The Ultimate Coffee Christmas Guide: By a Guy Who Barely Knows Coffee

It's that time of year again! Where you're stressing out on what to get people for the holidays. If you have someone in your life that just looooves coffee then this list may be just perfect...if you don't have anyone in your life that fits that description then I am sorry for wasting your time, but keep reading anyway because lets face it, you probably have nothing better to do if you're on here in the first place.

Ok so let's get started with the easy stuff: Things to make coffee in! (you thought I was going to say coffee...slow your role)

French Press

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The French press is a classic, simple way to make a great cup of coffee. No coffee lover can live without one so having a decent one would make a great gift so here are two options for you:

The Bodum French Press

Starting at: $26.99 CAD

This baby is a classic of all classics. Won't break the bank but delivers a mean cup of coffee.

The Espro French Press

Starting at: $149.95 CAD

The Espro French Press is when you want to get a little fancier with your french press. It has two micro-filters (instead of the regular 1) to give you a smoother, cleaner cup of coffee. It's a bit more expensive but definitely worth every penny.

Pour Over

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Chemex Six Cup Classic

Starting at: $43.50 USD

This is the classic Pour over. This is for the coffee lover in your life that likes to take their time in the process of coffee making in the morning (or whenever). Takes a bit more effort to use but definitely delivers a perfect cup of coffee.


The Aeropress Coffee Maker

$29.95 USD

This is more of a new aged coffee maker. I find this to be a balance between the pour over and the french press. It's unique size and weight also makes it the perfect travel companion for the coffee drinker that's always travelling.

Coffee Grinders

No coffee master can live without a good coffee grinder. Here are a few options for you that work well:

Cuisinart Automatic Burr Mill

$59.99 CAD

This is a solid grinder that serves multiple purposes. You can use it for grinds as fine as espresso all the way to french press. This will be a best friend to any coffee lover.

Classic Hand Grinder

$29.99 CAD

All coffee snobs (yes, I'm calling them snobs) prefer to hand grind their coffee beans. It's all about the process for them and this adds to the experience. Depending on the coffee lover in your life this might be a good option too.

Lets Talk Coffee

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There are A LOT of options here to choose from. Go to your local coffee shop and ask the barista for their suggestions on coffees. They won't steer you wrong, and if they do steer you wrong, you can blame the barista! It's a win win.

The one rule I have on this is don't go to a grocery store. Step it up and get coffee from local roasters. 

The All In One

If you want to get everything on the list, but it's just too much and you cant justify it all...there's an option for you:

Nespresso Vurtuo Plus

Starting at: $169 CAD

One of these (which comes with sample capsules) will give the coffee lover in your life everything that they need to have a good cup of coffee in the morning. Easy to use, brews espresso and full size cups of coffee, and comes out perfect every time. 

So there you have it, the ultimate list for your shopping needs, by a guy that barely knows what hes talking about.

Happy Holidays,

Alfred Drinking Coffee

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