We felt it was appropriate to start off our gift guides by focusing on the caffeinated individual, as holiday preparations require full vigilance.
We have something for the drip coffee devotees, espresso lovers, and siphon coffee fanatics on your list this year.
N.B.: To make sure we’ve got everyone on your list covered, see all of our gift guides to date in our Holiday Gifts section.
Above: Spotted at Bar Jules in San Francisco, the Frieling Polished Stainless Steel French Press has a double-wall construction to keep coffee and hot drinks warm after brewing; $79.95 for the 23-ounce and $94.95 for the 42-ounce from Amazon.
Above: The Hoganas Keramik Coffee Mug with Wooden Saucer is made of stoneware and available in five different colors for £12.95 from The Lollipop Shoppe.
Above: Popularized in the US in the 1960s, the siphon brewing method has made a recent comeback. The Hario Siphon Set is sized for two servings (about 14 ounces of coffee) and includes the stand, filter, bamboo paddle, and Yama bunson burner; $161.99 from Amazon and also available at Blue Bottle Coffee. For more siphon coffee, see our recent post on 5 Favorites: Siphon Coffee Brewers for the Cogniscenti.
Above: The Espresso Maker, at Manufactum in Germany, is made with a stainless steel filter and water holder and porcelain pot. The design boasts thermal and hygienic advantages and the espresso stays hot for longer due to the porcelain’s insulation; £72.