Your coffee bro will love this stuff
As the third wave coffee movement rolls on strong, there’s no doubt there's a friend, loved one, or colleague in your life you’d dub a coffee bro. This holiday season, gift that coffee obsessive the best damn coffee-adjacent present money can buy—whether you’re balling out or balling on a budget. Here are some items that will keep your coffee bro well cupped and caffeinated.
Marian Bull Ceramics Desert Mug, $48
The coffee bro in your life needs a cool ass mug. Look no further than Marian Bull’s hand-thrown ceramic cups and mugs that are made in New York. The Desert Mug has a nice girthy handle so your friend can grip that coffee every morning with conviction.
Ratio Eight Coffee Maker, $495 - $535
Hand assembled in Portland, Oregon, the Ratio Eight Coffee Maker is probably the sexiest piece of machinery ever to brew a cup of coffee. The company’s founders tapped champion baristas to design this hell of a coffee maker. A precision brewing technique that mimics the pour over will make perfect 16 to 40 ounces of coffee on demand.
Atlas Coffee Club Subscription, $60 - $199
If your coffee bro loves travel but doesn’t have the vacation days, try the Atlas Coffee Club’s new travel-themed subscription service. Every month, a different region of the world is highlighted through its micro lot beans. Think Burundi, Papua New Guinea, Kenya. Frequent flier miles not included.
Intelligentsia Steel Straws, $3 each
Whether or not your coffee bro is thinking about climate change, they’ll still appreciate this steel reusable straw (perfect for cold brew) from the coffee powerhouse Intelligentsia. Because they’re just $3 a pop, it’s a failsafe, low-risk gift.
Wolf Ceramics Pour Over, $48
If your bro is a minimalist, this Wolf Ceramics pour over is an ideal gift. The hand-thrown stoneware is available in black or white, and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Coffee Covered, $39.95
Photographer Mark Shimahara traveled the world to assemble the stories and photos in Coffee Covered: A Photographic Journey of Coffee from Farm to Cup, a beautiful book that belongs on any coffee bro’s coffee table. Learn about every step a coffee bean takes before it gets into your cup, highlighting the people responsible for the magic.
Compartés Gourmet Dark Chocolate Coffee Bean Crunch Truffles, $29.95
This is an after-dinner-with-espresso kind of chocolate that isn’t too on-the-nose if your coffee bro is a real coffee freak. These Compartés truffles are decorated with a hand-drawn pattern with animal spots, all wrapped up in a sleek black box. Gifts are available in sets of 10, 20, and 40 pieces.