Whether you’re searching for something to gift a fellow caffeine fiend or crafting your own wish list, we’ve curated a coffee gift guide dripping with inspo
For over six years the Indy Coffee Guide team (us, FYI) have toured the UK and Ireland, handpicking the best speciality coffee venues with the help of a crew of other industry experts. There are four guides: North, Midlands & North Wales; Scotland; Ireland; and South West & South Wales. Each one is crammed full of must-visit coffee shops and roasteries to Under £50 experience. You’ll recognise some of the roasteries as you’ll have received their beans in the post. Find and order the guide you want from the website.
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Da Bara Bakery in Cornwall has been crafting its cult cinnamon buns for just short of a decade, and they’re one of our favourite things – especially now you can get them by post.
Slathered with a rich cinnamon-infused butter, rolled into a signature rose shape, baked until golden and then showered with cinnamon-spiked sugar, the bun-croissant hybrid is a triumph.
Revive the buns in the oven for five minutes – if you can stop yourself from gobbling one as soon as you’ve ripped the package from the delivery driver’s hands.
£12.50 for five
Give family and friends the joy of creating top coffee-shop recipes at home. This cookbook is jammed with recipes from 40 of the UK and Ireland’s leading speciality coffee shops and roasteries.
From banging brunch dishes to drool-worthy bakes (including Lay of the Lands’ coffee doughnuts, pictured) and simple suppers, they’ll be inspired. Each recipe also comes with a coffee and playlist pairing.
As a subscriber, you get 50% OFF the RRP of £20 when you use code cookbook10 on the website.
We’ve long been fans of Cardiff ‘s Heist Chocolate so our interest was piqued when we discovered they’d collaborated with roastery Girls Who Grind. The resulting treat is a tale of two halves: half the bar is creamy white chocolate, while the other half Vietnamese coff ee infused dark chocolate. Nibbled together they’re like a flat white in bar form. What’s not to love?
Want to add a shot of cafe culture to your kitchen? Our designer Chris Mulholland has created a limited edition run of beautiful Chemex screen prints. The artwork is printed on top-quality GF Smith Silkweave paper which delivers an attractive textured surface and colour-popping appeal.
Espresso Martini fans will love this ready-to-serve Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur from Conker Spirit. The liqueur, plus a dash of water, ice and a blast in a cocktail shaker, delivers perfect Espresso Martinis every time.
£31 (70cl bottle)
Take your coffee adventures up a step by learning to ‘cup’ coffee like a pro. This set from Quarter Horse Coffee in Birmingham contains a cupping spoon, six 50g coffee samples of different kinds (whole bean) and information cards, plus a coffee flavour-wheel to help you identify the notes in your brews. The kit comes in a cotton tote bag.
£100 and over
Family and friends treating your kitchen like their own personal coffee shop, thanks to your regular consignment of top-quality beans from Indy Coffee Box? Treat them to their own monthly delivery of top-notch beans from the UK’s hero roasters. Simply hit the website to order them a three-month prepaid four-bag subscription – and keep your own beans all to yourself.
The gift for someone very special. The Linea Mini is La Marzocco’s pro-style machine scaled down for domestic use. Inspired by the Linea Classic (as loved by baristas everywhere), this comes with dual boilers and an integrated brew group that allows the machine to achieve the temperature stability and energy efficiency of its big brother, just in a scaled-down size. The Linea Mini is handmade and uses the same solid components as the commercial machine so it’ll probably long outlive your coffee obsession. Personalise it by choosing from baby blue, acid yellow, red, black, white and steel finishes.
Beautiful coffee cups often come in tiny sizes, so we love these chunky speckled mugs for days when a thimbleful of caffeine just won’t cut it.
The pastel-hued ceramics are designed, thrown and glazed on the north Cornwall coast by the team at Dor & Tan. Each piece in the collection is crafted by hand, so every cup, bowl and plate is one of a kind.
£150 for six, £30 each