We recently tested 10 of the newest coffee machines on the market. These four really stood out for their quality and capabilities, so if you have a coffee fanatic on your gift list, one of these just might be the perfect present.
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For the In-a-Hurry ConnoisseurBonavita's new 8 Cup Coffee Brewer with Stainless Steel Lined Thermal Carafe streamlines perfect coffee down to one button. It's got a showerhead watering system that uniformly extracts flavor from grounds, a pre-infusion mode that degasses, a stainless steel thermal carafe that keeps the brew at the ideal temperature for hours, and automatic shutoff. But that's all complicated jargon for describing an exceptionally simple machine that delivers fantastic coffee in a snap. ($190, bonavitaworld.com)
For the Fresh-Bean AddictThe beauty of grinding your own beans is that you get to savor the coffee's freshest flavors. But bean hounds with a busy morning schedule know that grinding your own rarely happens. Black & Decker is making that easier now. Their new Mill & Brew coffeemaker grinds beans right in the machine. (You can use coffee grounds, too. Just turn off the grind option.) Set the machine to brew between 4 and 12 cups. Adjust the strength of the coffee to personal tastes. It's a fully programmable way to get your bean-to-brew fix in a flash. Available in white and black. ($100, blackanddeckerappliances.com)
For the DIY BaristaPod-based coffee systems are getting smarter and tastier. Prime example: the Nespresso Delonghi Lattissima Plus Espresso Maker. In our tests, we loved this machine for the variety of drinks it could make without fussy settings changes. It creates effortless espressos, cappuccinos, or lattes, and the built-in milk machine whips and froths to perfection. A true do-it-all machine, it's a dream gift for the person who eats, sleeps, and breathes their love for coffee. One downside: You have to order pods directly from Nespresso or another distributor. You can't buy them in stores. ($400, williams-sonoma.com)
For the Fashion-Forward Coffee FiendBella's Dots Collection 2.0 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker is beautiful, sure, but most importantly, it's a smart coffee maker that makes a pretty mean cup. The screen's display will tell you how long the coffee has been sitting so you can avoid bitter, hours-old brew. Automatic shut-off can be custom set for 30 minutes to 4 hours. Best yet: The pause feature allows the user to stop the brew process, pour a cup, and then finish where they left off. Available in red, copper, and black. ($70, bellahousewares.com)
30 Best Gifts for Movie Lovers to Inspire Their Next At-Home Marathon
Maybe your best friends, much like Ree Drummond, have watched The Godfather more times than they can count. Maybe they're partial to The Graduate (another favorite of Ree's). Whatever your reason for searching for the best gifts for movie lovers, we know you're bound to discover at least one special find on our list (including a few great hostess gifts).
We've rounded up the best and most unique movie-themed picks that'll make the cinephiles in your life happy, whether they're gifts for Dad, gifts for Mom, or gifts for your best friend. We've got practical options that will satisfy any genuine film buff out there (think: a cinephile trivia game or a class with Martin Scorsese), and cozy gifts that will really speak to them during their next at-home marathon (the sherpa-lined blanket will be a win!). If you're looking for something on the smaller side, we've also included a few just-for-fun, silly splurges intended to give them a good laugh, like a "Binge Watch" scented candle and an "I Speak Fluent Movie Quotes" T-shirt.
Whatever you choose, you really can't go wrong with one of these inspired gifts for movie lovers.
Gift your favorite film buffs another fun weeknight activity in addition to watching their favorite flicks. These playing cards will express their movie love while getting a little competitive!
Celebrate this "blessed movie" (as Ree refers to it!) with this awesome cookbook. It includes classic Italian recipes inspired by the Corleones, such as Clemenza's Sunday sauce and "the best in the city" veal Marsala. There are also tons of images and quotes from the trilogy, making it a must-buy for any The Godfather fans.
When you think movie night, the first thing that might come to mind is a big, cozy blanket. This sherpa-lined throw is the perfect choice. Get it in the extra-large size for ultimate comfiness.
A set of these ergonomic snack bowls will elevate any movie watching experience. They can fill them will chips and dip or keep their favorite movie candies close.
Not every cinephile will love this book&mdashbut the horror fanatics (like Ree!) will be obsessed. It covers the entire history of the horror genre, from silent films all the way to modern hits.
What goes with a movie date night at home? A cozy drink, of course! This mulling spice kit is perfect for making warm cider or wine to enjoy with a cute flick. Include it in a gift basket filled with their fave movie treats.
Help them preserve their all-time favorite movie memories with this ticket stub diary. They can fill the pages with sporting events and museum trips too.
They'll look forward to their next TV binge or movie marathon when they have this delightful candle to keep them company. It features notes of popcorn, vanilla, caramel, and coconut.
In this Masterclass, the filmmaking icon teaches the art of visual storytelling and editing.
They'll be able to show their true love for movies with these funny, colorful socks.
"Unpaid movie critic," reads this cheeky coffee mug (which can be used to enjoy a small serving of popcorn!). We like the idea of a cup of coffee and a matinee at home too.
28 Gifts Coffee Lovers Will Appreciate, Even if They're Coffee Snobs
Including personalized gifts and the best coffee maker on the market right now.
We all have that one person in our life who cannot function without their coffee. And whether they're the type who heads out to Starbucks for their usual order or the kind who's always researching the best coffee makers so they can't make a fresh cup at home, these gifts for coffee lovers are sure to please.
Coffee aficionados actually make the best people to shop for because there are so many trendy and stylish coffee gifts these days. In fact, here are 30 gifts any coffee enthusiast (or even, coffee snobs) will enjoy &mdash from top-rated $20 Amazon products to editor faves, you'll discover that a lot of these coffee-inspired presents make great decor gifts, wellness gifts, and even travel gifts (hey, a good travel coffee mug is a must). And the best part of it all is that all of these picks are affordable finds that won't break the bank.
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The lovely packaging is a delight to unwrap, and the fact that the beans are roasted by the founders make this subscription a great gift. You can customize it according to the amount of coffee, the delivery frequency, and the subscription duration.
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If your daily mantra is "but first . coffee," these coffeemakers, accessories, mugs and more will help you be your own barista and start each day on a caffeinated kick. Plus, they make great gifts, too.
Is a piping-hot cup of joe the only way to get you through the morning? Us, too. Kick-start your daily routine with these home coffee-brewing products that will take your caffeine game to the next level. From programmable coffeemakers for a simple cuppa to full-fledged shop-style espresso machines, these essentials will help you brew barista-quality coffee from the comfort of your kitchen. Plus, they're perfect for holiday gifts, too.
Cuisinart Brew Central Programmable Coffeemaker
Maybe you're a coffee-lover, but you're not into anything fancy. This 12-cup programmable coffeemaker is a great choice for those who want to upgrade their coffee game at home without spending a fortune. Set the timer on this baby, and you'll wake up to the smell of coffee every morning like an alarm.
Hario Cold Brew Coffee Bottle
If you prefer iced coffee, then you’ll want your own at-home cold brew bottle. Coffee gurus at the Japanese company Hario designed this gorgeous glass bottle which makes up to five cups of cold brew for you to have on hand at all times.
Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker
Here's a budget-friendly espresso maker that works right on your stovetop. You'll actually find this espresso pot in the vast majority of Italian homes, which is a stamp of approval we can get behind. As water in the lower chamber boils, the pressure forces water through coffee grounds, resulting in a delicious home-brewed cup of espresso.
This Aeropress is a favorite among campers and outdoor lovers. The portable brewer will brew a delicious cup of coffee or espresso right over your mug. The total immersion brewing system means there's less grit than with a French press, and it's super-fast, too.
Palmpress Collapsible Coffee Press
For an even more compact option for on-the-go coffee, this portable single-serve coffee press can be used to make hot or cold brew coffee. It packs small, and it features a built-in filter, so there are fewer parts to pack. Plus, we love its sleek design.
Breville Barista Pro Espresso Machine
Welcome to the big leagues. If you're truly ready to start making your own barista-worthy lattes and espressos at home, pull out the big guns like Breville's Barista Pro Espresso Machine. This all-in-one machine has an integrated grinder, cup warmer and frother, so you'll have absolutely everything you need to make a kick-ass cappuccino for yourself every morning — while still in your pajamas.
Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder
Anyone ready to get serious about setting up their home coffee-brewing station definitely needs a high-quality grinder. Adjustable to 40 different steps, this grinder has a powerful, high-torque motor that allows you to get the perfect coarse or fine grind, depending on the type of coffee or espresso you'll be making.
Powerlix Handheld Milk Frother
WARNING: Once you've tried deliciously frothed milk on your coffee, there's no going back. Perfectly frothed milk is one of the keys to creating your own barista-quality lattes and cappuccinos at home, and you don't even need a fancy espresso machine. This handy, budget-friendly gadget will froth your milk of choice in seconds.
Ceramic Coffee Carafe
Bring classic style and casual class to every morning coffee service with this 34-ounce coffee pot. Featuring a wide handle for comfortable pouring and topped with a teak wood lid, the carafe also has a stainless-steel filter for managing grounds and an easy pouring spout to minimize drips.
Kitchen canisters can sometimes look too cutesy, but we're absolutely in love with this simple, modern set. With a black, white and gray color palette, this three-piece canister set is the perfect pick for your coffee station. They'll hold coffee grounds, beans, sugar and even tea bags.
Ceramic Sugar + Creamer Bowls
Keep the cream and sugar within reach with this sleek sugar and creamer set. This serveware set is constructed from durable, high-quality ceramic to provide a stylish countertop look while conveniently keeping sugars, creamers and milk on hand for at-home coffee.
Double Coffee Measuring Spoon
Are you just using a regular spoon or measuring cup for your coffee grounds every morning? It's time to treat yourself to your very own coffee scoop. This solid stainless-steel spoon is sturdy enough to last you through all your future caffeine buzzes while ensuring you get the perfect amount of coffee grounds for each and every cup.
Coffee Scoop + Clip
Here's an adorable coffee scoop that ensures you get the perfect amount of grounds every single time. But wait, there's more! After you scoop out your coffee, you can use the scoop as a clip on your coffee bag to keep your beans or grounds fresh.
Ember Smart Mug
We're obsessed with this smart mug that keeps your coffee (or tea) heated exactly at your preferred temperature, which you can control from an app. No more reheating your morning coffee in the microwave! The mug will stay charged for a little over an hour off of the charging dock.
Handmade Ceramic Mug
Every coffee lover needs a favorite mug, and you'll want to use this beautiful handmade ceramic mug from Etsy creator BirdmansHome every single day. Made in Poland, the mugs hold 12 ounces comfortably and are dishwasher and microwave safe.
YETI Rambler Stackable Mug
This mug might look like your everyday drinking vessel, but it’s actually loaded with top-to-bottom insulation to keep your coffee hot from the first pour to the last sip.
Portable Cup Holder
Here's the ultimate gadget for hardcore coffee lovers: a JavaHook! This pack of three plastic hooks easily slides into the to-go sleeve on your coffee cup, allowing you to easily secure it to a shopping cart, stroller or even on your car door handle. Wherever you go, your coffee can now hang out with you.
The Compendious Coffee Chart
Brooklyn-based design company Pop Chart crafted a meticulous taxonomy of the rich and varied ways to prepare a cup of coffee, including the ingredients, methods and names of dozens of different coffee drinks. This one's perfect for the barista in your life.
Wellness Cold Brew Coffee Shots
SoCal-based Humblemaker Coffee Co. combines energy and wellness with their perfectly-balanced cold brew shots that are infused with multivitamins, antioxidants and other essentials for targeted functions. In this sample pack, you’ll get to try each flavor: Boomtowne, La Fonda and Black Sea. Once you find your perfect match, you can grab an eight-pack or subscribe and customize your delivery schedule so your fridge is always stocked.
If you like to mix up your coffee beans and always stay on top of new coffee roasts, why not sign up for a monthly subscription? This box features four unique roasts each month curated by the folks at Bean Box. They choose from the most renowned roasters from all over the world, so you're sure to get a delicious variety each and every month.
Unique Coffee Lover Gift Ideas
I hope you enjoy the fun, quirky, and unique coffee ideas that I found. Affiliate links are provided to take you directly to the products. I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you.
1 - Unique Chasing Y-Camera Lens Coffee Mug
A stainless steel vacuum thermos coffee mug that looks just like a camera lens!
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2 - Coffee Coloring Book For Adults
What a great way to unwind and escape for a few hours. over a pot of coffee of course.
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3 - Lavley Coffee Novelty Socks
Fun Lavley "If You Can Read This Bring Me Coffee" novelty socks for men and women and they come in several different colors.
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4 - Ardent Flame Caramel Coffee Bean Candle
Ardent Flame Candles are made with 100% natural soy wax in an 8 oz jar with a caramel coffee bean scent.
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5 - 3D Coffee Cup Keychain Charm
A cute little 3D coffee cup charm to hang on a keychain with a lobster clasp. A great stocking stuffer idea.
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6 - I Run On Coffee And Christmas Cheer T-shirt
Cute short sleeve "I Run On Coffee And Christmas Cheer" cotton-blend t-shirt and comes in three colors, including red.
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7 - Boston Warehouse Mug Kup Keeper Coffee Pod Storage
I have this in my kitchen and love it! It's a large mug shaped metal basket for storing coffee pods.
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8 - Jordan's Skinny Syrups Happy Holidays Gourmet Coffee Syrup Trio
Zero calories, zero sugar, zero carbs - what's not to love about that! Comes with Peppermint Bark, Christmas Cookie, and Salted Caramel Mocha flavors for the holidays.
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9 - Crafty Crocodile Metal Coffee Cup Wall Decor
I have these hanging in my kitchen! A set of 4 metal coffee cups in different shapes and colors to hang on a wall. Perfect for above a coffee bar or split them up into four gifts!
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10 - Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker
A pretty turquoise oasis coffee maker! The single-serve k-cup pod coffee brewer also comes in dusty rose, dreamy blue, studio gray, and black.
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11 - All About Signs Inc Outta My Way License Plate Frame
A hilarious "Outta My Way I'm Going To Starbucks" chrome license plate frame.
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12 - Camp Casual Coffee Mug
Adorable ceramic coffee mugs with a camping theme! They come in several different colors and patterns.
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I hope you were inspired by these gift ideas for the coffee lovers on your list. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top. I love hearing from you!
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How to make coffee mousse
Step 1 &ndash Prepare the mousse flavour base
Place your egg yolks and sugar into a double boiler and whisk over gentle heat for 3 minutes. It is important not to leave the eggs unattended as they will over cook.
Once the eggs are whisked for 3 minutes, add the espresso powder and 1/4 cup of thickened cream and continue whisking until the mixture thickens.
Once thickened, remove from the heat and place in the fridge to cool for about 30 minutes.
Step 2 &ndash Beat the cream
While the base mix is cooling in the fridge, it is time to start beating your cold cream.
Using an electric mixer (or whisk), whip the cream until firm peaks form.
Add the espresso base mix and continue beating until incorporated and fluffy, and stiff peaks form.
Step 3 &ndash Divide into serving cups
Divide the mixture into your serving cups or glasses.
This coffee mousse recipe will fill 6 small cups. If you want a more decadent coffee cream dessert, divide the mixture between just 4 larger glasses or cups.
And that is it! If you want a soft creamy mousse, there is no need to refrigerate. However if you prefer a firmer coffee dessert, simply pop in the fridge for 30 minutes or so or until needed.
Coffee lovers tend to be fussy about their coffee cups, a little like wine lovers are fussy about having the right glass for the right wine and indeed, the right container can truly make a difference to the taste of the coffee and the overall coffee experience. Designated, beautiful coffee cups can, therefore, be a beautiful gifts for coffee lovers and you have many to choose from, thanks to endless designs and style available.
Caffe&rsquo al vetro (coffee in a glass cup) is a popular order in Italian bars and an easy one to recreate at home, if you have the right gear.
While a normal glass will crack with the heat of the coffee, purpose built espresso glass mugs will showcase the beautiful colour of your brew, maintain the taste intact and prevent both the glass and your hands getting damaged by the heat. If you are buying for someone who loved their caffe al vetro, then a set of glass espresso cups can be a wonderful present.
11 Gifts For The Coffee Addict In Your Life
Skip the predictable gift card to that ubiquitous coffee chain! You can still help your sleepy friends and family caffeinate this holiday season—just in a more surprising way. We spent all our energy combing through our shelves in search of the very best coffee gifts for 2018. Here’s what we came up with.
1. Rösle Frother , $35
This frother has two speeds and can turn a small cup of milk into coffeehouse-worthy foam for barista-level cappuccinos. We also find that it works wonders on nut milk, making it hard to tell the difference between dairy and nondairy coffee drinks. Bonus: This can also be used to whip up a homemade vinaigrette, so it’s a great gift for coffee nerds or anyone who likes to cook.
2. Espro Matte Black French Press , from $110
The problem with a lot of French presses is that they’re glass and don’t retain heat for long periods of time. This double-walled, stainless-steel carafe keeps coffee hot and fresh for hours. It’s also got two patented stainless-steel microfilters, which are up to 12 times finer than standard ones, to ensure no grinds make it through. Get this for frequent entertainers or your husband who laments about the sad coffee scene at his office.
3. Airscape Stainless-Steel Storage Container , from $22
The two worst things for unbrewed coffee: air and light. This canister protects your beans and grounds from both of those things. It’s got a patented valve that forces out air, then locks the lower lid securely in place. And because of the stainless steel construction and dual lid situation, ultraviolet light can’t penetrate the container. Choose from 32- or 64-ounce capacities and consider throwing in a bag of coffee to round out the gift.
4. Peugeot Antique Coffee Mill , $140
This coffee mill is modeled after the very first grinder made by the Peugeot brothers in 1840. Just like with the brand’s iconic pepper grinders , the steel mechanism has been designed to churn out an extremely uniform grind that’s fully adjustable from super fine to coarse. And it’s still made in France, which makes it seem even more special.
5. Love is Love Mug , $13
Get this for a coworker who wants to make a statement during Monday meetings. Not only does it work to spread acceptance when in use, it also helps support The Human Rights Campaign because we’ll donate 50 percent of the purchase price of each mug we sell. Don’t worry about the gold detailing: The mug can still go in the microwave.
6. Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine by De’Longhi , $230
This adorable espresso machine couldn’t be easier to use or take up less room on the counter. It works with coffee capsules and brews a single serving (either a one-, two- or three-ounce pour) at a time. Measuring at less than five inches wide, the machine fits well in a college dorm, should you happen to know a sleep-deprived student.
7. Williams Sonoma Holiday Blend Coffee , $16
We made this premium coffee blend with hand-harvested South American Arabica coffee beans, which get roasted using traditional artisan techniques and then expertly ground to the perfect consistency for filter drip brewing. To make it worthy of the holidays, we added flavors of spicy cinnamon and Frangelico hazelnut liqueur. Your Secret Santa will like this a latte.
8. Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle , $169
First, the brilliant minds at Fellow, a San Francisco startup, came up with their good-looking kettle. Then, last year, they launched this equally sleek electric version. The base features controls to heat water to 135°F or up to 212°F—and it’ll keep the water at your desired temperature for up to 60 minutes. We’re partial to the copper version, but you can also get it in matte black or stainless steel for $20 less.
9. Apilco Cow Creamer , $27
It doesn’t get much cuter than this porcelain cow creamer. She holds milk in her belly and, when tipped, pours from her mouth. She can even go in the dishwasher and the microwave. As her name implies, she’s made by Apilco, a company that’s been making fine porcelain for more than a century.
10. Technivorm Moccamaster Manual Drip Stop Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe , $310
The Moccamaster tops lots of editorial lists of best drip coffee machines and it tops our own list, as well. Handmade and individually tested in the Netherlands, the Moccamaster brews a perfect cup of coffee in only six minutes. It’s got a special copper heating element that keeps water at the ideal temp (between 195°F and 205°F) and the insulated steel carafe keeps the coffee hot. It’s easy to use and pretty fun to watch in action, too.
11. Breville the Bambino Plus Espresso Machine, $500
Looking for the perfect gift for someone who is very special to you (or wildly under-caffeinated)? This is your answer. Engineered to deliver optimal espresso flavor with every cup, the Bambino Plus pre-infuses ground coffee with low, steady water pressure before extraction. This causes the grinds to expand and results in a super rich, balanced brew and thick crema. And it’s got that sleek coffee shop look but a teeny tiny footprint.
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Comes equipped with a 200-watt motor to quickly grind your beans, and can yield up to 12 cups of ground coffee. Lid has an activated safety feature, because preparing coffee shouldn't be dangerous. If you plan on washing it, just use mild detergent and water.
Promising Review: "I've had this for many months and have used it almost daily since buying. I use it primarily to grind coffee beans in the morning, and it works like a charm. The blades are still sharp and I have zero complaints. I used it for oats when my son was a baby to get a nice, smooth consistency and it worked awesome for that, too. It's small, (about the size of a pint glass), and easy to clean and store." —Smashmellow