Here at Nomad Coffee Club, we understand the true meaning of coffee — it’s a drink that unites us. And when you love someone, you want to feel closer to them.
A great way to develop closeness and show someone you’re thinking of them is through words, actions, and why not: a coffee gift. Yet, picking the right gift for the special coffee lover in your life can be a rather complicated task.
That’s why we’ve prepared a selection of the greatest gifts for coffee lovers you can share with the ones you love in 2021.
Also, while all of the following gifts below are universally appreciated, we also took into consideration the different types of coffee lovers — Starbuck coffee lovers, coffee snobs, baristas, and even utility drinkers.
We’ll also get into the meaning behind each item and how you can take advantage of that to send a message without words. Got your coffee in hand? Let’s dive into the perfect gift ideas.
A Great Kettle
To achieve the perfect coffee, there are many individual details to consider. And no, that doesn’t mean you have to buy a $6000 espresso machine.
You can make delicious coffee without fancy, heavy, or expensive equipment. Keep a sharp eye on maintaining quality and you’ll be on the right track.
Here are the three most important details to focus on:
- Water at the right temperature
- High-quality beans
- The right brewing method
Keep those factors in mind every time you brew coffee to achieve consistently fantastic quality.
Remember: A true coffee lover knows when something’s odd with their cup of joe.
That’s when the perfect kettle can save the day. You see, a great kettle is:
- Easy to use
- Easy to clean
- Highly accurate in terms of temperature (204.8°F or 96°C for the perfect brew)
- Controlled when pouring water (check out our Chemex brewing guide to learn why this is vital)
- Attractive on your countertop
No kettle achieves that better than the Bonavita Stovetop Gooseneck Kettle. This kettle has the perfect design for a coffee lover to take full advantage of.
Additionally, it’s an excellent gift for coffee lovers and coffee snobs alike.
A Coffee Grinder
There’s a pro-barista tip that everyone knows nowadays — grinding your own coffee beans imparts a better flavor to the finished brew. That’s why, if your beloved coffee-lover doesn’t have a solid grinder, your search for the perfect gift stops here.
When you buy packaged ground coffee, you’re purchasing broken-down coffee grounds. These are less protected from environmental hazards than whole beans after you open the bag.
Some of these hazards are:
- UV light
- Foreign contaminants
- Other scents or aromas
As a result, the quality of the finished coffee is sacrificed for convenience. If that’s the case, there’s a lot of room for improvement in the way your loved one makes coffee.
When you buy sealed coffee beans, the quality is much higher. They are more resistant to those environmental hazards. However, you still have to protect them using the right method — a sealed, waterproof canister with a matte finish, for example.
Ultimately, whole beans provide a much better alternative for making delicious, untarnished coffee. The issue — or advantage — is that you’ll need a grinder.
The Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Mill hand grinder (say that ten times fast!) is the perfect solution to grind your own beans at home.
Here are some of the advantages it offers:
- Easy to use — and good exercise!
- Control over the coarseness of the coffee — great when preparing coffee using different methods
- Much cheaper than an electric grinder
- Looks fancy
- Your loved one will look and feel like a pro barista
So many possibilities in just one handy tool. This grinder is also a great gift for baristas and pro-quality coffee lovers.
If your loved one already has the first two items, the next thing they need is top-notch coffee beans.
Even though the other details are crucial, the most important aspect of the perfect coffee is the coffee itself.
There are two main coffee varieties — Robusta and Arabica. Each one offers a different experience, effect (due to varying caffeine levels), aroma, and taste.
Not only that, but also the terroir (a fancy name for soil) they grow in and the processing they undergo can affect the flavor heavily.
That leaves you with two varieties that are processed differently and come from different origins.
That’s why you can share with your beloved coffee-lovers the gift of variety. It will allow your coffee-loving friend to:
- Experience coffee differently
- Taste different varieties of coffee without leaving their kitchen
- Settle on the variety that suits them best
Here at Nomad Coffee Club, you can give exactly that with our coffee gift plans. Our coffee is sourced ethically from different places around the world, freshly roasted, and of top-notch quality.
We’ve created the perfect coffee sampler box of sealed beans to impress coffee drinkers with a great-tasting variety. This gift is highly recommended if your loved one is a connoisseur of coffee and already has most of the other tools mentioned here.
A Deluxe Coffee Maker
There are hundreds of different coffee makers out there to prepare awesome coffee at home. The most common are:
- Chemex glass
- French press
- Moka pot
- Coffee service set
- Cold brew coffee maker
- Drip coffee maker
Each one of those methods has been tried and tested for decades, without a clear answer to the big question — which method makes the best coffee?
By buying your beloved coffee-lover any of these makers, you’ll provide them with the ability to experiment at home. They’ll feel like a true barista while exploring different methods tailored to their needs from the comfort of their own kitchen.
Of course, keep in mind that each method comes with different advantages that will suit each person’s needs. For instance:
- Maybe they like to prepare coffee hastily in the morning before heading out to work. An AeroPress will do the trick.
- Or they prefer an efficient method to obtain delicious aroma and flavor every time. An espresso machine (coupled with the proper technique) will solve this function.
- If they want a mix of both convenience and efficiency, a Chemex or other similar drip methods are a good go-to.
Take into account what you know about your beloved coffee drinker to pick the ideal maker that will suit their needs.
You can also accompany any preparing method with the perfect accompanying coffee variety.
For example, gift a moka pot along with premium Italian roasts to improve the overall tasting experience.
Finally, we highly recommend this next gift for utility coffee drinkers as well, especially if efficacy is their main concern.
Effective Coffee Storage
The last step to achieve excellent coffee is storing it correctly. This gift can be:
- A canister — To store coffee beans correctly, you have to protect them from UV light, contaminants, and humidity, among other damaging elements. The most efficient method is a dark tin canister.
- A carafe — The most effective carafes are made of high-quality insulating materials to keep coffee warm always. A classy glass design is always welcome.
This gift is perfect for those coffee-lovers who care about the slightest details. After all, what’s the point of having the best coffee beans if you simply throw them in a Ziplock?
A beautiful canister provides unique decor in a coffee lover’s kitchen. Also, a designer carafe can add taste to the table — while keeping your coffee piping hot.
The Perfect Set of Mugs
The right set of mugs is not only beautiful, but it also has to meet specific criteria depending on your coffee lover’s needs.
For example, for your clumsy loved ones, heavy-duty mugs might do the trick — while throwing in a cute inside joke. For more on-the-go coffee drinkers, a practical travel mug is the ticket.
There are many ways to fulfill this simple yet thoughtful gift. You can go for a:
- Fancy ceramic coffee set
- Couple of bowl-like mugs for hardcore morning coffee gluggers
- Set of delicate, tiny, and cute espresso cups
- Convenient travel mug
- Smart mug with practical features
To gift the perfect set of mugs, all you need is to have some idea of your recipient’s personal taste and needs. It’s the ideal gift for coffee snobs!
Shared Coffee Tastes Better
Coffee is a social drink, which means that all these gifts are worthless if you don’t share a cup of amazing java with your loved ones. Without friends, family, and loved ones to share your brew with — coffee just doesn’t taste the same.
We understand. That’s why we’ve created the most practical solutions for sharing the love. With our monthly coffee subscription and monthly coffee gifts, you’ll grant yourself and your loved ones the true pleasure of sharing many different brews.
In times when being apart is more common than being together, a delicious cup of coffee can make you feel at home, surrounded by those you love.
Are you ready to jump on the sharing train? Check out our monthly plans to start sharing today.