Plenty of people drink coffee, but not everyone is a coffee enthusiast. Some people just like a simple cup of joe to get them through their morning. Others treat coffee drinking as a delicate art form. If a coffee lover in your life has ever uttered the words “third wave coffee” out loud or gotten into internet arguments about the Kalitta Wave vs. the Hario V60, chances are they fit into the latter category. They can be tough people to get coffee-related gifts for, because they probably have a lot of opinions on coffee equipment.
That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite snob-approved gifts for coffee lovers. But if the coffee lover in your life likes to keep it simple, there’s great stuff on this list for them, too. Whether it’s equipment to help them make a better brew or portable gear for making coffee on the go, these are the best gifts for coffee lovers.
1. Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle
FOR OBSESSIVE POUR-OVER LOVERS
The Fellow Stagg EKG electric kettle is beloved for its precision in heating up water for pour-over. It features a digital display that allows you to get your water to the exact temperature you prefer, resulting in better-tasting coffee. The gooseneck spout and comfortable handle allows you to pour more precisely for even extraction. And on top of all that, it looks like a work of art. This is the kettle every pour-over enthusiast wants — if they don’t already have it.
2. Yield Glass French Press
FOR COFFEE LOVERS WHO BROKE THEIR LAST FRENCH PRESS
Sure, the coffee lover in your life might have a French press. But they probably don’t have one that’s this beautiful. Yield’s French press is made from borosilicate glass, which is noted for being resistant to expansion (read: less likely to crack when you pour hot water in it). It’s available in a few colors, the most appealing being this soothing amber color. It holds 28 ounces, so it’s good for a few cups of coffee.
3. Bialetti Moka Express StoveTop Coffee Maker
FOR ESPRESSO FANS WITH SMALL KITCHENS
Home espresso machines are great in theory, but they take up a ton of space, cost a lot of money and are quite difficult to figure out how to use. The Moka pot is how Italians have made espresso in their kitchens for generations, and the Bialetti is the original. While it’s not “true” espresso, Moka pot coffee has the strong flavor espresso is beloved for. They’re also inexpensive, last forever and are pretty easy to care for.
4. Yamazaki Home Pour-Over Dripper Stand Filter Holder
FOR THE COFFEE LOVER WHO ALREADY HAS EVERYTHING ELSE
If you have a pour-over dripper, you don’t really need a pour-over stand. A dripper will work just as well directly on top of your coffee cup. But that’s what makes a pour-over stand a nice gift. It puts your dripper on display in an appealing way, while also making it easier to see how full your cup is as your coffee brews. A stand is also handy because it can better accommodate oddly shaped mugs and cups. This stand from Yamazaki home has an appealing light wood and white metal build, so it’ll look stylish on any counter.
5. EcoCoffee To-Go Travel Coffee-Cup
FOR THE ECO-FRIENDLY COFFEE LOVER
There are plenty of travel mugs, but EcoCoffee’s mugs are among the only ones that are actually a joy to drink out of. They come in fun colors and prints, and unlike steel mugs, they won’t leave a weird taste in your coffee. EcoCoffee’s mugs are made from bamboo and have a food-grade silicone sleeve and lid.
6. MiiR Pourigami
FOR THE COFFEE LOVER WHO CAMPS
The coffee lover in your life might have a pour-over maker, but do they have one that they can take camping? The Miir Pourigami is part pour-over maker, part puzzle. The stainless steel pieces fit into each other to form a conical pour-over, and you can use regular #2 filters with it. When they’re done, they can simply disassemble the filter and pack it completely flat.
7. Bodum Electric Milk Frother
FOR THE LATTE LOVER ON A BUDGET
You don’t need a fancy espresso machine to make lattes and cappuccinos. This milk frother from Bodum is designed to be easy to use, so it’ll get plenty of use on even the groggiest mornings. Simply add milk (or oat milk), hit the switch, and it’ll create a rich froth until it shuts off automatically. Simple and space-saving, the Bodum frother is the perfect companion to the Bialetti Moka pot on this list.
8. OXO 8-Cup Coffee Maker
FOR THE FUSS-FREE COFFEE LOVER
What do you get when you combine coffee snob precision with convenience? The OXO coffee maker, of course. It’s as easy to use as any drip machine, but it’s certified by the Specialty Coffee Association for its quality brew. It has a thermal carafe to keep your coffee hot for longer, without the burnt taste that many coffee makers have because they use hot plates. It has a dripper that distributes water more evenly for a better-tasting brew. You can also brew directly into your cup if you prefer.
9. Hasami Porcelain Mug
FOR COFFEE LOVERS WHO CARE ABOUT EVERY DETAIL
A stylish mug may not make your coffee taste any better, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t make a difference. This stylish mug from Hasami Porcelain is made using clay materials that result in a unique and pleasing coarse texture. The squared-off shape brings a modern touch to traditional porcelain techniques. Hasami also makes matching lids that double as coasters.
10. Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker
BEST FOR COLD BREW FANATICS
Cold Brew has become wildly popular recently, but still costs upward of $5 at most coffee shops. Avoid the lines and high prices with a cold brew maker for the home, like this one from Takeya. It has over 1,700 good reviews of Amazon.
11. Bean Box Coffee Subscription
BEST FOR COFFEE LOVERS LOOKING TO TRY NEW ROASTS
Even the most avid coffee drinkers procrastinate buying more coffee, forcing them to venture out into the world without a drop of caffeine. Make sure that never happens again by gifting your coffee addict a coffee subscription. This one by Bean Box comes highly rated on Amazon, and allows personalized gourmet coffee delivery to ensure a full pot everyday.
12. Chemex Glass Coffee Maker
BEST POUR-OVER MAKER
Chemex’s incredibly simple, elegant glass coffee maker was recently selected as one of the 100 best-designed products of modern times by the Illinois Institue of Technology. It’s incredibly stylish (and kinda expensive) making it a great gift for coffee lovers.