Can you believe it is almost Christmas? Eeeek. Looking for cool gifts for coffee lovers? Then look no further! As coffee lovers ourselves, we thought we would put together a list of our favourite gifts for 2022. These are perfect for christmas gifts, birthdays, or just to show someone you care. With the 2022 cost of living crisis and us all feeling the pinch, we have put together three categories, save, medium ground or splurge depending on your budget this year. Secret santa is always a good idea too!
cool coffee gifts on a budget (or secret santa):
Voted #1 by GQ, Esquire, The Shortlist, ELLE, Women’s Health AND The Independent… need we say more? In our own unbiased opinion (of course!) we believe that RiSE coffee box is the most fun coffee Christmas gift around! Don’t just take our word for it, check out this review below.
Not sure whether to get them beans or ground coffee? If they are true coffee connoisseurs they probably have a coffee grinder if not, ground coarse is probably the safest bet.
This is our #1 for gifts for coffee lovers
2. Coffee plant - Less than £20 at Bloompost
Coffee, technically is a fruit. The coffee beans are seeds that sit inside a layered casing called the cascara or more commonly called the coffee cherry. Coffee plants are quite picky when it comes to climate and Alice has accidentally killed a couple of these. They do make for nice house plants!
They can be found online on websites such as BloomPost
The plants like bright, sunny spots in your home, and they love high humidity and should be sprayed with water frequently.
The coffee plant doesn't usually grow in your home much higher than 1.5 m it gets bushier in time. If you can keep it longer than our Co-Founder Alice did, the coffee plant begins to grow fragrant, white flowers. This can take up to 5 years! If you are dedicated, the plant can grow red cherries that each contain a couple of coffee beans. If the berries go red after several months, you can harvest them in your garden! Dry them in a warm place and then roast for 10 to 20 minutes on high heat in a frying pan. Leave the beans to rest for a couple of days and then grind. Now you have become a barista at home as well as a coffee farmer!
3. Coffee magazine subscription
A great way to stay in touch with the coffee scene, read about the hottest roasters around and new cafes popping up. You can also learn about sustainability, fair wages for farmers and changes in the market. We read a really interesting article in the last edition of Caffeine mag about the price of flat whites going up to £5!!
cool coffee gifts - Middle ground
1. Aeropress GO - £36.99
The AeroPress Go travel coffee maker is engineered to fuel an active lifestyle. It gives coffee lovers everything they need to conveniently brew superb coffee anywhere they want. Here are there reasons why this product is a great gift - and we agree!
Delicious coffee anywhere: Optimized for traveling, camping, boating or just at work
Simple: Smart design is easy to use and clean up takes seconds
Good to Go: Engineered to be the perfect traveler, it is compact, light weight and durable
Superb taste: Free yourself from hotel coffee
Includes: Mug with lid, 350 micro-filters in a storage carton, filter cap, filter holder, stirrer and scoop.
In our opinion, a must have for any budding home barista. Buying coffee whole bean is key to retaining freshness, and having an electric grinder allows you to grind to different coarseness to suit your brewing method of choice.
If you are not sure whether beans or ground are right for you you can learn more about it here.
Bodum is an attractive brand, so looks sleek on the kitchen side and a delightful gift for any coffee lover. As Bodum say themselves “Our burr coffee grinder crushes beans effortlessly between stainless steel conical burrs rather than slicing them, making this the best electric coffee grinder for aromatic coffee that’s bursting with flavour. With 12 grind settings, you can go from French press to espresso – and everything in between – with perfect ease.”
If you want some more grinder recommendations, check out our article here.
Cool coffee gifts, Splurge:
Whether you're a world brewing champion or a coffee novice, Stagg EKG will help you in your journey in making a ridiculously good cup of coffee. Become a barista at home. With variable temperature control, 1200 watts for a quick heat time, and a world of features for ultimate control, this is the pour-over kettle perfected.
2. Wilfa classic coffee maker - £189
Sometimes you want to take your time and fully concentrate on the process of making coffee. Other times you want a quickly brew without having to compromise on quality. Wilfa has an answer to that. With the Wilfa Classic+ precision brewer / coffee maker, it's as simple as 1, 2, 3: add your desired amount of fresh ground coffee, add up to 1L of water, press the button and voila! Delicious coffee, hassle free.
12 month coffee subscription - £220
The ultimate coffee gift that keeps on giving! If you know someone loves discovering coffee from independent coffee roasters from all over the UK then this is the gift you need to give. We champion niche independent roasters and every box is filled with stories, treats and recipes / brew tips.
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