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The Perfect Daily Grind Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Part 2

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How many gifts do you have left to buy? Don’t worry – we can help.

Earlier this week, we highlighted several gift options, but maybe you want something a little more high-end.

From quality grinders to boutique hotel experiences, take a look at these indulgent options for someone special.

Check out The Perfect Daily Grind Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Part 1

Home Brewing Devices

Give the gift of years of specialty coffee. These brewing devices are worth the investment.

Behmor Connected Brewer

US $199, £155, €175

This SCA-certified brewer allows you to control your coffee with your phone or through Amazon’s Alexa. The Behmor Inspired initiative means that with every Behmor product you purchase, you’re supporting small-scale coffee producers.

Behmor brewer on kitchen counter

The Behmor Connected Brewer. Credit: Behmor

Aram Espresso Maker

$425, £335, 375

With this stylish device you can make espresso without electricity. The hand crank uses different pressures to allow you to personalize your espresso.

The Aram espresso maker. Credit: Aram

Goat Story GINA

From US $125, £98, €110

The winner of the Red Dot Design Award 2018 allows you to brew pour over, immersion, and cold drip coffee with just one stylish device. It features a built-in scale and a dedicated brewing app.

Gina brewing device

The GINA device. Credit: Goat Story

Brewing Tools

Elevate your game with these high-end add-ons.

Acaia Orion

US $850, £670, €750

Acaia’s Orion doses and dispenses coffee beans with precision. A good option for a coffee shop or cupping lab.

Acaia Orion Bean Dispenser

The Acaia Orion bean dispenser. Credit: Acaia

Kinu M47

US $329, £259, €329

Good coffee starts with consistently ground coffee. This manual grinder has 47mm steel burrs that will give even extraction and may improve your cup.

The Kinu M47 manual grinder. Credit: Kinu

 

Cups & Other Accessories

Why serve specialty coffee in everyday mugs? Invest in some well-designed and carefully crafted accessories.

KRUVE EQ Glassware

From $US 33, £26, €29

You may know KRUVE as the company that changed coffee-grinding forever with their innovative coffee sieves. Now they’re crowdfunding a stylish line of glassware that enhances the coffee-drinking experience.

One cup enhances sweetness and body and the other is designed to emphasize acidity. Both highlight the aroma of your coffee and the designs are based on scientific research. Starting at US $33 for two glasses, this is a gift that doesn’t need to break the bank but certainly looks high-end.

Kruve EQ glasses and carafe

KRUVE glassware. Credit: KRUVE

Hatfields London NitroPress

From US $143, £112.49, €125

Add volume and texture to your cold brew without investing in a full nitrogen system. This capsule-based system is an ideal gift for the serious home-brewer.

hatsfield London Nitropress and coffee drinks

Hatfields London NitroPress. Credit: Hatfields London

Unforgettable Experiences

If your coffee-lover already has everything they need for a delicious cup every time, why not splash out on a once-in-a-lifetime coffee-related experience?

La Palma y el Tucán Boutique Hotel

From US $191, £149, €168

Many national barista champions have won using coffee from La Palma y el Tucán. Wake up in the boutique hotel or a private cabin in the middle of the Colombian plantation. Explore how a coffee farm works, see processing first-hand, and take part in a cupping.

view of La Palma y El Tucan hotel

Cabins in the heart of a coffee plantation. Credit: La Palma y el Tucán

Producer & Roaster Forum

US $255, £200, €225

Sleep on a coffee farm, learn about production and processing methods from leading producers, and cup coffees from around the globe. This five-day event organized by Perfect Daily Grind takes place in Guatemala City from May 20th, 2019.

Producer and Roaster Forum

The Producer & Roaster Forum takes place in Guatemala City in May 2019.

Red Band Barista Academy

Donations at whatever price you like

Give the gift of someone else’s experience. Consider making a donation in your loved one’s name to this South African initiative that tackles youth unemployment by training baristas.

Graduates of the red band barista academy

Graduates of the program show off their red bands. Credit: Red Band Barista Academy

You don’t have to spend huge amounts to show your love this season, but if you choose to, there are some quality, stylish, and charitable options out there. And if you’ve left it a little late for shipping, remember that your local specialty café likely has some excellent choices, too.

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Written by Camilo Marulanda.

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