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The Festival of Lights is arriving early this year — November 28, to be exact. Which means the time to shop for presents is now, if it wasn’t already a month ago. Because Hanukkah occurs over eight nights, typically the presents are smaller or culminate in one large gift. Here we’ve compiled a list of eight smaller but nonetheless exciting and helpful gifts for you and your loved one’s this holiday.
For those who prefer drip or pour-over coffee methods, and a more hands-on approach to coffee grinding, the Yama Manual Grinder is the perfect choice. Made from elegant bamboo, the grinder can be adjusted to accommodate a range of preparation methods — yes, even including espresso — using conical stainless steel burrs. The rounded base of the grinder is comfortable to hold while the cast iron components are well made and long lasting. For coffee on the go, the grinding arm is easy to remove and the small size of the grounds container makes it highly portable.
You didn’t actually think we’d go an entire gift guide without shouting out our latest coffee blends, did you? Beamed Up! is an intense, deeply dark and smoky espresso blend with bittersweet notes of dark chocolate, roasted marshmallow, and red berry. Whole Latte Love Beamed Up is a 100% Arabica, Italian roast coffee, inspired by our famous Buzzopolis espresso. Composed of specialty grade beans and roasted locally, this is our take on a somewhat niche roast profile. While this roast is not safe for use in super-automatic espresso machines because of how dark it is, it makes a delicious drip or pour-over coffee that is tough to beat!
DJ Khaled voice: Anotha one! This time, our Crema Wave whole bean coffee, which is safe for use in super-automatic espresso machines. Where Beamed Up! is dark and smoky, Crema Wave is lighter, with notes of honey and almond crashing through to the profile’s surface. In milk, its natural sweetness is further accentuated for a decadent latte or cappuccino. Its origins can be found in India, Colombia, and Brazil, where it was grown at an elevation of over 1000 meters. The Crema Wave bag was designed in-house for a distinctive and memorable look that you'll want to show off next to your machine.
You’d be hard pressed to find any kettle sleeker than a Fellow Stagg. Whether you’re looking at a metallic one, like the copper or polished stainless steel versions for instance, or their matte black design, you will be getting both style and function guaranteed. The Stagg 1L Pour-Over Kettle is the epitome of pour over coffee perfected. The minimalist kettle holds 1 liter of water and comes with a base that fits comfortably on your countertop without taking up tons of space.
Even more Fellow products, since we can’t get enough! We happily recommend any of their cups or mugs, but especially this double walled ceramic cup set. The mugs are constructed with ceramic to keep the contents of the cup hot and to keep your hands comfortable, no burns or hot potatoes here. A copper bottom rounds out the bottom of the mug for a high-end and durable look and feel. To keep the mugs looking just as new as they did out of the box, be sure to hand wash them with warm, soapy water and avoid cleaning the mugs with abrasive soaps, cleansers or scrubbing pads.
The LINO Cups are great tools for the professional or home barista — not to mention they offer a classic minimalism that will add a touch of sophistication to your coffee set-up. The single cappuccino cup fits snug in the hand, is thermally insulated and is an award-winning product for coffee aficionados. The curvature on the inside of the cup was a deliberate design to make for the perfect latte art and offers 5 ounces of clearance for single-shot cappuccinos so that milk can cut through the espresso and the light and frothy milk will sit on top effortlessly.
This sleek silver version of the Acaia Lunar offers a robust scale built to thrive in a commercial environment. To make your brewing experience even easier, five modes are programmed into the Lunar, including Weighing Mode, Timer Mode, Auto-Tare Liquid Timer, Auto-Tare Cup Timer, and Auto-Start Liquid Timer. To make things even easier, or experimental, the Acaia Lunar Espresso Scale has bluetooth connection that opens up further possibilities, giving you access to a suite of apps for firmware updates and brewing aids.
This leveler and tamp in one is such a fan favorite here at Whole Latte Love, and it comes in a diverse range of colors and wood finishes. The Jack coffee leveler is a distribution tool used to groom the coffee in your portafilter quickly and easily. With the Jack, you can expect a much easier time getting a consistent and level tamp, removing one of the many variables from pulling the perfect shot. This tool will fit 58mm portafilters.