Gift Guide For Your Friend Who Takes Coffee Way Too Seriously

I love coffee. The people at Thought Catalog love coffee. We even figured out when the most effective time to drink coffee is, using SCIENCE. We’ve cataloged our thoughts about tea vs. coffee people, published an exhaustive list of signs you’re addicted to coffee, and created a Pinterest board dedicated to your morning brew. Point is, we’re totally qualified to tell you what to buy your coffee snob friend this holiday season, ‘cos we’re pretty snobbish ourselves.


THESE. MUGS.

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Mugs are a big part of the coffee drinking experience for which few people think to optimize. This holiday season, help your coffee snob ditch that old, uninspired IKEA mug and get them these AWESOME MUGS FROM BODUM that look really sweet and stay cool to the touch no matter the temperature of the coffee within.


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THIS PORTABLE FRENCH PRESS THAT DOUBLES AS A THERMOS.

This portable press that doubles as a thermos will have even the fiercest coffee snobs saying “YASSSSSSS.” Brew your coffee while you walk to work and drink it from the press itself. Comes in different colors and I think a few sizes.


A YEAR-LONG COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION.

This exists. Options for how much you wanna have them get per month are available, and this “ethically sourced coffee” is delivered to their doorstep monthly!


ECO-FRIENDLY COFFEE MILL.

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For the coffee-lover who can’t bear to waste the electricity it takes to grind coffee beans for 3-5 seconds, here’s a thing that you can use to grind your coffee by hand! Every little bit counts, I guess.


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HOME COFFEE ROASTER.

Roasting your own coffee beans instead of buying beans that were roasted, packaged, and sat on the shelf for who knows how long, is supposed to make some seriously superior coffee. This coffee roaster looks about the size of a microwave, so you better make real sure your coffee addict friend is in super deep before you gift him with this thing.


A STARBUCKS GIFT CARD (DUH)

Some coffee addicts might turn their nose up at the sight of this, but everyone secretly goes to Starbucks when they’re in a hurry and need a quick pick-me-up.


COFFEE BEAN CANISTER.

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Coffee wasn’t made to be stored in that brown, waxy bag you put it in at the grocery store. This patented coffee storage container — made for coffee snobs, by coffee snobs — keeps your coffee beans fresh, longer. It’s also one of the only products on the market that serves this function.


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A MUG THAT LOOKS LIKE A CAMERA LENS.

This unique mug is modeled after the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM camera lens. Keeps your coffee hot, great conversation starter, and will especially delight anyone who has a Tumblr account or frequently shops on Etsy.


A PERSONAL PRESS.

The 17-oz. press — NOT THE 34-OZ. ONE — is where it’s at. It’s the perfect size for one person. Provides about an hour’s worth of coffee. TC mark

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