At ACOE, we are true coffee lovers. And generally, most techie are too. We usually restrict our writing to tech, but with the holidays coming up, and so many people around the office looking for the perfect gift, we simply coul-not-help-ourselves! True coffee lovers like ourselves are already mad about their coffee which makes them kind of an easy lot to please especially when it comes to finding them the perfect coffee gifts for Christmas. All you have to do is to uncover most outstanding and easily lovable coffee related thing out there that reminds them of coffee and they’ll adore you for life! There’ a good chance that a few last minute changes to the will might include you too!
I’m talking about an inspiring gift item that makes them feel like a shot of coffee every time they see it or something irresistibly awesome that they enjoy using all the time to make an improved version of their regular cup of delicious coffee for them to savor while thanking their lucky stars for having someone thoughtful like you who cares for them that much! The trick is thinking outside the box. Here are the top 6 gift ideas that any coffee lover is sure to fall in love with.
Coffee Everywhere! A Cup of Coffee in Timbuktu
There are people who wish they could avoid drive-through or gas station coffee and take their coffee with them everywhere they went. Maybe you’re one of them too… so let me introduce you to the Timbuktu 2 Coffee Travel Kit. As the tagline goes, “Just add water”! This travel kit comes in a rugged carrying bag designed and built for durability with separated fairly roomy compartments that fit all items snuggly that come with the kit. The Timbuktu 2 Portable Coffee Kit includes a grinder, a re-sealable plastic bag to store your fresh coffee beans, two enamel tumblers and a pair of zarfs to hold the hot tumblers, a filter, and a dripper. It’s the ultimate coffee companion for people who enjoy their own delicately prepared fresh brew on the go.
Over 18 Only: The Cup of Spiked Coffee
The “Flask Mug” totally legalizes bringing booze to the courthouse or in the board meeting! Although the mug itself looks a bit simplistic, it’s the little flask on the side that makes this mug such a fun thing to own. You can almost get away with swallowing a shot of your favorite hot drink no matter where you are because it looks and feels so deviously cool when doing it from the miniature flask. The good thing, however, is that the –food grade- stainless steel miniature hip flask is only large enough to hold something for the nerves (and the jokes…) and not nearly enough to get you busted for DUI. Another thing is that the tiny flask is strapped onto the mug using a colored leather belt which means with the proper care, this mug, and your sneaky drink can last a lifetime. Please note that this mug is recommended for recipients or buyers above the legal drinking age! And don’t forget to pour your coffee in first!
Freaked Out Taste Buds: Some Kick Ass Coffee Blends
Just like with everything else we form tight relationships with or make a habit of, coffee can quickly become just another addictive drug or daily ritual that we simply endure to help us get through the day and not something we look forward to or sit down to enjoy. Sometimes we need to rekindle the fire and get our taste buds doing the “dab” by trying something new. Now, instead of going for those readily packed coffee gift packs with predictable coffee blends, why not go for individual coffee brands of your choice and create your own unique collection of coffee blends specifically selected for that coffee maniac in your life. I have three coffees to get you started then you can get creative as you browse more coffee exotic brands.
Warning, the following combination of strong coffee may be too black and highly exciting for your taste buds to handle. Are you ready to take the coffee challenge?
* Death Wish – double the caffeine, twice as black and perfectly roasted dark whole coffee beans that you can grind yourself every time you need a quick fix. You can also buy the Death Wish airtight canister to store your coffee beans if the bag is not enough to keep the beans dry and fresh. Online coffee gift reviewers call this coffee a “swift kick in the ass” because it really gets you going! You can also get the Pumpkin flavored Death Wish Coffee.
* Kicking Horse – this brand actually has one of their varieties of coffees named “Kick Ass”. Then there are the three sisters and the bear claw coffee.
* Bitch-Slap – Now, here is something to keep you awake for weeks…! Bitch slap coffee is extra smooth and extra strong, just like coffee is meant to be. The rich aroma and extra dose of caffeine are what keeps you coming back. Who are we kidding, the name too is quite hilarious especially when visitors come knocking. It almost makes you wanna ask… “Hey, does anyone want a serving of bitch slap?
Koffee Kult – the name says it all! Just recruit a new member for the Kult this coming holiday season and you might just be promoted to assistant high priest!
Fooling With Physics: The Mad Coffee Genius
Gloves… check! Evil scientist protective glasses… check! Long white lab coat just because… check! Evil laugh… check! Let go brewing! The Kendal Glass Tabletop Syphon Coffee brewer comes right out of an old sci-fi movie. In addition to siphoning up to 5 cups at a go, this coffee making apparatus is made of heat resistant glass which also makes it easy to clean and maintain. The Kendal Syphon Coffee Maker is very easy to use and you just won’t stop yourself from thinking, “Why don’t they make everything easy for everyone by simply substituting regular Chemistry with Coffee Chemistry in school?” Get your mad coffee scientist on and enjoy your shots of scientific coffee with the Kendal Syphon Coffee brewer today.
Enrich Your Coffee Tradition: Over 35 Global Coffee Cultures and Amazing Coffee Facts in Hardcover
The only other thing you need to go with your coffee is a good book, and James Hoffmann knows exactly what you need to be reading. The World Atlas of Coffee is a collection of fun and very interesting information about all the coffee in the world. The book teaches you how to select your coffee, how to prepare it, and how to enjoy it. Did you know there are over 35 distinct world cultures that have their own unique coffee cultures? Learn them all, taste them all. This is one book that every coffee lover must read at least once before they pass on to coffee heaven!
Engage The Right Coffee Society: Hardcore Coffee Lovers Sharing More Than Just Coffee Ideas
Last but not least, everyone needs to belong somewhere. You need to surround yourself with people who share your beliefs and views about coffee. You need your own coffee tribe! A coffee subscription may be the last thing on your mind or anyone’s mind for that matter, but think of those people who don’t have the time or the opportunity to get their own coffee? Some coffee subscriptions deliver different types of coffee right to your doorstep!
Single roaster subscriptions like Caveman Coffee offer the best coffee subscription we have seen in terms of unique add-ons and multiple roaster subscriptions like are just some of the highest quality, across although there are many other that deliver almost the same quality service. The deliveries can be made weekly or monthly depending on the terms of your subscription. You can also help make the world a better place for all “human beans” by subscribing to Citizen Bean who donate a portion of monthly sales to different charities selected each month. Become a coffee superhero today and save the world, one sip of coffee at a time!
So there you have it, the ultimate coffee gifts for this Christmas. The ideas may appear simple and nothing out of the ordinary… but they say it’s the little things that count! Say more by giving small gifts that speak volumes.