Let us help you with our Christmas Gift Guide, boasting all the current coffee-related must-haves your friends or family could desire. Apart from a London Coffee Festival ticket of course...here they are:
Aramo Ethiopian Whole Beans, Caravan Coffee Roasters
Caravan has produced many outstanding Ethiopian coffees this year, but definitely saved the best for last. An excellently clean natural with complex fruity characteristics and a depth of body, Aramo is a real stand out coffee. Boasting notes of strawberry milkshake, fruit salad and dried plums.
£14.50 for 350g
Fellow Stagg Copper Kettle, Coffee Hit
The Stagg Pour-Over Kettle is a beautifully functional design that'll kick your brewing up a notch. Enjoy an intuitive, steady pour with Stagg’s precision pour spout, keep track of temperature with a built in brew-range thermometer and pour at an even, slow pace thanks to its counterbalanced handle.
Mato Cups, Climpson & Sons
Having taken inspiration from the characteristic shape of a wine glass, the Mato cup features a funnelled design which encourages the aroma of your chosen roast to travel straight to your nose. A cup for true coffee connoisseurs. Comes as a set of two and is available in Matt White, Grey or Charcoal.
Gift Voucher, Ozone Coffee Roasters
What better gift for a budding barista than a gift voucher for one of leading coffee roaster Ozone's many crash coffee courses? From Intro to Coffee Origin, Home Espresso Course, Intro to Coffee Roasting to its Home Filter Course, Ozone has it covered. No wrapping paper required (!)
PEBO Vacuum Coffee Maker, Bodum
The impressive looking 8-cup PEBO possesses an exceptionally effective vacuum brewing method which extracts all the precious oils from your favourite coffee. The vacuum is entirely sealed off so none of that delicious aroma can escape, whilst the brewing time and temperature are perfectly calibrated ensuring a perfect cup of coffee.
Coffee Subscription, Square Mile Coffee Roasters
Whether they prefer filter or espresso the coffee lover in your life can now recieve quality artisan coffee straight to their door. Each of the tasty coffees has been carefully selected either from Square Mile's existing range, as a preview of a new coffee or from a small micro lot exclusive that's exclusive to subscribers. Choose from 1 bag a month for 6 or 12 m0nths.
Linea Mini, La Marzocco
Okay, so it might not be brand new but La Marzocco's Linea Mini is still top of our Christmas list! The kitchen-sized version of the Linea Classic is hand-crafted in Florence and comes with dual boilers and an integrated brew group. Available in Stainless Steel, Black, Light Blue, Red, White and Yellow. We'll take one of each please.
Bean to Bar Experience Gift Card, Hotel Chocolat
Your friends and family can now learn how to make chocolate straight from the cocoa bean at Hotel Chocolat's exciting and sensory Bean to Bar Experience. After watching an expert tempering demonstration over a glass of prosecco, they'll make their their very own bar of chocolate straight from the bean by hand. Goody bag included.
Howler, Honest Brew
Forget giving your colleagues naff Secret Santa gifts – get them the Howler instead. Packed with three cans of seasonal brewery fresh beers including Verdant – Light Bulb APA, Harviestoun – Bitter & Twisted Golden Ale and Beavertown – Neck Oil Can, Session IPA, this tube of booze will appeal to even the fussiest of recipients.
a steal at £6.40
The Hungover Coffee Scrub, Optiat
Scrub up fresh after a booze-filled festival night out using a blend of used Arabica coffee grounds and peppermint essential oils. Allegedly, Potent Peppermint perks up your mood after a night on the town, however Lemongrass Lifter, Mouthwatering Mandarin and Vanilla Velvet are also available if mint isn't your thing.
£9.99 each or £34.99 for a set of 4