22 Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers
Brewing a quality cup of joe at home is easy with these gadgets.
It’s no secret that many of us are casual coffee addicts. And chances are, you’ve got someone on your Nice List that fits the description. From the grab-and-go, no-fuss drinker to the serious coffee connoisseur, you’ll be able to find something for everyone.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Ember Mugs are worth the hefty price tag. If you’re looking to gift something more luxurious, look no further than an Ember, which will keep your favorite coffee drinker sipping perfectly hot coffee all morning long. Ember’s new collection includes a line of sharp, metallic colors that will make your gift a true statement piece.
For that friend who exclusively orders a latte at every coffee date, this milk frother is a must-have. With a nearly 7-ounce capacity for warm frothing and more than 13-ounce capacity for cold frothing, this gadget allows you to make multiple lattes, cappucinos and more with just the turn of a dial.
We promise this isn’t just another travel mug. This is the coffee cup you can bring just about anywhere — without compromising on experience or convenience. Unlike a lot of to-go mugs, Fellow’s Carter cup is built with a wide mouth that delivers your drink via a thin, tapered metal lip that mimics a Cabernet glass. The sleek design makes sipping between errands more comfortable, aromatic and closer to the experience you would have at home, in a regular cup. Yep, that means saving your loved one from burning their tongue through a tiny hole for the zillionth time! The insulated mug, which comes in an array of colors, is sealed with a closed, leak-proof twist top. Instead of struggling to keep a tumbler upright, busy bees can feel good about throwing the Carter into a bag.
Make real-deal Vietnamese coffee with Nguyen Coffee Supply’s kit. The Brooklyn-based company sources its beans from Vietnam, and roasts them in the U.S. to ensure that every bag is as fresh as can be. The kit includes a phin, a.k.a. a filter that originates from Vietnam, that is both easy to use and clean.
The Hamilton Beach Scoop boasts 15,000+ reviews and a 4.5-star rating on Amazon for good reason. It's everything you want in a single-serve coffee maker with the flexibilty of an automatic drip. The removable "scoop" cup allows you to brew your own coffee to your liking and doesn't rely on pods. It's the perfect gift for apartment dwellers.
This one’s for the outdoorsy friend who can’t start an adventure without coffee. The manual AeroPress is known for its brilliantly simple design, easy cleanup and yielding single-serving beverages that satisfy even the snobbiest of sippers.
The Hario Cold Brew Bottle is shaped like a wine bottle, but includes a built-in ultrafine filter that makes homemade cold brew mind-blowingly effortless. Simply drop ground coffee into the filter, add water and let chill in the fridge. Eight to 12 hours later, just pop off the cap and pour directly into your cup. No additional filtering or messy spills from a Mason jar required.
For those who prefer to brew their whole week’s supply in one go, opt for the OXO Brew Compact Cold Brew Maker. Cold brew gadgets can be clunky and involve several small parts, but this sleek design from OXO makes steeping concentrates — ultimately filtered into a beautiful corked vessel — easy without taking up precious counter space.
Form meets function with Hay’s Sowden Coffee Pot. This pop of color comes with an innovative "SoftBrew" brewing device that infuses coffee with a micro-thin stainless-steel filter. Just add grounds to the mesh chamber, and let them steep in hot water for a fresh cup.
As stylish as it is functional, Fellow’s Clara French Press will turn mornings into moments to be savored. Indicators inside the vessel make getting the exact ratio of coffee grounds to hot water foolproof. And once you plunge the grounds down, your coffee will stay hot through the A.M., thanks to the press’ double-wall, stainless steel insulation.
Pour-over the right way can feel intimidating to do at home. But for serious coffee drinkers who want to try their hand, Fellow makes smooth, potent coffee hard to mess up with its kit. The set includes the Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle, Stagg Pour-Over Dripper, Stagg Tasting Glass and 20 paper filters. The kettle can be set at a precise temperature and held for up to an hour — making perfect pour-over super easy — while the dripper and double-walled glass, designed for each other, make going from brewing to sipping a seamless process.
If the coffee fan in your life has already got every gadget under the sun, try a coffee subscription from BLK & Bold. It’s the gift that literally keeps on giving.
At-home coffee afficionados will tell you manually grinding beans is no fun task, especially if you go through a few cups a day. The OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder comes with 15 grind size settings (for all your coffee needs) and a touch-and-go dial timer.
Unsightly half-opened coffee bags don’t have to litter a kitchen counter thanks to Planetary Design’s sleek storage canister. With the Airscape, whole beans stay fresh with the help of two lids: a clear top, and a second lid that’s pressed right down to where the beans stop. You can literally feel and hear air getting pushed out of the container.
Bring the coffeehouse to a happy household with Ninja’s Coffee Bar system, equipped with a built-in frother. The machine can make carafe-sized batches and single-serving drinks (sans single-use pods) for every type of family’s needs. It also does both hot and cold drinks, with whole settings dedicated to over-ice brews.