20 Gift Ideas For Coffee Lovers 2022

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There are a ton of coffee-loving folks out there who dedicate hours to meticulously fiddling with their espresso tamper or reading in-depth reviews about the different coffee roasts at the local coffee shop. And if you've ever bought gifts for these kinds of people, you know a gift card to Starbucks just won't do (in fact, it may even be seen as an insult).

We've gifted to coffee nerds over the years and we know how frustrating it can be to find the perfect gift for these very particular people. Here are our recommendations for gift ideas for the caffeine hounds of the world, as well as folks who are less invested in their regular cup of coffee. And if push comes to shove, you can't go wrong with getting folks a bag of the best quality coffee you can find — since it is the thought that counts in the end. Prices may vary.

Cxffeeblack brew culture subscription box

Cxffeeblack is a Black-owned entrepreneurial venture co-owned by Bartholomew Jones and Renata Henderson as an effort to reclaim coffee's roots in Black culture and amplify the platforms of the black coffee production chain in the United States.

With the purchase of a subscription to Cxffeeblack ($40 per month at the time of publication), your loved ones will receive two bags of coffee each month, along with access to exclusive coffees, prints, and music content. Not only is this coffee a delicious way to start your morning with a cup of Guji Mane, but it's an even better way to provide an economic opportunity to the folks whose stories and impact on the coffee have been taken for granted for hundreds of years.

Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine

Breville is one of our top-ranking espresso maker brands, so it's not a surprise that we recommend purchasing from the brand when it comes to surprising your loved ones on Christmas morning. For espresso enthusiasts of all ability levels, we recommend purchasing the Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine. This machine includes a grinder, espresso maker, and milk frother built in, which is ideal for small kitchens and compact counter spaces.

The dose-control grinder grinds on demand with the perfect amount of espresso for each cup while the water heater is pre-programmed to give you optimal flavor extraction in every cup. If your loved ones frequently make lattes, they are guaranteed to be impressed with the micro-foam texturing capabilities of the wand attachment.

Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker

Some coffee makers can be obtrusive to look at in the kitchen, but Chemex is one brand focused on providing customers with a beautiful coffee maker to look at, but also one that makes a good cup of coffee every time. The Chemex 8-cup Pour-Over Coffee Maker is priced at $47.49, not including the bonder filter paper made exclusively for this brand.

The Chemex coffee makers are made with lab-grade glass, so you won't have to worry about the material imparting flavors to the resulting brew. The Chemex can be used for all kinds of coffee roasts, as well as teas, cold brews, and more. Simply add your filter paper to the top of the Chemex, add the desired coffee grounds, and pour in the hot water. At just over a pound this delicately crafted crock is perfect for easy storage — or leave it on your countertop to impress guests.

Wacaco Picopresso

It is not easy to take an espresso machine on the go, but Wacaco's Picopresso is there to make life a bit easier. At just only 4 inches tall and weighing less than a pound, this powerful machine can handle a maximum of 2 tablespoons for a double shot of espresso. The water tank holds up to 2.7 ounces of water, so it should be easy to refill and brew your desired espresso shot whenever you are ready to brew.

Each machine comes with a double filter basket, tamper, scoop, brush, distribution tool, funnel, and travel case. This machine is operated manually, so no need to worry about power cords or replacing the battery. The Wacaco Picopresso is available on Amazon for $129.90.

Simply Modern Travel Coffee Mug

Everyone needs at least one really, really good travel mug in their cabinet. Simply Modern offers cost-effective Voyager tumblers in 12-ounce, 16-ounce, and 20-ounce sizes. The close to 9,000 Amazon reviewers for this brand rate it 4.8 stars.

The design of this travel mug is conducive to fitting in standard cupholder compartments and keeping your beverage warm or cold for several hours. The copper-coated double layer of this mug makes it less prone than others to sweating all over your hand. Since the top has a screw-on lid rather than a pop-on, it's this cup is less likely to spill if knocked over. Amazon reviewers have also reported favorable results from the flip-top design, which easily secures back into place when finished drinking.

Olakee Floating Wall Shelves

Space in a kitchen is a dime-a-dozen. And if you want to show off a cool mug collection, you should try incorporating floating wall shelves into your kitchen design. Olakee offers three colors of wall shelves including white, carbonized black with wood, and weathered gray. Each shelf measures 5.9 inches by 17 inches, so it is wide enough to place your coffee beans, grinding tools, and aesthetic trinkets with ease. The 10 hooks are easily moveable and store all kinds of mugs.

The pine wood makeup of these boards can hold up to 40 pounds and come with pre-drilled holes for easy assembly. Each set is sold in a two-pack and is priced at an affordable $21.59, perfect to gift to a friend or loved one.

Handground Precision Coffee Grinder

Handground coffee's precision grinder was the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign that met its $35,000 goal in only 18 hours. The design of this grinder is different than other mechanical grinding devices; like a camera lens, the user can mechanically twist the base to change the grind size. Plus, grinding using the handle is easier than ever before since the user can hold the base with one hand and rotate it with the other. The 40-millimeter base is equipped with a mounted axle that prevents uneven grinding.

Beyond its grinding function, this machine is also ergonomically comfortable to handle. The gripping technology on the bottom of the device keeps it in place as you grind while screwing the inner burr for cleaning the container is easy and takes a matter of seconds. Handground's grinder is listed for sale for $79 on its website.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters coffee

Stumptown Coffee Roasters is our top pick for coffee brands for its superior flavor. The brand offers numerous blends, single-origins, trio packs, and subscription-only coffee to choose from. This holiday season, you can try the limited edition Evergreen coffee blend with notes of citrus, chocolate, and vanilla made from two long-standing producer partners in Honduras and Ethiopia. At $18 per bag, this coffee is no doubt a splurge, but one that makes an easy gift idea that is absolutely delicious and ready to go right underneath the tree.

If you want to stock up on one of Stumptown's Classic Roasters blends, you'll want to check out Hair Bender. Named after the original beauty parlor home to Stumptown Classic's first cafe, this mix of Indonesian, Latin American, and African coffee with notes of chocolate and raisins is the perfect gifting blend.

OXO Brew Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Not everyone has the space for a full-size cold brew setup in their home, so gifting a compact cold-brew coffee maker is the ideal move this season. You'll just need to place the machine on the carafe, add the coffee grounds to the top of the rainmaker, pour in the water, and leave the container on the countertop for a minimum of 12 hours. The ultra-fine mesh of the OXO filter will prevent any small pieces of ground from escaping into the container. This gadget can make enough coffee concentrate for an entire week of cold brew pleasure, you can mix in a bit of water to dilute the flavor as needed.

Cold brew coffee is superior in flavor and fullness compared to ice coffee. This is because the cool water used to make the cold brew, in lieu of the hot water used for iced coffee, pulls out less of the acidic notes of the coffee. The aroma and flavor of the cold brew are much stronger, so it is many coffee lovers' ideal pick for cold coffee.

Bialetti Moka Express

This Italian-made Moka pot is guaranteed to brew a good shot of espresso every time. Moka pots are a more accessible espresso option for many because of the gadget's low-tech design, portability, and affordability compared to other tabletop espresso makers. All you need to operate a Moka pot is a heat source; the steam and pressure produced by the water in the bottom of the pot will rise into the central chamber — where the coffee grounds are located. Then, the pressure continues to move the water through the top of the chamber to the receptacle where it can be poured into an awaiting mug, (via James Hoffman).

The Bialetti's superior design and simple cleaning instructions — just rinse with water and let dry — makes this device perfect for people just looking to start making espresso. Although some coffee snobs note that the Moka pot may impart metallic flavors to the brew, it does not underscore the device's utility in any coffee lover's kitchen.

Aeropress Go Portable Travel Coffee Press

Let's face it — hotel coffee doesn't always hit the mark. But with AeroPress' Go Portable Coffee Press, your loved ones can have between one to three cups of coffee ready in a matter of minutes. Similar to the mechanics of a french press, the AeroPress uses an immersion style to mix hot water and coffee grounds before inserting a plunger to separate the mixture. You can use the AeroPress for both hot and cold brews as well.

This gadget is complete with 350 micro filters, so you won't have to worry about the unsavory feeling of biting into coffee grounds when you're sipping your on-the-go beverage. Another benefit of the AeroPress is its compactness; all of its components fit into a 15-ounce mug for traveling and storage.

Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee

Is instant coffee a coffee snob's go-to? Probably not. But is instant coffee useful to have around when your coffee machine decides to die and you can't think about going a day without a cup of coffee? Yes.

When it comes to instant coffee, you should always try for the best. Our favorite is the Starbucks VIA Instant Pike's Place Roast coffee packets. Starbucks outperformed other brands of instant coffee in our in-house reviews for its nutty yet bold flavor and ease of use. To make a serving of instant coffee, combine one packet with 8 ounces of hot water. You won't find any grittiness or acidity as you'd expect with a darker roast — meaning this coffee is a viable option for folks who dress their coffee in cream and sugar and those who lean towards the dark side.

Unibene Bamboo Coffee Filter Holder

It's natural for most folks to shove and stack coffee filters in the crevasses of kitchen cabinets. But Unibene is changing the game of filter storage with a delicate and ornately-crafted bamboo coffee filter holder. This holder is compatible with numerous types of filters including AeroPress, conical, square-bottomed, or flat-bottomed designs.

To store your filters, simply add the filters to the holder and store them on a countertop or cabinet. It will cut down the clutter in your cabinets and counter space — and it's a much better way to start your morning than leafing through boxes for the filter to fit your machine. We love the wooden bamboo finish on this holder too; it gives off a lot of homeyness that can only be made better with a warm cup of coffee.

Mora Ceramics Latte Mug Set of 4

Everyone needs a few cozy latte mugs hanging around for when they need to bust out their fancy new latte machine. Mora Ceramics latte mug set contains the perfect mugs to wrap your hand around for warmth and comfort on a nice winter day. You can add up to 16 ounces of coffee or milk to these cups without the horrible fear of spillage. The mugs were the brainchild of husband and wife team Jerry Tsai and Alex Tieben.

The line has expanded to include ramekins, pie plates, and glasses — but we definitely have a soft spot for Mora Ceramics' latte mugs. You can purchase a set of four mugs in toasted vanilla or mixed neutral shades for $32.99.

Thoughtfully Gourmet Coffee Syrup Rack Gift Set

If you are looking for gifts for someone who is experimental when it comes to coffee and flavors, The Coffee House's coffee syrup rack gift set is the perfect accompaniment for under the tree. The set includes the metal display rack itself along with 10 bottles of syrups including hazelnut, amaretto, vanilla, and salted caramel. These syrups can also be used for applications outside of coffee including cocktails, drizzled over ice cream, or as a flavoring in waffle batter. Plus, the ornate set is perfect for displaying near your coffee machine or just brought out for events or special occasions.

Each bottle is 1.7 ounces, which encourages you to try different flavors and find your favorites. At $40.49, this gift set would be great for a coffee-loving teen or college student.

Hug Your Mug Cup Cozy

If you're looking for a stocking stuffer for someone who exclusively purchases coffee from outside the home, you'll want to invest in a Hug Your Mug cup cozy. These cozies are made for paper drinking cups in replacement of a paper holder. The cover will fit most standard cups between 12 ounces and 20 ounces in size.

There are a ton of eco-friendly benefits to using a Hug Your Mug instead of a paper sleeve. According to Trung Nguyen, there are 40 million pounds of coffee sleeves wasted every year, which has a considerable footprint on the paper and cardboard used to make each sleeve. One Hug Your Mug can last years; the acrylic knit material of the holder means it won't stretch and warp over time. At $9.97, you should consider adding this holder to every coffee enthusiast's stocking.

Brew: Better Coffee at Home

You can have all the material tools you need, but your coffee making won't be truly great until you learn exactly how to make the perfect cup of coffee. For bookworms and learning enthusiasts, consider adding "Brew: Better Coffee At Home" by Brian W. Jones to your shopping list. This hardcover book is a guide to buying the best quality beans and equipment as well as how to find the best brewing method for your desired cup of coffee or espresso.

The author used straightforward language to discuss brewing techniques and terminology that makes sense for coffee novices and professionals alike. Plus, you'll find numerous recipes along the way teaching you how to integrate coffee into your cocktails, as well as how to make almost every cup of coffee you could ever dream of. The images in this book make it a beautiful coffee table book, as well as one you'll want to leave on your shelf for entertaining.

Airscape Ceramic Coffee and Food Storage Canister

Airscape storage containers are made with an airtight inner lid that removes the air from the inside of the container and keeps your contents fresh. Having an airtight container is especially important because proper storage increases the shelf life of the bean and preserves its delicate flavors. Storing the coffee in the refrigerator does not replicate the same conditions as an airtight container because it allows moisture to build up and detracts from the flavor of the coffee.

The Airscape container is darkened to protect the beans and coffee from sunlight, which can further detract from the coffee beans' flavor. The small container holds 32 ounces of coffee while the medium size container holds up to 64 ounces and are priced at $33 and $38 respectively.

Trade Coffee subscription

The Trade coffee subscription program offers coffee selections from close to 60 independent roasters across the United States. The service is flexible and you can select your favorite varieties — like dark, light, or decaf — along with how often you want to receive your coffee order. Each bag is roasted within 24 hours of purchase, so you will never have to worry about stale-tasting coffee.

According to the website, bags start at $15.75 — but there are many subscription deals that make buying ahead a cheaper option per bag. A Trade coffee subscription is perfect for coffee enthusiasts of all sorts. You can even take a coffee quiz on Trade's website to assess what types of coffee may be a good fit for your loved ones.

KitchenTour Coffee Scale

The KitchenTour coffee scale is a precise measuring tool needed for high-end coffee brewers. This scale has both a built-in timer and a measurement scale that can be used to weigh ground coffee, liquid espresso, and brewed coffee with high confidence. When you're making pour-over coffee, you'll appreciate the ability to find the perfect ratio of grounds to espresso to brew an impeccable cup every single time.

Besides its functionality in the brewing process, this scale is also futuristic to look at and easy to operate with its touch-sensitive buttons. The scale can measure everything from 0.1 grams to upwards of 3,000 grams, thus making it a handy kitchen tool for measuring flour and spices too. The KitchenTour scale is priced at an affordable $22.99 at the time of publication.