Coffee shops are a part of the American cultural landscape that is here to stay, especially when some companies, such as Starbucks are posting billions of dollars in yearly revenue – economic downturn, recession, or not. When it comes to coffee, there are quite a lot of us who “just gotta have it” or else the day just isn’t the right. Here is a list of top gift ideas for coffee lovers that are sure to please:
Coffee Gift Sets
Do you know how they say there’s a gift set for everything? OK, well, that saying was just made up but almost literally, there is. You can find an incredible variety of coffee gift baskets in the marketplace. Some include exotic blends of coffees from around the world, gourmet blends of coffees, coffee and chocolate gift baskets, and even “brew of the month” membership clubs. And if a cup of joe tantalizes the taste buds, also consider looking for gift sets that include cappuccino and espresso.
Coffee Grinders, Espresso Machines, and Cappuccino Makers
What better way to wake up in the morning than to make yourself a mug from your very own machine? According to sites that feature actual consumer reviews like Consumer Search and Amazon:
Top-rated coffee makers include the Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200, coffee beans Mr. Coffee JWX27 as the best programmable model, Zojirushi Fresh Brew as the best thermal carafe maker, and for the connoisseur, the Dutch-made Technivorm Moccamaster KBT74 not only receives top marks but also is officially certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America.
Best coffee grinders: While a simple coffee maker gets the job done in a pinch, some people prefer to grind their beans for the freshest taste, in which case a coffee grinder will make a much better choice. Top-rated grinders include the Krups Fast Touch 203, the Capresso Infinity 560.01 as the best budget model, and the Rancilio Rocky Doserless as a higher-end model.
Five-Star espresso makers: Recommendations for espresso makers include the Rancilio Silvia, Gaggia Classic, and the DeLonghi EC155 as the best value budget model.
Creative Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers
Now, for our most creative idea for a gift idea for coffee lovers, consider purchasing a share of stock in their name from their favorite publicly traded coffee shop company. Some websites like One Share make it easy to purchase a single share of stock from companies like Starbucks and the gift arrives packaged in a beautiful frame. Now your gift recipient can joke around about drinking so much coffee in good conscience because they’re contributing to their financial freedom at the same time!