So, you need gift inspiration for coffee lovers and you’re absolutely out of ideas? Well, look no further, because here I’ll round up the best gifts for coffee lovers Australia has to offer.
Finding the perfect coffee lover gift can be tricky, especially if you’re not a coffee drinker yourself. Luckily, I live for that morning (and afternoon, and evening) hit of coffee, so I’ve done all the hard work for you!
First, we’ll look at what type of coffee lover you’re buying for, then I’ll break everything down into different categories for you and review each gift, to make it even easier to identify the best gift for your loved one.
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- 1 What Type of Coffee Gifts to Look for
- 2 Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers – Coffee Beans
- 3 Coffee Gifts for Convenience
- 4 Coffee Makers and Machines
- 5 Gifts for Serious Coffee Nerds
- 6 Pod Coffee Machine Lovers
- 7 Books for Coffee Lovers
What Type of Coffee Gifts to Look for
There are so many choices when looking for presents for coffee lovers, but the perfect gift depends on what type of coffee lover you know. It can be daunting with all that choice, so start by having a read through the below and see if you recognise your loved one…
Cafe Coffee Lovers
Do they love a barista made coffee? Is a morning flat white a staple of their day? If so, gifts for coffee drinkers who love the cafe culture could be your answer. A stylish reusable cup or travel mug could be your answer, or even a small coffee machine with built in milk foamer for that perfect coffee shop cappuccino.
Experimental Coffee Lover
Is your loved one the adventurous type? Do they always go for the ‘special edition’ coffee of the day?
Buying any gift for an adventurous type can feel overwhelming, never mind a coffee related gift, but no worries, I’ve got you covered. Quirky coffee varieties or novel brewing methods will always be a hit with your experimental coffee lover.
Technical/Scientific Coffee Lover
We all know one, every cup has to have a precise measurement of coffee, brewed for the exact number of seconds and be stirred a specific number of times.
Finding gifts for coffee enthusiasts (or being more honest, gifts for coffee snobs…) can feel daunting. Even if you don’t know much about coffee, I’ve got ideas below on gifts for a coffee lover that even the biggest coffee snob will adore.
Coffee Culture and History Lover
As well as loving that warm hit of caffeine-y goodness, more and more people are becoming interested in the culture around coffee, and its history.
Coffee themed presents are more popular now than ever, from books to subscriptions to exotic flavours. I’ll take you through some of my favourite coffee presents below.
Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers – Coffee Beans
If you know someone who likes to experiment with different coffees, some new beans would make the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life.
Hailing from the Amazon, these coffee beans claim to be Australia’s strongest. Be warned then, these beans are not for coffee novices. The beans are ethically sourced, then roasted to the limit until they are 200% stronger than your regular jar of coffee with a high high high caffeine hit.
You’d think, for a coffee that strong, that there’d be bitterness, but the flavour is smooth, robust and chocolatey. Pour yourself a cup of this coffee and watch that beautiful crema form.
Grinders make gorgeous, award-winning coffee, and this blend is no different. Medium roasted to bring out the caramelisation, without losing the balance of flavour, this coffee is mellow and fruity with just a hint of chocolate. While medium roast gives a lovely flavour to everyday coffee, it might be a little too safe for an experimental coffee drinker, so keep this in mind.
The beans are fair trade and organic, so there’s the added bonus of knowing you’re getting an environmentally friendly cup of coffee every time you brew.
Byron Bay Coffee Company believe the key to great coffee is in the roasting. Their process of finding the perfect roast profile consists of a lot of trial and error, but it results in a unique, well-balanced cup of coffee.
This organic blend is rich, creamy and delightful, although the same can’t be said of the packaging. It looks great, but isn’t the most robust I’ve ever seen.
With a medium dark roast, this coffee is perfect for anyone looking to experiment a little more with their coffee. It’s not as rich or strong as a full dark roast, but is punchier than your regular medium.
It normally comes packaged as whole beans, meaning you’ll normally need a coffee grinder before you can brew it, but Blacklist will grind the beans before shipping them to you, which is a lovely (and helpful!) touch.
Coffee Gifts for Convenience
Know someone who loves a top quality cup of coffee but doesn’t have much time on their hands? These coffee accessories would make great gifts to save them time without compromising their morning brew.
This stylish, moisture proof, coffee canister is a great addition to any coffee lover’s kitchen. Coffee beans (whole or ground) can quickly dry out if left exposed, so this locks out oxygen, light and moisture to ensure fresh coffee for longer.
This model comes with a date wheel on top to keep track of your coffee’s expiry date, as well as a measuring spoon to make sure every cup is perfect. Keeping your coffee in this means no more daily bean grinding, saving precious time in the morning.
It’s happened to all of us. We make a nice hot cup of coffee in the morning, then get distracted by family life, and boom… The coffee is cold. If this sounds familiar to you, or your loved one, then these coffee glasses could be the answer.
With a double layer of glass, they keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold (they even work for ice cream!). Bodum say there’s some kind of science behind it, but honestly the fact that they work, and look beautiful in your home, is enough for me.
A reusable cup is so useful for people with busy lives who don’t want to sacrifice their coffee. Add to this that most coffee shops nowadays give a discount to customers who bring their own cups and voila! The perfect gift.
I actually own a Huskee and I love it! They’re actually made from coffee husks, which are biodegradable and non-toxic, so very environmentally friendly (and pretty cool!).
I find this cup is lighter than most other reusable ones I’ve seen, and doesn’t compromise on insulation or style. It keeps your coffee hotter for longer, while still being cool to the touch. It comes in different sizes, so you can find the perfect one for your loved one.
Full disclosure. I have lots of different reusable cups. What can I say, I love coffee! My Keep Cup is definitely one of my favourites. It’s lightweight, dishwasher safe and looks really stylish. It’s also great for those iced coffee lovers, as it holds cold drinks just as well as hot ones.
This cup is super super durable. I can’t even count how many times I’ve dropped mine and it’s never broken.
If you’re not a coffee lover, you may not understand the benefits of a knock box, but trust me, they’re a game changer. Binning used coffee grounds is a waste of a great addition to garden compost, and a really messy job!
This stainless steel knock box is sturdy enough to do the job, and stylish enough to be left out on the counter. The inner vessel can be removed to easily get rid of the coffee grounds cleanly, and is also dishwasher safe, which is a big bonus!
This kit makes a wonderful gift for anyone looking to take their home coffee to the next level. It comes with a milk jug for frothing milk, weighted tamper, temperature control and, most excitingly, pens to create the perfect latte art.
Made from stainless steel, it’s dishwasher safe and solidly made. It makes creating the perfect barista style coffee super convenient, and fun!
Coffee Makers and Machines
Does your friend or loved one enjoy trying out new brewing methods at home? There’s sure to be a new coffee maker or machine here that they haven’t tried. It doesn’t have to be a super expensive espresso machine either! A pour over coffee maker starts from less than $20 so take a look and you might be surprised.
A pour over coffee maker is probably the cheapest and easiest way to make fresh coffee at home without resorting to instant coffee. It works the way you’d expect from the name, you put the coffee in the filter, which sits on top of your mug. Pouring water over the coffee extracts the coffee flavours straight into your mug.
This Bialetti model is simple, yet attractive, and is a lovely gift for a coffee lover just starting to brew fresh coffee at home.
Vietnamese iced coffee, known as Ca Phe Sua Da, is on another level. This simple, reusable, set means you can make this Vietnamese treat at home. Made from just three elements, it is easy to use and easy to clean (you can even throw it in the dishwasher!).
Nothing extra is needed, no power cable or paper filters, meaning your loved one can just take it out of the box and brew. Perfect!
This coffee maker is just beautiful to look at. With a simple, yet classic shape, it will look good on anyone’s kitchen counter. This is another pour over coffee maker, but this one comes with an insulated travel cup. Perfect for those busy mornings.
The principle is the same as the Bialetti, you pour the water over the coffee grounds, and you’re left with fresh coffee in the cup. The Asobu, however, comes with its own mesh filter, so no paper filters are needed, and then there’s the cup, which will keep coffee warm for up to 12 hours as you go about your day.
Another gorgeous looking coffee maker that will suit any kitchen. This pour over coffee maker comes with a glass carafe, cork band, and stainless steel mesh filter, meaning no waste paper filters.
The slow brew (Bodum suggest 4 minutes) results in a carafe full of rich coffee, which makes about 3 cups. It can take a while to find your perfect measure of coffee grounds, but once you do, it’s worth all the hassle.
This is a great gift for anyone new to pour over coffee. Including ceramic dripper, filters, glass server with lid, and measuring spoon, it’s the perfect starter kit for your coffee lover.
The glass pitcher isn’t really necessary if you’re only making one cup, as the dripper will fit directly over a mug, but it’s a thing of beauty, and useful if you’re making coffee for visitors. The glass lid fits snugly into the pitcher, keeping your coffee warm for the always-needed second and third cup.
This clever little press makes rich, smooth coffee in under a minute. You put a filter in the press, add two scoops of ground coffee, pour in hot water, press the plunger down for 20 seconds, and there you have it… The fastest cup of fresh coffee you’ve ever experienced!
It’s so quick and easy that most coffee lovers will be sceptical about using it, but trust me, if you buy them one (and make sure they use it), there will be no regrets. No bitterness or acidity, just smooth coffee. Plus, it’s portable!
If you’re looking for a gift for a hardcore coffee lover, then look no further. This coffee maker has all the elements of a barista machine, but on a home kitchen scale.
The espresso extractor has a precise filtration system, to ensure full flavour and a velvety texture. The milk foamer is a real treat for anyone who can’t survive without their morning latte. It heats milk automatically, meaning an easier process for beginners. The foam is a lovely texture, but if a cappuccino is more up your street, then this probably won’t make enough for you.
Take a look at our other favourite automatic coffee machines!
Gifts for Serious Coffee Nerds
Some people are VERY particular about their coffee. The science and precision of the brewing is what really does it for them. Don’t be intimidated when it comes to buying these serious coffee lovers a gift though. Here are some great ideas they’ll be sure to love!
If you’re thinking of buying a gift for someone who loves creating different coffees at home or is very particular about the layers in their latte, then this measuring glass is the perfect gift.
This little glass comes with four measurements inked on the side, to ensure the perfect amount of espresso in every cup. It fits perfectly under most espresso spouts AND it’s dishwasher safe, I mean, what’s not to like?!
I can hear you. You’re thinking that scales for weighing coffee sounds ridiculous. Well, I promise you, if you know someone who is super particular about their coffee, then they will adore this gift.
Powered by AAA batteries and made of plastic, it is easy to use and wash afterwards. The large platform will hold a variety of sizes of brewers, meaning it’s likely to be compatible with what they already own. The only issue could be the lag with the display, but in a home environment, this isn’t a deal-breaker.
This quirky kettle is adorable, full stop. The thermometer on the outside, the gooseneck spout and the wooden accents mean this would be a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.
The gooseneck allows for greater control when pouring water, meaning your coffee lover will get precisely the amount of water they want in their coffee. It’s faster and safer than most stovetop kettles, with auto-off and anti-scalding handle.
This gorgeous kettle is perfect for serving drip coffee or immersion brews. As with the above, the gooseneck spout allows for controlled and precise pouring, and the industrial design means it looks great while pouring.
It’s handwash only, which can be a bit of a hassle, but I think it’s more than worth it.
Pod Coffee Machine Lovers
Show your loved one that their pod coffee machine can be more eco friendly with these great biodegradable and reusable coffee pod packs.
Pod coffee machines are a wonderful thing. A barista style coffee in seconds, right when you need it most and without the expense of a coffee shop. The pods themselves, not so great. While many companies are now working to develop environmentally friendly pods, there’s still a long way to go. No need to completely throw out that machine though, there are options.
These coffee pods is biodegradable and compostable and are fully compatible with Nespresso machines. With plenty of roast grades and flavours available, they make the perfect fairtrade gift.
Another option for your loved one with a Nespresso machine, Pod & Parcel are on a mission to recreate quality cafe coffee in Australia’s homes.
Again, the pods are biodegradable and compostable, meaning they’re planet-friendly and guilt free. The speciality grade arabica coffee makes for a great tasting coffee that rivals your local coffee shop.
If you’re looking for a gift with a bit more interest, this starter kit could be the one. This allows the pod coffee lovers in your life to make their own coffee pods, using stainless steel reusable capsules.
The kit comes with one capsule, one cover, sticker lids and a measuring scoop. Spare capsules can be purchased if needed. They can be filled with any ground coffee, meaning they can be completely personalised to individual taste.
These pods are an easy-to-use, cost effective and environmentally-conscious alternative to disposable pods.
Books for Coffee Lovers
If your friend loves coffee culture or the history of coffee, these great books for coffee lovers could be the best gift.
This fascinating book not only gives some great coffee recipes, it also takes the reader on the journey of the coffee bean. From harvesting to drinking, it’s a must-have for any lover of coffee culture.
There’s tips and tricks on making the best coffee and what the best tools are, as well as step-by-step instructions on creating the perfect latte art. It’s a beautiful and useful gift for both coffee beginners and experts.
If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves the history and geography of coffee, or wants to know more, then this is a fantastic option.
The reader is taken on a journey around the world, discovering where coffee comes from, different techniques used, and key characteristics of each country’s coffee. The author, James Hoffmann, is an expert on coffee, and his knowledge comes shining through here.
With 30 recipes for coffee drinks and desserts, this cookbook is a must have for any coffee lover.
If your loved one is just starting to experiment with coffee, or if they’re a seasoned explorer, this book contains something for everyone. Who knows, they might even try their new found skills out on you!
Check our coffee accessories page next for some more great gift inspiration!