The coffee community is full of creative and innovative individuals, and some have come up with great gear. If you’re looking for a truly unique Mother’s Day present this year, here’s our top 10 coffee gifts.
In the hot weeks and months following Mother’s Day, HyperChiller ($29.99)may become Mom’s best friend. The Kickstarter-funded creation can ice coffee in just one minute without diluting it, which is perfect when you want cold coffee on your morning commute. It also can be used for spirits and wines, so Mom might be reaching for the gadget in the evening too.
The Barisieur ($299, preorder), which has raised well over $700,000 on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, is the perfect morning coffee maker. The alarm clock and coffee brewer combination will wake you up with a freshly brewed cup, and it’ll even keep some milk cold in case you like cream.
The Pour Mason ($35.00) combines the functionality and artform of a manual pour-over with classic Ball and Mason jars. Simply secure, put the coffee in and pour. Soon, you’ll have a freshly brewed cup — in a Mason jar. (Yes, this is also a Kickstarter-funded product.)
Friends Fun Wine has combined two excellent beverages — coffee and wine. They offer two flavors, Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino and Cabernet Coffee Espresso, which are both served in a can so you know they’re classy.
Go Cubes ($39.00) puts the power of coffee right in Mom’s purse. These edible coffee squares contain 50 milligrams of caffeine, making them perfect for an afternoon or late-night pick-me-up. Nootrobox, which makes the cubes, offers three flavors: Pure Drip, Mocha and Latte.
Coffee Joulies ($47.96) keep coffee at the perfect drinking temperature. Plop them into a freshly brewed cup, and they’ll absorb some of the heat so the brew isn’t scalding. As the coffee cools, the joulies will release their heat to keep the coffee warm.
Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder
The Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder (around $129.00) offers a solid combination of price and performance. Few other grinders at this price point offer all that the Encore does. If Mom doesn’t have a burr grinder, this is one to take a look at.
Behmor Brazen Plus
The Behmor Brazen Plus Temperature Control Coffee Maker (around $134.00) offers the advantages of a manual pour-over while keeping the convenience of an auto-drip. It’s an auto-drop machine that lets Mom customize every aspect of the brew process, so she can dial in the exact parameters she likes.
Stagg Pour-Over Kettle
If Mom’s into pour-overs, the Stagg Pour-Over Kettle ($69.00 to $99.00) will be perfect for her. Another Kickstarter-funded product, the Kettle quickly boils up to 1 liter of water, and it has a thermometer for precise temperature control. It also looks great and comes in several finishes.
Complete Gift Sets
To set Mom up with some great gear and excellent coffee, send her a gift set that includes both.
At Driftaway Coffee, we have two subscriptions for different types of coffee drinkers. The Best Coffee Upgrade Grinder Set ($180.00) includes a three-month subscription for our freshly brewed coffee and a Baratza Encore Burr Grinder. It’s ideal for the Mom who really appreciates coffee and wants to get the most out of her freshly roasted beans. The Travel Like a Coffee Pro Set ($131.00) is for the traveling mom. It includes a three-month subscription, Aeropress and Porlex Mini Grinder — everything Mom needs to make great coffee on the road. Gift either one to Mom this Mother’s Day, and she’ll be thanking you every time she has a cup.