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If you have a friend or a loved one who is serious about their coffee, chances are they have all the basic items they need to make their favorite brew. You don’t want to get them something they already have or won’t ever use, so what should you do?
Well, get them something awesome, of course. And we did the searching for you, so let’s get right to it!
Beans and Boxes
Atlas is on a mission to help you explore coffee from around the world. Roasting in Austin, TX – each month you’ll get a bag of freshly roasted coffee that’s been hand selected and prepared to match a flavor profile of its country of origin.
USA Today once called Atlas “the perfect gift for a coffee lover” and you won’t get any argument from us.
If a cool story and presentation is high on your priority list – Atlas delivers. The include a picturesque postcard from the region your coffee was roasted in, plus a nice card giving you suggestion on how to roast that particular bean for the best taste.
They’ve sent me some samples of coffee from places like Zambia, Ethiopia & more and each time the coffee is excellent and the presentation/unboxing experience is top notch (which is exactly what you want in a gift.)
Trade offers the only coffee gift subscription that is totally personalized to the recipient.
They’ll receive a variety of coffees from the country’s best brands, and the best part is they will be selected just for them and roasted to order.
If you want to give them something to unwrap to go along with their coffee subscription, their custom drinkware from brands they love will start their experience off right.
I’m a big fan of the subscription + cool tumbler combo. It’s an amazing gift that keeps on giving every morning for months after the holidays.
A great gift for the coffee lover with a passion for sustainability and small businesses, Driftaway Coffee is a Brooklyn-based, small-batch coffee roaster focused on connecting people to their coffee farmers and supporting sustainable lives for them. They offer personalized subscriptions, so Driftaway can match customers with coffee they’re most likely to love.
They ship within six hours of roasting, so the beans will be as fresh as possible when they get to your loved one. They even have a dashboard with easy access to track, pause, or schedule extra deliveries. The coolest part is their Farmer Feedback program that lets customers send their tasting notes and observations directly to the coffee farmer.
Death Wish Coffee Coffee: The World’s Strongest Coffee
Are you looking for a gift suitable for your family jitterbug? You know, the one who always needs that caffeine fix to make it through the day? They’ll love this super-strong (certified organic and fair trade) dark roast coffee. Pair it with the annual Death Wish collectible mug for a charming, slightly morbid, fully loaded gift set.
If your coffee lover also loves chocolate, then this might be the best gift you can give them. Our friends at Bean Box have combined 8 different flavors of chocolate with 8 different flavors of coffee and put them all in a beautifully presented box that’s perfect for gifting. I was fortunate enough to get a complimentary sample of this one and it’s legit. Click here to check it out.
Bourbon, Whiskey & Rum Aged Coffee Sampler Box
This boozy coffee box set has four 16 oz bags of grade 1 single origin whole bean coffee from Colombia, Sumatra, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. Each coffee is small batch roasted and paired with Sons of Liberty whiskey, Thomas Tew Rum, and Kentucky Bourbon. So if your giftee has a taste for both coffee and booze, this boxed perfection.
Volcanica Whole Bean Coffee Sampler
Now here’s a sure-fire way to get a smile on a coffee lover’s face. Volcanica is a well-loved, premium, fair trade organic coffee brand. This box includes four 16 oz bags of some of their best offerings, including Costa Rica Original Coffee, Guatemala Antigua Coffee, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee, Colombian Supremo Coffee. The beans are all medium roasted and 100% Arabica.
If you can’t swing the whole gift box, just one or two bags from this brand would be a treat on their own. So check out their selection here.
Nossa Familia Sampler Box
Nossa Familia Coffee is a Portland, Oregon-based roaster that was founded in 2004 by Brazilian native Augusto Carneiro. Their story is all about family – which is why Augusto started by importing his family’s coffee from Brazil to Portland. This sampler box has a variety of coffees named after the founding family – with something for every coffee drinkers taste. If your gift recipient loves a great story behind their coffee, they’ll love the Nossa box.
Cool Brewing Tools
Ninja Hot & Cold Brew System
This machine is sitting on my counter and I honestly can’t imagine a coffee and/or tea drinker that wouldn’t love it.
It does full pot, single serve, fancy drinks (with a built-in milk frother), and even vacuums your floors! Okay, it doesn’t vacuum floors – but it’s about as versatile of a drink maker you’re going to find in this price range. Perhaps the best part, is that even if you only use it to make a standard pot of dripped coffee – it does an amazing job at that too.
Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker
Traveling coffee fans will also love brewing with this aeropress. It comes with a travel bag and is marvelously simple to clean. It just needs a quick rinse and press. Additionally, the Aeropress can make a single cup of coffee or a double espresso. Hint: It pairs beautifully with the JavaPresse hand grinder, too.
Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker
One of the most popular ways to brew a great cuppa is with a french press. The Bodum brand has been around since the 1950s, and makes high-quality, attractive products. With a French press, there’s no need for paper filters, just hot water and delicious coffee grounds. This gift is sure to become a morning staple in your loved one’s home.
Hario V60 Coffee Pour Over Kit
If you’re buying a gift for a coffee snob on the rise, we suggest starting them off with a coffee pour over kit from Hario. It has everything they’ll need to brew coffee straight out of the box, even 100 filters. If you really want to spoil your friend, pair this pour over kit with a grinder and coffee scale for a complete setup. And don’t forget the coffee!
Turkish Coffee World Turkish Coffee Set for Two
This gorgeous gift includes two porcelain cups with copper saucers, cup holders, and lids, a copper coffee pot with a wooden handle, and premium Turkish coffee. This is an excellent choice for someone who loves to try different coffees and brewing methods, or who enjoys sharing traditional Greek or Turkish coffee with company. Also, if you don’t want to spring for the whole set, you can get the briki pot separately.
Hario Double Wall Glass Coffee Press
This is a beautiful gift for a coffee fiend who hasn’t yet discovered the clean taste of French press brewing. It’s made from a double wall of heatproof glass, olive wood, stainless steel, and features leather detail. The design is clean and natural, just like the coffee it’ll make.
Espro Travel Coffee Press
Available in stainless steel, red, black, or white, this handy little item brews French press style on the go. It’s the perfect gift for the coffee lover with a full travel schedule who doesn’t want to suffer through hotel room coffee. It has a built-in double filter to minimize any grounds falling through into the coffee. The tumbler is double walled and insulated, so their coffee will stay hot for hours.
Bodum ePEBO Electric Vacuum Siphon Coffee Brewer
Any coffee brewing aficionado would love this gorgeous vacuum coffee maker. It extracts the flavor-giving oils from the coffee to produce consistently smooth and delicious java. It makes eight 4-ounce cups of coffee in around ten minutes. Time and temperature are controlled automatically by the base to brew the perfect cuppa every time.
NISPIRA Belgian Luxury Royal Family Balance Siphon Coffee Maker
Featuring a gold and chrome body, wooden base, and heat-resistant glass, this coffee maker is a sight to behold. Your coffee fan will love making coffee in this elaborate device, which uses vapor pressure to brew. It’s fun to watch, and the final brew is delicious. And what a conversation piece!
Clever Coffee Dripper
Know someone who is interested in manual brewing but doesn’t have the time, kit, or expertise to go all-in on a Hario Pour Over or a nice French Press? The Clever Coffee Dripper has you covered. It’s super easy to use, even for complete manual brewing beginners. Plus, it’s affordable and durable while still brewing an excellent cup of coffee.
CoffeeSock Cold Brew Kit
This may look like a gag gift, but we promise it’s not. Making cold brew in a mason jar has been many coffee lovers’ go-to for awhile. This little gift just puts everything you need in a convenient little package. However, this is a super easy one to DIY, all you need is a 64 oz wide-mouth Ball Mason Jar and a CoffeeSock filter or cheesecloth. Gift it with some twine wrapped around it and maybe some of their favorite beans– that’s all there is to it!
Helpful Gadgets and Side-Kicks
Bonavita Digital Gooseneck Kettle
This simple kettle looks beautiful on a countertop and heats water up to any specified temperature between 140°F and 212°F. It heats up quickly and features a count-up timer so you can see how much wait time is left. Not only is this gooseneck kettle a thoughtful, stylish gift for coffee lovers who prefer the pour over method of brewing, but any tea connoisseur on your gift list would love it too.
FreshRoast Automatic Coffee Bean Roaster
Looking to buy your bro a roaster, but can’t swing $500? No problem. This electric, air roaster may not boast a revolving drum, but it will roast 120 grams of coffee in about ten minutes and costs less than those models with more bells and whistles. Your loved one will think fondly of you while they enjoy their freshly roasted coffee every morning.
JavaPresse Manual Conical Ceramic Burr Coffee Grinder
True coffee aficionados likely already have their own bean grinder, but if you know someone who just started their love affair with coffee or someone who travels frequently, this hand grinder is a nice choice. It’s well-built from ceramic and glass with an adjustable burr to grind Turkish to cold brew, and everything in between. It’s lightweight and easy to clean, so your favorite coffee lover can use it just about anywhere.
Hario Single Pour Over Coffee Stand
Does your loved one already enjoy pour over coffee? A beautiful stand, such as this one made from olive wood, makes an excellent gift. Its simple design makes it easy to use, and the polished wood is easy to clean. It’s perfect for the coffee lover who enjoys a more traditional, rustic look in their kitchen.
Or, for a sleek modern look and a lower price point, you can get this 100% Recyclable Aluminum and Silicon pour over stand.
Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder
Any serious coffee drinker needs a reliable grinder so they can make the freshest brew possible. This electric burr grinder is an excellent countertop appliance with commercial features, such as 16 grind settings and a built-in timer. It holds up to 8.8 ounces of beans, so your friend can handle making coffee for a crowd or just enough for one.
Soma Sustainable Plant-Based Water Filter
Even seasoned coffee snobs–—er, connoisseurs—may not have access to the best water for brewing. This sustainable, natural filter and shatterproof pitcher with wooden handle are a beautiful way to get the cleanest water possible for making the most delicious coffee possible. This pitcher would look beautiful alongside glass pour over or french press coffee makers.
Pykal Stainless Steel Double Walled Vacuum Insulated Carafe
Get your friend this lovely 68-ounce carafe, and they’ll easily be able to pull an all-nighter when they have a deadline looming. It will keep their coffee warm for about 24 hours. It also works for cold beverages, if your gift recipient prefers iced coffee.
Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
Next up is a gift for the slow sipping coffee lover: a mug warmer! This nifty 17-watt disk is easy to tote around to use. With an on/off switch and an indicator light to signal when your coffee is warm, this is definitely helpful for pulling those late night shifts.
Coffee Gator Airtight Storage Container
An airtight storage container is something that can actually make a huge difference In the flavor of your coffee, but many coffee fans neglect to get one. Instead, they opt for leaving beans in a non-airtight container or, worse, the original bag. So help your friends step up their coffee game by gifting them this unique Oxygen retaining and Carbon Dioxide expelling storage container from Coffee Gator.
For Bookish Brewers
The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild Literary Coffee Mugs
Chances are pretty good that at least one of the coffee lovers on your list also loves a good book. Get them a mug that allows them to display their literary love while keeping their favorite libation piping hot. Choose from Edgar Allen Poe, Kurt Vonnegut, Lewis Carroll, banned book quotes, and others. Or get them all for one amazing bookworm-worthy set!
The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing by James Hoffman
Brimming with fascinating photos, maps, and everything a true coffee aficionado could possibly want to know about brewing methods and coffee geography, this book is a must-have for coffee lovers. It was written by James Hoffman, a World Barista Champion. If your loved one already has every coffee-brewing device on the planet, this book will make the perfect gift.
A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
For your caffeinated friend who is also a book worm or history buff, we might have the perfect gift. With some super cool history told through tales of coffee a few other drinks, this is both a fun and unique read.
Craft Coffee: A Manual by Jessica Easto
Perfect for the manual brew enthusiast looking to expand their brewing repertoire or improve their technique, this accessible little guide covers a variety of techniques on 10 different devices. So whether it’s pour over, immersion, cold brew or something else, it has your coffee lover covered.
Coffee Passport Journal
For your adventurous coffee-loving note-taker or journaler, this is the perfect pocket-sized tasting companion. It has 20 entry pages to take note of the different coffees they try when traveling to document the date, location, tasting-buddy, first impressions, notes and more! It also has room to tape in pictures, and take extra notes as well as some remade checklists, bucket lists, and helpful information.
For Foodies and Self-Care Gurus
Dilettante Chocolate Espresso Bean Blend
This offering from Dilettante is one of our favorite options for chocolate covered espresso beans. It has a lovely mix of white, milk, and dark chocolate. The beans inside are crisp and provide a delightful crunchiness. Additionally, both the beans and the chocolate are free of preservatives and fillers.
Also, if your friend or family member is only keen on one of the chocolate options in the bunch, you can order them individually. Dilettante offers the beans in Dark Chocolate, Milk chocolate, White Chocolate, and a Marbled bag.
Coffee Maple Syrup
Seriously, who could turn down this match made in heaven. This marriage of organic maple syrup and Stumptown Coffee Roaster’s Hair Bender Blend goes great on ice cream, bacon, pancakes, and even replace the sugar in an Old Fashioned. The notes of dark chocolate, cherry, toffee, and fudge make for a deeper, sweeter maple experience that any self-respecting coffee lover with a sweet tooth will adore.
Java & Co. Espresso Powder
This powder is featured on our list of best espresso powders in its original glass jar. However, this cute gift jar is perfect for spicing up your friend’s spice cabinet. Espresso powder is great for cooking both sweet and savory foods, so it’s the perfect gift for the caffeine loving chef in your life.
Lush Cup O’ Coffee Face Mask
Vegan, ethical, and invigorating– what more could one ask for? This face mask is strong and stimulating to help your friend perk up in the morning. It not only smells delicious, but it also helps cleanse and exfoliate the skin, leaving you energized and glowing.
The Magic Sol to Soul Coffee Scrub
Who doesn’t appreciate a little TLC every now and again? Coffee grounds are said to help reduce cellulite, wrinkles, and even under-eye bags while also providing some great exfoliation. This face and body scrub is gentle and moisturizing but still functions as an exfoliator. It’s 100% all natural ingredients so your giftee can safely slather it from head to toe.
Badass Beard Balm: El Burrista
While we’ll admit that the packaging on this one is a little goofy, it’s actually a pretty rad product for our bearded coffee aficionados out there. It is produced by veterans in the USA and works to condition and tame beard hair while also combatting beardruff and itchiness. They use African and Indonesian coffee beans that are locally roasted. Like we said, this stuff is pretty cool.
Handmade Coffee Bath Bomb
These 100% organic bath bombs are great for someone who needs to take a little time for themself. They’re made with Fair Trade coffee grounds and help exfoliate and rejuvenate skin while also providing a nice boost of mental alertness. The coffee also helps with pain relief from bug bites and stings. And you can even have it shipped in a gift box!
Espresso Bean Soy Candle
There’s nothing better to set the mood than candlelight and the scent of coffee, right? This eco-friendly soy wax candle is slow burning and has a 100% cotton wick. Also, it’s hand-poured in the United States and is vegan, paraben free and cruelty free! Pro Tip: Pair this with a coffee bean bath bomb to gift the luxurious bath experience of a coffee-lover’s dreams.
Rosa Vila Caffeine Molecule Necklace
Available in gold tone, rose gold tone, silver tone, or carbon black, this dainty caffeine necklace is a sweet gift for a coffee lover who’s also a science nerd, and already has all the coffee-making tools they could possibly need or want. Give it as a gift on its own, or use it to add a little sparkle to a gift of coffee beans.
Fred COOL BEANS Coffee Ice Tray
The perfect gift for someone who loves iced coffee, this ice tray lets them make ice cubes from coffee so they won’t water down the drink, plus they’re an adorable coffee-bean shape. The tray is made from silicone, so they can easily pop the cubes out. It’s even dishwasher safe.
These beautiful polished, stainless steel coffee Joulies contain a phase change material that will cool off a steaming cuppa without watering it down. Once the interior material of the joulies liquefies and cools down your coffee, the process reverses allowing the heat to transfer back and forth, so your coffee remains at a steady 140°F for as long as five hours in a thermos. They’re also shaped like coffee beans and come in a cute gift box.
Yeti Rambler 20-Ounce Stainless Steel Tumbler
You might not think of a travel mug as a great gift. I mean, you can buy them at the corner pharmacy. This travel mug, however, is in a class of its own. Yeti has a reputation for quality products, and their Rambler vacuum-insulated tumblers are backed by a five-year warranty. They’re dishwasher safe, have a shatterproof lid, and keep drinks hot for hours. Plus, they fit in a standard size cup holder. Perfect.
Me Plus Eco Coffee Tote
This bag is 100% Cotton and is perfect for repping a coffee addiction from the beach to the grocery. So if you are gifting someone who already has the kitchen coffee gear they need, this bag is a great way to celebrate their passion without giving them something they can’t use.
Pop Chart “The Compendious Coffee Chart” Poster Print
Who doesn’t love some great decor? If your favorite aspiring barista has some empty wall space, this artistic infographic print is perfect. It covers a huge range of coffee drinks, so it’s sure to inspire any coffee lover to some home experimentation. Additionally, it’s printed in New York on premium 100lb archival stock and pressed on an offset lithographic press with vegetable based inks.
Also, here are a few other wall art options in case your giftee is more into the minimalist, industrial, or modern aesthetics.
Coffee Branch with Berries Lapel Pin
Sometimes great things come in small packages. This unique pin features a coffee plant design with berries. It’s double posted and has real gold plating. Plus, it’s from an Atlanta-based American brand. So don’t hesitate to get this little treasure for your friendly neighborhood barista.
Buluh Bamboo Drinking Straws
Save your friend’s teeth and the planet with these sustainable, biodegradable bamboo drinking straws! Bamboo is perfect for coffee drinking because it doesn’t transfer heat like other materials. Plus, using a straw helps avoid staining on your teeth. So it’s a win-win.
Sheep Butt Knit Coffee Mug Sleeve
If you’re feeling a bit cheeky as you are doing your gift purchasing, check out this fun mug coosy. It’s handmade with 50% wool and 50% acrylic yarn. It’ll keep your gift’s hands from burning and their heart from freezing over.
Starbucks Been There Series Mugs
You may have spotted these mugs in your local Starbucks chain shops. They’re super cute and make perfect gifts if you want to call back to a memorable trip you had with the giftee or even commemorate an upcoming one. Below, we’ve included the link to the New York mug. But you can find ones for just about every state and major tourist site in the state and even a few international ones.
It’s All About Personality
When choosing the best gift for a coffee lover, consider whether they prefer a particular brewing method or like to experiment with different coffee makers. Are they the sort of person who enjoys coffee-themed decor or more utilitarian gifts? Or are they just a little quirky?
Keeping their personality and other interests in mind will help you choose the best possible gift for the java lover in your life.
Happy Caffeinating! (And gift giving!)
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