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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 coffee. 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 allow 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. 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, making them excellent gifts for coffee lovers.
3. 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 for coffee lovers. 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.
4. Atlas Coffee Club
FOR COFFEE LOVERS WHO WANT TO TRAVEL
Looking for a gift for coffee lovers? Have you considered … coffee? There are many great coffee subscriptions out there, and Atlas is one of the most unique. Single-origin coffee offers coffee lovers an opportunity to sample the unique flavor profiles of different coffee-growing regions of the world. Atlas Coffee Club is one of the best ways to get into single origin. A subscription will get you different bags each month, and you can buy your favorites directly from the website.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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 37,000 5-star reviews of Amazon.
10. 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 every day.
11. Chemex Glass Coffee Maker
FOR THE COFFEE LOVER WITH A MOMA MEMBERSHIP
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 Institute of Technology. It’s incredibly stylish (and kinda expensive) making it a great gift for coffee lovers.
12. Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
FOR THE BUDDING BARISTA
It’s not cheap, but the Baratza Encore is one of the most widely recommended coffee grinders for home use. It has conical burrs with 40 grind settings to easily customize your brew settings. Plus, the simple controls on the grinder make it an intuitive option.
13. Fellow Carter Move Travel Mug
FOR THE COFFEE LOVER WITH A LONG COMMUTE
Paper cups are wasteful, stainless steel can leave a flavor, and glass is fragile and loses heat quickly. This travel mug from Fellow addresses most of the shortcomings of other on-the-go coffee mug solutions. It’s made from stainless steel to keep your coffee hot, but the inside of the mug has a ceramic lining to keep the coffee flavor as fresh as it should be.
14. Portland Design Works Bar-ista Coffee Cup Holder
FOR THE COFFEE LOVER WITH A DIFFERENT KIND OF COMMUTE
Coffee and cycling are made for each other. But it’s not easy to enjoy them at the exact same time. That is, until you invest in this coffee cup holder. Where a regular water bottle cage would just crush a coffee cup, this cup holder holds your coffee cup on the handlebar. It’s modeled after paper cups, so it may not be ideal for some larger thermoses.
15. Bonavita 1.0L Electric Kettle
FOR THE POUR OVER DRINKER WHO KEEPS IT SIMPLE
The Fellow Stagg kettle is beautiful but expensive. This option from Bonavita is much more economical. While it doesn’t have precise temperature controls, it does have a gooseneck spout, making it a great option for pour-over. It has a simple on switch and an auto-shutoff once it reaches boiling. The kettle detaches from the base for easy pouring without the cord.
16. Bodum Tribute Press
FOR THE COFFEE LOVER WHO BROKE THEIR LAST FRENCH PRESS
They might already have a French press, but they probably don’t have one this stylish. Bodum updated its classic French press in stainless steel with a unique matte silicone paint finish. It comes in a wide range of colors, so you can easily find the one that suits their taste.
17. Copper Cow Coffee Subscription
FOR THE COFFEE LOVERS LOOKING TO TRY SOMETHING NEW
If you know a coffee lover who’s trying to expand their horizons, the Copper Cow Coffee subscription allows them to explore the wide world of Vietnamese coffee. The subscription includes single-use paper pour-over kits, which come with packets of milk and sugar creamers for an authentic Vietnamese coffee experience.
18. World Market Beech Wood Coffee Scoop And Clip
FOR ANY COFFEE LOVER
By itself, this is kind of a small gift, but it’d make a great addition to a gift basket for a coffee lover. This stylish scoop is made from beech wood and it holds 1 tbsp of coffee for easy measuring. Plus, the split end of the handle makes it a great option to use as a coffee bag clip.
19. AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker
FOR THE COFFEE LOVER WHO COMPLAINS ABOUT HOTEL COFFEE
The AeroPress is a weird little contraption that’s beloved among coffee connoisseurs. It can be used to make drip-style coffee or espresso-style coffee, and its compact size makes it easy to take on the go.
20. Breville Barista Express
FOR THE COFFEE LOVER CELEBRATING A SPECIAL OCCASION
This is the kind of gift for coffee lovers that you save for a special occasion. The Breville Barista Express is a beastly machine that’s kind of like an all-in-one coffee shop. In addition to the perfect pull of espresso, this machine froths milk and even grinds coffee beans. Plus, it’s a stylish-looking machine.
21. 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.
22. The Tea Collection Loose Leaf Tea Vials 8 Pack
FOR THE COFFEE LOVER LOOKING TO CUT BACK
Yes, tea. No, we’re not kidding. A tea sampler can be a great gift for the coffee lover who constantly laments that they need to cut back on the java. Of course, if they simply don’t like tea, this isn’t a good option. But if they’re looking to explore more teas, try this giftable eight-piece loose-leaf set.