2016 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the holiday season! Aside from all the good cheer, parties, and food, we’re also in prime-time coffee drinking weather, so grab yourself a cup and settle in.

The holidays are mostly a time for giving, but we’d be kidding ourselves if we didn’t like receiving a little bit as well…. especially when it comes to coffee-centric gifts. Here's a quick rundown of some of our favorite products this year that are perfect for the coffee lover in your life...even if that person is you!


stagg kettle

Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle


Not only is this kettle beautiful, but it’s absolutely perfectly counterbalanced. This counterbalance weight helps keep your flow rate steady, slow, and precise, all of which are important for a properly-executed pourover. While the kettle must be heated on an electric or gas stovetop, there is a built-in thermometer on the top of the kettle that helps keep you on track with your water temperature.


handground grinder



We fell in love with this grinder the minute we saw it. While many of us started our specialty coffee journey by purchasing a manual hand grinder, this product actually solves (pretty much) all of the issues with many of the products currently on the market. First off, the grinding motion is much more natural (more front to back rather than side to side), and you’re able to step your grind settings up and down with a twist of the base. This grinder is portable and powerful, which is a must for any coffee fan on the go.


acaia pearl

Acaia Pearl Scale


The Acaia scale may be one of the most iconic products in specialty coffee over the past few years, and for good reason. Not only is the scale sturdy and charges via USB (no batteries to buy!), but it’s super high-tech. The scale can connect via Bluetooth to your phone and plot your water flow rate over time in a real-time graph. If you’ve ever wanted to record and better understand why certain cups of coffee turn out better than others, this scale helps you do just that.

Posted on December 18, 2016 .