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Great Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Updated on September 6, 2011

Instant Human: Add Coffee

Many millions of people worldwide can't get through the day without at least one cup of coffee. In the US we have the bug with a particular ferocity. Our caffeine addiction supports thousands of Starbucks and even more espresso shacks positioned on every corner, even in the smallest of towns.

Coffee was historically recorded as being discovered in the 9th century in Ethiopia. Consumption spread to Egypt, Persia,and Turkey, before jumping into the European cultural circles. The march of coffee was unstoppable, and the beverage has been with us ever since. Whether you enjoy a latte, brewed coffee, or espresso straight up, there are some nifty gadgets that every coffee lover deserves. Whether for you or for a loved one who is passionate about coffee, these doo-dads are some must haves.

Aerolatte Milk Foamer

I actually use this gadget to foam my Chai lattes, but it works just as well with coffee. Many cheaper espresso brewers for the home will brew espresso for you, but don't have the foaming attachment. And a latte or cappucino just are not right without foam, I think it's almost undrinkable. Foam is what makes a latte just so darn satisfying. With this small and portable little tool you can brew a cup of espresso, add milk, and foam to your heart's content. I also like that they are relatively cheap!

Don't Mess with a Pot

If you are in a hurry in the mornings this gadget is a great choice for you. It is a traditional coffee brewing machine with a flat bottomed basket, but it filters the coffee directly into your to-go mug! No more messing with pouring coffee from a pot to a mug and risking spills and stains, just grab and go! The mugs are dishwasher safe, and the machine shuts off after brewing for safety. The only downside? No going back to the pot for multiple refills.

A Nice French Press

A french press lets the coffee steep in a contained area like tea, and then uses a plunger to stop the steeping when the coffee is strong enough. This method of brewing will produce a stronger coffee, but many people enjoy the robust flavor. A french press is also great because you don't have to mess with filters, and you can let the coffee steep at the table while you enjoy your breakfast. A french press also travels well, say for camping. As long as you have hot water and ground beans you'll be good to go.

Coffee as Art

Coffee Roaster

Some people do this in their ovens, but if you want to go the no-muss no-fuss route, then this is the coffee roaster for you. It can roast enough beans for 25 cups of coffee in about 15 minutes. Talk about a fresh cup of joe! If you are a novice roaster the machine will let you pick roasts ranging from light to French, or you can program the timer yourself. This may be one of the more expensive gadgets, but for a die-hard coffee lover the price is more than worth it.

Grind and Brew

The freshest brewed coffee comes from beans that have been recently ground. Well, it doesn't get any more recent than this. This coffee machine will grind the whole beans for you, slide them into the filter cup, and brew away. You just have to put the beans in and push a button My mother has one of these and I was in total awe of it the entire time I visited her. Oh, and the coffee? It tasted absolutely fabulous.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoy your coffee as much as I do in the morning, and I'm glad to have shared dome of my favorite gadgets with you. Have a useful gadget of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!

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    • J.M. Davis profile image

      J.M. Davis 

      10 years ago from Chicago, IL

      In ReadyMade magazine they had an article that showed how you can use an airpopped popcorn machine to roast your coffee beans. They recommend you do it outside as the chaff from the beans flies about and makes a bit of a mess. I got an airpopper at a yard sale to test this out recently. When I do, I'll let you know how it works out.

    • Bob Ewing profile image

      Bob Ewing 

      10 years ago from New Brunswick

      we have been using a french press for neraly 20 years and it makes great coffee, of course the organic fair trade beans help.

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