Here’s a question – what could you buy as the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life? Assuming they already have plenty of gadgets and all manner of beans to suit their selective tastes, where to even start looking for the perfect coffee gift?
Far from there being limited options available, it’s usually a case of not knowing where to start. After all, there are literally thousands of coffee-based bits and pieces up for grabs right now, which depending on the recipient could make for a great gift.
But if you’re really looking to make maximum impact with something that’s nothing short of awesome, we’ve pulled together a small list of some of our favourites. So feast your eyes on the following and decide which would make the best possible coffee gift for the coffee lover in your life:
First up, if the recipient in question hasn’t already got a truly professional quality grinder, you have your answer right here. Taking things several steps further than the average coffee grinder, the Baratza Virtuoso has no less than 40 different settings. Which in turn means that no matter how precise you want to be when grinding your beans, this thing will get the job done flawlessly. It’s also quite extraordinary how consistent the grinding action is as well. Not cheap for a grinder, but a brilliant buy nonetheless.
The Chemex Cup Coffee Maker has been a top-pick among discerning coffee connoisseurs for some time…and with good reason. It’s not that it’s particularly advanced in terms of science or technology, but in terms of elegance and style – well, it really does take some beating. Of course, it’s been designed specifically for use with Chemex filter papers and has a generous enough capacity to cater to the average family. It’s easy to use, a doddle to clean, gorgeously presented and guaranteed to keep on doing its business for years, if not decades.
While it may be the kind of gadget doubters suggest isn’t necessary, you only need to try out the Aerobie AeroPress Coffee Maker once to understand how awesome it is. Gadgets like these use a rapid and total immersion brewing process to come up with the most outstanding coffee, packed with flavour and with absolutely no bitterness. Better yet, the Aerobie AeroPress Coffee Maker is so fast that it can churn out three perfect coffees in no more than about 60 seconds. Unlike quite a few similar devices – which we won’t be mentioning – it’s also been designed in a manner that makes it comparatively easy to clean, which is also a bonus. Even if the coffee-lover in your life has shown reluctance to these kinds of toys, they’ll convert to this little beauty in an instant!
When it comes to pour over brewing, there are very few gadgets out there right now that can hold a candle to the Hario Stainless Steel Coffee Drip-Kettle. While it may not be particularly advanced in terms of technology, it nonetheless tops the table as far as design is concerned. It has a narrow and elongated spout to make pouring easy, while at the same time doing a great job preventing hot water from spurting out while the coffee is brewing. But what’s even better about the Hario Stainless Steel Coffee Drip-Kettle is the way in which it is fully compatible with the vast majority of conventional stoves, including gas and electric. Beautifully versatile, beautifully presented and the kind of staple any coffee lover won’t want to be without.
Anyone who likes to take their coffee on the go with them could benefit from checking out the Contigo Autoseal Vacuum Insulated Tumbler. There are plenty of insulated cups and gadgets like this available, but this has been tried, tested and rated as one of the best. For one thing, they’ve really gone to town with the leak-prevention design, meaning no drips or spills to worry about. In addition, the advanced insulation technology keeps coffee piping hot for up to 4 hours. On top of all this, it looks great and is 100% dishwasher safe.
Or if the coffee lover in your life also happens to be a Star Wars lover, why not combine the best of both worlds with this R2D2 KeepCup!
Last up, for anyone who simply can’t get enough of the intoxicating aroma of freshly ground coffee, a scented candle could be just the ticket. However, be sure to pick from one of the better and more reputable scented candle brands on the market – lower-grade products packed with artificial fragrances don’t exactly do a convincing job recreating the real thing. Yankee Candle and Cringle being two of the better brands to consider.
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