There are those who drink coffee to wake up, and then those who wake up to drink coffee. If you are hunting for great holiday gifts for someone in the latter category – we have the perfect list for you.
In order to assemble this post we dug through some of our past reviews of coffee gear and scrounged around a bit more to look for items suggested by coffee experts. The resulting rundown is a compilation of great gifts for the kind of coffee drinker that religiously checks the Coffee Review for top-tier single origins from craft roasters, as well as the more casual drinker that is just looking to start brewing at home more. Take a scroll through and see for yourself all the different types of gifts you can give this holiday season to the coffee lover in your life.
Kruve Coffee Sifters
Brewing great coffee is all about precision and consistency. Just like any good science experiment, the more detail-oriented, the better. That is why Kruve’s coffee sifter is so brilliant. The sifter makes it so you get a consistent grind size every time – which means you’ll end up with an all-around better cup. You can get the Kruve coffee sifter with a range of different sieve sizes for making espresso, french press, pour-over, and more. A must for any serious third wave coffee fiend.
Blue Bottle Coffee Coffee Cupping
Whether they’re just getting into specialty coffee or they’ve been a long time fan, a great gift to give the coffee lover is a cupping at a roaster. Any local coffee roastery is worth looking at – but one we know offers a great experience is Blue Bottle Coffee. Just make sure you sign up in time because spots go fast.
If you haven’t ever had Stroopwafels before, get yourself a package of these along with a few of your friends and family. The irresistible treats are made up of a syrupy caramel middle sandwiched between two thin butter waffles. When placed on top of a hot cup of coffee the syrupy inside gets warm and loose – making for an ideal AM sweet.
Blue Bottle Waterproof Journal
Recording the time of your pour, the grind size, amount of water, and extraction rate are all important things to do if you’re really looking to get the most out of your pour over coffee. This notebook from Blue Bottle will help you do just that. It features a handsome leather exterior with a blue elastic strap, pen holder, and waterproof pages so you don’t have to worry about getting your pages all wet and wrinkled.
Bodum Coffee Maker
One of our favorite coffee brewers out there is this pour-over maker from Bodum. A kind of play on the classic Chemex, it features a stainless steel mesh filter that you can use over and over again without having to replace it. The maker can produce up to 8 cups of coffee at a time and is totally dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
YETI Rambler Lowball
This attractive mug is made from stainless steel and features a double-wall vacuum insulation design that’ll keep your cup of joe hot all the way to the office and then some.
Brew: Better Coffee At Home
New to brewing your own cups of coffee? One great way to get into the money-saving business of grinding, and brewing your own joe is by getting this how-to book on the subject. Author Brian Jones cuts through all the unnecessarily complex instructions and provides an easy to understand and follow process that’ll lead you well on your way to cafe independence.
Fellow Big Jo’ Mug
For when you do have those long, uninterrupted mornings at home with your coffee, there is the Fellow Big Jo 12-ounce mug. This attractive double-walled ceramic coffee mug features a sleek design and a copper bottom for a look we can only hope is as attractive as your coffee is tasty. You can pick them up in either matte black or white.
Hatch Coffee Subscription
There are a lot of coffee subscription services out there to consider, but our favorite at the moment is Hatch. They do a great job securing specialty coffee from all around the world for a competitive price – and they even offer a cold brew service for those who are interested in trying out something a little different.
This brilliant coffee dripper is designed to allow you to have more control over the flow of coffee into your cup while brewing. By rotating the upper portion of the brewer, baristas can completely stop the flow, or open it all the way up. More control means better, more even extraction, which in turn means better coffee.
Boco Brux Pour Over System
This mug is ideal for campers and backpackers who aren’t willing to leave great coffee behind. Simply pull the inner cone out from the interior of the insulated mug, insert a filter and coffee grounds – and just like that you’re good to brew directly into the mug. A great coffee camping tool.
Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle
Out of all the kettles on the market, Fellow’s Stagg may very well be the most attractive. It features a long neck for total control over the stream of water, an integrated thermometer for keeping close track of temperature, and an ergonomic handle for a comfortable feel. The kettle is compatible with gas, electric, and induction ranges.
Handpresso Wild Hybrid
Want to take espresso with you wherever you go? The Handpresso Wild Hybrid is worth consideration. This clever little handheld system produces up to 16 bar pressure and brews using either E.S.E pods or ground coffee. An ideal pick for the road warrior.
Brewista Smart Scale II
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – precise measurement is a crucial part of brewing great coffee. So if you’re serious about your morning (or afternoon and evening) cup of coffee, consider grabbing this smart scale. Designed specifically for baristas it has a water-repellent coating and a sealed body to make sure it’ll perform even in wet, caffeinated conditions. The scale also features an auto timer, auto tare, and accuracy down to .1 grams.
Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Homemade cold brew doesn’t have to take hours and hours in order to be ready. Thanks to Cuisinart’s Automatic Cold Brew coffeemaker, you can have up to 7 cups of smooth, super-caffeinated coffee ready in under an hour. A solid pick for those who don’t curb their coffee consumption when summer rolls around.
Saint Anthony Industries New Levy
An American-made tamper designed to provide a precise and even depth to the grounds in your espresso portafilter. Thanks to the flat handled design, it’s also more ergonomic and safe for repetitive use.
Epica Automatic Electric Milk Frother
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to run out to a cafe in order to get yourself a solid latte. This milk frother from Epica automatically heats and agitates milk for cafe quality cappuccinos, lattes, and gibralters right at home.
Baratza Virtuoso Conical Burr Grinder
One of the most important steps in brewing a cup of coffee is getting a good, even grind. This burr coffee grinder from Baratza does just that. It features a large hopper and a number of different settings for grinding coffee for espresso, french press or pour over.
Technivorm Grand Coffee Maker With Thermal Carafe
Not every cup has to be some precious pour over. Whip up a big batch for the family with Technivorm’s Moccamaster. This brewer is one of the few automatic drips capable of producing quality coffee on a larger scale.
Newton Espresso Maker
You don’t need a fancy electric espresso maker in order to enjoy a great morning cup. This simple contraption uses a lever system in order to apply 10 bar pressure and pushes water through the steel mesh sieve for an amazing cup.
30 Best Coffee Shops In America
Even when you have the best at-home setup you could home for – it’s always fun to go out and grab a cup at a cafe. Here is a rundown of what we think are our favorite coffee shops in America.