Baristas live, breathe, and of course, drink coffee. But how can you pick the best gifts for baristas who know so much about this drink?
This list features awesome presents for the special barista in your life, whether they are your partner, close friend, or your favorite staff member at your go-to coffee shop. Any of these coffee gifts will surely bring a smile to their face!
Electric grinder attachment
Does your favorite barista own a manual Hario burr grinder? Have you heard them complain about how tiring hand-cranking can get? If you answered “yes” to both, your search for the perfect gift is over. Your friend needs an electric grinder attachment!
This ingenious little device is compatible with Hario MSS and MSG series grinders. It turns the manual device into an automated, electric coffee grinder. The attachment turns the grinder’s gears just like manual cranking does — but with a fraction of the effort.
Your loved one can grind dozens of cups worth of coffee with one charge. This device will surely delight them on a morning when they don’t have the energy to grind beans by hand.
State-of-art coffee jug
The state-of-art coffee jug that looks like a wine decanter is an ideal gift for a barista who already has everything. I can promise you. They will not have something this beautiful and practical.
The elegant shape will surely please your friend’s eyes if they are a fan of modern design. But the shape also serves a practical purpose. The heat-proof double glass walls keep coffee warm and cool enough to touch without worries while pouring.
The jug’s mouth is compatible with most manual coffee makers, from pour-over drippers to AeroPress. Your favorite coffee lover will enjoy serving coffee with style for themselves — or you when you visit!
Espresso hand tamper
Even tamping is the key to a perfect cup of espresso. This multi-purpose hand tamper prepares the coffee for pulling that creamy espresso shot.
The dual-sided design makes this little wonder an essential tool for any professional or home barista. With the adjustable work ends, your dearest coffee enthusiast can always tamp the espresso puck precisely for an ideal shot.
And I mean always. This device is made of steel and aluminum to last for years.
Digital coffee scale
To brew coffee with precision, you need the highest-quality tools. Acaia scale is a great gift for a meticulous brewing aficionado. You can say it is the Ferrari of coffee scales that every barista dreams of (even if they don’t know it yet).
The scale connects with a smartphone to provide the precision measurements coffee lovers need. Help your barista evolve into a true coffee scientist and monitor coffee weight, pour-over timing, and flow rate with an accuracy that would make NASA jealous.
The long-lasting rechargeable coffee scale battery means they can avoid single-use batteries that power most other scales.
Coffee cupping spoon
Coffee cupping is a part of any serious barista’s routine. It helps to evaluate different coffees, identify flavor elements, and master sensory skills. A quality coffee cupping spoon is one of the essential tools in a barista’s toolbox.
The round shape of the spoon is designed specifically for coffee tasting. It makes slurping up a spoonful effortless for a professional cupping experience. It is an excellent gift for someone who works in a coffee roastery to ensure they will never need another one.
This spoon’s titanium material imparts no flavors or aromas to the coffee, allowing for evaluating the coffee flavor.
Electric gooseneck kettle
What do baristas dream of? I can’t speak for all of them, but a good electric gooseneck kettle would be pretty high on my list. The stylish design makes this kettle beautiful to look at, but it’s also practical. The thin curved spout allows streaming hot water into a pour-over coffee maker with precision.
The best part of this kettle is the heat plate with temperature control. It will keep the water at the same temperature for up to an hour.
Single-dose coffee bean vaults
If something is precious, you must store it in a secure vault. This set of single-dose coffee bean vaults helps keep those valuable beans as good as freshly roasted. The durable polycarbonate tubes close airtight. A one-way CO2 valve is designed to let coffee beans degas naturally, preserving their freshness for a long time and allowing their flavor to develop.
This coffee vault set also removes the hassle from your friend’s morning routine. They can pre-measure a single dose of coffee into the tubes and brew a delicious coffee without bothering to weigh beans. The coffee vaults are also very compact, so your dear barista can pack 12 doses of fresh beans to take along for travel or vacation.
Portable espresso maker
Some baristas scoff at portable espresso makers — admittedly, not all are great. But you can change your friend’s mind with this Wacaco Picopresso portable espresso maker.
Armed with this tiny gadget, your barista can pull a thick shot of espresso with a perfect crema even when they don’t have access to an espresso machine. The compact and sturdy device consists of all-metal parts (including a pro-level portafilter), so it is easy to pack, transport, and clean.
This is an ideal coffee gift for a barista who can’t survive without a good espresso while traveling or camping. Gift them the ability to make a mouthwatering espresso (or latte, cappuccino, or another coffee drink) anywhere they go, and they will thank you for years to come.
Barista coloring book
Sometimes even baristas need a break from making coffee — without abandoning their favorite brew altogether. With this fun coloring book, the special barista in your life — whether they are your partner or favorite staff member at your local cafe — can relax during their lunch break or day off.
Each page features a funny message or quote about coffee. Remember — this is a coloring book for adults, so make sure they don’t mind a few naughty words.
If you are looking for stocking stuffers or small gifts for baristas with a twist of humor, this coloring book is guaranteed to amuse them as they color in the pages while enjoying a cup of their favorite coffee.
Home coffee roaster
Anyone who loves coffee wants to have their beans as fresh as possible. This handy gadget will turn your beloved barista’s kitchen into a home coffee roastery.
Similar to an air fryer, this machine roasts beans by circulating hot air without affecting their taste. The controllable settings allow roasting coffee beans to the preferred level, whether your favorite barista enjoys fruity light-roast coffee or dark espresso roast.
It is a great tool for experimenting and having fun while developing your roasts. Also, green coffee beans are much cheaper, so owning a home coffee roaster also helps save money.
Stainless steel Chemex filter
Know an environmentally conscious barista who enjoys Chemex-brewed coffee? Although paper filters are compostable, producing single-use paper filters still consumes resources.
Stainless steel Chemex coffee filter helps save money, time, and the planet simultaneously. The metal filter is easy to clean and lasts for years. As a bonus, it will give the coffee a thicker texture.
Espresso distribution tool
Quite a few factors influence the final result of a cup of espresso. An espresso stirrer helps the distribution of coffee grounds for optimal extraction. Thanks to this tool, your favorite barista can pull a perfect cup of espresso every time. If they’ve never used a stirrer before, they will be shocked to discover what a difference it makes.
The stirrer features a stylish and modern design. Its compact size will easily fit in a pocket, and it can travel daily to work and back.
This tool comes with replacement needles, so there’s no need to worry if one of them happens to break.
Burr coffee grinder
Any seasoned coffee lover knows that burr grinders can achieve a much more consistent grind than blade grinders. With this manual burr grinder, your barista never has to worry about uneven grind size again.
This versatile and stylish wood-and-glass grinder can produce coffee grounds of any consistency, from the coarse grind for a cold brew to a fine grind fit for espresso machines. If your barista doesn’t have a burr grinder, do them a favor and add it to their gift box.
Sometimes the best gifts aren’t the fanciest or most expensive ones. Giving a small, simple gift is a good way to show appreciation for someone. These coffee pins are perfect for just such an occasion.
The pins are cute and elegant and small enough not to scream for attention. They are a perfect way to customize a barista’s apron with fun little details. Next time you visit your local cafe, give these pins to your favorite barista as they hand you your coffee. You are guaranteed to brighten their day.
The World Atlas of Coffee
Many baristas are coffee nerds who want to know everything about it, from the coffee plant to the cup. This coffee bible will bring a lot of excitement to any coffee nerd out there. If there is a holy book for people interested in coffee, this is it.
The author James Hoffman, a world-renowned barista and a pioneer of Britain’s third-wave coffee movement, takes you on a deep dive into the world of coffee. The World Atlas of Coffee covers everything from coffee varieties to roasting, brewing techniques, and more. Just be prepared for an endless “Hey, did you know…”
A serious coffee aficionado loves their brew and is proud to proclaim it to the world. So why not let your barista display their appreciation for coffee with an appropriately themed T-shirt?
The beautiful design on the shirt leaves no room for doubt — its wearer knows their coffee. It’s a great conversation starter and a surefire way for your dearest barista to connect with fellow coffee lovers. You know, when they are not serving drinks behind a cafe counter.
Reusable Coffee Cup
Every barista knows how many single-use coffee cups end up in the trash daily. With this stylish reusable cup, the special coffee-slinger in your life can do their part in cutting back on waste.
The thick, tempered glass mug is durable, easy to clean, and features a spill-proof lid. It conforms to industry-standard paper cup sizes to accommodate your favorite coffee. The mug won’t burn the fingers thanks to the temperature-proof handguard.
Cold brew coffee maker
Cold brew is a cool and refreshing pick-me-up. While it can be brewed in a mason jar, a proper cold-brew coffee maker makes things even easier.
The ultra-fine mesh filter keeps coffee grounds in place, so your beloved barista can enjoy a delicious mug of cold brew without picking grinds of their teeth.
Additionally, the filter detaches easily from the lid and is dishwasher-safe (just like every other part of the coffee maker), making cleaning the device a breeze. And as a welcome bonus, this brewer can also make hot coffee! It’s an amazingly versatile addition to every coffee fanatic’s kitchen.
Ceramic espresso cups
Maybe it’s a placebo effect, but coffee tastes better when I drink it from a pretty cup. These gorgeous ceramic espresso cups will make that perfect shot of espresso even more enjoyable.
The cups are lightweight and sturdy, so their owner won’t have to worry about breaking them with the first bump. They can also hold two double espresso shots, so there’s plenty of room for milk to make a macchiato or a cortado.
Gift shopping for a barista who knows everything about coffee can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be so. Most caffeine experts love every aspect of coffee and will be delighted with gifts related to their biggest passion. So choose one — or more — of these gifts, and you are guaranteed to make your favorite barista happy.