11 Gifts to Impress Your Favorite Coffee Lover
Chemex 8-Cup Coffee Maker
Any coffee aficionado knows how great a Chemex is—and has probably seen them down at their favorite fancy coffee shop. It not only looks stunning on your countertop, but also brews a perfect cup that tastes clean, and has very little bitterness—in part because the all-glass container doesn't absorb any odor the way plastic does. Don’t forget to include Chemex-specific filters as a sweet stocking stuffer, so they can enjoy a cup right away.
To make a truly great cup in a Chemex or French press, you need your water to get to (and stay at) an exact temp (usually around 205 degrees Fahrenheit, or just under boiling). It sounds technical, but makes a big difference. Plus, steady-stream water pouring allows your grounds to bloom and release that delightful aroma and flavor you’d find from a coffee shop.
OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder With Integrated Scale
Another must for masterful brewing? A burr grinder. The blades make sure every bean is ground to the perfect consistency—whether it’s a fine grind for a Chemex, medium for a drip brewer, or coarse for a French press.
Coffee lovers know the struggle of keeping their brew hot for hours, but this mug solves that problem. It works with an app on your phone to keep lattes, coffee, and more to “optimal” temp. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving all year long.
Bodum Chambord Classic French Press
Looking for an upgrade to drip coffee, but not ready to commit to a Chemex? The French press will deliver a full-bodied cup in less than five minutes. Pair it with a coffee scoop so your giftee can measure their grounds perfectly, every time.
Le Cruset Mugs (Set of 4)
These mugs are beautiful sitting on the shelf, and are the ideal size for your morning cup of coffee (or cup of cocoa). They come in a variety of colors, so you’ll be able to pick out the perfect shade for your recipient.
Glass Milk Warmer
If the coffee lover in your life prefers milk-based drinks like lattes or cafe au laits, this milk warmer is a great little investment. You place it right on your stovetop (it’s safe up to 840 degrees), and you can heat up milk or melt chocolate (perfect for mochas). Bonus: It’s also dishwasher-safe.
Ceramic Sugar Bowl
This Kawaii-inspired sugar bowl is sure to put a smile on your face. This gorgeous piece of pottery is made in Spain, and is truly one-of-a-kind. Your friend will think of you every morning when they scoop sugar into their coffee.
Handheld Milk Frother
If the coffee lover in your life loves lattes and cappuccinos, but doesn’t have enough space for a full-size espresso machine, this handheld milk frother is the perfect, wallet-friendly substitute. Simply warm your milk in the microwave (or on the stove), and froth to your heart’s content.
This mug comes in a rainbow of colors, and is our editors’ go-to for keeping their coffee hot or cold. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe and much more environmentally friendly than disposable cups.
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine With Aeroccino Milk Frother
There’s a reason this espresso and coffee maker has all 5-star reviews on Sur La Table—it’s compact, makes a delicious cup, and comes with a milk frother to make cafe-quality coffee drinks at home. Bonus: It’s on sale right now.