If you’re looking to find the perfect gifts for coffee snobs in your life, then you’re in the right place. As a couple of coffee lovers who are self-confessed and unashamedly snobby about all things coffee, we get that the fully caffeinated can be hard to please.
Coffee is an integral part of many people’s day but if you’re not one of those people, it can be daunting to find the perfect gift for coffee obsessed folks. That’s where we come in.
Here you’ll find all our favorite and unique coffee gifts. It’s basically a list of things that have improved our home coffee life or that we’d love to receive. So, they should instantly impress the coffee lover in your life.
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If the coffee snob in your life prefers espresso style coffee drinks, a quality espresso machine is sure to please.
The De’Longhi Stilosa is a good option for anyone looking to save some money by stepping away from the high street coffee chains. It will brew a good espresso and can create quality microfoam too making it the perfect coffee gift for newbie home espresso brewers.
Don’t get us wrong, it doesn’t have any of the fancy features found on more expensive super-automatic machines. But, switching from the big coffee chains to homemade latte or mocha is fun, saves lots of money, and becomes kind of addictive.
De’Longhi espresso machines are reknowned for being reliable with some of the best build quality you can find. So this is a gift that will bring joy for years to come.
So this is more for the ultra-coffee snobs who already have everything. It’s not cheap but it’s incredible and by far our favorite Jura coffee machine.
The E8 has the perfect balance of features and price:
It offers incredible levels of customization and an easy-to-use interface or smartphone app if you get the Smart Connect dongle too. Oh, and truly amazing espresso, of course.
This would make a great coffee lover gift for someone who loves espresso but also convenience. The brilliant Jura E8 will handle the difficult bit leaving more time for espresso drinking. (For full review, click here.)
Breville Barista Pro
This is the gift for an espresso lover who wants to get into serious espresso brewing at home. Or maybe as an upgrade for someone looking to take their coffee setup to the next level. Either way, the Breville Barista Pro is the answer.
Breville makes seriously high-quality coffee machines. Features like the professional 22g portafilter, quality in-built grinder, and easy-to-use interface make espresso brewing an absolute joy.
This is our favorite Breville espresso machine and is sure to please almost all home espresso brewers.
Flair Signature Espresso Maker
This is the one for the espresso nerd in your life. Like a serious espresso nerd.
The Flair Signature espresso maker gives the user total control over every single aspect of pulling an espresso. From water temperature, to grind, to tamping, to manually pulling the shot. Everything.
So, there’s a serious learning curve here. But if you know someone who makes your eyes glaze over with talk about mineral content in water and the best soil for optimal coffee flavor, this could be for them.
We recommend the Signature with Pressure Kit as a good coffee gift set. By adding the stainless steel tamper and pressure gauge, the perfect extraction is one step closer. Plus, it looks kinda cool and is (semi-)portable too.
Handmade Espresso Cups
Beautiful espresso cups can be as ornamental as they are functional coffee gifts. Armed with these handmade cups, a great shot of espresso will be made even better by enjoying it from a piece of art.
If buying something related to the making of coffee scares you, then get something beautiful for them to enjoy drinking from instead. At 2oz, they are the perfect size for espresso. And, as an added bonus, these ceramic cups will look great on a shelf, even if they never use them.
Bialetti Moka Pot
Gift the gift of coffee history. The Bialetti Moka Express is a classic; an icon. It was one of the first pressure coffee makers ever made back in Italy in the 1930s and has remained a coffee institution ever since.
Moka pot coffee brewing is simple and produces rich, syrupy coffee. All whilst being virtually indestructible so will last for years and years.
This makes it a perfect coffee brewer for use at home or whilst camping. We’ve even seen the Moka pot used as decoration so not just a practical present.
The intense, slightly bitter coffee isn’t for everyone. So if your coffee-obsessed friend likes to add a lot of sugar and syrups to their coffee, this isn’t the one for them. But it’s cheap, easy to use, and it’s nice to own a coffee legend too.
Chemex might just make the most beautiful coffee makers out there.
Pour over is another of the classic home brewing coffee methods that any self-respecting coffee snob will love. So, if you have a friend who loves coffee and doesn’t own a Chemex, this is a great gift.
Compared to the Hario V60, Chemex is relatively easy to use. It brews bright, clear, and delicious coffee so, if you’re lucky, they might brew you a cup too! If it’s their first time, you can always direct them to our Chemex coffee ratio calculator to make sure they nail it.
This is all before you realize just how affordable the Chemex is too – it’s an upscale coffee gift without the upscale price tag.
Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker
No matter whether you’re buying a coffee gift for an anniversary, birthday, or Christmas, it’s always the right time to drink cold brewed, ice-cold coffee.
The flavor of cold brew is very different from other coffee brew methods. It’s a much more intense, sweet style that can be diluted with water or mixed with milk, creamer, sugar, or syrup to taste.
Anyone who spends a fortune on iced coffee in the summer months is bound to adore being able to make it at home. And the patented design of the Takeya cold brew coffee maker will be an instant winner.
Simple, but perfectly formed.
The Hario V60 is arguably the best coffee dripper for getting the most flavor from your coffee beans.
Compared to other coffee brew methods, the Hario V60 recipe is a lot more involved. So, it will take some practice to perfect but the aromatics from a perfectly brewed pour over can’t be beaten. And it will keep your coffee loving friend entertained for weeks to come.
In terms of flavor brewed, this will be something a little different for your favorite coffee snob.
Capresso 5-Cup Minidrip
Not all coffee lovers want fancy brewing systems. Sometimes they just want reliable, classic drip coffee.
That’s where the Capresso Minidrip comes in.
It’s the perfect option for someone who needs a couple of mugs of great coffee without any hassle. It’s simple to use, reliable, and brews a great-tasting cup of coffee which is why it’s our favorite 5-cup coffee maker.
Sometimes it’s better not to overthink gifts.
1Zpresso J Max
When it comes to manual coffee grinding, nothing performs quite as well as the 1Zpresso J-Max. It’s hands down our favorite (compare it to all our best manual coffee grinder reviews to see why) and the one we almost always reach for.
The 1Zpresso J-Max is great looking and performs ridiculously well. With 8.8 microns between each step and over 350 steps, the perfect grind size is achievable no matter the preferred brewing method.
It’s the incredible precision and consistency across the full range of grind sizes that make this our go-to grinder.
JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder
The JavaPresse is the perfect option for anyone looking to up their home coffee game by grinding fresh.
It offers tremendous value for money and is easy to use – the JavaPresse performs well beyond its price tag. It retails at around $45 but, if that price wasn’t enticing enough, you can regularly pick it up at a discounted bargain price.
Freshly grinding coffee beans is the easiest way to improve the quality of coffee at home. So this is an easy-win coffee gift for the coffee lover in your life. And for very little money.
This is the ultimate gift for coffee snobs who are serious about their coffee grinding and the precision needed.
The Rancilio Rocky has commercial grade 50mm burrs for amazing consistency. It can be bought either with or without a doser but there’s only a small difference in price. So, for us, the dosing version wins out for ease and less wastage.
This could be the missing piece of your espresso-obsessed friend’s home setup. It doesn’t matter if they already have a grinder, they will be over the moon with this gift. It’s a serious treat for any coffee lover.
The Porlex Mini has one big design feature that makes it perfect for people who brew coffee on the go: it fits inside the AeroPress.
AeroPress has a bit of a cult following. So if you’re shopping for a gift for coffee snobs that don’t bang on about the AeroPress, they almost certainly don’t have one.
That said, it’s still a great option even if they don’t use an AeroPress. But that feature makes it an ideal option to bundle into a coffee gift set alongside the famous coffee brewer. Combined, they make a complete budget setup.
Breville Smart Grinder Pro
This is one for someone who prefers not to have to manually grind their beans, but also won’t cost you the earth.
The Breville Smart Grinder Pro not only grinds the coffee beans (excellently, I might add) but also doses the ground coffee. This means no weighing and no wastage.
It’s more suited to espresso grinding, so it depends on the preferred type of coffee maker your friend uses. But if it is espresso, the Smart Grinder Pro can help a budding barista get a cafe-quality shot at home with ease.
Coffee Scoop with Clip
Keep it simple with a set of 3 coffee scoops with a clip.
The second I put something down it is instantly lost. I call it an adorable quirk, others (like my wife) would call it downright annoying. So, if you know a coffee lover just like me, clipping the coffee scoop straight onto the bag of coffee increases the likelihood of it not going missing.
So really this is two gifts for the (very low) price of one – a handy spoon for coffee and the key to saving someone’s marriage.
It’s also possible to get personalized scoops for a more special touch. But they will also push up the bargain price.
Jura Cup Warmer
Pouring freshly brewed coffee at the perfect temperature into cold cups should be a crime. But you can ensure the coffee connoisseur in your life is not a criminal with Jura’s cup warmer.
Coffee cups are kept at the perfect temperature ensuring the best possible coffee experience at home.
As with all things Jura touch, the cup warmer looks great and works great, but comes with a luxury price tag.
So, this is a little “out of the box” – one of the best coffee gifts for someone who has everything. It’s a bit like heated car seats. Do you need them? No. But would it make your day better? Heck yeah.
Breville Milk Cafe
Next up we have a great present for someone who likes nicely frothed milk with their coffee but doesn’t own or want an espresso machine.
The Breville Milk Cafe will deliver perfectly frothed milk of any type – even for iced coffees.
Like all things Breville, it’s easy to program and use. So there’s no need to master the milk wand or even buy an espresso machine that has one.
Instead, you can give the gift of perfect milk to rival any barista.
LuxHaus 58mm Tamper
Tamping espresso is possibly the most difficult part of espresso-making to get perfect every time. That might sound like we’re overstating it but for consistently great espresso, tamping is key.
We love this spring-loaded tamper from LuxHaus. It makes it easy to get the right pressure every time. The 58mm size is perfect for professional-sized portafilters but it comes in a range of sizes to suit.
Stagg Gooseneck Kettle
Do you know a coffee fanatic who loves pour over but uses just a regular kettle? First up, they need to step up their coffee snobbery game. And you can help by gifting them the best gooseneck kettle.
The Stagg Gooseneck makes pour over, or any manual coffee brewing, a breeze with its accurate temperature settings.
Plus, it also looks great, which is always nice.
Having a special kettle just for coffee may seem excessive, but perfection demands such things.
OXO Good Grips Coffee Brewing Scale
The OXO Good Grips precision scale could be the missing piece for any coffee lover looking to really hone their craft.
With a built-in timer, the scale is quick and accurate.
This makes it ideal for fanatics of espresso, AeroPress, and pour over alike. But particularly for pour over to ensure the perfect water volume is poured and the coffee is extracted at exactly the right speed.
I know what you’re thinking – what’s whiskey got to do with anything? And, yes, this might be the most unique coffee gift idea but hear us out…
We love iced coffee. We hate diluted coffee. The answer? Whiskey stones.
Re-usable ice cubes completely change the game when it comes to making iced coffee at home. There’s no need to calculate how much water will melt into your brew diluting the delicious coffee.
As well as being very cheap, whiskey stones can obviously be used for things other than coffee, like wine or maybe even whisky. A great simple gift.
As far as we’re concerned this is the best of the best coffee snob gifts. Even if they do look at you a little strangely at first.
Bicycle Coffee Cup Holder
Getting exercise? Check.
Saving the environment? Check.
Keeping caffeine levels topped up? Check, check, check.
Cycling to work shouldn’t preclude anyone from enjoying fresh coffee during the commute.
This handy coffee cup holder simply clips onto the handlebars so caffeine is always at hand. As an added bonus, there are also slots for keys and a phone so the clean lines of the lycra cycling outfit aren’t disturbed.
How To Make The Best Coffee At Home by James Hoffmann
James Hoffman is something of a coffee legend. He’s an English barista, YouTuber, entrepreneur, coffee consultant, and best-selling author of “The World Atlas of Coffee”. Plus, an all-around inspiration to everyone who loves their coffee.
With his latest book, he’s made brewing great coffee at home easier to understand and achieve. He’s also done it in a way that’s easy to understand.
This is a great read for any coffee lover.
Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
Take tasty espresso beans. Add chocolate. And you have the most moreish snack ever created.
We love to eat these and my Dad is absolutely obsessed with them too. Chocolate and roasted coffee beans are just such a great combo.
These are seriously grown-up sweets that will make anyone feel a little more sophisticated. Oh, and they’re very, very addictive. If you’re gift shopping around Christmas time, they make an excellent stocking filler.
Jute Burlap Coffee Bean Sack
Ok, this might be a little random but is definitely one of the most unique coffee gifts you can give.
With a little imagination and a tiny bit of DIY crafting, what’s a discarded coffee bean sack to one person is a quirky bit of decor to another. Popping one of these on the wall will add a real “industrial chic” touch to any home.
Pretty niche as gifting goes, but fun all the same.
Bean Box Coffee Sampler
Bean Box coffee company is a seasoned pro when it comes to monthly coffee subscription gifts. It’s their bread and butter.
Hands down, one of our favorite coffee lover gifts is their sampler subscription box.
All you need to do is select the preferred coffee roast level, whether you want whole beans or ground, and how long you want to subscribe for (up to 1 year). Then Bean Box takes care of the rest.
Every month, four expertly curated coffees will turn up (1. oz each) alongside tasting notes and brewing guides.
As gifts for coffee snobs go this is a knock-out. It offers really great diversity and options to experience the nuance in the world’s coffee regions.
Equator coffees have an amazing range of some of the best coffee beans from all over the world. So there is almost certainly something to please every coffee lover.
You can choose to have a new bag of coffee beans delivered every week all the way up to every eight weeks. So you can pick the option that suits the coffee-drinking demand of your beloved.
Curated subscriptions are available for only single-origin coffee, blends, Fair Trade and organic coffee, or for espresso drinkers. This allows your coffee fanatic to explore different types of coffee beans from single farms or pan-global blends bursting with diverse flavors.
Overall, this is a great option to gift someone lots of different coffees or to get a great deal on the one they love most.
Variety is the spice of life and Trade Coffee definitely have variety.
There are over 450 curated coffees to suit all tastes. So a trade coffee subscription can have the coffee lover in your life discovering new and exciting coffees every week.
Simply fill out the simple quiz on their, or your, coffee preferences and let Trade select from the best microlot farms and roasters around the world.
Probably the widest range of unique coffees you can find from a subscription service. This truly is the perfect gift for the adventurous coffee drinker in your life.
Atlas Coffee Club
Atlas Coffee Club is one of the premier coffee subscription offerings in the US. Their Coffee World Tour Gift is widely considered one of the best and has been featured in the likes of Forbes and Wired.
They make gifting easy by offering a set 6-month coffee subscription gift.
For 6 consecutive months, your favorite coffee fan will open the door to a new country. Well, through their coffee cup at least. A new bag from a different coffee-producing country will arrive alongside a postcard, brew tips, and flavor notes.
Great coffee and a fun experience. What’s not to love?
Without a doubt, the Wacaco Nanopresso is the best portable espresso machine currently on the market.
The biggest complaint of anyone who travels a lot is usually the variable coffee quality on the road. But with this gift, you no longer have to listen to them complain! It is small, lightweight, and easy to use – perfect for throwing in a purse, backpack, or suitcase. Plus, it comes in a wide range of fun colors too.
Depending on how generous you’re feeling, there are also add-ons for using Nespresso pods rather than ground coffee (NS Adapter) or for making double espressos (Barista Kit). Or, you can opt for the standalone Nanopresso with a protective travel case. Basically – make your own coffee gift set to suit.
Overall this is one of our favorite coffee lover gift ideas as it has guaranteed success written all over it.
Despite only being 17 years old, the AeroPress is something of a coffee institution.
It’s a simple design that can be used at home or whilst traveling. It’s also cheap, easy to use, and loved by coffee fanatics the world over. We’d call that a triple threat when browsing coffee snob gifts.
The flavor of coffee brewed is some of the best out there. The only problem is whether your coffee-obsessed friend already has one.
For the ultimate gift, pair the AeroPress with a Porlex Mini for an amazing coffee setup anywhere.
Bodum Travel Press
French Press is one of the most classic home brewing coffee methods. Whilst we can’t transport you to the streets of Paris, we can offer the next best thing:
Delicious French press coffee anywhere.
The traveling French Press combines a quality coffee brewer with a thermos travel mug.
Bodum’s Travel Press has a 15 fl oz capacity and a choice of two lids. The first is the plunger and the other is a spillproof lid to drink through. It will keep the brewed coffee hot for hours without continuing to extract.
So not only are you gifting a classic brewing method but also the perfect travel coffee thermos.
Wolecok Collapsible Pour Over Coffee Dripper
Another great gift for coffee snobs who travel a lot is the gift of pour over coffee anywhere.
The Wolcok Collapsible is ridiculously space-conscious whilst still producing a great-tasting cup of joe. The silicone design folds down flat so it can fit into even the smallest of bags or there’s a carabiner to attach it to the outside.
Yes, paper filters need to be bought separately and silicone isn’t the greatest material. But as a trade-off between subpar high street coffee chains or self-brewed pour over, the latter wins out every time.
Yeti Rambler Travel Mug
Daily commute, walking the dog, standing on the soccer sidelines. Everyone’s days just seem to get busier and busier. So why should even one minute of it be enjoyed without coffee?
A good quality thermos will keep your coffee at the perfect temperature so you can enjoy it hours after brewing (or an iced coffee cold). And that’s exactly what the Yeti Rambler Travel Mug does.
It’s the perfect travel coffee thermos with a 20 fl oz capacity, a good solid handle (that works for righties and leftie), and a spillproof lid. Plus it’s easy to drink from – strangely not a given when buying a travel cup.
This is the perfect solution for life on the go. The coffee can even be made before bed and it will still be warm when stepping out the door.
STOJO Collapsible Travel Cup
If you’re shopping for someone who loves camping or traveling then these handy foldable cups are perfect.
The space-saving design is great for backpacking as the cups fold down flat. Then, when the need for caffeine hits, they easily pop back out.
What sets STOJO’s cups apart from the competition is the reinforced middle section that stops the cup from collapsing or falling over with liquid inside. Plus the cups come in a dizzying array of colors.
If the travel cup is likely to be used whilst driving, warn your gift recipient to pop the lid before they set off as it’s a little fiddly.
Waka Freeze Dried Instant Coffee
It’s not often you will see a couple of coffee snobs waxing lyrical about instant coffee. So you know this stuff has to be worth it.
There are some occasions, especially whilst traveling, where instant coffee is just an inescapable evil. We get it.
So, for those occasions, Waka Coffee is the best option. It’s probably the best instant coffee out there and makes a great gift for someone who loves their coffee but travels only every so often so doesn’t want a suitcase full of different coffee brewing equipment.
This could be their gateway into better coffee drinking.
Lego Coffee Mug
We all know someone who’s hard to buy for. Maybe it’s a distant relative or maybe you need inspiration for a colleague’s Secret Santa gift. Either way, is anyone ever too old to enjoy Lego?
(Although, for the avoidance of doubt, this is not *technically* lego. It’s build-on-brick ‘cos protected names and all that.)
No matter who you’re shopping for, we guarantee at least 10 minutes of entertainment from this quirky coffee gift idea.
Playing Cards About Coffee
They say every day’s a school day. So, why can’t we all get a bit of fun on the side of our education?
The Sip to Suit playing cards are beautifully designed with intricate graphics as well as helpful information. 18 of the cards have detailed coffee brewing guides, 18 have coffee recipes, and the remaining 16 have educational tips on all things coffee.
An educational evening of coffee poker anyone?
Is it even Christmas if there’s not a pair of socks under the tree? My mother-in-law has been replenishing my sock collection every year for almost a decade now. But never with ones as on point as these.
Ditch the boring monochrome socks and put a smile on someone’s face with a toe-warming, funny gift for coffee lovers.
We know that buying gifts for coffee snobs isn’t always the easiest task which is why we’ve tried to cover every budget, style, and recipient. From the funny coffee gifts to the more high-brow upscale presents, there’s something here for everyone.
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