It seems like we've only just put the Christmas decorations away; now we're looking forward to putting them up again! This year has certainly been a whirlwind.
If you're like us, November is when you start thinking about what gifts you could get for your family and friends; often, that means endless phone scrolling and scratching of heads. We can help you avoid that!
If you have any coffee lovers in your life, they're sure to appreciate something from the gift ideas we've gathered together below. Of course, as you'd expect, we have a few of our JCT favourites on the list too...
COFFEE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION
Jericho Coffee Traders - from £29
New for 2021, we have a coffee advent calendar (image above) for the Christmas countdown with 12 freshly roasted speciality coffees from Jericho Coffee Traders plus 12 handmade gingerbread men biscuits from Hugo Lovage Patisserie. It's fantastic to see this our advent calendar recommended in Delicious Magazine's 'The best food and drink Advent calendars for Christmas 2021'!
The World Atlas of Coffee
James Hoffmann - RRP £25 on Wordery
This hardback, written by a World Barista Champion, is regarded as the definitive book on all things coffee-related. So, for the coffee enthusiast in your life, 'The World Atlas of Coffee' is the ultimate coffee-table book (pun entirely intended!).
The book covers where coffee comes from, the varietals, how it's farmed, harvested, roasted and brewed, and how these factors influence a coffee's distinctive flavour. The author also shares fascinating insights into a wide range of related topics, including the espresso machine's history and why strength guides, often found on supermarket coffees, are not very helpful.
Set of 6 Stoneware Rainbow Espresso Mugs
Le Creuset - £67.99 from John Lewis
We love the rainbow colours of this set of six espresso mugs from Le Creuset. They're nicely presented in a stylish gift box too. As well as looking very chic, the espresso mugs are made from the sturdy stoneware for which Le Creuset is famous.
SALTED CARAMEL ESPRESSO MARTINI BOTTLED COCKTAIL
The Cocktail Society - from £12
According to The Cocktail Society, this salted caramel espresso martini cocktail is a match made in heaven. It blends Chase vodka, coffee liqueur, cold-brew coffee and salted caramel syrup. Available in 200ml and 500ml bottles, either of which will fit nicely into a Christmas stocking. Hic!
PEZZETTI STEELEXPRESS MOKA POT
Jericho Coffee Traders - from £18
LA MARZOCCO LUX D GRINDER
La Marzocco - £774
The Lux D luxury home espresso grinder from La Marzocco meets the same exacting standards demanded by professional baristas. Its on-demand dosing system combined with flat burrs and stepless adjustment means your coffee is ground to perfection every time. It's a high price tag but worth every penny in our opinion, and they'll love you for it!
And if your Christmas budget doesn't stretch to a Lux D, check out the very reasonably priced and excellent Wilfa WSCG-2 grinder for £95.
Aurosó Chocolate - from £10
These 75g bags of Sunrise Florins are a firm favourite with our team as they taste delicious and complement any style of coffee. In theory, enough for sharing; in practice, not shared that often!
Each florin is studded with organic sour cherry, blackberry jewels, and a unique spiced granola nestling on a 90% RaiseTrade Chocolat Madagascar base couverture. Yum!
Also available as vegan-friendly, yet equally as tasty, Moonshine Florins.