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12 Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers

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If you have a coffee-lover in your life, it can be hard to figure out what to get them for the holidays (or for any special occasion). Here are the best gifts for coffee lovers – everything from accessories to books to functional coffee gifts they will love!

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Most of my friends (and family) are coffee drinkers. Half are so sleep-deprived that they don’t care what their coffee tastes like — “give it to me in an IV,” they’ve joked 😂While the other half are super serious about their coffee – with very specific ideas of how to roast, store, brew, and drink their morning cup.

I actually love coffee, but since I try to avoid caffeine I usually end up drinking it decaf when I want that “coffee taste.” But I truly appreciate the flavor of coffee – and there’s nothing wrong with drinking a cup a day – in fact, there may be some health benefits to it.

So if you have a coffee-lover in your life, what should you get them for the holidays (or for any special occasion?) Shopping for a serious coffee drinker can be a challenge because chances are, they already have all the basic brewing equipment – but if you are looking for the best coffee maker specifically, check out this guide. If your coffee lover already has a great coffee maker and the basics, there are still plenty of awesome gift ideas you can turn to!

Here are my top 12 picks for the best gifts for coffee lovers

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Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker

Sleek and affordable, I love this French press because it will give you a delicious cup of coffee in a few minutes! It comes in 9 different colors and 4 sizes – so you can customize this gift to your liking. The glass is heat-resistant and the plunger has a mesh filter – which does a better job of extracting flavor from the coffee.

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Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug

With over 5,000 reviews on Amazon, people rave that this travel mug is the absolute best you can buy for keeping coffee hot without spills or burns. It’s stainless steel, easy to clean, and super portable.

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Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug

This actually works for tea or coffee drinkers, because it keeps your coffee at the perfect temperature for as long as it takes to drink. This is especially helpful for parents of young kids – who may end up drinking their coffee over the a couple hours filled with distractions!

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Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder

The Encore has 40 individual grind settings, from fine to coarse, so it gives a variety of grinds fine enough for espresso or good for drip/manual brew. This grinder is accurate and repeatable, consistent and reliable.

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Nuvo Eco Ceramic Handy Coffee Bean Roaster

This is a great gift for someone who wants to roast coffee at home but doesn’t know where to start! This hand-held roaster holds just 30-70g of coffee (about 1-2 cups) and works like a manual popcorn popper: put coffee into the base, crank the heat on a gas stove, and shake the coffee beans repeatedly until they’re roasted to your desired level.

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Coffee Storage Container

This is great for people who like to buy all sorts of different types of coffee, but don’t want the beans to go rancid. The airtight seal will keep coffee beans fresh forever – and it holds up to 16oz of beans or grounds!

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Primula Burke Cold Brew Coffee Maker

This easy to use cold brew coffee maker will brew 32oz of coffee in each use. You can brew, store and serve all in one, and it’s super easy to clean as well (it’s even dishwasher safe!) Another bonus – you can use this to brew tea for the tea-drinkers in your life.

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Bizzy Organic Cold Brew Coffee

This 100% Organic, ethically sourced coffee from Peru and Nicaragua is optimized for cold brewing. It has a smooth and sweet finish, and is super affordable too.

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Bean Box Coffee Sampler

Love this gift because it allows people to continuously try new coffee: the Bean Box includes nearly a half pound of freshly-roasted whole bean coffee, tasting notes, roaster profiles, brewing tips, and an artisan treat with free shipping. You can choose your subscription frequency when you sign up!

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PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother

This awesome milk frother is portable and easy to use — and makes high quality foam for your morning coffee. It comes with a stand for easy storage and can be kept on the countertop. It’s battery operated, easy to clean, and can be used for any beverage hot or cold — some of my favorites include hot chocolate, tea lattes, and milkshakes!

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Where to Drink Coffee

As coffee table books go, this is as good as it gets! This book is the ultimate insider’s guide to coffee! The 150 best baristas and coffee experts share their secrets – 600 spots across 50 countries – revealing where they go for coffee throughout the world.

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BREW Better Coffee at Home

This one’s great for more of the novice coffee lover – because it offers just about anyone who’s even remotely interested in coffee a peek into how to brew better, buy better, and simply enjoy good coffee at any time of day. With beautiful photos, it’s a book people will enjoy just browsing through.

What can you serve with coffee?

Coffee is so versatile I feel like you can serve it with just about anything! Some of my favorite pairings include:

  • A slice of crusty bread with butter & jam
  • A small pastry or scone
  • A giant bowl of oatmeal
  • Dark chocolate
  • Freshly made caramels

Is caffeine good or bad for you?

Caffeine is a natural stimulant, but how each person reacts to caffeine depends on their individual sensitivity and how quickly it is digested. Which is why one person can have 3 cups of coffee and not feel anything, while another may not be able to fall asleep at night after just 1 cup! Coffee (or anything with caffeine) can be good for you in moderation. Caffeine may improve mood, decrease the likelihood of depression, stimulate brain function, and can even help promote a healthy liver or digestive tract. But it can also have negative side effects like anxiety, restlessness and trouble sleeping. The bottom line is: caffeine, or coffee, is not as unhealthy as it was once believed to be. It can have some health benefits, when used in moderation. In excess though, it is definitely unhealthy!

I hope this guide helped you to find the best gift for the coffee lover in your life! No matter the season, these coffee gifts will be a great fit for your coffee-loving friends and family!

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Looking for additional ideas? Check out more coffee gift ideas here!

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