Chances are you have plenty of coffee lovers on your holiday shopping list. Indeed, our infatuation with the bean has Americans consuming over a half million cups of coffee per day. When you are stuck for a gift and your recipient is a coffee fan, you’ve instantly struck gift-giving-java-gold for accelerating your present to their list of of the all-time-favorites.
You can easily pick up memorable seasonal blend (check out our top recommendations for gift-worthy coffees,) but if you’d like to up the wow-factor on your gift, be sure to pair your choice bag of coffee beans with one of these special finds:
Coffee Lovers Holiday Gift Guide
Every cup of great coffee deserves a delectable match for dunking and Papa Ben’s Kitchen offer a crave-worthy mate. Mandelbroyt is a traditionally Jewish/Eastern European cookie very similar to biscotti which has a delightful firm composition that readily softens in hot coffee as it soaks up the brew.
Each 8oz box of 8-10 ready to eat cookies is a perfect pairing for any hot brew. All-natural and Kosher, the Original Family Recipe (pictured) is laced with Belgian Chocolate bits, almonds, pecans, coconut, raisins and cherries offering an incredible blend of flavor and amazing texture with each bite.
Additional creations include Lemon Blueberry with Poppy Seeds, Chocolate Espresso Bean, Spicy Chipotle with Ginger and Dark Chocolate, and a wintery-cool indulgence of Minty Dark Chocolate (our favorite!)
Is your gift recipient constantly hanging out at the trendy coffee shop down the street? Help them go “green” with JOCO Cup, a beautiful, reusable travel cup. It’s Barista certified and comes in small and tall version, perfect for filling with their favorite coffee drinks.
A thermal sleeve keeps hands cool and the splash-proof lid keeps the liquid in where it belongs. Great for on-the-go use, the environment and to hold home brews, too. The sleek look and sustainable nature of this reusable glass coffee cup makes it a must-have for coffee lovers over the holidays.
The product is made of glass to maintain the flavor of your hot drink and features a thermal silicone sleeve, so your drink stays hot but doesn’t burn your fingers. Also, the splash safe, silicone lid makes sure you’re drinking your hot coffee (not wearing it!).
Available in 8 oz, 12 oz. and 16 oz styles at jococups.com/usa/ and select US retailers
Espresso aficionados will flip for Gridenstein, a knock box that knocks out your coffee grinds and tucks away on the drip tray of your espresso machine.
This unit is designed to be stored on the espresso machine’s drip tray (under the group head), to reduce clutter on the kitchen counter and aid with ease of recycling the collected coffee grinds.
Gridenstein’s thick and durable rubber sleeve protects the group handle, absorbs the striking force and makes it quiet to use and the patented shock-absorbing design and solid steel core make it truly impossible to break. A fun find to help with espresso machine clean-up and environmental efforts.
Look for Gridenstein at www.dreamfarm.com and other various retailers
For those who like to transport their favorite brew from home to the office, school, gym or general run of errands, Hydro Flask will keep your coffee toasty during any commute. With their 18oz Coffee Mug, your hot coffee will stay hot for up to 12 hours.
The 18/8 food-grade stainless steel interior is non-porous, meaning no residual bacteria buildup and no hints of yesterday’s flavored latte. The BPA-free, PP#5 flip lid provides quick and easy one-handed access and the smartly designed rubber stopper plugs the opening and prevents spills when not in use.
Hydro Flask’s 18 oz Wide Mouth bottle, like all Hydro Flask products, is made from environmentally friendly materials, is 100% recyclable and toxin free, and is backed by a lifetime warranty. Look for the H-guy and Hydro Flask logo to ensure you’re getting the market’s premium insulating beverage bottle.
The Hydro Flask held up to our tests, keeping coffee warm and fairly fresh tasting during the day and on an overnight run.
Find out more at hydroflask.com
Commuters, travelers, campers, sportsmen and any coffee fan on your list that enjoys a traditional brewing method will be tickled to find a Stanley Vacuum Coffee System French Press under the tree this year.
If you’ve ever tried traveling with a French press, you can certainly appreciate how delicate of a situation that is. Stanley’s Vacuum Coffee System French Press has completely changed the equation by offering a thermos container that contains a French press system for making fresh coffee where-ever you roam!
The unit includes the French press, pot for boiling the water and cup making it a fabulous handy all-in-one system for camping, backpacking, fishing, work travel and other activities. For dads that enjoy having a cup of their favorite coffee available at home and on-the-go, this is an amazing gift and a highly durable product.
Does it work? Yes, brilliantly! We gave it several test runs and obtained consistent results each time. Makes a decent cup of coffee – even top notch when compared to other alternatives like airport or standard campfire coffee.