Are you looking for the perfect gift for a coffee lover but don't know where to start? Well, you've found the right place. Now all you need to do is scroll down. Below is a curated list of the best coffee related gifts you could hope to find, from assorted accessories and coffee mugs to grinders and coffee makers.
A good accessory or add-on provides a quality of life improvement to your favorite gear or some extra versatility that offers something exciting that wasn't there before. Check out the add-ons below to give the coffee lover in your life something that makes life a little easier and a little more enjoyable.
Acaia Heat Resistant Coaster
This is perfect for anyone who owns an Acaia scale, or any scale, really. This heat resistant coaster keeps the heat from a cup of coffee from absorbing into the scale, safeguarding it against heat damage. It's a simple but effective tool that keeps scales safe for extended use over time. It's versatile, too, able to withstand the heat from hot cups or larger vessels like carafes. You can use it for pour over, espresso, drip style, whatever you like.
Fellow Prismo AeroPress Filter
The Fellow Prismo AeroPress Filter offers a tailor made upgrade to the ever loved AeroPress. It's a pressure actuated valve that allows for the build-up of pressure for espresso-style coffee with a reusable 150 micron etched metal filter stops fines and used grounds from entering your cup. This means better, cleaner espresso for anyone who uses an AeroPress.
The Pour Over Adapter Kit
Does the coffee lover in your life have one of Breville’s Precision Brewer coffee makers? Do they like Pour Over? If yes, then here's a simple gadget that will get their gears turning. One quick swap later and any Breville Precision Brewer is equipped to brew Pour Over style coffee with ease. The coffee blooms as the water from the Breville Precision Brewer evenly coats the bed of coffee, and settles to create an even and flavorful stream of coffee.
Baristapro Nanotech Portafilter Baskets
If your giftee cares deeply about perfect, high quality espresso and you find them talking at length about water distribution, extractions, or total dissolved solids, then this will be a great pick. These electropolished baskets fit in most 58 mm espresso machine portafilters, feature 661 double-punched holes to relieve back pressure and ensure a smoother extraction, and avoid channeling. Best of all, the nanoquartz finish guards against corrosion, repels grinds for easier cleanup, and, considering the rainbow sheen it provides, it looks pretty cool to the naked eye.
Dreamfarm Grindenstein Knock Boxes
Does your coffee lover have an espresso machine, but nowhere good to get rid of their used coffee pucks when they're done brewing a shot? Get them a Grindenstein Knock Box, a compact and super durable offering from Dreamfarm. These knock boxes absorb shock from the portafilter with ease and reduce noise from knocking thanks to a thick rubber sleeve across the bar. It's even dishwasher safe on the top rack.
Coffee Cups and Mugs
You can't drink great coffee without a mug, can you? The answer is obvious, but know that not just any coffee cup or mug will do. The coffee lover in your life deserves the best.
NotNeutral LINO Mugs
Simple. Elegant. Beautiful. The LINO series of coffee mugs from NotNetural were designed in collaboration with award-winning baristas specifically for discerning coffee lovers at home. The LINO design quickly became iconic not only for its look, but for the comfort and control in hand when preparing coffee drinks. It's both dishwasher and microwave safe.
Fellow Monty Cappuccino Cups
Would you say the coffee lover in your life is more of a cappuccino lover? If so, they'll need a Monty Cappuccino Cup from Fellow. It's double walled, made of ceramic, and designed to be stackable with other Fellow cups. You can expect this cup to keep drinks hotter for longer, letting you get the most out of every sip at your leisure.
Fellow Carter Everywhere Mugs
Fellow's Carter Everywhere mugs are designed to enhance the taste and aromas of any coffee that's lucky enough to pour into one. More than that, they're designed for travel, too, so your giftee can take an incredible coffee on the road whenever they need.
Pour Over Brewing
Pour Over takes a practiced hand, but the results are worth it. If the coffee lover you want to surprise loves the art of making coffee, they'll definitely love high quality pour over gear.
E&B Lab Flower Dripper for V60 and Chemex
The Flower Dripper from E&B Lab aspires to excellent pour over coffee, designed for use with Chemex and Hario paper filters. The unique flower petal design perfectly supports a paper filter, and prevents fluctuations in brew temperatures due to the minimal surface area of the petals.
E&B Lab Dripper Cone and Stand
E&B Lab's Dripper Cone and Stand is designed with convenience and control in mind. It's compatible with a wide range of grind sizes, and there's no worry of the coffee coming in contact with other materials during the brewing process. Simply add coffee and brew directly into the cup.
French Presses and Coffee Presses
French Press is a timeless drink anyone can enjoy. If the coffee lover you're buying for enjoys a strong, smooth drink, check out the options below. They'll be sure to thank you later.
Espro Travel Press for Coffee
Imagine a French Press and a thermos combined into one beautiful travel solution. You would get the Espro Travel Press. Highlighted by the SCAA as the best new consumer product of 2015, the Espro Travel Press perfects the art of portable coffee. When used as a French Press, you can brew up to 10 oz of coffee that you can take anywhere. It uses the same dual filter system you would find in Espro's standard press, as well, meaning brewed coffee will be filtered 9 to 12 times finer than a regular French Press. That's smooth.
Bodum Shiny Chambord French Press Coffee Makers
When French Presses come to mind, it's impossible to think of anything but Bodum. Bodum paved the way for the French Presses with timeless designs and proven workmanship. The Shiny Chambord carries that torch today. The Bodum Chambord 8 cup 34oz French Press Coffee Maker is the classic French press coffee maker designed in the 1950s and emulates the roof line of the famed Chambord Estate. The steel frame and lid are chrome-plated in a multi-coating process that produces a tough, durable finish. Gifting this to any coffee lover is to give them a piece of history.
For brewing coffee you'll thank yourself for getting a high quality burr coffee grinder. And for drip style coffee, you'll thank yourself even more for getting a Technivorm.
Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder
Baratza produces incredibly popular coffee and espresso grinders, and the Encore is no exception. It's loved by many, and its value is without equal. The Baratza Encore uses 40 mm conical burrs and 40 grind settings for excellent control and consistency. It grinds quietly, and the low torque motor helps protect against heat transfer and static build up in the grounds. If you're buying for someone who loves drip style coffee, French Press, Pour Over, or similar, they'll love having an Encore handy.
Technivorm KM4 TT Coffee Grinder in Brushed Silver
A strong alternative to the Encore is the KM4 TT from Technivorm. When it comes to brewing drip-style coffee, Technivorm is a master, and it all starts with a good grinder. And not just any grinder, a grinder that's specifically approved by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. The KM4 TT offers minimal heat transfer and uniform grind as well, all within a durable aluminum housing. Plus, the grinding chamber is fan-cooled, further minimizing heat transfer while grinding coffee and keeping those precious flavors unchanged.
The Best Whole Bean Coffee
Of course, nothing matters unless you start with great coffee beans. Below you'll find some of our most popular coffee that have cemented themselves as all-time customer favorites.
Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Espresso Coffee
Lavazza Super Crema is legendarily popular for its chocolaty flavors and the thick layer of crema that forms on top of the espresso. It's an 80/20 Arabica/Robusta blend and works well for espresso, as well as drip style coffee.
illy Whole Bean Classico Coffee - Medium Roast
Illy is famed for their incredible, consistent quality. Each roast is meticulously prepared to make a balanced coffee with notes of caramel. Whole Bean Classico (Medium Roast) is 100% fine Arabica, selected from different growing regions around the world. The resulting drink is smooth, delicious, and never bitter.
Fuego Coffee Roasters El Salvador Red
Fuego Coffee Roasters are a local coffee roasting company in Rochester, NY, and we've been enjoying their coffee for some time. El Salvador Red, in particular, offers a delicate blend of floral and jasmine flavor notes that makes for a wonderfully smooth and relaxing espresso.
Joe Bean Espresso Blend
Joe Bean is another esteemed local coffee roaster in Rochester, NY, and a close partner with Whole Latte Love. Espresso Blend was developed as part of that partnership, created in collaboration between the two companies. With Espresso Blend you can expect unique single-origin beans from the Peruvian Freddy Bermeo farm combined with community sourced Colombian Azahar for a blend that offers notes of cherry, peach, caramel, and chocolate.
Coffee MIO Crema Plus
Coffee MIO Crema Plus is a blend hailing from the Cerrado Region of Brazil and 10% Indian "Kaapi Royale" Robusta, combining to produce a rich, velvety crema and syrupy mouthfeel. Put another way, it's been compared to drinking Australian chocolate malt. It has a delicate acidity with a refreshing finish.
Maromas Orphea Whole Bean Espresso
Maromas Orphea is a massive hit with the staff at Whole Latte Love as well as our customers. When brewed, it produces a sweetness strong enough that you'll pass on adding sugar. Between the thick layer of crema it produces, the chocolate aftertaste, and zero bitterness, it's no wonder Orphea wins over so many. Maromas uses a unique blend with fine Arabica, and the incredible qualities of a very special double washed Robusta from only one plantation.
There you have it. Twenty-one perfect gifts for a coffee lover, curated by our team of experts. Of course, there are loads more options in the store, and if you find yourself exploring or getting lost, feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email. Our staff are the most knowledgeable in the industry and they would love to help you find the right gift for you or someone important.