Holiday Gift Guide: The Coffee Edition
You don’t need a reason to celebrate with coffee but the holiday season is a great time to give the gift of coffee. Whether you’re shopping for the backpacker or the urban dweller in your life, my coffee gift guide has got you covered.
Camper’s Coffee Gift Guide:
Stumptown’s Voyager Brew Kit is the perfect present for the coffee enthusiast who is also an outdoor adventurer. While pricey, it does come with a ton of supplies—a manual grinder, coffee dripper, mug, and a bag of Stumptown’s Hair Bender blend are all included in this excellent kit.
AeroPress Coffee Maker is a wonderful gift for any coffee lover but especially for those living or camping in Colorado. Aeropress is a popular device in coffee shops throughout the Boulder and Denver areas because it allows for brewing a great cup of coffee at relatively lower temperatures, which makes it an ideal coffee maker in cold and high altitude environments. The AeroPress uses both immersion and pour over methods for a speedy brew that yields a well-extracted cup of coffee.
Although kettles with gooseneck spouts—like ones made by Hario and Bonavita—are ideal for precise pouring, they’re not practical kettles for campfires. The GSI Outdoors Hae Tea Kettle is a sturdy stainless steel kettle that makes a great gift for caffeine needy campers.
An insulated mug is an ideal gift for any backpacker who wants to enjoy their coffee while they hike. The Stumptown Coffee Klean Kanteen is a handy BPA-free and spill-proof insulated mug that can keep coffee hot for several hours. Third wave coffee enthusiasts will especially appreciate the Stumptown logo.
Urbanite’s Coffee Gift Guide:
Know a busy city-dweller who only stops to refuel with coffee? Intelligentsia’s 12 oz. travel mug is a durable and stylish travel mug that’s great for any on-the-go coffee drinker. Constructed with stainless steel and a rubber lid that makes it spill-free, this reusable mug is an affordable gift for all environmentally conscious coffee lovers.
For the coffee lover who enjoys crafting brews at home, Intelligentsia has an amazing gift set—The Pourover Gift Box. The adorable, seasonally themed box includes a Hario V60 dripper (my own personal favorite brewing method), a perfectly sized and exclusively designed mug, and a sample bag of Intelligentsia’s House Blend.
Looking to gift a coffee maker that brews multiple cups at a time? Then the Chemex Coffee Maker is the right purchase for you. Chemex comes in various sizes but each one has the same signature sleek glass frame plus wood and leather collar. It’s designed not only to brew a deliciously crisp and sediment-less coffee but it’s also an attractive addition to any kitchen. The Chemex is an outstanding gift for those who enjoy brewing at home for themselves or treating their guests to a fine cup of coffee.
For the coffee drinker who is also a chocolate fan, Stumptown Roasters and Mast Brothers Chocolate Makers teamed up to bring the Stumptown and Mast Brothers Gift Box. When it comes to gourmet dark chocolate, the folks over at Mast Brothers are prime chocolatiers. Their Stumptown Coffee chocolate bar is delicious and it pairs well with Stumptown’s fruity Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chelbessa. This is a decadent and delightful gift box that’s sure to please all coffee and chocolate enthusiasts.