We’ve put together our favorite staples if you know someone who is just starting their coffee journey. We’ve chosen quality basics that will help anyone have the tools they need to create delicious cups of coffee time and time again. And we're sure the seasoned coffee lover on your list may enjoy one or two of the things we've included.
We put together a little key to help you find just the right price point.
- $1-$25.00 | $
- $25-$75 | $$
- $75+ | $$$
Give the gift of Single Origin Coffee
Let’s start with the most vital element, the coffee. The most important thing to know about Stori coffee is that we pay all our farmers fairly and one time, which sadly isn’t the norm in the current coffee industry. You can verify each of our coffees here, and see their journey from farm to cup.
Did you know you can sign up for a Stori Coffee Subscription for a few of our coffees (our Rwandan Coffee, Umugani Espresso or Mexican Decaf)? You can subscribe for 6 months, 12 months, or ongoing, and receive free shipping with your subscription. This also makes a great gift!
If you’ve been following us for any amount of time, you’ve heard us talk about the importance of origin, and how all the flavor a coffee contains is locked in by the farmers and producers at origin. In fact, we’ll often suggest that people try our coffee without cream or sugar, and instead pair it with specific foods, to enjoy the naturally occurring flavors. This holiday season, consider giving the gift of specialty single origin coffee to your friends and family. Each of our coffees has a unique flavor profile, and if you’re not sure what you’re looking for feel free to message us! We’re always here to help!
- Colombian Coffee | Tasting Notes: Toasted Almonds, Peeled Kumquat, and Caramel Wafer
- Rwandan Coffee | Tasting Notes: Pomegranate, Orange Blossom, and White Chocolate
- Ethiopian Coffee | Tasting Notes: Tea Rose Aroma, Bergamot Citrus, and Melon
- Umugani Espresso | Tasting Notes: Dark Cherry and Chocolate
- Mexican Decaf | Tasting Notes: Lavender, Waffle Cone, and Creamy Pecans
Chemex Classic Coffee Filters | $
If you’re putting together a starter pack for someone, and buying them a Chemx, including some filters is a great way to help them get started.
Puro (Chemex Cleaner) | $
Yes, Puro is used for cleaning espresso machines, but it’s also great for cleaning your Chemex. Chemex coffee makers tend to get a little coffee patina after several months of use. Simply pour in a teaspoon or two of Puro, fill your Chemex with warm water, then let it sit for an hour or up to overnight. Then, rinse thoroughly. Your Chemex will look brand new.
Subminimal NanoFoamer Handheld Milk Foamer | $$
This little milk frother makes cafe-quality microfoamed milk. It’s a great gift for someone who enjoys cappuccinos or lattes but hasn’t yet invested in an at home espresso machine.
Stori Coffee Miir Mug, 2nd edition | $$
Each holiday season we hope to release a new Stori Coffee mug. This year's mug is now available for presale and expected to ship the first week of December. This mug features illustration inspired by the concept of Coffee X People. It depicts many ways people are connected to coffee throughout the supply chain. Miir’s Travel Tumbler keeps your morning coffee or tea hot or cold longer with a leak-proof lid that prevents you from spilling your drink. Featuring a double-wall vacuum insulated design, this stainless steel Travel Tumbler will fit in both your cup holder and daily routine.
Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker Glass Handle Series | $$
We love this Chemex because you don’t have to remove the wood collar to clean it. It makes 6-8 cups of coffee, so whether you’re buying for an avid coffee drinker, a couple, or a family of coffee drinkers, there will be coffee to go around!
Bodum French Press $$
We love this Bodum French Press. It’s the perfect size for two people. A french press is a great staple for anyone venturing into the world of brewing their own coffee.
Bonavita 1.0L Variable Temperature Electric Kettle | $$$
We love the Bonavita 1.0L Variable Temperature Electric Kettle because you can set the temperature of the water, for coffee we think the ideal temp is 190-200 and you can select this temp when you start boiling your water. The goose neck feature allows for precise pour control, which becomes more important as you learn more about the brewing process and start to try different methods.
Acaia Black Pearl Laboratory Grade Digital Coffee Scale with Bluetooth $$$
A reliable scale is an essential tool for anyone wanting to make coffee at home. We love this Acaia Black Pearl Scale not only for it’s sleek design, but for its accuracy, it’s built-in timer (again a feature that you’ll use the deeper into coffee you go), its built in suite of apps, and it’s USB rechargeable battery.
Breville BCG820BSS Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Bean Grinder | $$$
If you’re looking for a gift for someone who enjoys making you might consider the Breville grinder. It’s a super quiet and precise grinder that is also versatile. If you ever switch your brewing method, you don’t have to switch your grinder. When shopping for a grinder, we’d recommend investing in a burr grinder. They tend to be a little more pricey, but the end result makes it worth it. A burr grinder ensures the beans are ground evenly, rather than being chopped (the method which other grinders use). An even grind allows water to distribute evenly throughout the grounds, allowing for a more consistent extraction.
*** Please note that all opinions in this post are our own. This post is not sponsored or paid for by any of the brand we've mentioned. We just included brands we love and wanted to share with you. ***