I know, I know. I’m off coffee. Let me live through this post, okay? In case you’re wondering how I’m doing with my 30-day no coffee challenge
, I’m surprisingly not super tired and I don’t miss the caffeine jolt. What I do miss, is the coffee sipping experience
. It’s a morning arousal of the senses. It’s an integral part of the 15-minute afternoon decompress. Everything about it delights – from the multi-layered flavor complexity to the steam dancing off of your cup, to the perfect fibonacci spiral from a splash of cream. Okay, I better get into the gift part before I relapse. Does someone you know experience coffee the way I described up there? These gifts might make them run to the kitchen to make a cuppa before they’ve even wadded up the wrapping paper.
Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers
Folks who try to hack the perfect cup of coffee consistently rate the Aeropress as producing the World’s Best Cup of Coffee. Not like in Elf, but the f’real World’s Best Cup of Coffee. It has to do with air pressure extracting the natural oils of the bean. Think a full-bodied cup of French Press, without the gritty mouthfeel. The paper filter smooths it out for you.
Death Wish Coffee
I’ve never tried the stuff – the skull and crossbones scare me off. If there’s someone in your life who prefers their coffee to light their pants on fire, they may appreciate a bag of serious beans.
The Chemex is an all-glass brewer that takes advantage of the slow pour-over process to produce a flavorful cup. This method takes a little more patience, but is well worth it.
Elementi Milk Frother (with stand)
Have you ever seen that big clunky machine that coffee shops use to froth milk? It would take up most of the countertop. But coffee and frothy milk are best friends. If you know someone who might like to get creative with cappuccinos and macchiatos, the Elementi could be the perfect gift. You know they’ll make you one, just for another excuse to play with it!
Since we’re playing with frothed milk, why not get extra fancy and make your favorite seasonal latte? You had me at salted caramel.
As I expected, now I want a coffee treat. Only a few weeks left! I’m going to go make a green tea, I guess.