Coffee-lovers often find that they can’t get enough of the beverage, and many of them appreciate gifts that enhance their caffeine-fuelled experiences.
If you’re got a friend like this with a birthday coming up, you’ll be happy to learn that there are many options when it comes to spoiling them – and not just more and more coffee beans. We’ve made a list of 5 great gifts for those who love the iconic drink.
1. Coffee subscription
Many people aren’t aware that you can purchase a coffee subscription, let alone what it involves. Subscription to magazines is dropping off as people turn to the internet for their entertainment, but receiving a monthly parcel of coffee is a truly novel experience for just about anyone.
Atlas Coffee Club subscribers receive between 6 and 24 ounces of ground or whole coffee beans every month, with prices ranging from $9 to $28 per month. You can sample coffee from around the globe without leaving the comfort of your own house.
2. Coffee scale
Coffee newbies may not have heard of a coffee scale, but more experienced barristers know that the very best brews are only achieved when beans and/or grounds are meticulously weighed and measured.
Once you’ve used one you won’t want to go back – miniscule changes in weight can result in subtle taste differences that take the whole coffee experience to an entirely new level. There’s a wide variety of scales on offer, ranging in price from about $7 for a mini scale to over $1k.
3. Milk frothers
Gulping down a hastily made cup of coffee simply doesn’t compare with sipping a cappuccino complete with a delicate microfoam topping. Giving someone a milk frother can develop their appreciation for the brew and ensure that every cup they make tastes professional.
Milk Frothers range in price from $10 up. Some frothers come in sets with cups and stencils (try your hand at some latte art), while there are also manual options, such as the Bodum Latteo Manual Milk Frother, which puts you in total control.
4. A fancy filter
Your average Joe is probably used to using disposable paper coffee filters, but giving someone a reusable metal filter can save them time and money – while looking super-cool and sophisticated.
5. A Turkish coffee maker pot
This gift is usually reasonably priced despite its uniqueness, so you won’t have to use your Australian sports betting winnings to buy it. Turkish coffee isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re a coffee aficionado, making and consuming it is something to put on your bucket list.
The process of brewing coffee in a cezve (a small pot) is something of an art, and, if done right, results in a rich and flavourful beverage. Good Turkish coffee should have a decent amount of foam to top it off – produced by the brewing process rather than the addition of milk.
There’s a wide world of coffee out there just waiting to be explored, so whether you’re buying a gift for a friend or for yourself, you’ll never be short of options.