Coffee as a gift

by Christopher F on July 30, 2012

Do you have a coffee lover in your life?  You know the one I am talking about.  Don't even think of taking him to Starbucks.  This is the guy who plans his vacation to the Big Island of Hawaii to visit the coffee plantations.  His counter is littered with machines, presses and coffee cups.  What do you buy him or her as a gift?

Obviously, coffee is the answer.  But many people are too afraid to buy coffee for the fanatic in their life as they are embarrassed of providing bad coffee. One thing coffee fanatics are always looking for is variety.  A sampling of gourmet coffees is a wonderful gift, especially if they are hard to find.  Your friends will thank you for introducing them to k,new coffees.  Below are some gift examples.

Single Source Samples

I always suggest buying three pounds of coffee from a few distinct regions.  For example., my favorite combinations would be a pound each of:

All three are distinct coffees, one from the Americas, one from Asia and one from Africa.  You won't find these at the grocery store and they all have distinct taste characteristics your coffee lover will love.

The American Samples

Maybe your fanatic is a huge fan of the Bold American coffees that wake you up in the morning.  If that is the case, try the following three for your fan:

Guatemala Antigua:

Costa Rica Reserve:

Panama Taylor Estate:

If they want the crisp coffee of Africa you can try coffees from that region.   Or maybe you are looking for a small estate Kona coffee.  In that case there we have a direct relationship with Haren's Old Tree Estate on the Big Island.

What ever you choose, your coffee fan will love being able to try a variety of coffees from around the world.  Fresh roasted, they are roasted after you order and shipped direct to the door.  What would you get the coffee lover in your life?