With the holiday season about to kick into full swing, you may be on the search for great gifts for the coffee lovers in your life. Whether you’re looking for a loved one (or yourself!), we’ve got some gift suggestions that are sure to warm any coffee enthusiast’s heart. Here’s what we’re excited about this year:
The Splurge: A Prosumer Espresso Machine
When you want to wow the espresso connoisseur in your life, you can’t go wrong with a prosumer espresso machine. An option like the popular La Marzocco Linea Mini is perfect for home use and is a significant upgrade from entry-level machines. The Linea Mini is equipped with commercial-grade features, such as barista lights, pre-programmed pre-infusion mode, and La Marzocco’s thermal stability system.
The Utilitarian: Puqpress Gen 5 Mini
Traditional coffee tampers are hard on the hands, and even the most experienced baristas can struggle to create a perfectly level puck. With the Puqpress Gen 5 Mini, you’re guaranteed a photo-worthy puck, every single time. This incredible automatic coffee tamper is compatible with all types of portafilters and has slip-resistant feet. With the capability of producing up to 100 tamps per day, this workhorse of a machine is the gift that keeps on giving.
The Practical: Premium Coffee Grinder
If you’re not sure what the die-hard coffee fan needs, never underestimate the importance of a grinder. We’ve discussed why a high-quality grinder is critical for making the best coffee and espresso, and highly recommend a burr grinder. When it comes to comparing blades and burrs, burrs are always the superior choice. Whether you choose flat burrs or conical burrs is another discussion, but regardless of your choice, we’ve got an impressive selection of burr coffee grinders for home use.
The Fun: Ember Mug
We all know someone who lets their cup of coffee get cold before they have a chance to drink it. Whether it’s you or someone you love who struggles with this problem, the Ember mug is the solution. Although it’s a little heavier than a standard mug, it definitely solves the annoying issue of cold coffee and looks great on your desk or countertop.
You can set the temperature to your preference, with intervals from a pleasantly warm 120 degrees Fahrenheit to piping-hot 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Available in 10 oz or 14 oz, Ember keeps your beverage warm for up to 90 minutes.
As you begin your holiday shopping, the ideas mentioned here will help simplify the process. If you’re planning to treat a lucky someone on your list to high-end coffee supplies, we’re here to answer any questions you may have. Contact our customer service team to chat.