Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Coffee Expert
As Ben Franklin once said, "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
For some, finding the perfect holiday gift is a point of pride, but what do you do when you don't know much about your giftee's passion? If you're shopping for an astronomy aficionado or gardening guru, you may have to look elsewhere.
But for the coffee experts in your life? We've got you covered.
Because coffee is precious cargo
Coffee storage is a hot topic for even casual drinkers, but experts know how sensitive this tropical seed and its flavors are once they've been roasted. Made from paulownia, or kiri, as it's known in Japan, this refined box resists the ravages of humidity, making it the perfect place to keep their most coveted coffees. This year, we’re bundling it in a gift bag with twelve ounces of our limited-edition Holiday Blend, the festively fruited Neighbor.
A small-lot coffee of mythical proportions
The coffee expert in your life might be familiar with Paraneima, but we're pretty sure they haven't seen—or tasted—anything like this curious mutation of the cultivar. Though this rare coffee is tricky to roast because of its unusual, canine-like shape, our team has brought out its caramelized, tropical-fruit flavors and invigorating countenance with a mastery your coffee expert will appreciate.
The tool they need to level up their technique
We partnered with the coffee nerds at Fellow to give their signature pour-over kettle a Blue Bottle twist. Now available in limited-edition fog grey, the Stagg™ Mini Pour-Over Kettle gives your coffee expert total control over their pour; as we're sure they're aware, when it comes to drip coffee, it's all in the technique.
Give the gift of sustainable coffees
In terms of origin, processing, and flavor, these coffees share little in common, but they’re united by one thing: They were all grown by coffee collectives who are dedicated to improving the lives of their communities through environmental stewardship and community activism. Give responsibly with this assortment of groundbreaking single origins from Honduras, Myanmar, and Uganda.
Now, they can hit the road with their high standards intact
Banish gas-station coffee from your expert's horizon. Outfitted with our custom Timbuk2 bag—packed with dripper, filters, two packets of Three Africas Perfectly Ground, two tumblers, and two felt zarfs—deliciousness will be one less thing to worry about on their next adventure.
When you just can't decide, give them exactly what they want
Experts like nothing more than giving their exceptional taste free rein, so why not let them to just that? Send your coffee expert a Coffee Gift Subscription and keep them happy for months to come.