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By Alison Chew
With people spending more time at home than ever before, there’s never been a better time to bring the coffee shop experience home. From coffee beans to coffee makers, there are plenty of gifts out there that are sure to please the coffee enthusiasts in your life.
To help you find the perfect present for your coffee-obsessed friend or family member, we put together this guide to the best gifts for coffee lovers.
Gifts For Coffee Lovers
Check out these fun and unique gifts for coffee lovers. And be sure to stock up on your favorites while you are at it!
Is your friend a caffeine fanatic? Impress them with this coffee, which Death Wish Coffee claims has double the strength of average coffees.
The intense dark-roast coffee is made from a blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. This coffee might be bold and strong, but it’s very smooth, with notes of chocolate and cherry, and low in acid. It’s also free of artificial additives. Choose from ground coffee or whole beans.
What They Get: 1-lb bag of ground or whole-bean dark-roast coffee
Introduce the coffee lover (and globetrotter) in your life to classic Vietnamese coffee. They’ll get five single-serve packs of Copper Cow’s bestselling Classic coffee blend, along with sweetened condensed milk creamer (the traditional way to enjoy Vietnamese coffee).
Copper Cow’s coffees are made from a blend of 70% Arabica beans and 30% Robusta beans for a strong, smooth flavor. The coffee is meant to be prepared pour-over style, meaning hot water is poured over the grounds through a filter.
Copper Cow sources their beans from organic farms in Vietnam, while the creamer comes from local farms in California. Used coffee filters and grounds are compostable, while the outer foil of the packets is recyclable.
What They Get: Includes 1 x Rumble Jar Cold Brew Maker including 32oz Ball Glass Mason Jar, 1 x 16oz Limited Edition Wandering Bear Insulated Tumbler, and 1 x Wandering Bear Coarse Ground Organic Coffee (1lb).
At less than 5 inches wide, this mini brewer is compact enough to fit in even the smallest of kitchens, making it the perfect gift for your java-obsessed friend who has limited space.
This mini coffee maker can be used to brew anywhere from 6-12 oz. of coffee using single-serve K-Cups. It comes in five stylish colors (Matte Black, Cardinal Red, Studio Gray, Evening Teal, and Matte White), so there’s something to satisfy everyone’s taste.
Add a box of Keurig’s “Love Blend” variety pack ($24.99) to make it a truly special gift for any coffee lover in your life.
What They Get: A space-saving coffee-maker that brews single-serve K-Cups in a flash
Whether your coffee-loving gift recipient already has a Keurig, or you’re planning on getting them one this year, this collection of Maud’s bestselling flavored K-Cups makes a great gift. (You can even break up the pack to use as stocking stuffers!)
Maud’s 15 flavors include Cinnamon Churro, Coconut Cream Chocolate Dream, Creamy Caramel Macchiato, Cup of PB & Chocolate, Luck of the Irish Cheesecake, Nana’s Oatmeal Cookie, Gone Bananas’ Foster, French Toast Roast, French Vanilla, Sister Hazelnut, Dreamy Creamy Salted Caramel
Cinnamon Roll Blend, Hottie Biscotti Vanilla Almond, Jamaican Rum Yum, Raspberry Choco Latte.
The K-Cups are compatible with all Keurig 2.0 machines and are fully recyclable.
What They Get: 80 single-serve K-Cups in 15 different varieties
Do you have a loved one who always complains they can’t drink coffee because it upsets their stomach? Or maybe you know someone who loves tea but wants an added wallop of caffeine? Enter Golden Ratio. Their “gold coffee” is roasted in such a way to produce coffee that is five times less acidic than regular coffee. The result is a beverage that drinks like tea and packs plenty of caffeine without any bitterness.
Golden Ratio’s Variety Pack allows the coffee lover in your life to try three flavors: Original Gold, Vanilla Coconut, and Chai Spiced. Each flavor contains a different amount of caffeine. Original Gold has 100 mg of caffeine when brewed hot (the recommended method), Vanilla Coconut has 45 mg of caffeine when brewed hot and 130 mg when brewed cold, and Chai Spiced has 80 mg of caffeine when brewed hot and 130 mg when brewed cold.
What They Get: 9 single-serve coffee pouches, including 3 Original Gold pouches, 3 Vanilla Coconut pouches, and 3 Chai Spiced pouches
Bring the joy of discovering different cultures home to the adventurer in your life with this Vietnamese coffee kit. It contains a unique stainless steel “Phin filter” that minimizes waste and can be easily packed for travel.
You also get to choose a bag of coffee from three blends, with the option of selecting whole beans or ground coffee. Loyalty is Nguyen Supply Coffee’s signature blend, made with a mix of Arabica and Robusta beans, while Moxy is 100% Arabica and Truegrit is 100% Robusta. All blends come directly from farms in Vietnam.
What They Get: A stainless steel coffee filter and a 12-oz bag of whole bean or ground coffee
A true coffee lover needs a high-quality grinder in their arsenal. And this one truly does it all, with a whopping 15 settings. Create fine grinds for espressos, coarse grinds for French press coffee, and more. It even saves the last-used setting. Stainless steel conical burrs ensure beans are ground uniformly for a perfect-tasting cup every time.
Add on a Coffee Subscription (3 bags for $60) and your coffee-lover will experience unique, local coffee selections based on their preferences from top local coffee roasters.
What They Get: Stainless steel, BPA-free coffee grinder with 15 grind size settings
Bring a touch of beautiful Hawaii home with this Hawaiian whole bean coffee from Kona. The beans are processed via a “wet” method, which involves mechanically extracting them from the cherry and washing them. This results in coffee with a clean, bright taste and citrus notes.
The beans are sourced from Carta Coffee Merchants’ Kona-based Nolyssa Farm and small partner farms in Kona.
What They Get: 12-oz bag of coffee produced in Kona, Hawaii
Spread warmth and coziness with this whole-bean espresso. It has a chocolatey, nutty taste with little acidity, making it a delicious pick to sip any time of the year. Plus, it’s single-origin, coming directly from individual farms and co-ops.
Your coffee-enamored buddy can use this espresso to practice their barista skills. It tastes great in lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and more.
What They Get: .75-lb bag of whole-bean espresso
Perfect For: Espresso-Lovers
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Not all coffee lovers are the same. In fact, some may prefer decaf coffee, especially if they’re sensitive to caffeine. Decaf is also a great option to enjoy after dinner since it won’t keep you up at night.
Decaf drinkers don’t have to sacrifice flavor when you give them this decaf French roast. Available in ground or whole bean varieties, this dark-roast decaf is made from 100% Arabica for strong, bold flavor. It features notes of cola, dark chocolate, and almond has a rich, smoky finish. It tastes so good, you’ll never believe it’s decaf.
What They Get: 12-oz bag of decaf ground or whole-bean coffee
Perfect For: Coffee-Lovers, Caffeine-Sensitive
Keep scrolling to learn more about the Benefits of Coffee, coffee bean types, the difference between regular and decaf, and whether you should buy whole beans, ground coffee, or pods.
Coffee isn’t your average morning drink—it has plenty of proven health benefits.
Many of coffee’s benefits are due to its caffeine content. Caffeine is known for its ability to boost energy levels, mood, memory, and more. Studies also show it improves physical performance during endurance workouts.
Research also shows caffeine aids in fat-burning by increasing metabolism. Plus, regular coffee-drinking is associated with a lower risk of certain diseases, like type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, colon cancer, and liver cancer. This makes sense, given that coffee is full of antioxidants, which help protect against damaging free radical molecules in the body.
Coffee Bean Types
Before grabbing any gift off the shelf, here’s what you need to know about the most common coffee types.
The two main types of coffee beans are Arabica and Robusta. Arabica beans come from the Coffea arabica plant, which grows in cool, subtropical climates. About 70% of all coffee produced comes from Arabica beans. Arabica coffee usually has a mild, slightly sweet taste, featuring notes of chocolate, caramel, berries, and nuts.
Robusta coffee is the second most popular brew. Robusta beans come from the Coffea canephora plant, which grows in hot, dry climates. Robusta coffee has close to double the amount of caffeine than Arabica coffee. It also tends to have a stronger, more bitter taste since it contains about half the sugar as Arabica. Robusta is usually found in instant coffee mixes and espresso blends.
Liberica and Excelsa are a couple of harder to find coffee beans that would surely impress the coffee snob on your gift list. Liberica coffee is known for its smoky, nutty flavor and is grown primarily in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Excelsa coffee is a variety of Liberica coffee and is also grown in Southeast Asia. It has a dark, tart taste.
Regular vs Decaf
In general, an 8-ounce cup of brewed regular coffee has around 95 milligrams of caffeine, although this can vary by brand. Regular espresso clocks in at around 65 milligrams per 1-ounce. Decaf brewed coffee is usually around 2 milligrams per 8-ounce cup.
One of the most popular decaffeination methods entails soaking the beans in a solvent to remove the caffeine but leaves the other beneficial compounds. Depending on the method of decaffeination, decaf coffee may taste milder and less bitter than the regular kind.
Whole Beans vs Ground Beans vs Pods
Whole bean coffee offers the freshest, most flavorful taste of any type of coffee. Keep in mind, though, preparing whole beans can be time-consuming since you have to grind the beans before you can enjoy them.
Pre-ground coffee is one of the most convenient options, and there are plenty of delicious varieties available. Simply scoop a spoonful into a filter and let a drip coffee maker do all the work. On the downside, ground coffee tends to lose its freshness more quickly than whole beans.
Single-serve pods are another convenient choice. All you have to do is fill up the water tank, pop a pod into a single-serve brewer, and press a button. Pods offer a similar taste to ground coffee and allow you to easily try many different varieties.
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