Our Favourite Coffee Gift Ideas
by Scott | December 11, 2020
To make your gift buying easier for your favourite coffee fans in your life, I’ve got a couple lists of gifts for coffee lovers for under $100.
Because, let’s be honest, you can start dropping some serious cash on coffee gear easily if you want to. That’s why a list like this of ‘reasonably’ priced gift recommendations, can help the casual observer still get a wonderful gift that a coffee lover or in some instances a ‘coffee connoisseur’ will appreciate.
While putting together this list, I reached out to a couple friends on Instagram to get their recommendations as well.
We’ve also mixed in a couple home espresso maker options that may or may not blow your budget. However, the coffee lover in your life will definitely thank you over and over again every time they make you an espresso drink.
Leon from Coffee Ronin was kind enough to give us some gift ideas. To start off, here’s our list:
The Very Versatile Aeropress
If you’re coffee aficionado friend enjoys brewing with the Aeropress, these are couple great idea’s for them. And if they haven’t given it a shot, it’s a wonderfully versatile addition to any coffee lovers roster of coffee makers.
The Aeropress – $80 (with tote) Available on Amazon.ca
One of the more rugged, and versatile manual coffee makers out there. It’ll blow your mind how simple and quick the process is. Definitely a must for any Coffee Lovers brewing roster.
Checkout this blog post of ours for Coffee Brewing recipes, showing different types of manual coffee makers, including one of our favourite AeroPress recipes.
Able Disk Combo Set (Standard & Fine) Metal Aeropress Filter – $35 – Available at Eight Ounce
Brewing with any manual method usually requires paper filters, but give you can give them the gift of never running out of filters by gifting them a reusable filter. This reusable filter will help them enjoy that cup of coffee even more.
Fellow Prismo for Aeropress – an attachment to pull a shot via an Aeropress – $39 – Available at Eight Ounce
Another one for the Aeropress brewer in your life. This accessory allows them to brew espresso shots with their Aeropress, turning it into a portable & manual espresso maker. Combine this with a Hario hand frother, and they’ve got the potential to make a nice latte without an espresso machine. This can also be used for cold brew coffee too.
Want to see the Prismo in action? Check out this walk through from Alternative Brewing.
All Things Hario
Hario is famous for their V60 Pour Over manual brewing system. If the coffee fan in your life hasn’t added one to their collection, then it comes highly recommended.
Hario V60-03 Glass Black – $38.00 – Available at Eight Ounce
This classic manual pour over coffee maker is a staple for most coffee lovers roster of ways to make coffee (be sure to pick up Hario v60 coffee filters for it as well).
Hario V60 Coffee Filters – Brown – $16.72 – Available on Amazon.ca
We prefer the brown filters, when choosing between them and the standard white. These have less of a paper taste, and are more natural as they haven’t been whitened like their white counterparts.
Hario XGS-60TB V60 Range Server 600Ml – $50.51 – Available on Amazon.ca
Complete the Hario V60 Kit with the 600ml server, which is especially helpful if they like to make coffee for more than themselves.
Looking to help your Coffee Lover friend or family get started with the Hario V60? Here’s a great video from the highly respected James Hoffman on how to brew with it.
Over the past couple of years we’ve seen more and more people dive into crafting their espresso at home. With that in mind, if you’re looking to go over and beyond for the espresso lover in your life, we’ve got you covered.
Giannina 6 Cup – This stainless steel stovetop espresso maker is made in Italy. If you’re looking to go the stovetop route, you can’t miss with the Giannina. The best place to find it is Consiglio’s Kitchenware. They’ve told us their 6 cup version is their most popular. Check it out here.
Bezzera Crema DE with Electronic Dose – When it comes to the home espresso machine, the Bezzera Crema DE is one of the finest around. With the rarest of combinations (for the semi-pro category) of PID temperature controller and programmable volumetric brewing functions. The rosewood handles are a nice touch as well. Our friends over at Anthony’s Espresso is the ideal spot to pick up one. Check them out here.
Bezzera Mitica Top MN with Rotary Pump – Another wonderful recommendation from the folks at Anthony’s Espresso. This one has a rotary pump, classic E61 group head, heat exchange performance for simultaneous brewing and steaming. Allowing you to produce delicious coffee and cappuccino’s in seconds. Pickup yours here.
Books & Coffee A Great Combo!
Books on Coffee always make for a great gift, and make for an interesting book on the coffee table. Here’s a couple to get for the Coffee Lover in your life, if they don’t have them already.
Craft Coffee: A Manual: Brewing a Better Cup at Home by Jessica Easto – $15.79 – Available at Amazon
This comprehensive but accessible handbook is for the average coffee lover who wants to make better coffee at home. Unlike other coffee books, this one focuses exclusively on coffee.
World Atlas of Coffee – James Hoffman – $40 – Available at Eight Ounce
A staple in most coffee geeks library, and for good reason, James Hoffman is one of the most respected coffee experts in the industry. This book will take your coffee lover on a coffee tour of the world.
Of course we couldn’t have a list without suggesting our coffee beans as a wonderful gift idea.
Velvet Sunrise Seasonal Coffee Beans – Available Here
Check out our wonderful selection of seasonally featured coffee. These are micro-lots, so we only have small batches. Grab a bag of our special coffee for the coffee lover in your life and pair it with one of the coffee gear ideas on these lists.
Velvet Sunrise Roasters Choice 3 Month Subscription – Available Here
This is a great option, because you know our Roaster will send your coffee lover interesting coffee for them to try. Plus, they get a new coffee bag of fresh beans every month for 3 months. Don’t forget to let us know if you want their coffee ground a certain way.
They’ll get a variety from our Single Origin, Signature Blends, and Espresso Blends.
Leon’s Short List of Coffee Gifts (from Coffee Ronin)
Leon sent us his 3 favourite gift idea’s for under $100 from his site, and we love his choices. These are definitely gifts the coffee lovers in your life will love.
Loveramics | Coffee Dripper – $29 – Available at Coffee Ronin
This series included three different dripper’s, and each one of them has their unique “dripper ribs” design. This allow us to micro control the flow rate and get our ideal coffee flavours.
As a bonus, Josh from Canadian Coffee Adventures also recommended the Loveramics Coffee Drippers.
Josh’s List (of Canadian Coffee Adventures)
Josh was kind enough to send over a list of his favourite gift idea’s for under $100 that he thought were worthwhile to give to the coffee enthusiast in your life, and these will definitely help them step up their coffee game.
The Gabi Drip Master B – $42 – Available at Eight Ounce
This is the Coffee brewing hack the coffee lover in your life doesn’t know they need. It allows for a lot more precise pouring of water for their pour over brewers. You will blow their mind with this one.
The Clever Dripper – $42 – Available at Amazon.ca
Low key, this is one of our favourite home brewing systems. It’s easy, and consistently delivers wonderful cup of coffee. Most people who come into the Café and pick one up, when they return to pick up more coffee beans, they regularly let us know how much they like it.
Fellow Mighty Small Glass Carafe – $38 – Available at Eight Ounce
If you want to give a unique coffee experience, especially if they’re brewing for more than one person at a time, this is a wonderful accessory to their coffee brewing station.
Check out this great review from Alexander Mills – Fellow Mighty Small Glass Carafe Review (photo by Alexander Mills)
Umeshiso Little Dipper – $13 – Available at Eight Ounce
You’ll have to understand what level of coffee lover you are buying for. But if they enjoying cupping (tasting) different coffees brewed at the same time, this is for them. The dipper is a cupping spoon to let them enjoy the process.
This coffee spoon would make for a nice stocking stuffer.
(photo credit: Eight Ounce)
Acme Evolution Taster Cup – $11.50 – Available at Eight Ounce
Another idea that helps the coffee lover in your life cup taste test different coffees at once, it’s a unique tasting cup specifically designed for this purpose. Ideally you’d pick up at least 3 of these to let them have a nice variation to taste test from.