Holiday Gift Guide: The 8 Must Haves For The Coffee Lovers In Your Life
by Daria Toptygina on Dec 04, 2023
Since the holidays are right around the corner, Equator Coffee Roasters has compiled a special holiday gift guide just for you. There’s no shortage of potential gifts to choose from, including custom kits, brewers, subscriptions, and various equipment.
Here are the 8 must haves for the coffee lovers in your life.
1. Coffee & Tea Subscriptions – 15% Off
The best gift is a recurring one! Equator Coffee Roasters is offering 15% off coffee subscriptions. You can choose any number of coffee bags from 12 oz, 2 lb, and 5 lb sizes of whole coffee beans or coffee grounds to be delivered every two weeks, four weeks, or six weeks. Our tea subscriptions are also 15% off and can be delivered as frequently as our coffees with the extra option of receiving them weekly.
You can find our coffee subscription page here. For our tea subscriptions, select your tea product of choice on our website and you will see the options of making a one-time purchase or turning it into a subscription. All of our coffee and tea subscriptions are modifiable and able to be cancelled any time.
2. Hario V60 Kit
For a more personalized touch, we have put together our version of a V60 Kit, which includes: the Hario V60-02 Ceramic Dripper in white, red, lemon yellow, or turquoise blue; the Hario V60-02 white and natural coffee filters; and the Hario V60-02 Olive Wood Server or the Hario V60-02 Insulated Stainless Steel Server, depending on your kitchen décor and whether you prefer a glass or thermal carafe.
For a classic countertop centerpiece, the Stagg EKG is an aesthetically-pleasing conversation starter. Designed and built in California, this minimalist-styled kettle with a cordless base, offered in black or white, grants you full control over pouring with its counterbalanced handle and precise gooseneck spout. The 600 ml capacity interior is made of high-grade stainless steel and the plastic handle is BPA-free. It comes with a brew stopwatch and a LCD display. The kettle heats up in minutes with its 1200W power and holds the heat for an hour even if you remove and reset it onto the hot plate. Plus, you will never over boil your water with its variable temperature control, ranging between 135° F and 212° F.
Every coffee connoisseur knows you don’t just keep your coffee beans in the bag you bought them in. Otherwise, their exposure to oxygen makes them, and your resulting brews, stale. With the Atmos, available in matte black or white, you’ll protect your beans from the air as well as from any odors and moisture to preserve their shelf-life. Unlike other air-tight containers, this one has a built-in vacuum pump to prevent oxidation by removing the air and trapping it within its lid, which doubles the lifespan of your coffee beans! Monitor the indicator on the canister and twist the lid back and forth to release the trapped air as needed to keep the air pressure within optimal levels. Just make sure you don’t store coffee grounds as this will clog the vacuum lid. Without your intervention, this vacuum will hold for about 3-4 days.
5. Porlex Hand Coffee Grinder
The built-to-last stainless steel Porlex hand grinder is made in Kagoshima, Japan, with ceramic burrs and a metal handle. It has a silicone handle holder and a food-safe polypropylene handle grip. Also, food-safe thermoplastics are used in the body, 16-step adjusting nut, and inner burr insert. This compact coffee grinder does not rust, and it disassembles for easy cleaning. Plus, it yields a consistent grind particle size.
“Typically. . . larger particles will under-extract while the smaller ones will over-extract. This can result in unpredictable extraction rates [and] muddle the flavor of your coffee.” – Perfect Daily Grind
Fortunately, with this grinder, you won’t ever have to worry about inconsistent extraction rates (1).
As a converted Chemex user myself, I have to say this pour over brewer has completely revolutionized my morning coffees. It amplifies all of the inherent tasting notes in any coffee beans used and keeps the resulting coffee oils out of your brew. So if you are worried about your LDL “bad” cholesterol levels, this is a great, healthier coffee making alternative than a more immersion-focused brewer like a French Press. Chemex brews are lighter, cleaner, and have a hint more acidity to them. Add some biodegradable paper coffee filters along with the Ho Ho Jo! blend and it’ll be a merry gift trio for the holidays like no other!
If the 6-cup Chemex coffee maker caught your eye, may we also suggest our pour-over-friendly Hario V60 scale? It is precise to 0.1 of a g, has 80 hours of battery life, and disassembles for easy cleaning.
If you don’t have a Chemex, no problem: this scale is compatible with any type of coffee brewer.
For more on this, and other, scales, check out our article on the 4 best scales for home use.
For a coffee lover who may prefer to not be as hands-on as a pour over would necessitate, the KBGV Select is a great automatic option. It comes in an eye-pleasing pistachio green along with an ergonomic glass carafe. It is capable of brewing a full or half pot of coffee, retains its warmth for up to 100 minutes, and automatically stops the flow of coffee when you remove the carafe, resuming it when you replace it.
For more on this, and another, Technivorm Moccamaster drip coffee machine, check out our article here.
We hope this holiday gift guide helps you out on your quest to enrich the at-home coffee making experience for your loved ones!
- Koh, S. (2017, December 1). Coffee Grind Size & How It Affects Consistency & Flavor. Retrieved November 22, 2023, from https://perfectdailygrind.com/2017/12/a-guide-to-coffee-grind-size-consistency-flavor/