6 GIFT IDEAS FOR THE SPECIALTY COFFEE LOVER
People love coffee but it can be difficult to know what the best gifts to buy for the coffee fanatic, especially if you aren’t a big coffee drinker or home brewer yourself. We’ve listed 6 great gift ideas for the coffee lovers in your life, including brew gear to improve the home brewing experience and coffee subscriptions to keep the coffee flowing.
The Aeropress Coffee Maker is a great way to make a delicious, clean cup at home, at the office, or on the go. It's one of our favorite brewing methods because of its simplicity while producing a full-bodied cup of coffee with great clarity.
It makes a great gift for the camper, beach bum, or world traveler who appreciates making a great cup of coffee anywhere, anytime. Lightweight, durable, and compact, the Aeropress is the perfect travel companion.
Utilizing a full submersion brewing method, the extracted coffee is then "pressed" through the micro-filter to create a grit free cup in just a few minutes. Plus it's easy to clean and the Aeropress micro-filters are biodegradable and compostable.
2. Gooseneck Kettle: Hario V60 Buono and Cafec Tsubame Pro
A quality gooseneck kettle is a necessity for making consistent and delicious pour overs. It’s a great gift option for the beginner looking to make better tasting pour overs at home or the experienced home brewer looking to take their brewing skills to the next level. The Hario V60 Buono and Cafec Tsubame Pro are excellent options available in the CRR Pro-Shop.
Gooseneck kettles are an important tool to pour over style brewing methods because they give you greater control of flow rate and lets you be precise with your water placement on the grounds.
With many pour over recipes requiring a specific amount of water for a specific amount of time, a gooseneck kettle allows water to be added gradually, softly, and tactically which are equally important when achieving perfect and even extraction.
3. Rocket Espresso Appartamento Espresso Machine
The Appartamento is a compact espresso machine designed for environments where space is at a premium. Perfect for a home or office coffee setup. It’s simple to use and stands out on any countertop with its flashy design and Italian craftsmanship. Plus this machine is one of the most sophisticated on the market for its price point.
Featuring Rocket’s well proven heat exchange boiler, the famous E61 group head, and an integrated dual pre-infusion system, the Appartamento allows you to brew and froth at the same time while pulling consistent shots with aromatic, crema-rich extractions.
If someone needs to bring the Italian cafe experience into their kitchen at an approachable price, the Rocket Appartamento Espresso Machine is a great option.
4. Cafec Pour Over Brew Kit: Flower Dripper + Filter Paper + Serving Beaker.
Pour over is one of our favorite brewing methods because it produces a beautiful, clean cup and truly showcases the characteristics of the coffee. Our friends at Cafec offer a high quality flower dripper with its unique ‘flower ribbed’ interior which promotes an even and steady flow of water through the grounds during the brewing process. When used in conjunction with their Abaca Filter Paper technology and Cafec Glass Beaker, the result is a bright clean tasting pour over coffee.
This is also the pour over set our talented baristas use to make pour over coffee in the CRR Tasting Room, it’s a perfect gift to bring the CRR experience into your kitchen.
Hot Tip: Complete your pour over set up with a conical burr grinder, gooseneck kettle, and a scale with a timer to brew like the pros.
5. Ratio Six Coffee Machine
The Ratio Six is engineered to perfection: Form + Function. It’s a coffee machine that looks great on your counter while also making an amazing cup. It's also an upgrade to any home coffee set-up and the perfect gift for any kitchen.
The Ratio Six simulates a professional pour over with the touch of a button, precisely metering water flow through both the bloom and brew phases while delivering the perfect cup with ease.
Did you know? The Ratio Six has been awarded the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Certified Home Brewer mark. The SCA Certified Home Brewer mark helps consumers find and choose the best coffee makers, backed by the science and experience of the Specialty Coffee Association. Certified Home Brewers are thoroughly tested in the laboratory and must meet the SCA’s quality standards for brewing specialty coffee at home.
6. CRR Coffee Subscription: 3-Month Gift Subscription or the Roaster’s Choice Single Origin Coffee Subscription.
Want to gift a coffee subscription? Freshly roasted CRR Single Origin coffees with a 3-Month Coffee Gift Subscription sent directly to your recipient's door is the perfect gift for a coffee drinker who likes to rotate their coffees and try different origins each month. With the option of 1 or 2 bags sent once a month for 3 months, it’s the perfect way to share specialty coffee with your favorite people. Simply input your recipient's address for shipping and the CRR Team will do the rest.
Want to treat yourself to a Coffee Subscription? Let our Roastery Team select different coffee’s from all over the globe to enjoy at home each month with our Roaster’s Choice Single Origin Subscription. Simply select from 1 to 4 bags per shipment at your preferred delivery frequency and we’ll do the rest. Plus the Roaster’s Choice Single Origin subscription includes free shipping!
You can also subscribe to our year round offerings including Brunswick, Venice, and City Block Seasonal Espresso Blends, as well as Ethiopia, Ardi Sidama, Darkside, and Decaf. You won’t have to worry about forgetting to order coffee and you’ll save on each bag.
Great coffee plus quality brewing equipment can make great gifts for the novice looking to expand their knowledge of brewing specialty coffee while also allowing the experienced home brewer a great opportunity to add to their collection of brewing tools to make the best cup of coffee every time. Explore our Pro-shop for all our Coffee Brew Gear.