Coffeeshop.ie Top 10 Gift Ideas for Christmas 01/11/2018
Ideal for the mad scientist in your life, the Hario Technica is an event in itself. Ideal for impressing guests or just to satisfy Your own coffee nerd needs! The Techinca 2 not only looks spectacular but also makes great coffee.
Simple but effective. Make silky smooth frothy milk in seconds with the Bialetti Milk Frother. Match with a Moka Pot for excellent lattes!
I love my coffee gadgets, so I especially love the Cafflano All In One coffee Maker. This portable coffee maker is ideal for the coffee person who has everything! Grind, Brew, Drink all in one.
It’s hard to get a good electric coffee grinder at a reasonable price, luckily the Wilfa Grinder does just this. As well as being reasonably quiet if gives excellent grind consistency and quality. Small and easy to use, the Wilfa makes a great step up from a hand grinder or even better form no grinder! (not suitable for espresso)
The Hario V60 is one of the most classic designs available for making coffee, this set has everything you need to begin producing perfect pour-over coffee at home. Pour over coffee makers are easy to use and produce a nice clean coffee. Add in a bag of Brady’s coffee for the complete gift.
This was my first introduction to real Coffee, and I still have my original one as they last forever! A mess-free way to make great, strong coffee. Pair it up with a hand frother and you have a latte! I recommend the 4 or 6 cup as they seem to make the best coffee. The 2 cup can be a little tricky.
When it comes to making great coffee one of the main aspects is having it freshly ground. Coffee begins to lose its aromatics within 20 minutes of grinding so grinding on demand has a big impact on the flavour. Electric grinders are great but can be a bit expensive and bulky. Hand grinders are always going to be a bit of work, this is unavoidable. I’ve used many different hand grinders and I find the Hario Pro Ceramic one of the best performing for the money. Easy to use, great grind adjustment and small enough to store away when not in use. This combined with an Aeropress or Hario V60, and great coffee is a winning formula.
It’s always hard to buy coffee for a coffee lover, we are here to help! Brady’s Coffee Company based in Wicklow have two perfect coffees that are unique and in the case of the Christmas coffee only around for two months of the year. Their Barrel aged Whiskey Coffee is a unique product in Ireland, They age unroasted coffee in Irish whiskey barrels, then roast a medium level to produce a smooth sweet coffee with a strong whiskey finish.
Our Christmas Blend is a special blend designed especially for the festive period. Brady’s coffee has created for you a unique blend of nutty Brazilian, fruity Ethiopian and spicy Indonesian coffees which capture all the festive flavours of Christmas in a cup.
The tins are our favourite as after you have finished this delicious coffee you have a lovely tin to keep and use!
For a long time, I’ve been a massive fan of the Aeropress coffee maker (see article here) for me it is one of the easiest most consistent ways to make a great cup of coffee. For value to coffee quality, there is very little that comes close! An Aeropress paired up with a Keepcup makes a great gift, all you need is a bag of coffee and you are set!
The ever-popular Keepcup is hard to beat when it comes to gift ideas. Everybody (nearly!) drinks tea/coffee/hot chocolate or any take out drink weekly. With a keepcup they can sometimes save money (selected cafes offer a discount) and do something fantastic for the environment at the same time.
We have over 30 different keepcups in stock, from your classic 12oz to a glass Darth Vader cup, there is something to suit everyone! Also check out the Stojo cups, less bulky so easier to carry around.
If you are unsure of anything please drop us an email or even better give us a call, we love to talk coffee.