10 Gifts for the Coffee Lover in your Life

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We all know that one person who can’t go a day without their trusty cup o’ joe. Maybe that person is you. But those daily trips to the coffee shop really start to add up – so let’s make it easier to brew your own bold drink right at home. From refined and stylish gadgets to scrumptious blends, these gifts are just as exciting as their caffeinated inspiration…and sure to win over the sophisticated taste of the coffee-obsessed.

Rokmaker Hand-powered Espresso Machine

Make everyday more special with this classic copper and chrome design. Designed by London-based ROK, the compact and portable, electricity-free design is an absolute essential. Between its obvious utility to its devastating good looks, the ROKMAKER makes it possible to enjoy your very own espresso in style – and on the go. Thanks to a human-powered design, the ROKMAKER eliminates the energy and material waste involved in the traditional espresso-making process. The coffee-obsessed can use it to make anything from ristretti to a simpler latte. Complete with a portafilter, stainless steel milk frother, a splitter, tamp, and spoon — all contained in a gleaming stainless steel travel tin — The ROKMAKER is the gift that will last a lifetime.

Buy: $190

 

Hario Buono Coffee Drip V60 Kettle

Any java addict knows the importance of a well-executed pour-over, and the folks at Clive Coffee agree: technique counts, and “precision is a must.” Equipped with a long, narrow spout and a sleek stainless steel or copper finish, their Buono kettle is an easy way to brew the perfect cup. Boil up to 40 fl. ounces on the stove-top, then give it a quick rinse in the dishwasher. The simple Japanese design makes an easy and elegant addition to the everyday.

Buy: $140

 

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Snow Peak Folding Coffee Drip

Whether you’re hiking the Inca trail or living in a tiny city flat, this clever collapsible design will keep you efficiently energized. Incredibly lightweight and easy to use, this stainless steel pour-over brewer from the outdoor experts at Snow Peak is an essential in any coffee-lover’s life. No matter where life takes you, you’ll be able to take comfort in your daily brew.

Buy: $30

 

Ratio Eight Percolator

“Coffee should be enjoyed…it is one of the daily pleasures of our lives.” So believe the makers of the Ratio Eight coffee maker; with just one button and three phases – bloom, brew, and ready – the simple gadget times the bloom and calculates the ideal ratio of water to grounds for the best (and easiest) cup of joe. Die-cast aluminum heats the water to about 202 degrees Farenheit for an ideal brew before sending it through a stainless steel shower head that distributes it evenly over the grounds. Not to mention the clean curvilinear form alone is enough to accentuate and elevate any kitchen or office space. Each stunning machine – available in champagne nickel, bright silver, or dark cobalt — can brew up to 40 ounces of rich, steaming coffee. Hand assembled in (you guessed it) Portland, the graceful wood and metal percolator adds a dash of elegance to the everyday.

Buy: $580

 

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Coffee Story: Ethiopia

Ever wondered where coffee comes from? Learn more about the “country where coffee began” with Coffee Story: Ethiopia, a tale of the beloved crop and its impact on a nation. As an added bonus, 5% of every purchase is donated imagine1day, an organization of passionate individuals who are working to provide access to quality education for all Ethiopians. The perfect choice for the intellectual, activist, or philanthropist of your local coffee circle.

Buy: $55

Lizzie Wright

Lizzie

​Lizzie Wright is an aspiring artist and designer with a passion for the written word. While she works on her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she spends her (rare) spare time riding around Providence on her trusty Cannondale and drinking lots of coffee. She is especially fascinated by the dichotomy between aesthetic form and function, which has an immense influence on her work. As a lover of the natural world, Lizzie plans to focus on Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies to pursue a more efficient future for design. Read more by visiting her website

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