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Every year on Christmas Eve, my brothers and I try to convince our parents to let us open our stockings early. When we were younger, we’d whine that “other families do it!” To which they’d only double-down.
All of this is to say sometimes stocking stuffers are the most exciting gifts. For coffee lovers in particular, small gifts like tampers and levelers or coffee samples make fantastic presents, whether they’re packaged under the Christmas tree or not.
Below, find a list of products we recommend for stocking stuffers!
Enjoy the classic flare of these ECM Cappuccino cups and saucers, and feel like you're by the seaside in Italy every sip. ECM's classic Cappuccino Cups echo the old world of coffee with a clean retro design. Sharp black lines ring the ECM branding on the cup's side, lending subtle character to your coffee bar. The matching saucers echo the design with clean black lines near the rims and the ECM logo printed in the center. Take a sip of history with the timeless cappuccino.
There can be a lot of variables when brewing espresso. Don’t let the amount of pressure you tamp with be one of them. Winner of Coffee Geek’s 2006 Editor Choice Award for the Best Training Tool category, the Espro Calibrated Tamper features world class construction. This unique tamper automatically clicks when 30 pounds of force has been exerted onto it and when the handle hits the metal base of the tamper, alerting you when you have reached the proper amount of tamp pressure for espresso extraction. These tampers have flat, stainless-steel bases and are available in 58mm sizes.
This single item inspired this entire stocking stuffers blog. We just can’t stop sharing our love for the Asso Coffee Jack Levelers in any and all colors. The Jack is a distribution tool used to prepare the coffee in your portafilter quickly and easily. The depth at which you level the grounds in your portafilter is adjustable to the millimeter. To distribute and tamp, simply place the Jack on top of your portafilter and spin rapidly. As a signature, the Asso Coffee branding is laser engraved into the body. By using the Jack, the coffee lovers in your life will have an easier time getting a consistent and level tamp, removing one of the many variables from pulling the perfect shot.
Bravo’s Portafilter Funnel makes dosing accurately a consistent breeze. The funnel sits on top of your portafilter to direct coffee out of the grinder’s chute and into the center of the portafilter. Grinding coffee will quickly become one of your favorite parts of the brewing process with Bravo’s dosing funnel — eliminating inaccurate dosing or the worst part, a messy clean up process (which, if you’re gifting this to someone in your household, doubles as a present for you, too). This dosing funnel fits all 58mm portafilter baskets.
Whole bags of coffee as stocking stuffers...really? Yes, really. At the end of the day and beyond all the machines and tampers and levelers, coffee lovers love coffee because of the coffee. When it comes to delicious coffee, Maromas knows what they’re doing.
Experience the gourmet quality of Maromas espresso with our whole bean sampler. In a unique blend with fine Arabica, and the incredible qualities of a very special double washed Robusta from only one plantation, resulting in an espresso of extraordinary richness and authenticity with persisting aromas and a refined chocolate aftertaste without any bitter tones. This intensity makes ORPHEA a favourite for Café Crème drinkers who like their coffee a bit stronger or for cappuccino that does not have an too much of a milky finish.
Is someone in your life a pour-over super fan? Then this gorgeous flower dripper from E&B is a perfect present. Unique and Italian-made, E&B Lab’s Flower Wave filter was designed to house Kalita wave paper filters. The longer petal on the filter is a deliberate feature that specifically grips the paper filter while the shorter petals aid in supporting the paper filter throughout the brewing process. Unlike many other filter holders, the flower design helps prevent changes in the coffee’s temperature while brewing as it has less surface area to absorb heat. The flat bottom of the Kalita help to guarantee an even bed depth while brewing.
Give your loved one the perfect gift to perfect their latte art. Designed by Profitec with a unique spout to improve pouring milk for latte art, the perfectly sized 12 oz milk frothing pitcher or milchkännchen is a must have accessory for any Profitec owner. Emblazoned with the Profitec logo on the side, and "Profitec - Since 1985 - Handmade" on the bottom, these beautiful handmade pitchers look great next to any Profitec machine. The handle features an ergonomic shape that offers better grip and control when pouring.
Well there you go! Ten stocking stuffers that are perfect for the coffee fans in your life — and a reminder that not all presents have to be Earth-shattering to be good. Take for instance that immersion blender I mentioned. Sure, it got a lot of laughs at the moment, but now we use it every Thanksgiving to make our family’s favorite butternut squash soup. Plus, when the regular blender stopped working one time making salsa, the immersion one worked like a charm. All to say, necessary items make life easier and that, in itself, is a gift.