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Evergreen Gifts and Presents for Coffee Lovers
There are millions of people drinking coffee daily. Probably every second someone is having a cup.
They drink regular coffee, drip or Turkish, they drink lot of espresso, lattes or cappuccinos, some like it strong, others prefer a long Joe, some like their coffee with milk, others over ice.
Some people just drink it occasionally, others have developed a habit and they call themselves addicts, and others are truly coffee lovers that, besides addiction, they enjoy the coffee and want to experience every novelty, gadget or flavour.
For this late category the market has come up with endless ideas of products that can be offered as a present for Christmas or other occasion. Here is short selection of coffee related gifts that can spice up the day as well as the house.
Coffee samples and coffee baskets
Most people drink the same kind of coffee every morning, secretly wishing they could try something new. But buying a new brand of coffee or a new flavour just to find out that isn't going to be among your favourites is disappointing and expensive. What if they could just have a small sample instead, whiteout having to pay for a large quantity? And how about if that sample is revived as a gift?
Ready available coffee gift baskets or coffee samples can be easily purchased on line. A coffee basket contains few samples of gourmet coffee, along with chocolate, cookies or other treats. It usually has a coffee mug featuring a logo or a coffee company, a presidents or other celebrities, or other designs and pictures.
A coffee sample gift pack contain a larger variety of coffee. It skips the treats and the mug and is cheaper. Both, the gift baskets and the coffee samples come in very fancy packages, with bows and glitter, in boxes or elaborated arrangements.
Do you want to propose and don't dare? Try it with this ring, on a Sunday morning.
Stylish or silly coffee mugs
Every once in a while people get bored with their old belongings and want something new. Unless they are emotionally attached to their coffee mug or have other reasons to stick with it, they all feel that coffee would taste better in a new cup.
When it comes to coffee mugs the possibilities are endless From stainless still, thermal, double are triple mugs, to the most fine porcelain, there is one for every person. Choosing a mug is just a matter of style and budget.
Some of the most interesting ones have more then a functional characteristic; they have a message, either as words imprinted on the cup, either a chic feature, like this cup with a ring.
Back in the days when people weren't so busy they used to go to a coffee house and have a coffee, a chat and listen to music. There were bands of local artists performing light tunes. The genre of music is known as cafe concert or, in French, cafe chantant.
Today, people can still listen to this kind of music in places that are a mix of coffee houses and bars. The tunes are more modern and the artists are usually unknown. But the spirit is still alive.
There are many recordings featuring cafe concert music and artists, that would make a great addition to any gift for coffee lovers.
Georges Boulanger, a famous cafe concert musician, performing a tango called "On the Black Sea" in 1939
Coffee cakes and chocolate boxes
Here is something for people with lots of sweet teeth : a coffee cake recipe book. They can bake everything that goes with a cup of coffee, from Turkish delight to muffins and cookies. These kind of books are not intended only for coffee lovers, they make a great gift for everyone who is interested in baking.
And if time is a problem then there are ready made cakes to serve with a good cup of coffee. Sometimes the coffee is just a justification for indulging ourselves in such treats and other times the cake is only a companion for our favourite cup. However, people have been pairing coffee and cake for centuries, never complaining about it.
The great combination of them all is a cup of espresso and a box of chocolate. Give these to a coffee lover and don't be surprised if you are not invited to to the party
Incenses and body scrub
A coffee lover enjoys coffee with every sense. That's way they make now coffee incense sticks. Smokeless or not, these sticks come in large variety of flavours and mixes: latte, cappuccinos, vanilla or pure coffee aroma.
And as this is not enough, people can now bath in coffee products. The cosmetic market has been enriched with products based on coffee, or caffeine rich, as they call it. Besides coffee, this body scrubs and lotions have other ingredients like yerba mate and fruits. These ingredients are often advertised as organic.
Body scrubs based on coffee seem to be very well accepted by men, due to their somewhat rough fragrance.
Vietnamese coffee maker and Turkish grinder
Vietnamese infuser and Turkish coffee grinder
A Vietnamese coffee infuser is a kind of coffee maker traditionally used in asian cultures. It works similar to a single cup coffee brewer with the difference that the infuser is not automatized and is a little slower. Coffee specialists say that it makes a good coffee, extracting all the flavours of a particular brand.
For a coffee lover, the Vietnamese coffee maker is worth more then a try. Another gadget that any coffee fans would like to have is a Turkish grinder. This item is functional and decorative at the same time. This item is not an electrical device. People use their hands to manually rotate the handle and crush the coffee inside the long brass tube. The result could be quite amazing, the finer the grinds, the stronger the coffee.
These gift ideas are only few of millions available on line. They are evergreen products, never going out of fashion. A true coffee lover would really appreciate them. I already add them to my wish list.
Coffee related products to ad to a gift:
Turkish Coffee Pots
Turkish Coffee Cups
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