No doubt there’s a coffee-fanatic you still need to buy a gift for this year. But what are the best gifts for coffee drinkers this Xmas? Here at The Coffee Bazaar, we have got you covered and spared you hours of research and shopping around. This is our definitive list of the hottest coffee gifts for Christmas 2020 under £25.
We think you’ll find something here that’s just are perfect for a memorable secret Santa gift, stocking filler or token of affection for your coffee quaffing friends and family.
Know someone who is getting an espresso machine for x-mas? What better gift than this jug so they can foam up a load of milk like a complete pro. It comes with a temperature gauge to help you keep a tab on your progress, chocolate shaker and “art pen” in case they want to take it to the next level.
This is great for those ‘hard to buy people’ who also like booze and coffee. This drink blends top-notch Ethiopian coffee with a traditional liqueur made from the Marula fruit. The small green fruit Marula or Elephant Tree which is native to south-east Africa, where marula fruit liqueurs are commonly drunk.
All ingredients are ethically sourced and it goes down real easy.
This USB-Plug in hot plate-come-coaster is great for anyone whose desk is usually filled with cold half-drunk cups of coffee. It will keep your cup up to 65 degrees Celsius. It’s waterproof, cools down quickly and comes with an auto shut off for extra safety.
The plate is suitable for flat bottom mugs made from metal, ceramic, enamel, tile, high-temperature plastic and glass.
This lovely glass jar is great for storing your beans next to your grinder or grounds next to the cafetiere and looks great thanks to its oak lid! Its 500ml capacity will easily house a couple of small bags of coffee and keep them fresh.
A great option for anyone who loves their espresso machine. This heavy-duty knock-box is designed so that you can easily empty the contents of your portafilter basket without spilling them all over the floor.
This iconic Bialetti Italian machine has been around since the 1930s and has sold over 330 units since then! A morning ritual in the bel paese – stovetop espresso pots really can make great coffee, if you know how to use them. These things look great and are solidly built to give you a lifetime of service as long as you look after them properly.
A nice piece of design this and a lovely gift for any Chemex fans. This official bit of Chemex merchandise is designed to echo the iconic coffee brewer. It is made in non-porous borosilicate glass and stands at 4 inches high and 3.5 inches wide. It’s dishwasher safe and boasts unique and eye-catching looks. Its see-through walls add a nice element of theatre to adding milk to coffees. It’s dishwasher safe too. Everybody has a favourite mug – a great gift that will ensure they think of you with every sip.
Throwing away coffee pods is bad for the environment and recycling them can be a bit of a faff. What if there was another way? Look no further than these refillable pods designed for use with Nespresso machines. A great gift for the eco-friendly coffee drinker concerned about their plastic usage. These will last a lifetime and make pod coffee a bit more hands-on. They also give you the ability to make pods using your favourite, freshly ground beans – often giving coffee snobs better results than store-bought pods.
Here’s something for the espresso nerd in your family or friend circle. This tamper will ensure that you get the perfect press every time. Tamping the coffee is important as it means espresso shots become evenly extracted. A good tamp requires you to push down with about 30lbs of pressure. The handle of this piece will click when you hit 30lbs – helping you get it perfect every time!
This lesser-known bit of coffee-making kit is seriously big in Japan and is the favoured brew-method of locals who quaff 3.3kg of beans per capita a year. It looks very quirky and is also scientifically designed to produce great coffee. The system’s cone has a 60-degree angle and spiral-shaped ridges inside the spout to maximise the expansion of the coffee and enable air to escape while brewing.
Although The filter papers for the V60 will need to be ordered separately, they are cheaper than others on the market. This basic kit comes included with a measuring spoon to help you get the right ratio of grounds to water.
Here’s a great kettle for coffee fans. Not only does it look elegant – it will also help you make better coffee than than most standard kitchen appliances. The gooseneck kettle comes with a slender spout to maintain even water flow which makes it perfect for making drip-filter coffees, helping to achieve a balanced and well-rounded flavour.
The unit also comes with a built-in thermometer so you can heat your water to the desired 92-94 degrees temperature range that is ideal for getting the most out of your beans. It is a small enough 1.2-litre affair, so is energy efficient and comes with a comfortable easy-grip handle and stylish looking heatproof mat to protect your kitchen countertop or living room table.
Everyone loves a flat white, cortado or morning cappuccino. Sadly most coffee consumers simply don’t have the wallet for the kind of professional steaming wands needed to make decent frothy milk. There is another way! This attractive looking machine lets you froth warm milk manually using a bit of old-fashioned elbow grease. The plunger-like design is very effective and creates silken frothy milk with plenty of small and foamy bubbles in it.
It’s a much better bet than cheap handheld battery-powered wands and made from hardy borosilicate glass that will last a lifetime. It’s dishwasher safe for easy cleaning too – a winner.
Everyone should have a reusable coffee cup. Disposable cups and lids are adding to the plastic crisis our oceans are facing while also being a substandard container for takeout coffees. This edition from KeepCup is one of our favourites on the market. It’s made from recyclable BPA-free glass and has a polypropylene lid that prevents spillage and helps keep your coffee warm.
The cork gripper makes it super comfy to hold and looks fantastic. The cup fits into a standard car beverage holder and is microwave-safe in case you want to reheat your coffee later. There are plenty of colour options available for the lids. Remember that most vendors offer a 10% discount for people bringing in reusable cups, so this really is a gift that just keeps giving!
This is much more than just a coffee table book! The World Atlas of Coffee is a perfect gift for the bean buffs in your life. It is a beautifully put together compendium that provides detailed scientific, historical and geographical knowledge that will ensure you will never look at a steaming hot brew the same way again.
The book contains helpful and detailed brewing guides, a host of info on bean types and varieties as well as a run down of the main features of coffee grown in all the world’s major producing regions.