Coffee— it’s the caffeine source for 61 percent of Americans and an integral part of the U.S. morning ritual. According to the National Coffee Association’s 2013 consumer survey, Americans consume more coffee than any other country in the world, averaging 587 million cups of coffee every day. With that in mind, chances are that you are a coffee lover yourself or have someone on your holiday gift list who is.
Through a new partnership with THRIVE Farmers Coffee, Chick-fil-A recently started serving “specialty grade” coffee. This farm-to-cup approach allows farmers to secure larger profits by selling their beans directly to Chick-fil-A, and at the same time provides customers with superior grade coffee. Working together again, the expert brewmasters at THRIVE helped us put together the ultimate coffee lover’s holiday gift list.
1. Mug on Mug
This personalized mug is perfect for the coffee enthusiast who loves you almost as much as their specialty-grade beans. Available on Shutterfly.
Cost: Starts at $9.89
Do you fancy a homemade gift? Try your hand at these simple DIY chocolate spoons from Betty Crocker that make any cup of coffee a little sweeter and a lot more special.
Cost of Ingredients: Approx. $10
This limited-time winter roast from THRIVE Farmers Coffee is a blend of specialty-grade coffee grown by farmers in Guatemala and Burundi, chosen and roasted to capture the unique spirit of the holidays.
Cost: $11 (12 oz.)
Looking for a whimsical kitchen or office decoration? This handmade print from Etsy shop Arcadiagraphic is the perfect addition to any coffee lover’s decor… and it just might encourage more coffee breaks.
Looking for the perfect cup? This 12 oz. mug by THRIVE Farmers Coffee is handcrafted and painted by artisan potters, and is only available online. Each mug is unique – just like your loved one. What better way to enjoy farmer-direct coffee?
Prone to spills? Try the MoMA Store’s DrinKlip Holder for a secure, just-within-reach place for your hot coffee.
Send your coffee lover on a global tour through coffee-growing countries to explore where it’s grown, the people who grow it and how it has changed the world one bean and cup at a time with The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing — Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed.
Cost: Starts at $21.99
Finding a freshly-ground brew on the road doesn’t have to be a grind. With this hand-held Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill it’s just a twist of the wrist.
9. Sip in Style
Sip sustainably and in style with this limited edition glass and cork KeepCup. Designed for pure drinking pleasure on the go.
Cost: $30 for a Small (8 oz.)
The Chemex 3-cup coffee maker is one of THRIVE Farmers Coffee’s favorite ways to craft brew coffee. It employs all of the chemically correct methods for brewing. Its hourglass shaped flask is made entirely of glass, a chemically inert material that does not absorb odors or chemical residues. This pour over method is a wonderful brew technique to let the coffee shine. For instructions on how to make the perfect homebrew with your Chemex, click here.
Many coffee aficionados swear by the French press. Our friends at THRIVE Farmers Coffee prefer the 8-cup French Press by Bodum.
Buying for someone who loves to throw a good party? The Bonavita 8-cup Coffee Maker is great for entertaining large groups.