10 Great Gifts for Coffee Lovers (Updated for 2017)
With the holidays fast-approaching (and really, already here…), you may be scrambling for a gift. Good news is that I've created this quick gift guide for coffee lovers to make things easier for you.
Plus, how many people do you know that don't love coffee? Please bring them to me so I can talk some sense into them.
In the meantime, check out these 10 great gifts for coffee lovers to find the perfect gift(s) for your coffee-drinking friends, family members, colleagues, and/or white elephant recipients!
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Usually when people ask me what the best coffeemaker is, I point them to this long post I wrote up to answer this incredibly silly, yet common question.
However, if they don't have the patience to read it (understandable), I'll usually tell them to just get an AeroPress.
Why? Here are just a few of the reasons:
- It's inexpensive
- It's portable
- It can be used in a variety of ways
- It makes great coffee
- It's easy to clean
You can read my full review here.
Already convinced? Buy it on Amazon here.
If you've been meaning to improve your grind and upgrade to a decent burr grinder, the Breville Smart Grinder is a very appealing option. With a beautiful screen and easy-to-use interface, you can choose from over 60 grind settings, plus an additional 540 settings with the inner burr adjustment.
The Smart Grinder Pro has been my go-to grinder for espresso and drip coffee for the last 2 years.
Read my review of the Breville Smart Grinder Pro here.
To buy the Breville Smart Grinder Pro on Amazon, click here.
I've reviewed more than 5 different coffee subscriptions, and Mistobox has still held onto the #1 spot for me despite some very good (and healthy) competition in this space.
The reason I like Mistobox best is because the coffee comes directly from a variety of roasters, and there is something for every coffee drinker in terms of roast level, variety, decaf, etc.
You can read my full review of Mistobox here.
James Hoffmann is one of my favorite personalities and writers in the coffee industry, and his excellent book The World Atlas of Coffee is a large reason why.
The book is an excellent introduction to the craft of coffee, with a special focus on coffee's distinctions in various growing regions around the world.
The book has a perfect balance of information, photography, and instruction that is perfect for just about any coffee fan out there.
You can buy the book on Amazon here.
Although I didn't get to play around with too many new coffee brewers this year, I was more than satisfied with one which I have been using a lot lately.
The American Press is the lovechild of the AeroPress and French Press (ok, not actually) with its revolutionary brew process that keeps the coffee grounds separate from the water it brews with.
It makes a magical 12oz cup of coffee in just a few minutes. Plus, it's a pretty good workout on the arms.
You can buy the American Press on Amazon here.
Though I don't own the Baratza Encore myself, it's still one of my top entry-level coffee grinder recommendations for its durability, relatively consistent grind and range, and price.
The Encore is ideal for those who are brewing french press and drip coffee. For espresso, it won't quite fit the bill unless you're using a pressurized portafilter.
You can buy the Baratza Encore on Amazon herehere.
This is probably where you start if you are looking to get into pour-over coffee. Hario products are the go-to single-cup brewing method in specialty coffee shops, especially in Japan.
The V60 doesn't take up a lot of space, is easy to clean, and relatively inexpensive.
You can read my review of the Hario V60 here.
To buy the Hario V-60 on Amazon, click here.
This is an awesome container that holds 1lb of coffee.
With an interior lid to remove air and an exterior lid to keep air from entering, this is an incredibly innovative container for keeping your coffee as fresh as can be.
I also use these to store cookies, rice, and other dry goods I want to keep away from air and light.
To buy the Airscape coffee canister on Amazon, click here
I'm ashamed of myself for not getting my review of this awesome device published yet, but that doesn't mean it's going to be left off this list!
This USA-made pitcher uses a pre-chilled cooling lid to instantly cool a piping hot beverage in a matter of minutes.
What makes it especially clever is that it doesn't dilute your drink, so you can have an iced coffee without having to worry about your delicious beverage being watered down.
You can buy the Coldwave on Amazon here.
10. BeanPlus Cold Brew Coffeemaker
The BeanPlus is my favorite slow drip cold brew coffee maker for home use.
It has a patented drip valve that works incredibly consistently, plus, the coffeemaker itself takes up very little space and can be broken down for easy storage.
You can read my full review here.
You can buy the BeanPlus on Amazon here.