Awesome Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

love heart coffee beans

Do you know someone who loves coffee?  Buying gifts for others  can be a challenge, especially when they seem to have “everything.”  Here are some coffee gift ideas for the coffee lover in your life that they are sure to love!  There is something for every coffee lover on this list, including that hard to buy for individuals. From gear to grinds, you’re sure to find the perfect gift!

Coffee Gear

I love getting new coffee gear.  Yet, I often struggle to justify the purchase for myself. So I appreciate it when someone buys me coffee gear for a gift.  Here are some of my coffee gear favorites and a couple that still on my wish list.

Electric Kettle

 Purchasing an electric kettle was one of the best decisions I made. I bought it on a whim one day at my local department store, and I’ve never regretted it! That was about 15 years ago, and since then, I’ve had three different electric kettles.  
Things I love about electric kettles.

  • It’s fast and easy, and you don’t have to worry about remembering to shut off the stove. 
  • You can choose which temperature best suits your brewing needs. This is important if you want to get the maximum flavor from your coffee beans.  
  • I know this post is about coffee gifts, but an electric kettle is terrific if you are also a tea drinker!  Black tea is best brewed at higher temperatures, such as 180-212 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas green tea is best at160-180 degrees Fahrenheit. With a variable temp kettle, you can set the perfect temperature for your tea.
  • Another perk many electric kettles have is the “keep warm” feature. This allows you to set your desired temp and keep it warm at that temperature for an extended period. You no longer need to reheat your water when you want that second cup. Now, it’s ready as soon as you lift the kettle.

Temperature Controlled Electric Kettles:

  • The Epica kettle has six temperature settings. It also has a “keep warm” feature that remembers your temperature setting even after you remove it from the base to pour your water.
  • This Primens electric kettle features all stainless steel on the inside with no plastic touching the water. It also has a wide opening allowing for easier cleaning and filling of your kettle. Its keep warm setting shuts off after you pick it up from the base, and it has fewer temperature options than the other two mentioned here.
  • The Cuisinart CP-17 PerfecTemp kettle is one of the top-rated variable temperature electric kettles.  It gets excellent reviews, but it isn’t completely plastic-free on the inside, and the keep warm setting stops after you pick the kettle up from the base.

gooseneck kettle

Gooseneck Electric Kettles:

If your coffee lover enjoys brewing pour-over coffee, then a gooseneck kettle will make a perfect addition to their kitchen. The long gooseneck spout gives greater control when pouring over coffee grounds or loose leaf tea. 

  • The Bonavita 1.0L gooseneck kettle is one of the top-rated gooseneck kettles. Rather than provide pre-set temperature options, the Bonavita gooseneck kettle lets you manually set your exact desired temp. It also has a keep warm feature and a memory setting for your preferred temperature.
  • The COSORI electric gooseneck kettle is a beautiful little 0.8L kettle with a wide variety of temperature settings and a 100% stainless steel interior. It quickly heats water to the desired temp and can keep it there for up to 60 minutes.

coffee beans in grinder

Coffee Grinder

A coffee grinder makes a great gift!  If your coffee lover doesn’t already have one, then I highly recommend purchasing them a coffee grinder. The ability to buy whole coffee beans and grind in batches allows for maximum flavor and freshness.  

  • This Capresso burr coffee grinder is similar to the one I use, and I love how easy it is to adjust my coffee grind to suit my brewing needs.  Although more expensive than a typical grinder, it allows for greater control over the size of your coffee grind.  A burr grinder makes it easy to get the right coarseness, whether you’re brewing for a drip maker or an espresso maker. 
  • The Mueller blade grinder (Krups is also a good brand) is a budget-friendly option. Although not as precise as a burr grinder, they also double as spice grinders (just clean well between uses). I started out using one a blade grinder and still use one for my spices.

Coffee Scale

There’s a science behind the perfect cup of coffee, and for those looking to up their coffee brewing skills, this allows them to measure the ideal coffee to water ratio.  According to the National Coffee Association (yes, we’re that serious about coffee), the “golden ratio” is around 1-2 tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounces of water. This works out to be somewhere between a 1:15 to 1:17 coffee to water ratio.
 
Although they make scales designed explicitly for weighing coffee and weighing your pour-over brews, you can also use a regular kitchen scale.  The main features that a person might want in a scale made for coffee brewing would be an option to disable the auto-off feature and also to weigh small amounts precisely.  
 

So, if your coffee lover is an avid pour-over brewer, then consider the features of a coffee specific scale. Otherwise, one of these kitchen scales will work just fine. Plus, they are great for anyone who also likes to bake!

  • The Ozeri ZK14-AB Pronto kitchen scale is an excellent budget-friendly choice. It is battery operated. It does not have a way to disable the auto-off feature.
  • The Jennings CJ-4000 compact digital scale runs off of either battery or an AC  adapter. It does allow you to disable the auto-off feature.
  • The Hario V60 coffee scale is specially made to weigh coffee and to weigh your pour-over coffee while you brew it. It also has a built-in timer for monitoring your brew and pour times.

coffee art in a latte

A Milk Frother

This is a luxury item.  Do you really need it?  Perhaps not, but it is nice when you’re creating a latte at home to add that warm, foamy milk topping.  Perfection!
 
I have used a variety of frothers over the years.  You can choose from a simple wand frother or an all-in-one frother and warmer like this steamer or this frothing pitcher
 
Tip: If you don’t have a milk frother and don’t want to buy one for yourself (or wait for someone to give you one) you can also use your french press to froth milk.  Just heat your milk in the microwave, then pour into your French press and press the plunger up and down until your milk is as frothy as you like.  Easy-peasy!

Coffee Makers

This list of coffee makers goes beyond your traditional drip coffee maker.  These are some coffee gift ideas for the coffee lover who likes to try new things.

Vietnamese Coffee Maker

For the coffee lover who wants to explore coffee experiences from other cultures, this makes a great gift–and a great cup of coffee!  Check out my recipe for how to make Vietnamese Coffee Three Ways. You just might discover your favorite way to drink coffee!

Chemex Pour Over Coffee Maker

This is one of my most recent coffee-related purchases.  Pour-over coffee makers brew a less acidic cup of coffee and extract more flavor from the coffee beans. I will say the name “Chemex” sounds very unappealing, but it makes a delicious cup of coffee! The Chemex coffee makers come in 6, 8, and 10-cup sizes.  You also need to purchase these filters to use with your Chemex.

AeroPress Coffee Maker

The AeroPress coffee maker was something I received as a Christmas gift, and I love it! At first, I was skeptical, but I was pleasantly surprised at what a flavorful cup of coffee this simple coffee maker produced. 

Like the Chemex, the AeroPress also brews a less acidic cup of coffee than your traditional drip coffee maker. It works similarly to a French press, but without the bitterness and occasional sediment associated with a French press.

The Aeropress is excellent for travel. The one I received for a gift came with a carrying bag and 350 microfilters.  It is lightweight and compact, made in the USA and constructed of BPA-free plastic, thus no worries about it breaking during transport.

I saw that they also have this new travel design that comes with a mug, which also doubles as the carrying case for the AeroPress coffee maker. 

Cold Brew Coffee Maker

I love cold brew coffee!  I realize my low-acid coffee talk probably sounds like a theme at this point, but cold brew coffee also has a lower acidity than traditionally brewed coffee. Thus it’s easier on the stomach.  Many people choose to drink cold brew for that very reason.
 
Although you do not need to purchase a cold brew maker to make cold brew coffee, it is nice to have.  If you already have a French press coffee maker or even a good old’ canning jar, these work perfectly fine too.  However, the coffee lover in your life may enjoy using one of these options specially made for cold brew coffee.
 
  • The Takeya cold brew coffee maker makes it easy to brew overnight and eliminates the need for straining your brew though paper filters or cheesecloth.
  • OXO’s cold brew coffee maker is a slightly more “upscale” option and is also highly rated. This cold brew maker is easy to use, and the pieces stack together to make it compact for storage when not in use.
Bean Box Biscotti Deluxe Gift Box

Coffee

Let’s face it every coffee lover has one thing that always makes a great gift–coffee! Here are some great coffees beyond what you can buy at your local grocery store.

Bean Box Coffee

I love supporting local and independent businesses, and Bean Box checks both of these off for me.  Plus, they sell excellent quality coffee. Win-win!  You can read more about Bean Box in my article about artisan coffee roasters.

Bean Box works with 35 Pacific Northwest roasters (and counting) to bring you a huge variety of coffee flavors.  If your coffee lover enjoys being surprised by their coffee or loves to try new things, Bean Box coffee is a perfect choice!

Here are some coffee gift ideas from Bean Box:

Trades of Hope Coffee

Trades of Hope is another fantastic company that supports artisan entrepreneurs and independent coffee growers.  Your gift of coffee makes a significant impact on the lives of the coffee growers and their families in Guatemala.

If your coffee lover is a little more of a traditionalist and doesn’t necessarily want to sample unique flavors of coffee, then the Trades of Hope Natalia Blend Coffee is a great option.  It is a high-quality medium roast coffee, perfect for your morning cup of coffee.

Why give a single bag of coffee when you can give a year of coffee!  This is another excellent gift for the adventurous coffee lover in your life.  Bean Box offers a variety of monthly coffee subscriptions that you can personalize according to the type of roast your coffee lover prefers.

Choose from the Bean Box Sampler, which allows your coffee lover to sample four different coffees each month.  You can also purchase the Coffee of the Month subscription, where they’ll get one bag to sample each month.

Travel Mugs

While most coffee drinkers probably have more coffee mugs than they need at home, they may not have the perfect on-the-go mug. Travel mugs make great gifts as a good travel mug will keep your coffee hot (or cold) long after you’ve left the house.

Tervis is a Florida-based company that makes these almost indestructible travel mugs that are great for hot or cold beverages and are dishwasher safe!  Choose from a variety of designs like this too cute Mary Poppins design or for the Friends fan in your life check out this Central Perk design.  There is a vast selection from which to choose!

The Sea to Summit X-Mug is an excellent choice for hiking, motorcycle trips, and travel in general.  It collapses, so it takes up almost no space, and I’ve used mine for eating oatmeal or drinking coffee. It is a versatile mug.

chocolate covered espresso beans

Coffee Gifts for the Sweet Tooth

I admit that I tend to prefer salty and spicy snacks rather than sweet snacks.  However, I love all things coffee–including sweets! My favorites include chocolate-covered coffee beans, coffee ice cream, coffee candy, and coffee-flavored desserts (like this coffee cake or this coffee jelly).

Any coffee lover is sure to enjoy receiving this 3lb container of Dilettante chocolate-covered espresso beans. I know I did! Bali’s Coffee Candy is also a yummy coffee treat for that person who loves all things coffee. If they enjoy chocolate and coffee, then consider purchasing them some espresso coffee chocolate bark.

Books on Coffee

Here are some great book choices all about coffee.  Whether your coffee lover is a coffee aficionado or just a beginner looking to try new recipes, these books will make great gifts.

Tips on Where to Buy Your Coffee Gifts

I give links to Amazon as most people have access to Amazon online.  However, I recommend you also look at your local department store to see what deals they have.  Another store you might consider is Bed Bath and Beyond.  

If you sign up for their mailing list, you’ll receive a 20% off coupon each month to use toward fun purchases like coffee gear! I often find that their standard price combined with the coupon gives me the best deal anywhere, including when compared with Amazon.com.

Happy Caffeinating!

 

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