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Know someone who loves coffee a little too much? Maybe they talk incessantly about their milk frother or seem to have a love affair with their Chemex. If they swoon over local coffee shops but can’t wait to brew you a cup at home, they might just be a caffeine addict. At the very least, probably consider themselves connoisseurs, so what do you get the aficionado who has everything? These essentials for coffee snobs would support their habit.
1. Apace Living Coffee Scoops
There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to scoop coffee grinds into a filter and accidentally dumping them all over the place. Minimize messes with weighted spoons that offer a firm, secure grip. Engraved measurements also make it easier to scoop just the right amount of beans so they get a consistently delicious cup of coffee.
2. Acaia Pearl Weighing Scale
Perhaps you know a coffee snob who weighs their beans before grinding them. Upgrade their morning routine with a Pearl scale. Available in black and white, this sleek device was made for precision and ease. Its built-in flow-rate indicator will help them control their pouring in real-time so they achieve desires extraction ratios every time.
3. JavaPresse Manual Coffee Bean Grinder
Hand grinders are having a moment, especially among coffee snobs. Nothing tastes better than a cup of joe you made with your own two hands, right? This one is virtually silent and requires no batteries, power or plastic cords, so they can use it at home and on the go.
4. Hario Technica Glass Syphon Coffee Maker
This item looks like it belongs in a mad scientists’ lab, but any coffee enthusiast would love to have it in their kitchen. The two-cup coffee siphon brings out flavors and aromas that a french press never could. Plus, it’ll look super cool next to their Chemex and assorted coffee kettles.
5. Titanium Coated Steel Cone Coffee Filter
Does your favorite coffee fan prefer drip coffee? Get them a fancy cone coffee filter. Titanium coating offers the ultimate filtration quality and is infinitely reusable, so they can ditch those unsustainable paper filters for good. One of these essentials for coffee snobs would be a huge game changer.
6. CopperBull Turkish Coffee Pot
Everybody knows somebody who drinks their coffee black — and probably can’t shut up about it. These guys think cream and sugar are for weaklings but have they ever tasted coffee brewed in a Turkish pot? It’s sure to put some hair on their chest and probably intensify their love of black coffee even more.
7. Ember Mug
Coffee gets cold fast, especially when you’re working. Save your coffee fanatic periodic trips to the microwave by gifting them an Ember mug. This handy cup allows them to set an exact dinking temperature so their coffee is never too hot, or too cold.
8. Wacaco Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine
Pressurize and extract delicious espresso on the go with the Wacaco Minipress portable machine. This device is manually operated so they can take it camping and pour perfect lattes on the trail or around the bonfire. It’s like a gift that keeps on giving!
9. AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker
For simpletons, there’s an even more straightforward — and precise — device: the AeroPress. This iconic coffee maker is manual, too, but much easier to clean. It also features a rapid, full immersion process to maximize flavors and produce grit-free pours every time.
10. Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Wide Mouth Bottle
Of course, they’ll need something to keep their fresh-pressed espresso hot on the go, which is where a stainless steel thermos might come in handy. Stanley’s vacuum insulated bottle keeps drinks hot for up to 24 hours. Plus, the multi-purpose lid doubles as an 8-ounce cup so they don’t have to pack a mug separately.
11. Breville the Bambino Stainless Steel Espresso Maker
If you have a few extra hundred dollars to blow, consider gifting your friend a fancy stainless steel espresso maker? The Bambino is programmable and even comes with a milk frother so they can enjoy high-quality beverages without ever leaving home.
12. Trade Coffee Monthly Subscription
When all else fails, a monthly coffee subscription is sure to please your favorite coffee snob. This gift is perfect if you aren’t sure what to get them but know they love to try new roasts. Every 30 days, they’ll receive a few new bags to taste so they never run out of beans and always have something different to enjoy.
Keeping Coffee Snobs Caffeinated
Coffee lovers could always use another gadget to make their brewing experience better or, at the very least, another bag of beans. Get your fanatical friend one of these essentials for coffee snobs to keep them caffeinated all season long. Perhaps they’ll even brew you a cup, too!