A freshly brewed cup of coffee envelopes the senses in the same way freshly baked bread does – the smell heady and the contents moreish.
There’s also passion behind the process, from finding and grinding the beans, to perfecting that perfect crema – which means coffee lovers can be notoriously tricky to buy for.
Fear not. Being a bunch of beverage-lovers ourselves, we’ve compiled a list of coffee presents to bring you buckets of gift inspiration, starting with some of our favorite coffee beans, best coffee machines and grinders; all tried-and-tested by the BBC Good Food team.
You’ll also find coffee gift sets, unique ceramic espresso cups and coffee mugs that are as decorative as they are functional. Plus find personalised gift options for giving something truly bespoke.
Find the perfect presents for the caffeine-heads in your life with our gift guide for coffee lovers.
The best presents for coffee lovers
Sage by Heston, The Barista Express
If you’re looking to blow the budget, Sage’s Barista Express was rated best espresso machine for gadget lovers in our test of the best espresso machines. It’s a professional-standard machine with all the requisite functions to satisfy the inner barista. It grinds fresh beans, creates a perfect espresso and features a milk-foaming nozzle.
The AeroPress is a quick and easy way of brewing a smooth, bold cup of coffee at home or on the move and makes a versatile gift for coffee lovers. Just steep the coffee grounds for 10-15 seconds and then press the water through. It’s simple to clean, there’s no washing-up and the filters are replaceable.
Our favourite espresso machine under £100, this vintage-look Swan machine is easy to use, easy to clean and comes with a milk frother and temperature gauge. We’d recommend packing those coffee grounds in if you’re making a strong brew. See how it compared against the best espresso machines when tested by our experts.
Best coffee beans to give as gifts
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Grind’s signature House Blend achieves the perfect balance of long, sweet notes and acidity, without a hint of bitterness. It also comes in a metal, refillable tin.
Kiss The Hippo Coffee
Kiss The Hippo was only launched in 2018 but its team of professionals with impressive coffee credentials has established the brand as a coffee lovers’ go-to. Choose from their range of award-winning beans that come in cool, minimalist packaging.
Based in Cirencester, Rave Coffee Roasters have approached the process with a simple goal; to make coffee sustainable, affordable and delicious. We brewed this coffee in a cafetière and loved its slight acidity and smooth, creamy texture.
Best coffee accessories to buy as gifts
All Things Brighton Beautiful, coffee scoop with clip
A two-in-one stainless steel scoop with a brass finish, this little tool doubles up as a heavy-duty crocodile clip for sealing your bag of beans or ground coffee to keep them fresh.
Nom Living, coconut wood coffee scoop
The flat base on this hand-carved coconut wood scoop definitely makes life easier whilst working with unruly coffee grounds. It’s also a sustainable and natural-looking addition to the draw.
Coffee guide print
The simple infographics on this piece of wall art show key coffees from around the world and is available in small or medium sizes.
Coffee Sapiens: Innovation Through Understanding book
A textbook of everything coffee by culinary maverick Ferran Adrià, this book is loaded with coffee info, from growing beans, to starting a business and brewing. The definitive coffee table book.
Harrods, Finest Coffee Blend tin (227g)
A blend of Indian and Costa Rican coffee, Harrods’ Finest Coffee Blend is part of its archive collection and comes in a nostalgic tin. It will set you back £15, but with the store’s coffee heritage dating back to 1901, this gift is a nice ode to Harrods’ bygone era.
Aeropress and Rave Coffee gift set
You get plenty of bang for your buck with this coffee gift set, which includes an Airobie AeroPress coffee maker, 250g Rave ground coffee and 350 filter papers.
Salter Coffee, nut and spice grinder
Rated best affordable electric coffee grinder in our round-up of best coffee grinders, the single speed gadget is simple to use, quick to grind and really well priced for the quality.
Porlex hand grinder
For coffee enthusiasts who enjoy a more hands-on approach to their brew, the Porlex hand grinder is both light and strong to use. Grinding takes around one minute – enough to make you feel like you’ve earned your cup of coffee.
Coffee cups and mugs to buy as gifts
Royal Doulton, coffee studio espresso cups and saucers, set of four
These half-dipped, salt-glazed espresso cups come in light and richly earthy colours with matching saucers.
Liga, eco cork and ceramic mug
Available in cream or storm grey, this ceramic eco coffee mug from Liga’s Earthware collection is a contemporary little vessel for your favorite brew. The cork grip is sustainably sourced and can be removed for easy cleaning.
Oliver Bonas, stoneware espresso cups, set of six
This set of six espresso cups is full of character, each finished with reactive glaze for added individuality. A great buy for a household of coffee lovers, dinner parties or for brightening up a cupboard.
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