Holiday gift guide: What to give the coffee lover in your life
Java. Mud. Joe. Rocket Fuel.
Cappuccino, espresso, latte, mocha, macchiato, cafe con leche, cafe au lait, Americano.
With sugar, honey, Splenda, milk, cream, eggnog, booze.
Whatever the tastes of your caffeine-loving friends and family, there’s a gift just right for coffee lovers everywhere. Give a little jolt of joy this holiday season with these fun items, sure to create a little, well, buzz.
Whether you need a quick cuppa in the morning, or love the idea of a late afternoon jolt, this new single-serve coffee machine is your new BFF. Sleek and small, it uses espresso technology to whip up a whopping 19 different drinks in seconds—seriously, it takes less than a minute. Just pop a capsule full of your favorite variety in the top (we like Chai Tea Latter, Vanilla Latte Machhiato, Cappuccino Skinny and plain ol’ Espresso), close the lever, press hot or cold and get ready to imbibe in a drink worth of any coffee house (and save a lot of money, in the process!). Feel like swapping drinks or making coffee for two? No need to clean it out, just grab another pop and go. Thirsty yet? NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Mini Me, $99.99, dolce-gusto.us
What a mug!
Fans of Twin Peaks will love, no, they’ll need this “Damn Good Coffee” mug, featuring the memorable words of Agt. Dale Cooper. DGC coffee mug, $3.95, cb2.com
Count it down
Coffee lovers will, er, perk up when you gift them with this advent calendar that features a chocolate-covered graham in every tin on the magnetic chalk board, plus a limited-edition $5 Mini Starbucks card. Starbucks 2014 Advent Calendar, $29.95, starbucksstore.com
Light it up
Mmmm. The smell of coffee all day long? We need this candle. Gourmet Espresso mason jar scented candle, $12.50, bathandbodyworks.com
Holiday hosts will be all abuzz when you send this basket full of Harry & David mugs, shortbread cookies, a cinnamon swirl, Harry’s Christmas Blend coffee and espresso truffles. Say aaaahhh. Harry & David holiday coffee gift box, $39.95, harryanddavid.com