She refuses to drink anything but a honey processed Guatemalan coffee. He, meanwhile, has plastered his kitchen wall with sticky notes with water and coffee ratios and coffee brewing recipes. Coffee snobs take their beverages very seriously. And if you suddenly have to buy a gift for such a hardcore coffee fan, you might find yourself wondering how you can please them. It’s a daunting task, but a bit of inspiration makes it a lot easier. So here’s a list of gifts for coffee snobs that will have them beaming with happiness on their birthday, Christmas, or any other occasion.
Electric gooseneck kettle
If there’s one thing coffee snobs love, it’s having control over their coffee. They want to use their beans, grind them with a burr coffee grinder, and use fine-tuned brewing recipes. How else can they ensure they get the best coffee possible?
An electric gooseneck kettle will satisfy even the most distinguished coffee connoisseur. With its high-tech features, like a thermometer and stopwatch, they’ll know when the water reaches the right temperature for pouring into their Chemex or V60.
Moreover, the kettle has a stylish design and comes in several colors. Thanks to this great gift, the coffee lover in your life will rejoice in pouring water with scientific precision.
Conical burr grinder
A burr grinder is one of, if not the most essential tool for coffee aficionados. But what’s that — you know, a coffee drinker that doesn’t yet own one? Then you must correct this grievous mistake post-haste!
Conical burr grinders are the coffee industry standard for a good reason. They will produce coffee grounds of a more consistent size, which helps them impart a fresher flavor to coffee. The burrs are also adjustable to achieve the exact type of ground needed for any brewing method.
Let’s make this simple. If you need gift ideas for a coffee lover and they don’t have a burr grinder — get them one. The second they take a sip from a cup made with freshly ground coffee, they will be eternally thankful.
Stylish coffee mug
Mugs are always good gifts for coffee snobs. When you drink a lot of coffee, you can choose a mug based on your mood or your coffee. This artisan coffee mug will introduce some one-of-a-kind style into your friend’s or loved one’s coffee mug collection.
These mugs are hand-made, which ensures every one of them is unique. Thanks to their large size, they can hold plenty of coffee to get even the most prolific coffee drinkers through the day. As far as quirky coffee gifts go, you can’t do much better.
Coffee tasting journal
Those who sample plenty of different coffees from specialty coffee roasters would want to keep track of their favorite coffees. With this coffee tasting journal, the coffee enthusiast in your life will be able to do just that.
This journal has maps to track coffee origins, special pages to jot down tasting notes and reviews, and spaces for noting which coffees make the perfect cup. Any coffee snob will love documenting their coffee journey in their own handwriting.
The journal is also conveniently pocket-sized, so it’s easy to carry around. So whether experimenting with pour-over coffee at home or attending coffee cupping at the local coffee roasters, coffee enthusiasts will be able to make notes of every blend and brew.
Smart coffee scale
Many coffee lovers use exhaustively detailed methods when they brew coffee. This smart coffee scale will help them introduce a new level of accuracy to the process.
The scale does much more than just weighing coffee beans or ground coffee. With smartphone connectivity, it will be an invaluable tool for measuring flow rates and brewing times as your loved one crafts intricate coffee drinks. This smart scale will set them on a path to becoming a real home barista.
Coffee bean roaster
The quality of coffee can depend entirely on how the coffee beans are roasted. You just can’t make good coffee without freshly roasted beans. This ceramic coffee roaster will allow any coffee snob to roast the beans themselves.
All they have to do is load the roaster with green coffee beans. Then, moving the coffee beans repeatedly over a heat source, they will be able to roast them precisely to their liking.
The roaster is also conveniently small, making it easy to bring along when traveling or camping. With a personal coffee roaster, any coffee lover will enjoy freshly roasted coffee that suits their tastes to the tee.
Neon coffee sign
Hot hot hot — coffee, that is! Sometimes, the best coffee gifts aren’t ones that help with making or drinking coffee. Having the right atmosphere can elevate a cup of good coffee to the best coffee you’ve tasted.
This neon coffee sign will bring the feeling of a late night at a corner coffee shop to your coffee lover’s home. It exudes the air of a private detective mulling over a complex case while sipping a cup to clear their head.
Combined with other coffee accessories, this sign will help coffee snobs build their ideal little nest for enjoying a delicious cuppa.
Making the best coffee requires professional-quality tools. If you know a coffee lover who owns an espresso machine, this espresso stirrer is one of the best gifts you could give them.
Just like a pro barista, the coffee snob you know can use this tool’s four thin needles to stir ground coffee before it goes into the espresso maker. As a result, the coffee will distribute more evenly, ensuring perfect flavor and aroma extraction during brewing.
The stirrer has a stylish wood handle and stand, which will bring a touch of class to every coffee counter. It’s an excellent gift for a passionate home barista.
Coffee sampler box
It can be tricky to buy a single bag of quality coffee beans for a real coffee snob. How are you supposed to know what kind of coffee will satisfy the distinguished taste buds of a true coffee connoisseur? One solution to this dilemma is to cover multiple bases with one coffee box!
This coffee sampler box includes eight bags of single-origin coffee beans from all over the world. Just ask whether your coffee lover prefers whole bean coffee or pre-ground coffee — you have options for both.
And while they brew this gourmet coffee, they will love reading the included postcards that detail the story of each coffee variety. This truly is one of the best gifts for coffee snobs.
Caffeine molecule necklace
For many coffee snobs, drinking coffee is a sacred ritual. Thanks to this elegant caffeine molecule necklace, they will be able to showcase their love for their favorite chemical compound wherever they go.
The pendant is small enough that it won’t scream for attention but still be noticeable to other coffee lovers with a sharp eye. You can pick its finish to make sure the pendant will fit the style of your dear coffee snob.
This necklace will be a fantastic conversation starter and help your friends and loved ones meet other coffee lovers who share the same passion.
Belgian coffee siphon
Is this some kind of strange device from Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory? No, it’s just one of the most original coffee gadgets money can buy!
The Belgian siphon coffee maker will transform the simple ritual of preparing a coffee cup into an act of alchemy. And the results are equally mystical — coffee brewed with a siphon coffee maker has a clearer and purer flavor that will wow even the most jaded coffee snobs.
Not only will it brew coffee in a way your coffee connoisseur has never seen before, but the coffee maker itself is a work of art. This is one of the most unique coffee gifts any coffee lover could hope for.
Coffee station organizer
When a coffee snob is rushing to brew their morning coffee, they don’t have time to dig through the cabinets for filters and coffee brewer. You can help them get organized with a stylish coffee station stand.
With this neat-looking stand, coffee lovers will always have their Chemex or any other drip coffee carafe on hand along with the filters ready to be used. As a result, their coffee counter will stay nice and neat, and they never have to wonder where their coffee equipment is again.
Professional cupping spoon
You may not have heard of coffee cupping, but every coffee snob surely has. Cupping is the standardized method for tasting and comparing different coffee qualities. But standardized methods naturally require standardized tools.
A cupping spoon of their very own will allow your dearest coffee lover to start sampling coffee like a professional. And if they already have some spoons, don’t worry — the cupping process requires several spoons to avoid contaminating coffee with other varieties.
A professional cupping spoon is one of the best gifts for coffee snobs who are serious about their coffee. They will get a kick not just from the caffeine but also from being able to taste coffee using the tried and true best practices.
Coffee plant t-shirt
It can be a challenge to pick coffee gifts for coffee snobs as they have high standards for coffee beans and equipment like coffee grinders and makers. Fun coffee accessories, however, are always a safe choice.
This coffee plant T-shirt will let coffee lovers proudly display their affection for the drink on their chests. After all, the coffee plant is where their favorite drink comes from.
T-shirts are wonderful and affordable gift ideas — because even coffee snobs will always need another shirt.
Manual espresso maker
Electric coffee grinders, electric coffee makers, electric kettles. Does the demanding coffee fan in your life think making coffee has lost that manual, personal touch? They will be delighted with a coffee gift that puts the power to prepare coffee back in their own hands.
With the manual espresso maker, demanding coffee drinkers can pull the perfect shot of espresso precisely to their taste. It will be one of the best gifts for coffee snobs who don’t trust a mindless machine to know how to do coffee right.
Does your coffee-loving lady collect charms on her Pandora bracelet? Then she will be delighted to add this coffee charm to her collection.
Latte art enthusiasts will love the small coffee cup and spoon pendant with a cute little foam heart. And if she drinks coffee by the gallon, she’ll appreciate the diamond-studded big coffee mug. Coffee charms make excellent gifts for coffee snobs of all kinds.
Retro milk frother
A milk frother is an integral part of any coffee snob’s arsenal. And if the coffee lover in your life is a fan of all things retro, boy, do I have the mother of all gift ideas for you!
This handy milk frother will bring the vibe of the 50s to any coffee counter. It will add a touch of color to any home while making perfectly frothed milk for a latte, flat white, or anything in between.
The frother also comes with an integrated measuring cup and is a cinch to clean with only a wet wipe. It’s stylish, simple to use, and helps make a great coffee — what more could coffee drinkers want?
Coffee art prints
As any coffee enthusiast will tell you, a good cup of coffee is a work of art. So how about you help them put art on their walls to manifest their passion for coffee?
These vintage art prints will add a touch of old-school class to any room. Coffee drinkers will love gazing at these structural diagrams of coffee makers, coffee grinders, and other gadgets while sipping on their favorite blend.
And who knows, maybe the pictures will teach them something new about how the French press or Chemex works. That’s what makes these prints so great — they are artistic and educational at the same time.
Nitro brew coffee maker
Most coffee lovers prefer to have their coffee hot. But a glass of nitro brew coffee can be an ideal refreshment and pick-me-up on a hot day. If only they weren’t always so expensive at coffee shops.
With a nitro cold brew coffee maker, the coffee snob in your life will be able to make a frothy glass of cold brew or iced coffee whenever they want. The nitrogen will add a smooth, rich head of foam to the coffee, boosting the aroma and flavor in those first sips.
This great gadget is shaped like a beer keg dispenser, especially pleasing the masculine coffee drinkers. Forget the stout; the nitro brew is the new cool now!
Coffee connoisseurs love not only the taste of coffee but also its aroma. There’s something special about the smell of coffee beans, whether whole or ground, that’s just so relaxing.
This coffee-scented candle will allow your favorite coffee snob to enjoy that wonderful scent. This candle is one of the most amazing gifts for coffee lovers you could think of.
I should warn you that this candle might increase their coffee consumption. After all, the smell will surely make one wish they had a warm mug in their hands!
Antique-style coffee grinder
Is your coffee lover one of those people who are always going on about how things are not the same as they used to be? If so, they will love this antique-style manual coffee grinder.
If there ever were perfect gifts for vintage-minded coffee fans, this is it. Not only will this grinder let coffee enthusiasts seamlessly adjust the coarseness of their coffee grounds and grind their own beans without electricity. It’s also a stunning piece of craftsmanship that will be a nice decoration for a coffee-loving antique fan.
Camping pour-over coffee set
Life outdoors presents a unique challenge to sporty coffee fans. Hiking is great fun, but how on Earth are they supposed to get a perfectly brewed cup of coffee in the middle of nowhere?
With a portable pour-over coffee maker, of course! This lightweight gadget will become a mainstay in any outdoorsy coffee enthusiast’s backpack. As long as they can make hot water (and, let’s face it, every seasoned camper can), they will be able to enjoy a fresh cup by the campfire.
Put this coffee cooker into a gift box with a camping coffee grinder, and some specialty coffee beans, and your coffee-loving friend or family member will be ready for any camping trip.
Guide to coffee
All coffee snobs naturally know the ins and outs of drinking a cup of coffee. Or do they? Gift them this detailed guidebook to modern coffee culture and find out.
From this book, coffee aficionados will learn everything they need to know. From the history to the science and cultural influence of coffee, there’s not a thing this guide misses.
Fledgling coffee snobs will love absorbing every bit of information from this wonderful resource. Meanwhile, seasoned coffee experts will enjoy the satisfaction of stating, “I knew that.”
Some of the best gifts for coffee snobs are those that help them expand their coffee-consuming horizons. This authentic Turkish coffee pot will let them taste a cup of coffee brewed according to centuries of tradition.
Turkey has developed an utterly unique coffee culture over more than 500 years. Coffee fans will love participating in this centuries-old tradition with this coffee pot — compatible with electric, gas, or ceramic stoves.
And no, Turkish coffee does not have to be made of double-roasted stale coffee powder. Specialty Turkish coffee is the name of the game now!
Barista keychain set
Coffee snobs and the Scouts have something in common — they must always be prepared. So your coffee-drinking loved one can always carry a full kit of barista tools with this barista keychain set.
Granted, these pots and mugs shouldn’t be used to make coffee. But they are cute little coffee accessories that can be attached to any bag, a backpack, or a jacket zipper. This adorable coffee gift will surely bring a smile to any coffee lover’s face.
Reusable takeaway coffee cup
The expansion of coffee shops is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you can get a decent coffee wherever you go. But, on the other, all those disposable coffee cups produce so much waste.
The reusable glass takeaway coffee cup will help an environmentally-minded coffee snob pick up a coffee without feeling guilty. The spill-proof mouthpiece makes this a handy travel mug that will also let a coffee lover make a stand for the environment. The cup will start having a positive environmental impact after 24 uses. Any serious coffee fanatic will surpass that number in no time at all.
True coffee nuts will probably already have a veritable arsenal of coffee gadgets, so it takes some thought to find something new and exciting for them. Fortunately, the world of coffee is vast and wonderful. So any of these gift ideas will surely delight your dearest coffee snob.
Still not convinced you’ve found the right gift? Check out this list of gifts for iced coffee lovers!