The best gifts for the coffee lovers in your life
Whether they’re a total bean snob or just have cup of joe perma-glued to their hand, these are the best gifts to give the coffee fanatic you love best.
Let us count the ways we love this Nespresso Aeroccino: Not only is it a device that makes acheiving frothy coffee-shop style milk literally possible with the touch of a button, but it’s also a “holiday” collection item that won’t need to be packed away on Jan 2. Instead, this limited edition collab with Aussie artists Craig & Karl can happily bring festive cheer (and of course, lattes) to your loved one’s counter 365. ($99, Nespresso)
This mug had us at “fox”, but we think we loved it even more when we realised that a) it also comes in polar bear and swan b) it’s hand-thrown in Toronto by a female duo of creatives, Shayna Stevenson and Jen Collins. ($14, Anthropologie)
Quebec friends, we hope you know how lucky you are: Not only do you (if you’re Montreal-based) have access to 3 locations of this micro-roaster’s cafes, you are also eligible to be gifted one of their coffee subscriptions for Christmas, which means every month you’ll receive a bag of beans sourced ethically from around the world. The rest of us have to be content with ordering individual bags online—for maximum festive-ness, we recommend their holiday blend above. (From $22.95, Saint-Henri).
This is for that friend who once they tried cold-brew’s smooth, chocolately flavour now craves the stuff year round, even on those minus 45 days. Unfortunately for them, it was a seasonal thing at their fave coffee shop, so they had to wait until the warmer months rolled round. Not this year! Thanks to your gifting generosity, this device makes it possible for them to brew up giant quantities of pro-quality cold brew from the comfort of their own fridge. ($149.99, Hudson’s Bay)
Sometimes a product comes along to fill a need in your life that you didn’t know existed, and this is one: It’s a travel French press, which means you can have all of the quality of that counter-top classic with the ease and convenience (and spill-proof-ness) of a hardcore, camping-grade durable to-go mug. This will be any coffee lovers go-to prod on those Monday mornings when your alarm went off 15 minutes too late to fire up the Aeropress. ($40.95, Starbucks)