great cup of coffee without a great cup? These enamel mugs from the legendary Best Made Co have a distinctive mid-century camp vibe that’ll help you forget that it is Monday morning and you’re already late.
Hario Buono Pouring Kettle
If you are making yourself a pour over coffee with a Chemex or V60, it really helps to have a gooseneck kettle that lets you precisely control the flow and direction of your hot water. This one from Hario has a distinctive look to it that you’ll be proud to set upon your stove.
Kendal Glass Tabletop Siphon Brewer
If you are a little bored of using a drip method to make your coffee or you just want to look like a mad scientist in the morning, this siphon brewer is for you. Developed in the 1840s by a marine engineer, this thing produces a uniquely bright cup of coffee by using simple physics to great effect.
Chemex 6-Cup Coffee Maker
Chemex brewers are quite possibly some of the most attractive coffee makers out there. Not only are they simple, effective, and American made, but they are generally considered to be among the best designed, which is why they are part of MOMA’s collection in New York. You can get your own in either 3, 6, 8, or 10 cup sizes.
Simple stoneware mugs are surprisingly hard to come across. One standout brand, however, is Mazama. A favorite among coffee drinkers worldwide, the Portland-based company has collaborated with everyone from Stumptown to Tanner Goods to produce cups as striking as the coffee you pour in them.
A uniquely designed stainless steel gooseneck kettle for brewing up your favorite coffees. It features a thermometer on the top for getting that perfect temperature just below boiling, and it comes in three different attractive colors and polished in either stainless steel, matte black, or polished copper.
Baratza Encore Conical Burr Grinder
If you don’t feel like hand-grinding your coffee every morning, we’d suggest you consider this burr grinder from Baratza. Generally considered the go-to grinder for baristas and coffee lovers alike, this grinder can be set to give you an accurately measured medium to course grind for whatever brew method you prefer, from espresso to pour over.
Breville Espresso Machine
If you are an espresso fiend, this is just about the holy grail when it comes to personal espresso machines. Along with a steam wand and integrated conical burr grinder and bean hopper, this thing features a 15 bar Italian pump and a 1600 watt thermo coil heating system that gets the temperature just right for brewing up your own espresso. Say goodbye to waiting in line for that latte.
Ratio Coffee Brewer
Drip brewing coffee is great. You get a brighter, more pronounced cup when you take the time and energy to get your ratio just right and evenly pour the hot water over your grounds. That being said, it does take a lot of time and attention. This brewer from Ratio Coffee makes it a whole lot easier. It programs all of your preferred settings and makes brewing a great cup of coffee as easy as hitting a button.
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