Feliz Navidad amigos! Kaffeologie is into the spirit of giving, and we want to send out some ideas for those of you who are stumped with what to give that coffee (or any hot beverage) lover in your life. We'll be featuring a variety of gift ideas to accommodate every recipient and their giver's budget. (Have a suggestion? We'd love to hear about it in the comments.) And as always, one of the best gifts you can give your favorite coffee-lover is an upgrade to the coffee routine with the AeroPress and S Filter.
Delicious, delicious coffee beans
Any coffee coffee lover (especially those who love supporting small businesses)
It seems like an understatement to say coffee beans are a key ingredient to the coffee experience. I mean, it's not coffee without them. This year, share your coffee experience with your fellow coffee lovers by giving them some really good beans. (We recommend Arabica beans - i.e., those typically hailing from Latin America.)
A great way to give coffee beans is by giving your dearly beloved some beans expressly chosen for them from your local or favorite (or hopefully both) roaster. Roasters are a great resource of coffee knowledge and can help you pick out a roast flavor perfectly suited to your recipient's tastes. If you have a local roaster that you love or you're sure your recipient would love, talk to them about flavor profiles. If you don't, ask for some recommendations from your favorite coffee geeks, in person or online.
One more great thing about this gift is that you are (typically) also supporting a small business. (Look at you, you philanthropist, you!) So give the gift of deliciousness and good feelings. Give coffee!
P.S. You can also find tea companies that offer the same flavor profile services if you have someone who prefers tea on your list.