Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide: The 7 Best Stocking Stuffers For Coffee Geeks
by Daria Toptygina on Dec 11, 2023
In our last blog post, we detailed Equator Coffee Roaster’s holiday gift guide, which covered the 8 best gifts for the coffee lovers in your life. But what should you fill their stockings with? Fear not, for we have a stocking stuffer gift guide for you, too.
Let’s look at the 7 best stocking stuffers for coffee geeks.
1. 52 g Ground Coffee Portion Packs
What better gift for a coffee geek than our iconic Freakin’ Good Coffee or Ho Ho Jo! Holiday Blend? Each of these staples are now available as 52 g pre-ground portion pack sizes, perfect for brewing a full pot of coffee so that everyone can have a taste. Keep these portion packs near the top of your stockings so that your loved ones can enjoy opening up the rest of their presents with a fresh brew in hand.
For more on our holiday coffee, including the Ho Ho Jo!’s history and flavors, check out our article here.
Another fun coffee option besides our portion packs is our 175 g cans of Honduras Microlot coffee beans. This single origin is the lightest of our roast options on this list. It has a citrusy quality reminiscent of our Ho Ho Jo! and dark chocolate notes similar to the darker roast profile of our Freakin’ Good Coffee.
For more on this Microlot, which was released in October, check out our article on Honduras natural here.
What’s the next best thing to curl up with by the fire after you’ve already got a delicious, piping hot cup of coffee? Cozy Equator Sloth Socks! Each of these comfy, fun-looking socks depict a cute sloth hard at work making its own coffee, complete with a Chemex and a gooseneck kettle. Clearly these sloths have good taste, especially considering that using a pour over is a third wave specialty coffee brewing method.
Besides, nothing gets you into a relaxing holiday mindset better than donning sloth attire!
For the more artistically inclined, consider our Watercolour Cafe Stickers to spruce up journals, laptops, monitors, walls, or to simply stare at lovingly. We offer individual stickers for each of our cafe locations (Kanata Cafe, Stittsville Cafe, NAC Cafe, Westboro Cafe, and Almonte Cafe and Roastery) as well as our recognizable Probat Roaster (roasting since 1998). Plus, we even have a Cafe Bundle that includes them all.
5. Rishi Organic Tube Teas
Who says a coffee geek can’t still appreciate a good tea? Thanks to Equator Coffee Roasters’ partnership with Rishi Tea, we have four organic tube teas for you to choose from for your stockings.
The Elderberry Healer is a 70 g loose leaf tea tube with a calming, immune-boosting blend featuring a pronounced taste of elderberries, as well as ginger root, hibiscus flowers, and licorice root. The resulting tea is naturally sweet and perfect for those colder winter nights or when you’re feeling under the weather.
The Lavender Mint is a 50 g loose leaf tea tube serving as another soothing alternative, ideal for mint lovers with its healing blend of lavender, natural lavender extract, licorice, peppermint, and sage.
This 125 g high grade Ceremonial Matcha is our only caffeinated tea listed here. It’s a traditional Japanese green tea with Okumidori, Saemidori, and Tsuyuhikari cultivars, making it savory in taste. To prepare, sift 1 tsp into a tea bowl, then add hot water (not boiling) and whisk the mixture until you get a thick froth-like texture. If needed, we also offer the accompanying bamboo whisk for sale in-stores and online.
The Turmeric Ginger is an 80 g loose leaf tea tube with an energizing blend of ginger root, honey, lemon, and turmeric root. It’s a zesty combination that’s inspired by Ayurveda, an alternative medicine system. You’ll also get a melodious aroma from the tea’s licorice root, lemongrass, citrus peels, and citrus essential oils.
For more on our new tea partner, check out our article on Rishi Tea here.
6. Lastra Straw Sets
To sip your iced coffees in style, we recommend our Lastra straw sets. Depending on your choice of colour, each set comes with three rose gold or blue nesting straws, plus a cleaning brush that holds them together. This cleaning brush, along with the housing and every other component, is dishwasher safe.
For more on these 100% stainless steel reusable straw sets, check out our article on Lastra Straws here.
Now this one’s a real head-turner! The Bripe is an espresso-like coffee maker. It is portable to satisfy all of your brewing needs on the go and it doesn’t require a cup or kettle. This kit comes with everything you need, including a brew pipe, a brew pipe stand, a Quad jet torch, a thermometer, and a thermometer stand.
Here’s how to brew with the Bripe:
- Cover the stem hole with a filter.
- Add tea or coffee grounds.
- Add water and stir.
- Heat the bottom of the brew pipe with the torch until it gets to 185° F and stir some more.
- Allow it to cool to about 140° F.
- Suck the brew via the stem and savor the flavor (with no burnt taste).
While we do not offer international shipping on this product, you can go to Briping’s website instead here.
We hope you enjoyed our stocking stuffer suggestions! Happy shopping!