When it comes to shopping for a cold brew coffee lover, it makes sense to offer them the best cold brew coffee gifts. Are you looking at a birthday gift or an anniversary gift? Perhaps you are preparing for the holiday season. No matter you reason, a true coffee enthusiast will appreciate cool coffee gift.
With that in mind, we've curated a list of the best cold brew coffee gift ideas for 2022
Key Takeaways to Finding the Best Cold Brew Gifts
Are they missing something from this list? Ask subtle questions.
Scope out their kitchen and coffee nook spaces for ideas.
What is their order at the local coffee shop? Use this as context.
Are they a minimalist or do they like gadgets?
Do they have a preference on brewing methods or flavor profiles?
Grab a pen and paper, because we are about to look at perfect gifts for coffee lovers, Let’s begin!
From one-of-a-kind coffees and popular monthly subscriptions to brewing equipment, quirky presents, and pre-assembled gift sets, our complete collection of coffee gift ideas for a true coffee lover is guaranteed to include something for everyone in your life.
What Makes a Gift worth Giving?
Before you go through our gifts list, it is best to understand the type of person you are buying for. Do they NEED a new coffee maker? Has their coffee maker seen better days and sometimes struggle to function?
We could jump straight to the list, but if you'll stick around with me for just a little bit, we may be able to make some worthwhile conclusions about the "giftee," so that your gift is well-accepted and, beyond surface level, appreciated.
I'll start with myself. A few years ago, my girlfriend purchased a brew kit from Nguyen Coffee Supply because she learned that I loved Vietnamese coffee. While this is not a cold brew product, I still put it to use from time to time.
Don't let a stigma that cold brew enthusiasts can't also enjoy coffee the traditional way.
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Tips for Winning at Coffee-Lover Gift Giving
Everyone has their favorite go-to items. This is especially true for items we use in the kitchen. You see, there is really only 1 or 2 places you can house functional appliances for frequent use. Either you have a kitchen with space, or a "coffee nook" with space.
If you have zero space in either, or you live in a small apartment, chances are you'll be more choosey with the items you keep around.
Need or Want
Do They Have One LIke It?
Do They Need it or Do You Want Them to Have it?
Did you notice something cool online that you think your friend will like too? Do they need that cool thing or do you want them to have it?
Why do I bring this up?
I've given so many gifts I thought were great. I imagined the person using it or enjoying it daily with a big smile on their face, and thinking about me at the same time.
It's a warm thought...
But the truth is, many times I would see those gifts appear in a garage sale later, or they might have "accidentally lost" the item when questioned about it later.
Do They Already Have One?
You might not think your friend has a Toddy Brewer, but it could be stashed away in a closet or cabinet. They may selectively want to make cold brew using that tool, or maybe they have moved onto a different tool for the job.
They key is to subtly ask questions and determine where the person is in their cold brew journey before buying them something they might throw on eBay a month later.
Does this sound difficult? Don't worry. I promise by the time you are done reading this article, you'll have the perfect gift picked out.
What is their Coffee Order?
You might be surprised what information you can glean from someone's usual order at Starbucks.
- Do they prefer cold or hot brew?
- What additives or sweeteners do they ask for?
- Do they have a bean preference?
- Do they order a specific type of beverage?
- What size is their beverage?
With this information you can determine what gifts might save them a trip or money in the long run. In a sense, you could help them recreate their favorite beverage or introduce them to new beverages, if they are a bit basic.
Are they a Minimalist or are They Looking for Gadgets?
When you spend time with them, where they live, how are their items organized?
- Do they have a mostly clean space that looks a bit lived in?
- Are they clean freaks with nothing out of place, living in a show-room?
- Do they look like they might be a hoarder of sorts?
Pay attention to this before you buy them anything that takes up space.
Our List of the 20 Best Cold Brew Gifts of 2022
Now that you are properly primed for gift-giving, let's go over 20 of the best cold brew coffee gifts you can give in 2022.
1. A Recipe Book for Coffee Lovers
The very first on our list of best cold brew coffee gifts is a coffee recipe book. Simple, inexpensive, small form-factor, and packed with tons of interesting and helpful information on making all kinds of cold coffees and cold brew beverages.
For a coffee lover, nothing is better than getting new ideas to customize and optimize their favorite brews. What's more, a recipe book helps build confidence to try obscure cold brew recipes and brew delicious coffee.
There is no better way to expand one's knowledge on the subject, other than to share with them this blog. Get them a recipe book. Trust me, this is a must-have ideal gift if you are unsure.
2. A Kyoto Style Cold Drip Coffee Maker
This one is for serious coffee drinkers who seek a true Kyoto-style cold drip coffee. As we covered before, some products will require a space all for them.
This is one of those cold brew coffee makers that will have everyone talking about it. As such, it demands it's own place to sit and be admired. This would not be something to get for a minimalist, but every cold brew enthusiast wants one.
Similar to how a pour over coffee maker works, Kyoto style towers drip water over coffee grounds. A nice cold drip coffee system is one you might have seen in high-end coffee establishments.
Give them the gift of preparing their coffee at home, especially if they spend a lot of time and money at coffee shops.
3. Vacuum Seal Coffee Storage Solution
A vacuum seal storage bag or canister will keep your coffee beans and ground coffee fresher over a longer period. As any coffee expert knows, coffee beans should be consumed within a few weeks following roasting, and within days after grinding.
Using a vacuum-sealed storage container with a locking lid may extend the freshness and flavor of your ground beans. This solution prevents oxidation, resulting in stale coffee.
Cold brew coffee lovers pay attention to subtle flavor variances, and nobody wants to sample a stale brew. That's why this is a perfect gift idea for preserving coffee so you can make the best cold brewed coffee possible.
Better yet, get them a second jar since cold brew nerds love testing different origins and blends.
4. Insulated Stainless-Steel Travel Mug Tumbler & Chiller
One thing to consider for anyone who loves cold beverages is a vacuum insulated stainless steel tumbler mug. The obsessed cold coffee fanatic will be equally ecstatic when they receive a travel companion designed specifically for them.
The vacuum insulation keeps cold brew coffee cool for hours, even in hot conditions (making it equally suitable for use on hot hikes as within hot apartments). Some might even contain chiller sticks which prevent dilution from ice.
These mugs come in a variety of attractive color options, so pick one that will fit their personality.
5. A Smart Coffee Warmer
Nobody thinks they need an electric mug to maintain their coffee at the perfect sipping temperature, but that's why it's such a popular gift item. Cold brew coffee lovers are delighted to have their coffee temperature well-maintained.
A smart coffee warmer keeps hot water hot, and your morning brew lasting for hours throughout the day.
App-enabled coffee warmers allow you to pick the perfect temperature. Since cold brew tastes great warmed up, consider one of these for your next gift.
6. A Ceramic Mug - Hobby Inspired or Personalized
Your friend is sure to enjoy their coffee in a handcrafted ceramic mug that comes in various colors and designs as it is one of the most common and appreciated gifts for coffee lovers.
There are hundreds of thousands of coffee mugs available in almost every shape and size you can imagine, and the chalice in which you sip your single cup of coffee is entirely subjective, much like specialty coffee or personalized cold brew coffee.
The best thing to do here is to search for a hobby your friend really enjoys + coffee mug. The kitschier the better.
7. A Portable Coffee Press
When traveling, it's not always easy to find decent coffee, but with this reasonably-priced piece of coffee technology, you can create a superb cup (or two or three) just by pressing down on the plunger.
Portable coffee press products like the Aeropress make an excellent gift for cold brew enthusiasts since it allows for a portable immersion setup where you can cut steep time by a tremendous amount. The trick comes from adding friction from pressure to saturated coffee grounds.
Making the best cold brew coffee on the go couldn't be easier! If you are looking for gifts for coffee lovers, this is one of the best ones from the gift list.
8. Coffee-themed Wall Art & Décor
Coffee lovers with bare walls might benefit from coffee-themed posters and wall art. A budding barista might find an educational Coffee Recipe poster or a vintage coffee shop poster a great addition to their home office or kitchen décor.
Learn how to dress up that espresso shot, or alternative ways to use that mason jar or old Mr. Coffee drip machine you've got lying around.
9. A Conical Burr Grinder
Burr coffee grinders are one-of-a-kind gifts for cold brew coffee lovers who want to grind their own beans. Coarse ground and medium-coarse beans work best for cold brew coffee.
Unfortunately, blade grinders make it difficult to produce a consistent ground coffee. This issue is solved by using burr coffee grinders.
Higher quality electric burr grinders will have adjustable speeds, or you can opt for a manual grinder for best results. A hand grinder may seem low-tech, but the lack of high speed grinding makes it superior over most other grinders on the market.
10. A Large Capacity French Press
A French press is an excellent brewing device for someone who doesn't have a lot of counter space and prefers the ritual of preparing a full-bodied, smooth cup of hot or cold brew coffee by hand.
It is sure to make the cold brew coffee lovers happy as it is one of the best coffee makers for multiple purposes. It not only makes amazing coffee, but it is fairly easy to keep clean, and the larger capacity models work great for immersion brewing.
11. Coffee Coasters
One thing is clear when working with cold beverages—Condensation. Cold coffee gathers moisture from the air and creates condensation which can form puddles around where the drink sits. That is where a good clean set of coffee coasters comes into play.
There are various coffee coasters to pick from when it comes to obtaining presents for your cold brew coffee lover buddy. They are available in sets of solids as well as a plethora of creative color mixes. You may purchase either round or square ones, depending on preference.
12. Nitro Cold Brew Keg Dispenser
Got a nitro brew nerd on your hands? Try a portable nitro cold coffee keg dispenser that fits easily in the fridge! The great thing about a nitro coffee beverage is how technical you can get with it, yet how simple it can be to operate for most users.
This is a gift your cold brew fiend is sure to keep for years to come. Just make sure you also get some nitro cartridges to go with it.
13. Coffee Bean Weight Scale
If the coffee lovers in your life want to take their brewing to the next level, they'll need to go beyond measuring their grinds with a large scoop and eyeballing a few cups of water.
Instead, they should have a digital coffee weighing scale that can account for weights as little as a tenth of a gram, ensuring a consistent bean-to-water ratio – thus the perfect cup of coffee.
14. Insulated Double Wall Glasses Set
It's truly inconvenient when coffee temperature falls short over time. After all, nobody likes lukewarm coffee. Double wall glasses are the ideal present to prevent both eventualities.
They're also dishwasher safe, microwave, oven, and freezer safe.
15. A Coffee Tote Bag
For a coffee lover on the go, it sure does help to have a quality bag to carry it all. You can do something simple and go for a shopping tote, or something a bit more specialized and choose a carry tote specifically for their favorite coffee maker.
A high quality tote makes a great gift. They'll be carrying around their coffee drinks like a true caffeine professional.
16. A Coffee Syrup Dispenser / Organizer
Do you know someone who enjoys a little added sugar in their morning coffee? Give them the gift of accessories and organization to bolster their coffee nook.
Dress it up with a variety pack of the best beans, some French vanilla syrup, creamer pods, stirrer sticks and filters for a great all-around gift basket.
17. A Coffee Beans Subscription
The best gifts of java come as a surprise each month with subscription. No need to do something long-term. A 3-month subscription will do nicely. It's truly a gift that keeps on giving.
It's a good idea to go for coffee manufactured by small organizations, and all beans are fair-trade. We really enjoy KOA Coffee and Equator Coffees subscription services for quality beans at fair prices.
Go for a whole bean coffee, medium to dark roast for most cold brew applications.
18. A Milk Frother
Nothing says "superb brunch host" like the ability to make a latte, cappuccino, or café au lait at a moment's notice. Show me someone who froths milk and I'll show you someone who loves coffee.
While not everyone can afford a Nespresso milk frother, surely a frother that also makes hot chocolate would suffice, right?
A good milk frother should be big enough to make steamed milk for a crowd, yet versatile enough to serve multiple functions.
Coffee experts agree, great coffee has a smooth flavor and foam art across the top!
19. A Cold Brew Coffee Starter Kit
Perhaps you or your friend are just getting into the cold brew coffee trend. A cold brew starter kit is a great way for a newbie to explore the hobby without the hassle of gathering all the pieces of equipment.
Starter kits will have everything you need with helpful instructions to get you started. They are designed with beginner's ease in mind, so only look into this solution for unseasoned enthusiasts.
20. A Coffee Plant
Got a friend with a green thumb? Consider getting them a live coffee plant to grow and care for. This is one of the most unique gifts you can get someone.
Imagine them grabbing a cup and sitting by their plant while they drink coffee.
Now, I'm not saying you can start your coffee farm and create your coffee since these little seeds are quite particular about the environment and take a long time to develop fruit.
However, you can still buy a coffee plant as a gift, and its bright green leaves make excellent house plants.
So there you go! We covered 20 gifts you can get for your favorite cold brew coffee lover. If all else fails, just get them a shirt.
Remember, you cannot fail if you buy them a T-Shirt.
Most people who love something enough that they openly associate with it will appreciate a t-shirt over almost anything else. The best part, a quality tee is not going to break the bank.
I hope you've enjoyed reading one of my favorite gift guides. Please share and leave a comment on the coffee gifts you would like to receive.