18 Great Gifts for Coffee Lovers
Pour Over Coffee Maker
An ideal gift for anyone who loves coffee, the Chemex is a pour over apparatus you’ll want to keep on your counter every day. The heat resistant glass is wrapped with a wood collar in the middle, which serves as an insulated handle. There are the traditional 3 cup and 8 cup and 10 cup versions, and Williams Sonoma has the exclusive on the 6 cup edition as well. Choose wisely and pour evenly, folks.
Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffee Maker with Wood Collar, $37-$46 at williams-sonoma.com
A great cup of coffee starts out with a great scoop of coffee beans. Of course there are many, many brands out there and people often have their favorites already on subscription but Stumptown is a great option and comes from sustainable sources in Latin America, Africa and the South Pacific. Try their French Roast, Hair Bender or Homestead varieties.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters Organic Whole Bean Coffee, 12 Ounce Bag, $15 at amazon.com
Non-essential? Not to a true lover of good cappuccinos. This nifty tool will whip up the ideal frothy topping for your best hot cup of coffee, and has over 2,000 five star reviews on Amazon. Zip it for just a few seconds in a cup of milk and voila.
Elementi Milk Frother with Stainless Steel Whisk & Stand, $13 at amazon.com
A great French press is a key element to a lazy Sunday morning, when you’re relaxing and need a few cups of hot, fresh coffee. This Bodum version is one of the most popular, and comes in several colors and 4 sizes (even 51 ounces), you can even pair it with a matching milk frother. Grind up a few scoops of beans to pour in, flip on the electric kettle and pour the boiling water over the grinds, waiting a few minutes before that satisfying push of the plunger. Pour and repeat.
Cold Brew Maker
This Takeya cold brew maker is the #1 best seller of its kind on Amazon for a reason. Buy it in 1 quart or 2 quart versions, or a combo pack with a pitcher for storing the cold brew you make (if for some reason you can’t drink it fast enough).
Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker $32 at amazon.com
Coffee Gift Set
La Colombe’s coffee reputation speaks for itself, and this gift box is the perfect idea for birthdays, wedding presents or any holiday. It comes with a 6-Cup Chemex brewer, filters, a drip scale with a timer, a Bonavita electric kettle (for optimal pour control) and of course La Colombe’s single origin coffee.
Chemex Starter Kit, $150 at lacolombe.com
Everyday Coffee Mugs
Beautiful yet practical mugs are a household must, for everything from black coffee to hot chocolate or herbal teas. This porcelain set from Crate & Barrel is both attractive enough to keep in glass cabinets but durable enough to go from dishwasher microwave and even the oven up to 300 degrees.
Hue Mugs, $19 for set of 4, crateandbarrel.com
Double Walled Glass Mugs
If you’ve never tried double wall drinkware before, it’s worth the investment if you love to keep things hot or cold and classy all at once. The double wall heat resistant glass is also microwave and dishwasher safe. Get the 5 ounce size for espresso, the 10 ounce for regular caffe lattes and cappuccinos and the 15 ounce for when a large black coffee is the only thing that will do the trick to get your day started.
Bistro Coffee Mugs, Double-Wall Insulated Glass (Set of 2), $29 at amazon.com
There are multiple routes you can go when it comes to grinding coffee beans, but generally there are three levels. The hand grinder is space-efficient and easy if you’re not grinding a pound of beans at once. The mid level is practical and useful, and doesn’t take up much counter space. For those who are very particular about their grinds, from fine espresso powder to full size French Press grains, the OXO is the best deal you can get for a customizable electric grinder (they’ve figured out the static issue, as well).
Cold Brew Kit
Consistently ranked as the best overall coffee maker in the game right now, this OXO coffee pot and machine uses a rainmaker pour over method to brew 9 cups of the most consistent and flavorful coffee from your grinds. You can also program the number of cups it makes, in case you know you won’t need more than 2 cups.
OXO On Barista Brain 9 Cup Coffee Maker, $200 at amazon.com
Sure, you could get the upmarket version with all the bells and whistles, but if you’re into coffee making in a real way there’s nothing as satisfying as freshly pressing your own espresso. This one by De'Longhi has a milk frother right on hand, so you can craft perfect cappuccinos and lattes as well. If you're looking for a simpler and more portable version, a Bialetti is the perfect stove top option.
Ceramic Smart Mug
Always having to heat up your coffee again and again as you’re busy getting chores done or every time you step outside during cold winters? This mug is a game changer for having consistently hot coffee the entire time you’re drinking it. Control the temperature remotely and create presets for different drinks according to your preferences.
Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug, $80 at amazon.com
Keep your coffee or tea bags organized with a great canister for storing the beans or the grinds as needed.
Silo Canisters, Set of 4, $70 at crateandbarrel.com
Insulated Travel Mug
If you’re usually running a little late or need that extra oomph of caffeine while getting your day going, an insulated, no spill mug is a necessity. This one is triple insulated and a full 18 ounces, to keep you going all morning long.
Swig Life 18oz Travel Mug with Spill Resistant Slider Lid, $30 at amazon.com