The Festival of Lights arrives December 7th this year, which means the time to shop for presents is now, if it wasn’t already a month ago. To help with your holiday shopping, we’ve compiled a list of gifts ranging from essential accessories to a standout coffee maker for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Take a look!
Whole Bean Coffees
To kick off the gift-giving festivities, you can't go wrong with a bag of whole bean coffee. We offer an extensive selection of blends from some of the most popular coffee roasters, including the following trio of options below that are sure to have your loved ones buzzing with excitement.
Whole Latte Love Crema Wave
Aside from the beautiful bag artwork that was designed in-house, the sweet flavors of honey and almond evoked by our very own Crema Wave whole bean coffee make it a blend we are always thrilled to recommend. Crema Wave is a medium roast coffee best used for preparing espresso that is completely drinkable as a single or double shot. In milk, its natural sweetness is further accentuated for a decadent latte or cappuccino. It's certainly something you have to taste to believe, and makes for a fantastic gift for the holidays.
Lauren Salzman Art Coffee Dance Tin with Maromas Orphea
Continuing with the theme of in-house designs, this very special bundle is near and dear to our hearts. The featured tin was expertly designed by Whole Latte Love co-founder and artist Lauren Salzman, in collaboration with Maromas. We have also included a bag of Maromas Orphea whole bean espresso — an extraordinary rich blend with persisting aromas and a refined chocolate aftertaste — that you can gift to the art aficionado in your life (or keep for yourself!).
Barrie House Clay Avenue
Some of things we love about Barrie House Clay Avenue is that it is both kosher and fair trade organic. That's not to mention the sweet flavor notes of toasted nuts and brown sugar that we find both alluring and endearing. If that doesn't sound like a recipe for a perfect gift, we don't know what does!
For those unaccustomed to the wonderful world of stovetop coffee makers, Moka Pots offer a traditional Italian brewing method used to produce coffee similar in flavor and strength to espresso without requiring the use of a machine. We currently offer a robust collection of Moka Pots, including the following standouts that we think strike the ever-elusive balance between value, style, and functionality. The result is a shortlist of items perfect for gift giving.
G.A.T. Moka Delizia
The Moka Delizia Moka Pot from G.A.T. is one of our favorite stovetop coffee makers. Made with premium aluminum, and available with festive blue or yellow accents, Moka Delizia is is sure to turn heads at your next gathering.
We currently offer 3-cup, 6-cup, or 9-cup capacities for both color options, so you can gift the perfect pot to both the solo and social coffee consumers in your life.
G.A.T. Moka Lady
Another wonderful gift option for the seasoned and/or prospective stovetop coffee drinker in your life is the G.A.T. Moka Lady Moka Pot. Available in 4-cup, 6-cup, or 10-cup quantities, the Moka Lady makes for an elegant addition to any coffee connoisseur's collection. Made from premium stainless steel with a rounded mirror polished appearance and wide ergonomic grip, the real show-stopper is the bean-shaped tab on the lid. We're honestly obsessed with it.
If you have a pour-over fanatic or avid tea drinking in your life, look no further than our wonderful selection of hot water kettles. Whether you're looking for an electric, stovetop or cordless kettle, we have a wide variety of styles and designs that cater to just about anyone. Check out the following pair of kettles we've hand-picked for help finding gift-giving inspiration.
You’d be hard pressed to find any kettle sleeker than a Fellow Stagg. Whether you’re looking at some of the metallic options like copper or polished stainless steel, or the matte black and walnut design, each option is synonymous with both style and function. The minimalist kettle is available in 0.9L and 1L quantities and comes with a base that fits comfortably on your countertop without taking up tons of space. The Fellow Stagg is the epitome of pour-over coffee perfected, and makes for a sublime gift you can give yourself or someone you love.
Saint Anthony Industries Perfect Pourover
Made of 18/8 stainless steel, which gives the product a nice weight, and with a capacity of 17oz and narrow gooseneck spout that provides optimal pouring precision, the Saint Anthony Industries Perfect Pourover is a kettle built to last. The balanced design helps ensure steady and accurate pours for even distribution of water over coffee grounds, while the comfortable wooden handle is engraved with “Saint Anthony Industries'' for a nice and thoughtful touch. All in all, the Perfect Pourover makes for a perfect present this Hanukkah.
E&B Lab Pour Over Set
If you made the wise and thoughtful decision to gift a kettle, we recommend pairing it with a pour over kit. Luckily, we have just the thing! E&B Lab’s Pour Over Set comes with a functional, handmade borosilicate glass carafe and two uniquely-made flower paper filter holders that is sure to garner some "oohs" and "ahhs." Toss in a thermometer so your lucky giftee can monitor and control temperature for optimal tasting coffee and you have the perfect little gift bundle.
Acaia Pearl Coffee Scale
Whether you want to include it as part of a gift bundle, or as a standalone present, a coffee scale is an essential gadget on every barista's tool belt. For the aspiring or seasoned barista in your life, look no further than the Acaia Pearl! With the Acaia Pearl, the combination of minimalist aesthetics, laboratory-grade parts, and both Bluetooth and app functionality offers a compact and powerful technology that will only improve you or your loved ones brewing experience!
Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder
Now we're getting to the headline-worthy gifts. If you decided to kickoff the gift giving with a bag of whole bean coffee, the next thing you should look into gifting is a grinder! To handle the grind, we suggest checking out the Baratza Encore, a conical burr grinder that's favorite of ours, and a great value. The Baratza Encore is beloved among coarse brew method enthusiasts everywhere, and is widely hailed as the best burr grinder in its class. It has modern engineered materials and precision manufacturing methods to reliably deliver consistent grounds, and get one lucky gift receiver one step closer to enjoying all kinds of delicious coffee and espresso.
We are firm believers that once you switch from a traditional tamper to a leveler like The Jack, you'll never go back. For those accustomed to tamping, or even those looking for their first-ever distribution tool, levelers are the way to go. Just place the leveler in the portafilter and spin, spin, spin! The result is an even, level surface on pucks of ground coffee. Check out our top choices when it comes to levelers that will level up your gift giving this Hanukkah.
Asso Coffee The Jack (Available with Wood Accents)
Asso Coffee's The Jack leveler is considered by many to be the standard that all other levelers are held to. With the Jack, distribution and tamp is not only consistent, it is exactly the same every time. We've been spoiled by the results, and think you or the lucky loved one you gift one too will be too.
Arguably just as impressive as the performance of The Jack is the slew of handle materials available. Premium wood materials like zebra wood, walnut, olive wood and whitened oak have the potential to add a rustic appeal to your coffee bar, while artistic and metallic pattern options truly standout and make for a memorable gift.
Saint Anthony Industries BT Wedge
Another standout collection from SAI is their lineup of levelers. The BT Wedge in particular, is a wonderful gift giving option thanks to reliability, professional craftsmanship, and extended durability. The wedge shape distributes ground coffee evenly without compressing it prematurely, so you get the full effect of your espresso machine’s pressure. The result is an excellent, built-to-last gift option that will remain in tip-top shape for Hanukkahs to come.
Ratio Six Coffee Maker
Hey, look at us! We've arrived at the grand poobah of this year's Hanukkah gift guide: the Ratio Six Coffee Maker. With a simple, yet thoughtful design, the Ratio Six Coffee Maker brings modernity to traditionally delicious coffee. For those who love pour over coffee but don’t love the time it takes to hand pour their water, the Ratio Six combines the ease of an automated drip coffee machine with the flavor of a manual pour over coffee maker. Who would've thought you'd find yet another perfect gift to give? We did!
There you have it: a small but mighty selection of gifts that are sure to impress. Not to mention, once all eight nights end, you’ll be ready to enjoy some incredible espresso. Here’s to good health, peace, and joy this Hanukkah, and eight nights full of light!
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