10 Gifts for the Coffee and Tea Lover this Holiday Season

Every year, we've come out with holiday gift ideas for the coffee and tea aficionado from brands we know and love. This time, we're doing things a little differently. Over the years, we have come across individuals and organizations who are doing amazing things for the coffee community— a community whose needs sometimes get overlooked. "Coffee workers are disproportionately impacted by mental health issues while also being very under-resourced, often uninsured or underinsured, often making wages that don't allow them to access the healthcare they need," shares Umeko Motoyoshi, founder of Umeshiso. 

In addition to curating gift ideas for someone who takes their coffee and tea very seriously, we're also including ways you can give back to the coffee community. From a portable coffee maker, one-touch brewer, and ceremonial tea set, to community organizations doing cool things, we've got you covered. Happy shopping!

For the Coffee Aficionado

1.  AeroPress Original + Go Bundle | Aeropress

Photo via Aeropress.

Perfect for the serious coffee lover who is short on time, but must bring good coffee everywhere they go.

This bundle contains an AeroPress Original coffee maker and the AeroPress Go coffee maker. With this gift, they can keep the Original in their home kitchen and put the Go in their backpack, suitcase or briefcase for delicious coffee at work, outdoors or while traveling!

Imagine how envious their coworkers would be when they are stuck with office coffee.

Free shipping on the bundle within the contiguous USA.

Shop |  $79

2.  Connoisseur 8-Cup Drip Coffee Brewer One-Touch | Bonavita

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Bonavita was one of the very first to create home coffee brewers certified by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), the Golden Cup Standard that measures tastes for ideal coffee flavor intensity and brew strength. As a result, Bonavita has been universally recognized as an exemplary home brewer and has established itself as the industry standard. For many years, Bonavita coffee brewers have been used by judges in World Coffee Competitions.

The Connoisseur 8-Cup Coffee Brewer is the flagship product from Bonavita's line of One-Touch coffee brewers. This brewer makes it simple to make a complex and full-bodied cup of coffee at the touch of a button. Featuring a hanging filter basket, the Connoisseur offers curated features that mimic the artisan pour-over brewing method. The one-touch brew action with auto-off makes this brewer oh-so simple to use.

10% Off Your First Purchase with email sign-up and Free Shipping within the contiguous USA.

Shop | $189

3.  Indonesia West Java Coffee Beans | Tanbrown Coffee

Photo via Tanbrown Coffee.

Marissa Childers and Ethan Darla met through an Asian coffee professionals call. Darla had just recently moved to Atlanta, and he and Childers clicked immediately as they shared the gripes they had with the coffee industry and how it could look different. They both cared heavily about where coffee comes from, how they can source and make coffee better while also changing the landscape of their local coffee community. The idea of starting a roastery together was borne. They called it Tanbrown Coffee.

Their Indonesia West Java coffee has some surprising characteristics in its creaminess and it's mild but present acidity. "We think it feels like brunch (or really a morning meal) with close friends," shares Childers and Darla.

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Shop | $15 

4.  Nasty Jug Milk Frothing Pitcher | Brewista

Nasty Jug Milk Frothing Pitcher with Irvine Quek

The perfect gift for a coffee devotee looking to level up or perfect their latte art game.

Brewista joined forces with Irvine Quek, the youngest winner of the World Latte Art Competition, to innovate a frothing pitcher that helps you get the control you need to make perfectly-frothed coffee creations. The Nasty Jug’s unconventional name epitomizes its bold look, along with a professional design to help beginners and aficionados alike master the art of the foam.

10% Off Your First Purchase with email sign-up and Free Shipping on orders $99+ within the contiguous USA.

Shop | $74 

5.  Nutramilk Nut Processor | Nutramilk

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Does your coffee lover also love milk alternatives with their lattes? Now they can have fresh nut milk with every cup of coffee. NutraMilk’s patented method of making healthy nut milk from virtually any type of nut makes the once tedious process simple and fast.

With NutraMilk, they can make up to two liters of their favorite nut milk in less than 12 minutes, compared to the hours or days it takes using other methods, and at half the cost. They can forget about soaking, grinding and straining nuts for the milk that they want.

Free shipping within the contiguous USA.

Shop | $499 

6. Tornado Duo Double Wall Glass Dripper | Brewista

Use by world competitors, the Tornado Duo is the perfect accessory for the coffee connoisseur's home coffee bar. It now comes in a larger 2-4 cup size.

The Brewista Tornado Duo Dripper is the world’s first sealed, double-wall glass dripper. The unique ribbed dripper slows the pour over extraction time to give your coffee a more robust and satisfying taste. With a stylish design, the tornado is an essential for every coffee lover’s toolkit. 

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Shop | From $37  

For the Tea Lover

7. Gongfu Tea Sampler | Jesse's Teahouse

Photo via Jesse's Teahouse.

How about a gift for the serious tea lover? Jesse Appell lived in Beijing for 9 years, the place that ignited his love of tea. He founded Jesse's Teahouse as an online destination where he curates great tea, shares how to make it, and sends it to his tea community around the world. He has amassed a loyal following on TikTok and Instagram, among other platforms, where he shares gongfu tea culture with the world.

Our favorite gift is his popular and often sold-out (but now back in stock) Gongfu Tea Sampler. It contains four of Jesse's favorite teas in one box - 8-Year Aged Pu’er Tea Oranges, Gongmei White Tea Balls, Qimen Red Tea Packets. The teas are high quality and can be steeped multiple times.

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Shop | $40 

8. Gonfgu Tea Tray Set + Tea Sampler Combo | Jesse's Teahouse

Photo via Jesse's Teahouse.

You can also get 25% off the Gongfu Tea Sampler by buying it alongside this sleek Gongfu Tea Tray Set and Carrying Case. This set contains everything you need to get started in Gongfu tea making, a technique that goes back 1,000 years that consists of making tea in a lidded cup and filtering into a pitcher. 

Shop | From $95 

9. Artisan Electric Gooseneck Kettle Candy Edition | Brewista

The Artisan Electric Gooseneck Kettle is just not for coffee lovers.

Mastering your morning tea ritual starts with the Artisan Kettle. Brewista’s intelligent, in-house design allows for to-the-degree temperature control for perfectly brewed tea. Crafted with quality and precision, the Artisan is not only coveted by expert baristas across the globe, and but also by tea lovers craving a more elevated tea experience.

The limited Candy Edition Artisan Kettle was designed in collaboration with 2021 UAE National Brewers Cup Champion and artist, Mariam Erin.

10% Off Your First Purchase with email sign-up and Free Shipping on orders $99+ within the contiguous USA.

Shop | $169 

10. X Series Glass Server | Brewista

Not only for coffee drinkers, the X Series Glass Server is also a perfect way to serve tea. The avid tea drinker will appreciate the polygonal inner base of this server, which unlocks the perfect flavors and maintains them. A nod to decanters and Brewista's peers in the wine industry, the X Series Glass Server is designed for every tea drinker to enjoy cup after cup of perfectly balanced tea.

The server comes in small, medium, and large sizes, so it's also perfect for serving tea to others.

10% Off Your First Purchase with email sign-up and Free Shipping on orders $99+ within the contiguous USA.

Shop | From $34 

Gifts That Give Back

11. Glitter Cat

Photo via Glitter Cat.

Glitter Cat is a non-profit organization reimagining the coffee industry through competition, community engagement and events, and hospitality programming. Glitter Cat provides support, training, access to resources, and mentorship for marginalized hospitality professionals including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, disabled, and persons of marginalized gender.

Those classically excluded from training and advancement are given multiple opportunities for education and career development. These opportunities may include assistance in fundraising for a competition, creation of a scholarship program, the launch of training programs digitally and in-person, and inter/intra industry professional connections and development. 

You can support Glitter Cat and help them make competitions more accessible, colorful, and safer for marginalized coffee workers, as well as build projects committed to anti-racism and community building.

Take Action

12. Get Psyched

Photo c/o Umeshiso.

Coffee workers are disproportionately impacted by mental health issues while also being very under-resourced, often uninsured or underinsured, often making wages that don't allow them to access the healthcare they need. "I remember working as a barista and having panic attacks on bar while working a shift trying to make lattes — and that was considered normal. There wasn't a lot of space for any kind of conversation about what a mental health need might be. The culture can be very unforgiving," shares Umeko Motoyoshi, Founder of Umeshiso Coffee Supply and Get Psyched.

In partnership with the coffee nonprofit GoFundBean, Umeshiso founded Get Psyched to provide free psychiatric care for coffee workers. Once a year, they raise money and open up applications so that coffee workers can apply to receive a mini grant to pay for a psychiatry appointment. Get Psyched strives to create more visibility in the coffee industry around the importance of mental healthcare and creating safe spaces for people who have mental illnesses.

You can snag their fundraiser merch, still available on Umeshiso! All proceeds benefit Get Psyched.

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13. The Chain Collaborative

Photo via The Chain Collaborative.

The Chain Collaborative builds relationships with local leaders in coffee-growing regions, cultivates their project design and management skills, and fosters the development of their farming enterprises. This work allows global communities to combat intergenerational poverty and marginalization in the coffee sector on their own terms, and according to their own visions for change.

They have worked with 10,000 beneficiaries, across 6 countries through community-led development programs, and reached 50 more countries with consulting and coursework.

Get Involved

14. Getchusomegear

Photo via getchusomegear.

Founded by Chris McAuley, getchusomegear is a grassroots organization collecting coffee gear to distribute to marginalized coffee professionals. Since its inception in June of 2019, getchusomegear has shipped hundreds of boxes across the United States and expanded to Canada.

Through their Getchu a (gear) Grant initiative, getchusomegear has provided new coffee business owners of marginalized identities free coffee gear bundles. From drippers to scales to kettles, the bundles contain gear needed to outfit a cafe.

You can support by donating gear or resources.

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