Coffee Lovers Guide to the Ultimate Gift

By Ray Forrest

If you're thinking about giving that special someone a coffee gift then we has got some must have information as you start your search this Holiday Season. These gift ideas cover a wide price range. So whether money is tight or the sky is the limit, we've got a great gift idea for you. As you start your search for that special coffee gift think about looking online. There are great deals to be found along with very creative and unique coffee gift ideas to choose from.

Organic and fair trade coffees have been rising in popularity. These high quality coffees from around the globe embody the spirit of a naturally grown, high quality coffee bean that has made its way to your cup directly from the farmer who was paid a "fair price" or usually a higher price than most standard coffees. Organic and fair trade standards are set by international governing organizations and promote healthy working conditions, child labor laws and greater economic incentives for producers. These standards benefit agricultural communities around the globe and promote a higher standard of living for the coffee farmers.

A coffee of the month club membership will put a smile on any coffee aficionado's face. And they will be reminded of you for months to come. Subscriptions usually come in increments of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. If they offer whole bean or ground coffee, go with whole bean, assuming your friend has a grinder. Whole bean preserves the flavor better. Each month they will be sent a different coffee from around the globe. One more important tip - If you are trying to figure out how much to give someone, most coffee drinkers go through about 2 pounds per month.

A French Press is a terrific gift for any coffee connoisseur. These coffee makers come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and are the perfect accessory for special occasions. If you purchase a French press coffee maker be sure to order coffee that is ground specifically for French press. This is a courser grind that is required. This is a courser grind specifically for this type of coffee maker.

Premium Coffee. Kona coffee from Hawaii and Jamaican Blue Mountain set the bar high when it comes to premium coffees. High rollers only please. These coffees are some of the most sought after and exquisite beans found anywhere. Prices range from $25 to $50 per pound! Both coffees are grown in lush tropical settings that are ideal for coffee production and flavor. They are noted for their mild flavor and lack of bitterness. Sure they are a little pricey...but they are ooohh so good and definitely worth it!

The coffee gift card. Tried and true, this easy out makes for a convenient gift that everyone can appreciate. You can get one at most locations. From the local shop to the big franchises, most coffee houses offer gift cards right at the register or online.

So there you have it...five great coffee gift ideas that could put a smile on the grinches face. Enjoy the holiday season and happy shopping!

Ray Forrest
Article by Ray Forrest
Ray Forrest writes for Coastal Roasters, a micro-roaster of organic and fair trade coffees located in Tiverton, RI. If you are looking for fine Costa Rican Coffee Coastal Roasters offers La Minita Organic Coffee on their website.

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