Coffee lovers can be hard to buy gifts for. Not only are they often picky and particular regarding their gadgets, but they also tend to have hoarded much stuff over the years.
Still, if you get it right and find the perfect coffee present, you will be paid back in caffeinated affection for years, so it’s worth the effort. Especially, if that particular person in your life happens to be a bit of a coffee snob.
A little bit of research and shopping will pay dividends regarding delicious coffee every morning.
I have done the research and looked at a bunch of weird gadgets, and here’s my list of the most exciting gift ideas for coffee lovers.
1: The Melodrip
The first gift idea I have for you is the Melodrip.
The Melodrip is a cool and kind of different gadget, and if you ask me, that’s what a good Xmas present is supposed to be like.
It’s a tool that will help you brew better drip coffee. Typically, you use a gooseneck kettle to control the stream, but with the Melodrip, you have even more control over the flow. That means less agitation of the coffee bed, which results in more clear and delicate flavors.
It sounds a little bit crazy, but it works well in real life.
Another bonus is that it comes in really chic packaging, the kind you don’t see that often, and I think that makes it even more ideal as a gift idea.
If you know somebody who likes to brew Hario V60 or Kalita, give them this one.
I have a full review of the Melodrip that you can check out here as well.
2 & 3: Aeropress Go
The next coffee gift idea is the Aeropress Go.
Most people know the Aeropress, but this is the new and slightly updated version of the Aeropress.
It’s a bit smaller than the original one, and then it comes with a cup that also doubles as a carry case.
It’s a travel coffee maker, and I have already used it on a few trips this year (when that kind of activity was still possible). Let’s hope that the world is back to normal sometime next year, and travel coffee is again a thing!
I also like the Aeropress Go for home-use. Even though it’s small, I can easily brew with my signature large recipe.
Oh, by the way. If you’re going to give somebody an Aeropress, then pick up the Aesir filters as well.
They are so much better than the ones that come with the device. I know it sounds a bit crazy but trust me on this one; it will make your brew tastier.
4: Coffee Grinder
You need a good coffee grinder if you want to make tasty coffee. I have two suggestions here, depending on your budget. If you can afford it, then go for 1Zpresso Jx Pro. It’s just an excellent all-round grinder that will work for every brewing method.
If you’re on a budget and want to get a nice present for somebody, then give them a Timemore C2. It’s small and excellent. Great value for the money.
I have reviews of both of these grinders as well – you can check them out here and here.
5 & 6: Coffee book
No gift list is complete without a book recommendation.
I also have a few suggestions here. If you want to get a lovely book for somebody who’s just getting into coffee, then the World Coffee Atlas by James Hoffmann is an excellent choice.
Nowadays, James is famous for his Youtube videos, but he’s also a talented writer.
Suppose you know some more hardcore coffee geek who is maybe even considering opening a coffee shop. In that case, I’d suggest “What I know about running coffee shops” by Irish coffee luminary Colin Harmon.
It’s a fantastic book about the coffee shop business. However, I would say that it’s worth reading, even if you don’t want to open a coffee shop.
It’s not like your typical business book; it’s both honest, fun, practical, and concise at the same time.
The next present is one of the cheapest but most essential coffee accessories if you ask me. And that is a TDS pen.
I have had the model from Xiaomi for 3-4 years now, and I use it almost every day.
It analyzes the water and tells you the amount of total dissolved solids. This is handy if you want to check if your tap water or bottled water is suitable for coffee.
TDS is a bit of a rough estimate, but it’s a lot more useful than not having one.
And if you want to start making your own brew water with minerals and stuff, it’s also essential.
8: Avensi Coffee Glasses
The next gift idea is something for the coffee lover who already has everything; the special Avensi coffee glasses.
There are three different double-walled glasses, and the idea is that they each pronounce various aspects of the cup profile.
They are also designed in a way that makes it possible to swirl the coffee, similar to wine. In general, much thought has been put into the design of this exquisite glassware.
Even though I usually prefer to drink coffee from ceramic cups, I have enjoyed using these glasses for my morning coffee for the last few weeks.
As a little disclaimer, I should say that I’m friends with one of the founders of the company, and have collaborated with Icosa on other projects in the past, so you shouldn’t take this as a completely unbiased review.
But if unique coffee glassware is something you’re curious about, then the Avensi glasses should be on your radar.
9: Clever Dripper in colors
The next gift idea is the Clever Coffee Dripper. The Clever dripper is just an excellent coffee brewer that will make tasty coffee without too much fuss.
The Clever dripper isn’t a new product, but the reason I’m bringing it up on this gift list is that you can now get it in a bunch of different colors. So check them out. The yellow one looks pretty rad.
10: Cafflano Kompresso
The Cafflano Kompresso is what I would call the ultimate gadget. It’s a tiny espresso maker capable of producing legit espresso.
It has a naked basket that can fit 14 grams of coffee. It has to be a pretty fine grind-size to work, but if you had then crema and coffee bliss is within reach.
It’s small, affordable, fun, and exciting. So basically, it’s the best coffee gift idea I can think of.
11: Delicious coffee
Another thing that I feel is a necessary part of a coffee gift list is some actual coffee.
I would suggest something a bit more fun than just wrapping a bag of beans up; a coffee subscription consisting of Scandinavian coffee.
A recurring coffee subscription is a great gift idea because it’s something the recipient can look forward to the rest of the year.
My suggested coffee subscription is Kaffebox from Norway. The remarkable thing about this subscription is that they use the best roasters from Scandinavia. It features a new roaster every month from either Norway, Sweden, or Denmark.
Kaffebox is very professional, and they ship worldwide with free shipping. When you get a gift subscription, you can choose between 3, 6, 9, or 12 months depending on your budget.
I should note that Scandinavian coffee tends to be very light roasted, so this is probably better for people who are real coffee snobs. Otherwise, they also have an espresso option you can choose from, which means that the coffee will be a bit darker.