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Every year on Christmas Eve, my brothers and I try to convince our parents to let us open our stockings early. When we were younger, we’d whine that “other families do it!” To which they’d only double-down.
All of this is to say sometimes stocking stuffers are the most exciting gifts. For coffee lovers in particular, small gifts like tampers and levelers or coffee samples make fantastic presents, whether they’re packaged under the Christmas tree or not.
Below, find a list of products we recommend for stocking stuffers!
One customer wrote: “If you are looking for classy, functional and well made glasses look no further. I use them for double shots and they are fantastic. Great feel in your hand and they make good shots look even better.”
notNeutral's Cortado Glasses are the brand’s most popular item in their VERO series of glassware. With a 4.5oz capacity, they were crafted to be the ideal vessel for the cortado, but can fit a double and single shot. They are designed to incorporate fluid dynamics with a large thermal mass to maintain temperature and improve mouthfeel while drinking. Not just for coffee, these unique glasses are also perfect for whiskey and bourbon — perfect for post-holiday meal sipping.
There can be a lot of variables when brewing espresso. Don’t let the amount of pressure you tamp with be one of them. Winner of Coffee Geek’s 2006 Editor Choice Award for the Best Training Tool category, the Espro Calibrated Tamper features world class construction. This unique tamper automatically clicks when 30 pounds of force has been exerted onto it and when the handle hits the metal base of the tamper, alerting you when you have reached the proper amount of tamp pressure for espresso extraction. These tampers have flat, stainless-steel bases and are available in 53mm as well as 58mm sizes.
This single item inspired this entire stocking stuffers blog. We just can’t stop sharing our love for the Asso Coffee Jack Levelers in any and all colors. The Jack is a distribution tool used to prepare the coffee in your portafilter quickly and easily. The depth at which you level the grounds in your portafilter is adjustable to the millimeter. To distribute and tamp, simply place the Jack on top of your portafilter and spin rapidly. As a signature, the Asso Coffee branding is laser engraved into the body. By using the Jack, the coffee lovers in your life will have an easier time getting a consistent and level tamp, removing one of the many variables from pulling the perfect shot.
Bravo’s Portafilter Funnel makes dosing accurately a consistent breeze. The funnel sits on top of your portafilter to direct coffee out of the grinder’s chute and into the center of the portafilter. Grinding coffee will quickly become one of your favorite parts of the brewing process with Bravo’s dosing funnel — eliminating inaccurate dosing or the worst part, a messy clean up process (which, if you’re gifting this to someone in your household, doubles as a present for you, too). This dosing funnel fits all 58mm portafilter baskets.
You may be looking at this and thinking to yourself, What the heck is this scalp massager doing on a stocking stuffers gift guide for coffee lover? Well, what you’re looking at is actually the WDT Coffee Tool, which is a simple yet effective tool for distributing espresso more evenly in the portafilter. With a rounded wood handle, the device fits easily into the palm of any coffee lover’s hand, and the stainless steel loops easily break up clumps and evenly distribute coffee in the basket. The WDT Coffee Tool is ideal for someone wanting to pull better shots but not quite ready to spring for a new grinder.
We last talked about these spoons in our wedding season gift guide where we said they were the perfect present for the coffee connoisseur couple. While that still holds true, they’re also equally as perfect as a holiday gift, too. These spoons are available in stainless steel, black, or gold-accented. Brewista Professional Cupping Spoons are the ideal tools for coffee lovers looking to try new roasts, host at-home tastings, or just add some undeniable class to any coffee set up. This stylish, scratch resistant spoon is ideally balanced and weighted to offer excellent control, and features titanium-coated stainless steel to provide maximum durability.
Whole bags of coffee as stocking stuffers...really? Yes, really. At the end of the day and beyond all the machines and tampers and levelers, coffee lovers love coffee because of the coffee. When it comes to delicious coffee, Maromas knows what they’re doing.
Experience the gourmet quality of Maromas espresso with our whole bean sampler. This three bag package includes 2.2lbs each of Maromas' Arabea, Marmea, and Orphea whole bean espressos. Maromas coffee is produced from some of the finest origins around the world and expertly roasted to produce the best coffee drinks possible. By trying all three, whoever receives this gift is bound to find a new favorite!
Your choice of free Maromas branded accessory with purchase.
The JURA 2-Phase Cleaning Tablets are an ideal gift for the practical person in your life. These tablets are great for fully automatic espresso machines and come in a package of 6 or a canister of 25. Just drop them into the bypass doser and run the cleaning cycle. Works with six JURA espresso machines. In other words, this is a simple, no-nonsense gift that may not be the most exciting — like when my mother gifted me with an immersion blender — but is a necessity in any coffee lover’s kitchen.
We love E&B Lab products here for many reasons, but especially their aesthetic. With the E&B Lab Superfine Precision basket, this is no different. This portafilter basket was made to extract the best flavors out of single origin, high elevation and light roast coffees. The electropolished stainless steel basket is covered in superfine mesh to create an even extraction, prevent channeling and to truly help you to get the most out of your favorite coffee. It holds 18/20g of coffee and is for use in 58mm portafilters. The only thing it will not fit is Expobar bottomless portafilters.
Another design favorite: anything Rocket. From their espresso machines built out to the most minute detail, to something as “small” as this 500mL milk jug in matte black. Like we keep repeating: style AND substance go hand-in-hand with coffee and espresso products. In stately matte black, this 16.9 oz pitcher boasts the unique aesthetics Rocket is known for. Durable 18/10 stainless steel construction is coated in high-quality matte enamel, designed with a fluted spout for a precise, finishing pour. The angular handle is easy to grip for better control.
New to our site, these Barista Improving Taste filter baskets are worth the wait! The BIT Renato series is a new family of precision filter baskets developed by legendary cup tasting champion Sauro Dall’Aglio. A new collaboration with IMS, shots pulled through the Renato emphasize the coffee’s sweetness and brightness while reducing bitterness and astringency for a clean cup and a pleasant aftertaste.
Well there you go! Ten stocking stuffers that are perfect for the coffee fans in your life — and a reminder that not all presents have to be Earth-shattering to be good. Take for instance that immersion blender I mentioned. Sure, it got a lot of laughs at the moment, but now we use it every Thanksgiving to make our family’s favorite butternut squash soup. Plus, when the regular blender stopped working one time making salsa, the immersion one worked like a charm. All to say, necessary items make life easier and that, in itself, is a gift.