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Are you looking for a special coffee gift for the coffee lover in your life? Times are tight, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat your coffee fan like a million bucks. These ten coffee gifts each cost less than $10! At that price, you can afford to treat all the coffee lovers in your life to a little something coffee.
Coffee Gifts Under $10
Your Very Own Coffee Blend
One of the very best coffee gifts for any true coffee aficionado is their very own coffee blend. Dean’s Beans of Orange, Massachusetts lets you create your very own custom blend and name it for the coffee lover on your list. Order it in your choice of grind, or in whole bean for less than $10 a package.
Any coffee fan will tell you that coffee made in a French press is one of the true delights of the coffee world. Treat your coffee lover to French press coffee on the go. From the world famous makers of the Bodum French Press, this brew-and-drink coffee press includes a heavy duty double-walled cup to keep coffee warm, and a three piece plunge filter. Now you can get fresh coffee in just four minutes anywhere you can get boiling water!
I Love Coffee! – especially when this delightful book includes 100 different coffee recipes and tips. World-renowned coffee gourmet Susan Zimmer shares her expertise about coffee, espresso, cappuccino and more in this beautifully illustrated book.
A real coffee measure is an invaluable addition to any kitchen. This coffee measuring spoon from Chef Craft is made of stainless steel and measures a full 2 tablespoons of coffee. At $2.99, you can pick up a couple and still add a pack of excellent coffee.
Got a friend with a Senseo? Give them the gift of versatility with this Refillable Replacement Senseo Pod. It’s one of the most sought-after accessories for the Senseo because it lets you use your own favorite coffee in the Senseo brewer instead of being stuck with their limited variety of available coffees.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Coffee and Tea on Kindle will bring any budding barista up to speed on the history and politics of coffee, along with providing tips and tricks on brewing the perfect cup of coffee in any one of a dozen different ways.
Don’t forget the supermarket as a source of inexpensive coffee gifts that will please the coffee lovers on your list. Pick up a stylish coffee mug and wrap it up with an assortment of one pot size gourmet coffee packets, flavored or unfavored. Add a box of gourmet biscotti and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind gourmet gift basket.
Another grocery store gift for your favorite coffee gourmet is a stovetop espresso maker. Made of stainless steel or aluminum, these boxy little coffee makers are also called moka pots and machinettas. The smallest size will make two perfect shots of strong black coffee – which used to be called espresso before the baristas and coffee associations changed the meaning of the word to make it very specific. No matter – it’s still some of the best coffee ever made.
Before we leave the grocery store, there’s one more great little gadget for coffee lovers that you can pick up for about $5. Originally made by Melitta, it’s a single cup drip coffee basket that sits on top of your mug. Using it is simple – put a filter in the cone basket, add coffee, pour boiling water over the top and wait. The coffee is heavenly and the process is downright simple.
Here’s one that can actually cost you nothing at all – just your time and a bit of whimsy in making your choices. Put together an mp3 playlist of coffee-flavored songs. Or, find a whole list of coffee songs at
Amazon.com’s mp3 downloads. They’ll cost you all of 99 cents each and let you put together a priceless gift that pays homage to the noble coffee bean.