35 of the Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers
Some people have visions of sugar plums, others dream of coffee beans. Here's the buzz on the gifts that will get java junkies out of bed in the morning.
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Make it a caffeinated Christmas
Coffee lovers are serious about their beverage of choice. Just a whiff of that unmistakable scent is enough to give them a welcome jolt. We found gifts to please everyone who can’t start their day until they’ve had their favorite morning cup. From new blends and equipment to vessels and sweet accompaniments, there’s something for even the most discriminating coffee snob. Here are more unique gifts for her.
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For tasters: Grounds & Hounds Three Blend Starter Kit, 3 bags
Featuring three bags of Grounds & Hounds’ most popular and distinct 100 percent Fair Trade Organic blends, this set is a dream gift for coffee lovers. The full-bodied Morning Walk Breakfast Blend has tasting notes of toffee, cherry, cocoa, and toasted nuts to wake them up; Paper and Slippers Medium Roast features surprising hints of brownie, blackberry, and blueberry; and Alpha Blend Dark Roast offers bold flavor with upfront notes of cocoa and vanilla, and an eye-opening finish to get them moving. Check out more gifts for her under $50.
Ajiri Coffee Beans for a Better World
Kenyan coffee is considered among the best in the world, with its berry undertones and intense flavor. Ajiri, grown on a small farm in the Kisii region, is not only bold and vibrant, but it gives back. Each bag is adorned with a removable piece of art made by local women artisans using dried bark from banana trees—and all proceeds help these women and orphaned school children in the area. You can easily rationalize buying one bag as a gift and one to keep for yourself. Here are more gifts that give back.
La Manorca Cafe de Olla and Oaxaca Reserve, pack of 2
The beloved Los Angeles-based bakery’s top seller has always been its signature Café de Olla, made with organic beans from Oaxaca, real Mexican cinnamon, and brown cane sugar. Ground and ready to brew, it’s a warm and welcome gift for coffee lovers, and you can now order it in a gift pack with a bag of Oaxaca Reserve, medium roasted in small batches for big taste. Both coffees are Fair Trade Certified and single origin, and the set is a double dose of happiness.
Godiva Chocolatier Assorted Ground Coffee Gift Bag, set of 3
Godiva’s flavored coffee is as decadent as its chocolate, and this is a truly indulgent gift for coffee lovers. The set includes one bag each of chocolate truffle, caramel, and hazelnut crème coffee, each ground to perfection. They smell as good as they taste and offer just the right amount of sweetness to make them feel like dessert in a mug. Check out more gifts for Grandma.
Copper Cow Vietnamese Coffee Portable Pour Overs
This pour-over kit has everything they need to make rich, aromatic Vietnamese coffee anywhere they go. Featuring five single-serve coffee packets and five sweetened condensed milk sachets, it’s easy to use on a plane, in a hotel room, in a tent, or at home. They’ll swear the coffee was fresh-brewed, and the origami-like design makes the process fun. Here are more of our favorite gifts under $25.
Nespresso Capsules VertuoLine, Barista Flavored Pack, 30 Coffee Pods
Nespresso owners love their Vertuo machines and are used to buying their favorite blends over and over again. Treat them to something new with this yummy pack containing 10 recyclable Nespresso coffee pods each of Caramel Cookie, Vanilla Custard Pie, and Hazelino Muffin. The finest beans from Brazil are split roast for the most flavor, all of which are inspired by Nespresso classics. These just may become their new favorites.
Steeped Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Bags, 8 servings
Steeped has reinvented just-add-water single-serve bags with premium blends available in mild, medium, dark roast, and decaf, meant for serious coffee drinkers. Each eco-friendly package, nitro-sealed for absolute freshness, contains hand-roasted, ethically-sourced Direct Trade coffee that’s precision ground to showcase the distinctive flavor profile, and roasted locally in small batches. With blends like this medium roast from the Cauca region of Colombia, it’s a game-changer, especially for great coffee on the go.
Driftaway Coffee World Sampler
Amazon’s number one coffee sampler is a delicious way to learn about and taste different coffees from around the globe. The Rise & Grind sampler includes four freshly roasted, seasonal, and sustainable single-origin coffees: Fruity (light roasted, typically from Africa); Classic (medium roasted, typically from South America); Balanced (light roasted, typically from Central America); and Bold (dark roasted), from around the world. Making this even more special are the stories that come with each coffee so tasters can get to know the farmer behind it. Check out other Amazon bestselling gifts.
Atlas Coffee of the Month Club Starter Pack
This three-month subscription will take their tastebuds around the world and is a great introduction to new coffees. Each month they’ll receive a beautifully designed bag of a carefully curated single-origin coffee, artfully roasted to explore and accentuate the flavors true to its region. They’ll also receive specific brewing instructions and a postcard from that country so they can imagine they’re there as they sip their coffee.
Wandering Bear Organic Cold Brew Coffee on Tap
Wandering Bear is the first coffee brand to put their cold brew on tap so those in need of a quick caffeine fix can get it on demand. This convenient container can just be placed in the fridge and poured as needed. Because it’s shelf-stable, it can be bought in bulk and stored anywhere so they never run out. Once opened, the coffee will stay fresh in the fridge for 30 days—but that’s unlikely to ever be tested.
Mistobox Coffee Subscription
Starting at $10.95
Grant your favorite coffee lover access to more than 500 fresh-roasted coffee options from more than 50 artisan roasters with a subscription to Mistobox. Each box contains a 12-ounce bag of whole bean or ground fresh-roasted coffee which brews about 24 cups. The best part is you’re also giving them their own personal barista—a real live human being who can help make suggestions and broaden their horizons, answer questions or just make sure they always have their favorite coffee on hand. Here are more subscription boxes that extend your gift.
Maple Hill Shelf Stable Whole Milk, 12-pack
There’s nothing worse for a coffee lover than getting ready to pour a cup only to realize they’re out of milk. These eight-ounce containers can be kept at room temperature for months so they’re always available and always fresh. Maple Hill is the country’s original 100 percent grass-fed organic milk brand, and this is a great way for them to enjoy it in their coffee at home, on the road, or in a hotel room.
For Coffee and a Snack: Bean Box Coffee and Chocolate Tasting Box
Treat them to the ultimate tasting experience through this perfect partnership of coffee and chocolate. Bean Box handpicks gourmet coffees from Seattle’s top-rated roasters and pairs them with artisan chocolate to please the pickiest palate. Each box features four freshly roasted whole bean coffees, four artisan chocolates, and tasting note for each pairing. These make special gifts for your friends.
Harry & David Coffee Gift Basket
A good cup of coffee is best accompanied by a sweet treat and Harry & David has put together the perfect gift basket of both. Two bags of their classic caramel-flavored Moose Munch® coffee ground a crate full of goodies that includes lemon citrus cookies, chocolate chip button cookies, and a tin of stroopwafels. Food gifts are always treasured.
Koloa Coffee Rum
Give your favorite coffee drinker something to celebrate – and something to celebrate with. Made in Hawaii from the mash of raw cane sugar, this intensely rich coffee-flavored rum is so intriguing, each sip reveals a new taste treat. What initially presents itself as a well-crafted espresso cocktail finishes with light vanilla, hints of chocolate, and a barista-worthy coffee flavor. Second and third sips reveal allusions of tropical fruit, hazelnut, and stone fruits. It’s bold, distinctive, and deliciously complex.
For makers: Lavazza Carmencita Gift Pack
Luigi Lavazza opened his first store in Turin, Italy in 1895 and the world has celebrated his distinctive coffee blends ever since. The Carmencita Moka, a stove-top pot that brews an authentically Italian cup is, understandably, Lavazza’s most iconic coffee maker. For the connoisseurs on your list, it’s now available in an exclusive gift set that comes with a tin of Lavazza’s rich, aromatic Caffe Espresso.
Knack Café Society French Press and Ceramic Mugs Gift Set
Knack lets you put together gift boxes in any price range for anybody but they also have an amazing selection of already-curated gift collections for coffee lovers, like the sophisticated Café Society containing highly-coveted items from top brands. Included in the set are Espro’s Copper French Press, a bag of Stumptown’s beloved Hair Bender medium roast, and two beautifully simple—and simply beautiful—mugs from Fellow. Your lucky recipient will feel like they’ve been transported to a sidewalk café in Paris.
illy Y3.2 iperEspresso and Coffee Machine
With its modern, Italian aesthetic, this gorgeous machine is slim yet powerful, allowing aficionados to enjoy a perfect cup of coffee or espresso with the touch of a button. Filled with great features, the Y3.2 will turn their kitchen into a warm and welcoming illy café. There are so many great gifts available through Amazon Prime.
Vinci Express Cold Brew Electric Coffee Maker
Cold-brew lovers will appreciate this coffee maker that lets them brew, serve, and store all in one carafe. They can choose from four brew strengths and have their iced coffee just the way they like it in minutes. Whatever they don’t finish right away can be kept in the same pitcher, which is compact enough to fit easily into the fridge, where it will last for up to one week.
For Home Baristas: Craft Coffee: A Manual by Jessica Easto
Written for coffee enthusiasts by a coffee enthusiast, this easy-to-follow guide teaches them everything they ever wanted to know about making café-quality cups at home. It answers all the questions they may be too embarrassed to ask, explains coffee jargon, describes and compares equipment and beans, and gives step by step instructions for the perfect brew on 10 different devices. They will find themselves poring over this user-friendly book for hours.
This indie magazine is a celebration of coffee culture, and it’s a stunner. Only available in print, it comes out quarterly, and subscribers will be waiting by the mailbox for each issue. Filled with thoughtfully-curated content, there’s so much to read, to learn, to savor. Speaking of savoring, every issue is accompanied by a sample bag of specialty coffee selected exclusively for subscribers. While they treat their tastebuds, they can lose themselves in the words and pictures that are so beautiful, they make the magazine-worthy of being displayed on a coffee table.
For sipping in style: New Ember 2 Temperature Control Smart Mug
Coffee lovers swear by this smart mug that keeps their drink piping hot for up to 1.5 hours on a single charge or all day on the newly-designed charging coaster that comes with it. They can control the temperature, customize presets, and receive notifications via the Ember App on their smartphone. The new metallic colors are especially hot—and so are these tech gifts.
HuskeeCup and Lid Combo
Huskee is such a cool cup for so many reasons, not the least of which is that it actually keeps hot coffee hot. A perfect blend of form and function, it’s reusable and sustainable, created out of waste husk leftover from coffee production. Most fun of all, it lets coffee lovers go to any participating HuskeeSwap coffee shop, hand in their HuskeeCup and get their drink back in a different, commercially-cleaned HuskeeCup for a real sense of community.
Espro Coffee Tasting Cups, set of 4
This beautiful set will make any coffee lover feel like a pro taster. Awarded Best New Product at the 2019 World of Coffee expo, the four innovative cups are crafted to amplify target flavors and aromas and create a truly refined tasting experience. Made of porcelain, they’re dishwasher and microwave safe and, sitting on their acacia wood tray, look elegant displayed in any kitchen.
Ceramic Greek Coffee Cup
Anyone who’s ever ordered a cup of caw-fee from a New York City diner will recognize this classic takeout cup immortalized in ceramic. With its iconic blue and white Greek motif, it will evoke a sense of nostalgia and will take a place on pride on a kitchen counter. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a bagel and a schmear. A set of them would make great hostess gifts.
Coffee Together Love Box
Set a coffee date with this gift box meant, literally, for coffee lovers. Two artisan mugs fit snugly together and come with a hand-carved wooden mini scoop and—the star of the show—a four-ounce bag of Kansas City’s Messenger Coffee. Their Silhouette Blend features beans from Brazil, Peru, and Colombia and a broad flavor profile with hints of black cherry, toasted almonds, and toffee. It’s a loving gift for your wife.
HUNU Collapsible Coffee Cup
Help them do their part for the environment with this reusable nine-ounce cup that collapses down to less than an inch, making it ideal for travel. They can take their morning coffee in the car with them, rinse it out, and do it again the next day. Free of BPAs, toxins, and harmful chemicals, it’s leakproof, microwaveable, and can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
For keeping them grounded: Capresso Grind Select Coffee Grinder
Grinding coffee beans shouldn’t be, well, a grind. With 15 settings, the Capresso Grind Select delivers the right fineness for all kinds of drip coffee makers, espresso machines, French presses, percolators, or pour-over brewing methods. It’s got a large capacity—a 10-ounce bean container and five-ounce ground coffee container—and a selector that automatically grinds the right amount of whole beans for two to 12 cups of brewed coffee.
Black + Decker One Touch Push-Button Control Coffee Grinder
Freshly ground coffee is always better, and this easy-peasy Amazon’s Choice lets them grind their own beans for a quick cup or two with just one touch. Sharp blades and a durable grinding bowl are built last, delivering uniform grinds—customizable from coarse to fine—every time.
For keeping it fresh: Coffee Gator Canister with CO2 Valve, Scoop, and Travel Jar
Any coffee lover will appreciate this sleek, sophisticated-looking canister designed to keep their precious beans fresh. Unlike airtight, sealed containers, this one features innovative valves that release flavor-destroying CO2 while locking out oxygen. Coffee Gator has even included a measuring scoop and a four-ounce travel jar so they can always have fresh coffee available to them.
For Scooping: Heart Coffee Bag with Scoop, set of 2
Speak to them in their love language—coffee!—with these adorable, reusable linen drawstring bags that tell them, “I like you a latte” and “You mocha me happy.” Each one houses a stoneware scoop for their favorite beans and is roomy enough to include a gift card for their local coffee shop.
For Stirring: Heaping Teaspoons, set of 6
With their lovely illustrations, pastel colors, and positive sentiments, these assorted ceramic spoons brighten up any coffee hour. Designed by artist Lori Siebert, they’re likely to stir up a heaping spoonful of gratitude. So will these kitchen gadgets.
For beauty lovers: Nectar Coffee Delight Sugar Scrub
For those who can’t get enough coffee, this scrub blends it with sugar, Moroccan lava clay, and anti-oxidant cocoa powder to exfoliate their skin. Nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil refresh renewed skin, and the scent is heavenly. Here are more gifts for anyone in need of a little self-care.
Elina Organics Cappuccino Balm
This nutritious and delicious coffee aroma balm will stimulate micro-circulation around your eyes and lips with natural caffeine and antioxidants. It is enriched with Organic Coffee Extract, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, and Vitamin E to protect skin from windburn during outdoor activities by helping to seal in moisturizer and create a protective barrier.
Nectar Macchiato Shea Bar Soap
Transform their bathroom into a coffee shop/at-home spa with this Macchiato Bar that smells like the real thing. Made from ground coffee exfoliants, cocoa powder, and Moroccan lava clay, it smells good enough to eat. Resist! Next, read on for 101 unique gift ideas for the person who is impossible to shop for.
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