A Valentine’s Gift Guide for Coffee Lovers
Wine isn’t the only beverage that can make an excellent Valentine’s Day gift; coffee can also be an excellent way to say “I love you” on February 14 — along with the equipment and accessories that enable baristas to brew or serve it at home with first-rate results. There are many items that baristas love receiving as presents, from espresso machines to milk frothers.
Here are nine barista favorites that make excellent Valentine’s Day gifts for coffee lovers.
1. Coffee Grinder
The barista in your life will love a bean grinder. They are considered essential by baristas, and there are a variety of options for grinding coffee beans — from blade grinders to burr grinders, from electric grinders to manual grinders. EspressoWorks offers some attractive grinder options, including its Electric Coffee Grinder and its Manual Burr Grinder. And once the beans have been turned into ground coffee, EspressoWorks offers a convenient French Press Coffee Maker for brewing it.
2. Coffee Mug Warmer
For coffee lovers who like to sip a great cappuccino or café mocha slowly, it’s always disappointing when it cools off too quickly. But with an electric coffee mug warmer, that problem is solved — and the coffee will stay warm as long as it needs to.
3. Milk Frother
Milk that has been frothed to perfection is a crucial part of cappuccinos and other popular hot coffee beverages, and a variety of frothers make fine Valentine’s Day gifts. The EspressoWorks Battery Operated Milk Frother offers a convenient, cord-free option for frothing milk, while the equally user-friendly EspressoWorks Handheld Milk frother offers a rechargeable option. And for those who are feeling extra-generous on Valentine’s Day, the EspressoWorks Stainless Steel Milk Frothing Jug is available in several different colors and complements its frothers perfectly.
4. Barista Apron
Coffee lovers not only enjoy acting the part when they’re preparing their favorite coffee beverages at home — but they also like to look the part. EspressoWorks offers some attractive aprons for at-home baristas, including the EspressoWorks Barista Apron With 2 Front Pockets and the EspressoWorks Half Apron With 2 Front Pockets. Both of them are great for either at-home use or jobs as professional coffee house baristas.
5. Reusable Straws
Reusable straws are not only for consuming soda, milkshakes, or cocktails — they also work well with those Caramel Iced Coffees. Valentine’s Day possibilities for reusable straws range from stainless steel to silicone, both of which have become popular straw options for coffee lovers.
6. Espresso Grounds Knockbox
For true baristas, one of the most satisfying feelings after crafting your perfect cup of espresso is clearing the beans for another cup. We all know that grounds can be pesky to remove, but using EspressoWorks' Espresso Grounds Knockbox for your beans is a great way to clear out your grounds and keep them conveniently stored for disposal later.
7. Sleek Double-Walled Espresso Glasses
Beyond the preparation of the coffee, how and what the coffee is served in can also impact the flavor and experience. For both cold and hot drinks, using a double-walled espresso glass or double-walled cappuccino glass can create a unique consumption experience that can enhance the flavor of the brew. The glass texture can complement different notes of your beans for hot drinks and keep cold drinks colder for longer. Plus, with a double-walled design, not only are you to enjoy your drink with a comfortable grip, but it frames your beverage making it look super sleek.
8. Chocolate-covered Espresso Beans
Sweets are a popular gift on Valentine’s Day, and there is no reason why the confection offered as a gift can’t be chocolate-covered espresso beans. After coffee beans have been roasted, they can be coated in chocolate and served as a dessert — and the chocolate used could be anything from milk chocolate to dark chocolate to white chocolate. And like other sweets, chocolate-coated espresso beans are even more delicious when served with a hot coffee beverage, or an enriching Espresso Martini.
9. Coffee Body Scrub
Coffee is not only for drinking — it can also be used to pamper a person’s skin. Coffee scrubs are body scrubs that are used to exfoliate the skin, and long-time users are quick to point out that they leave their skin feeling nourished, refreshed, and moisturized. If someone thinks coffee is strictly for drinking, a box of coffee body scrubs given as a Valentine’s Day gift can show them that in fact, they are also pleasing to the skin.
10. EspressoWorks All In One Machine
For coffee lovers, the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift would be a state-of-the-art espresso machine — and the EspressoWorks options include the EspressoWorks 19-bar Espresso & Cappuccino Machine and the EspressoWorks 15-bar Espresso Machine. Both sets are ideal for making a variety of gourmet coffee beverages — from cappuccinos to caffè lattes — and feature an electric coffee grinder, a portafilter, a tamper, a measuring spoon, and single and double shot baskets.
Coffee lovers not only love coffee; sometimes, they’re in love with each other. And on Valentine’s Day, there are many gift options for showing it.