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Aficionado-Approved Coffee Gifts

For the budding at-home barista.

by Maciej Kasperowicz | October 28, 2020

Got an at-home coffee pro on your shopping list? Our experts have vetted these gifts, sure to please even the most refined palate.

01 GLASS KIT

Making a pour over directly into your mug is fine, but having a matching carafe opens up some key options. This set — featuring one of our go-to pour over brewers and a carafe to fit snugly under it — brews the finest coffee when you want it and keeps it ready to dispense at your leisure.

Kalita Wave 185 Glass Kit ($81)

02 Digital Download

The physical version is currently out of print, but that doesn’t mean you can't give the digital version of this invaluable resource — which is a great gift for anyone from the absolute coffee beginner to the owner of a roastery.

The Guide to Not Wasting Coffee ($10)

03 Infuser

Making espresso taste good at home is a tough task. Featuring a mode that allows you to gently pre-infuse your shot, much like a professional espresso machine would, this Breville brewer makes it just a little simpler, while still giving the home barista all the control they require.

Breville the Infuser™ ($579.95)

04 Vario Burr

When trying to produce shop-quality espresso at home, you don’t just need a grinder that can grind fine enough, you need one that can make consistent, tiny adjustments within that "fine" range. Baratza’s Vario delivers that grind quality at a great value.

Baratza Vario Burr Grinder with Metal PortaHolder ($479)

05 MELODRIP

This little number has become a favorite of competitive brewers recently. It turns your pour over stream into a gentle and well-distributed shower, which can lead to less turbulence and an easier, more controllable brew.

The Melodrip + 1 Stir Stick ($35)

This collection of our most unique and highly rated coffees delivers intensely aromatic and fruity coffees that should make any fan of high-end specialty coffee smile.

Creme de la Creme Bundle ($72 to $168)