You’re probably starting to think about Christmas shopping. If you are like most of us, you still have a long way to go on your list. Never fear, I have a list of easy coffee-themed gifts under $50 that will help you knock your list out of the park!
So, let’s do this!
The AeroPress by Aerobie is a coffee pressing device, and it’s pretty much the only one of its kind. I was recently introduced to this little device. It has been a true pleasure getting to know and learning to use it. The AeroPress is extremely versatile.
You can make about an 8 oz cup of coffee and press it directly into the mug you plan to drink from or serve. If you want to make a larger cup, you can make a concentrate and then add water to the desired strength. It is faster than a pour over. The average time to make an AeroPress cup is about two minutes. This also yields a hotter cup of coffee than a pour over, since the hot liquid is sealed up inside the unit during the brewing process.
The AeroPress has an extremely small profile and is very lightweight, making it very easy to take with you on the road, or even on a hike. You seriously can’t go wrong getting one of these for a coffee lover. It has become my favorite way to make a cup!
Burr grinders range in cost from very affordable to, well, expensive. The good news is you do not need an expensive one to grind small amounts of coffee a couple of times per day at home. An affordable model will do just fine. If your coffee lover doesn’t have a burr grinder or theirs needs replacing, you can’t go wrong with this gift.
We use this Mr. Coffee grinder in our shop for flavored coffees, and it gets the job done. It is more than capable of grinding for your home needs.
Freshly roasted coffee from a local roaster vs. coffee bought in the grocery store. Well, theres just no comparison in flavor. A coffee connoisseur will always appreciate the difference in quality and taste of specialty coffee.
Your options are pretty much endless, thanks to the internet. Even if you live in a small town with no local coffee shop around, you can have freshly roasted beans delivered right to your door within days of roasting. I can almost smell the aroma now!
Vienna Coffee Company has some of the best coffee available! Pick up a bag of Sumatra from Vienna Coffee Company.
The French Press has been around as a brewing method for a very long time. One notable difference between French Press and other brewing methods is the lack of a paper filter. This distinction allows for much of the oil from the coffee to be present in the brewed cup. The result is a smooth, espresso like drink which many people prefer to other brewing methods.
Just about any coffee lover will appreciate having multiple brewing methods to choose from depending on their mood. This allows them to be their own barista, and create the drink they want. Adding a French Press to their repertoire will further develop their skills, something all coffee lovers appreciate. Since the French Press has been around for some time, there are countless recipes for alternative drinks which can be made using the device. It’s a coffee lover’s playground.
Hario Pour Over Dripper
This little beauty will allow your coffee lover to make Pour Over coffee at home. Pour Over coffee is a manual brewing method which allows the barista to control the extraction process from start to finish. It is a fabulous way to enjoy a cup of black coffee, especially single origin coffee.
This would pair extremely well with a bag of single origin specialty coffee as a great gift. Throw in a burr grinder and you have the total package!
Coffee Shop Gift Card
I’m big on supporting local, and a local coffee shop gift card can not only please the person who is receiving the card, but benefits a local shop. We love when people buy gift cards for our local coffee shop! We particularly love to see people buying several gift cards with small amounts because we know that we may have the opportunity to introduce our shop to new first-time guests. It’s a great way for a small business to grow, and a great gift for the coffee lover, all at the same time.
Swing by your local coffee shop and grab a gift card or two. Both the shop and the recipient of the card will thank you!
Coffee-Themed Apparel or Gear
You don’t have to look around on Pinterest or social media very long to see coffee quotes that make you chuckle or retort with a boisterous “Amen!”. There are so many ways to use coffee quotes these days to “espresso yourself”. OK, sorry I know that was terrible, but you get the idea.
Coffee lovers love their coffee and almost equally love telling people how much they love their coffee. A coffee quote T-Shirt or Vacuum Travel Tumbler will always do the trick! Empower your coffee lover to share their love of coffee with a custom gift!
Self-Sealing Coffee Canister
The enemies of fresh coffee are air, heat, and moisture. Help your coffee lover keep their specialty coffee defended from these villainous foes with a self-sealing coffee canister. These canisters lock out air and moisture by creating a seal over the coffee every time the lid is placed on the canister. The most popular canisters are made of stainless steel, which, unless it is placed directly next to a heat source, serves as a good protector against heat as well.
Keeping your coffee free from these enemies will ensure a fresh cup every time your coffee lover grinds their beans. Every time they enjoy a cup at home and marvel at how fresh it tastes, they will think of you. What more could you ask for?
Well, there you have it! Now get clicking and get done shopping!
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