The best gifts for coffee lovers in 2022

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When it comes to shopping for the holidays, there’s no success like pursuing a hobby that someone on your list is already deeply into. Whether they’re newly indoctrinated for lovers or obsessive about every brewing parameter, we’ve compiled a list of the best gear for coffee geeks this holiday season. About brewing, grinding and of course drinking, we have a range of options that can help the java geek in your life expand their home setup or just try something new.

AeroPress Go

AeroPress Go

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The AeroPress is a fun way to make a single cup of coffee at home with a device that doesn’t take up much space in the cabinet. It’s a versatile brewer that allows you to experiment with different infusion times and strengths on the go. I like to use it to brew a double strength cup directly over ice when I forget to brew cold. For the coffee geek on your list who already has a regular setup, the AeroPress makes a great gift. And the AeroPress Go is even more compact. It fits neatly into an instant brew cup and is perfect for camping and travelling. — Billy Steele, senior news editor

Buy AeroPress Go at Amazon – $40

Orchard Encore

Orchard Encore

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While there are more affordable coffee grinders, few have the workhorse status of the Orchard Encore. The conical grind design provides a consistently even grind with 40 settings for different brewing methods. The hopper holds eight ounces of whole beans and is transparent so you can see exact stock levels at a glance. It’s simple, easy to use, and will help the coffee geek on your list produce some truly excellent brews. — BS

Buy Baratza Encore at Amazon – $170

Cuisinart DBM-8

Cuisinart DBM-8

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You don’t have to spend money for an Encore to get a reliable grinder for the coffee nerd on your list. Before I upgraded I had a Cuisinart DBM-8 that has served me well for years, and it still did when I put it out to pasture. It’s a burr grinder, so it offers a consistent grind with 18 different options to choose from – from coarse to fine. The hopper holds eight ounces of beans, while the canister holds enough ground coffee for 32 cups. Since you probably don’t need it that often (if ever), there’s a selector that automatically grinds between four and 18 cups at the touch of a button. — BS

Buy Cuisinart DBM-8 at Amazon – $58

Cosori gooseneck kettle

Cosori gooseneck kettle

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A good kettle is essential if you want to up your home brewing game, and it can also help you make a ton of other things like tea, ramen, and more. Cosori’s gooseneck electric kettle packs the most crucial features into a relatively compact kettle that also costs $70. Goosenecks can be intimidating, but they give you a lot more control when pouring over a Chemex, and we think Cosori’s, with its matte black finish, looks pretty nice on most countertops too. It has a stainless steel interior and five presets, so you can easily get the perfect temperature for things like green tea, black coffee, and more. Plus, the “hold temp” option allows you to set the water for a bit and forget about it; you can turn it on before you start your morning routine and return to perfectly heated water ready for whatever you pick up that morning. — Valentina Palladino, Senior Commerce Editor

Buy Cosori Kettle at Amazon – $70

BruMate NAV mini

BruMate NAV mini

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When it comes to travel mugs for coffee and tea, any item worth considering should tick a few boxes, especially if you’re giving one as a gift. Being able to keep liquids warm for a few hours and fit in a cup holder is essential. BruMate’s NAV mini does both, and at 12 ounces it’s the perfect size for Joe on the go. Plus, it’s 100 percent leak-proof thanks to the company’s rugged lid. It can also keep cold drinks chilled for more than 24 hours when that one person on your list needs cold brew next summer. — BS

Buy NAV mini at BruMate – $25

Stanley Classic Neverleak Travel Mug

Stanley Classic Neverleak Travel Mug

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If you know someone who needs to keep coffee warm for much longer than a typical travel mug, Stanley’s classic Neverleak option is the perfect gift. I’ve been using one of these for over a year and it does a great job of keeping liquids warm for a long time. The company says your drink will be warm for up to nine hours, and the whole thing is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. The three-position lid also locks closed to prevent accidental spills, even if the mug is pushed back and forth. — BS

Buy Stanly Neverleak Mug at Amazon – $28

Miir cold brew filter + Wide Mouth bottle

Miir cold brew filter + Wide Mouth bottle

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There are a million ways to make cold brew, but it doesn’t get much easier than adding a stainless steel filter to your insulated travel bottle. Miir’s cold brew filter works with some of its drinking cups to offer a cold brew setup with “micro-perforations” to reduce sediment after soaking. The filter fits Miir’s 32- and 42-ounce Wide Mouth bottles (and 33oz Tomo) for plenty of smooth, cold coffee for adventures or to work. Plus, those bottles have a leak-proof lid and can keep drinks hot or cold for hours. — BS

Buy cold brew filter at Miir – $15

Colleague Prismo AeroPress Attachment

Colleague Prismo AeroPress Attachment

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The AeroPress is a versatile brewing device, which is why we’re keeping it on your coffee gift list. But with the help of Fellow’s attachment of $30, you can take the humble method up a notch. The Prismo has a pressure-actuated valve designed to mimic the process of making espresso, allowing you to take a “shot” without a machine. This creates the “crema” that you normally do not get by only brewing stronger coffee with the AeroPress. The Prismo also comes with a reusable filter, so you don’t burn through the paper filters that an AeroPress normally needs. — BS

Buy AeoPress Attachment from Fellow – $30

Chemex Ottomatic 2.0

Chemex Ottomatic 2.0

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Many drip coffee makers promise a brewing experience that closely mimics decanting, but few deliver. Chemex is one of the biggest names in pour over. With the Ottoman 2.0, you get a drip machine with a spray head that automatically manages the brewing phases thanks to a pulsating water bath to maintain the temperature and even extraction. The result is perfectly smooth coffee without the need for a scale or timer. The Ottomatic also has a hot plate to keep your Chemex warm and is suitable for both six- and eight-person brewers. And if the person on your list already has a Chemex, you can just buy the machine yourself and save money. — BS

Buy Ottomatic 2.0 at Chemex – $350

Coffee subscriptions

Hatchet coffee

Hatchet coffee

What do you get from the coffee nerd who has everything? Well, we’re always up to try new beans. Most coffee roasters offer a subscription with varying frequency based on consumption habits. And even if they don’t, you can still send a few bags as a one-time gift. Some of my favorites include: Axe in Boone, North Carolina, dark matter in Chicago and Vesta in Las Vegas, which has been a lifesaver at CES. — BS

Buy Hatchet Coffee
Buy Dark Matter Coffee
Buy Vesta coffee

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