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Gifts for Coffee Lovers

March 6, 2013

Depending on how seriously you take it, gift buying can be a challenging activity. It’s sometimes difficult to know what a particular person would enjoy receiving as a gift, and nobody wants to waste money on a gift that will just end up collecting dust on a shelf, or even worse–get re-gifted! I suppose that’s a way to avoid having the gift be entirely wasted, but when a gift has been re-gifted, it seems like the ultimate confirmation that your gift was considered a “dud”. Of course most of the time, gift givers have no idea that their gift was given away to someone else–unless the gift was accidentally given back to the original gift giver. That probably qualifies as one of the more awkward situations you could potentially find yourself in.

Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Coffee lovers–a group that I consider myself to a member of–are theoretically easier to buy gifts for than other groups. To make sure the gift is a success though, it’s helpful to know a few details about the recipient. For example, if the coffee lover you’re shopping for already own two coffee grinders–one for home and one for the office–then they probably won’t enjoy receiving a third one. On the other hand, if the intended recipient of your coffee lover gift does not own a coffee grinder–or the one they do own needs to be replaced–then a coffee grinder, such as a Baratza coffee grinder–might be the perfect gift for coffee lovers on your list. At the Daily Grind’s website, it’s priced at $129.00 (as of 3/6/13).

The Baratza Encore is a burr coffee grinder that can be effectively used to grind cofffee beans for espresso, drip coffee, or manual brews

The Baratza Encore is a burr coffee grinder that can be effectively used to grind coffee beans for espresso, drip coffee, or manual brews

Coffee Lovers Gifts for Those on a Budget

If you’re looking to spend a lot less on a gift for a coffee lover, but still want to get a coffee maker that has a good reputation for quality, consider a 10-cup Chemex glass coffee maker. It’s been recognized for its artistic design and its ability to make a virtually perfect cup of coffee every time.  At $37.90 plus the cost of an $8.50 box of Chemex bonded filters, it’s one of the lower-priced coffee lovers gifts that is almost sure to be appreciated by any serious coffee lover.

It's  unique design and scientifically designed filters make the chemex glass coffee maker a good, inexpensive gift for coffee lover.

It’s unique appearance and scientifically designed filters make the Chemex glass coffee maker a good, inexpensive gift for coffee lover.

Whether you decide to buy a Chemex glass coffee maker or a Baratza coffee grinder, a good way to round out any gift for coffee lovers is by including a bag of freshly roasted coffee beans from The Daily Grind. They sell a wide variety of coffee from some of the premier coffee bean locations in the world, including Bolivia, Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Africa, Mexico, and Sumatra. Visit their online coffee store to check out their full selection of good coffee beans, coffee makers, coffee bean grinders, cappuccino machines, loose tea leaves, and much more! http://dailygrind.com.

Other gift ideas for coffee lovers include coffee mugs, a coffee lover gift basket, a coffee-themed t-shirt, a coffee gift card, a coffee travel mug, or coffee-themed poster, art print, or sign. You may think that coffee lover gifts are few and far between, but one you make a concerted effort to find them–either online or off line–you’ll be pleasantly surprised how readily available and varied gifts for coffee lovers are.

The Daily Grind is a family-owned cafe, retail coffee shop, and online coffee store located in upstate New York's Capital District.. The Daily Grind has been roasting its own coffee beans on the premises of their Albany cafe since 1976.

The Daily Grind is a family-owned cafe, retail coffee shop, and online coffee store located in upstate New York’s Capital District.. The Daily Grind has been roasting its own coffee beans on the premises of their Albany cafe since 1976.

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