If you're anything like us, your love for coffee goes beyond the daily caffeine fix - it's a full-blown affair. With Christmas just around the corner, we couldn't resist curating a list of our top 10 coffee gifts for home brewing. Whether you're shopping for a seasoned barista or just a casual sipper, our picks promise to elevate their coffee experience to new heights.
1. Sage Bambino Plus Coffee Machine (£399.95)
Here at Lindfield Coffee Works, we all agree that Sage is the best brand for brewing espresso at home. With no compromise made on quality, owning this machine is like having your favourite coffee shop in the comfort of your own kitchen. This machine, equipped with a 54mm portafilter to hold 19 grams of coffee, automatic milk steaming and a three-second heat-up time, will have you going from bean to cup quicker than you can say 'cappuccino'.
2. Aeropress Coffee & Espresso Maker (£35)
If you're looking for a way to brew an exceptional cup of coffee on a budget, then look no further. It is the only press that expertly blends agitation and pressure with micro-filtration so you can use finer ground coffee, extracting only the purest, freshest flavours. The result? A cup of coffee that's blissfully free of grit and bitterness – just the way you like it!
3. Hario Drip Coffee Scale (£69.99)
Having the correct equipment when brewing coffee is a surefire way to make sure you are achieving consistently delicious results every time. That's why we would always recommend having a pair of digital scales to hand when making coffee so that you can follow your recipe down to the decimal.
4. Moccamaster Filter Coffee Machine (£206)
The Moccamaster is the ultimate companion to your morning routine. With a capacity of 1.25 litres, this powerhouse can brew 10 cups of coffee in just 6 minutes - perfect for hosting guests. The built-in hot plate will keep your coffee warm so no one misses out on their morning brew, and it will automatically turn itself off when not in use to save energy.
5. Hario V60 Drip Coffee Kit (£12)
If you love drip coffee but don't want to fork out loads on a fancy machine, then the Hario V60 is perfect for you. It is widely acknowledged as one of the best ways to get started with making better coffee at home by industry experts and publications such as The Guardian and Vogue. For that price, you can't go wrong!
6. Wilfa Svart Coffee Grinder (£99)
Grind is the make or break of brewing good coffee, and the Wilfa Svart Grinder is one of the most affordable specialty coffee grinders available. This fantastic gadget plays well with a variety of brew processes – think filter, French press, Aeropress, Moka Pot, espresso, you name it! Its user-friendly settings make switching between grind sizes a breeze, allowing you to craft a professional-tasting brew whatever the method.
7. Smeg Milk Frother (£149.99)
Meet the Smeg milk frother – where robust performance meets ultimate effortlessness. With the appliance's whisk working its magic through uniform movements and a perfect pre-set temperature, creating glossy textured milk has never been easier! You'll have micro-bubbles for days, which makes this gift ideal for anyone who wants to take their latte art skills to the next level.
8. Loveramics Egg Flat White Cup (£11.70)
Joining the ranks of barista favourites worldwide, the Loveramics Egg coffee cup range proudly stands as the Official Cup of the World Latte Art Championship. The thick walls of this durable cup, made by experienced craftsmen with the finest quality materials, are designed to retain the temperature of the coffee for longer. The rounded inside allows the fuller flavour of the coffee to develop - trust us, you won't want to drink coffee out of anything else!
9. KeepCup (From £22)
Okay, so you might need to drink your coffee out of something a bit more practical whilst out and about. KeepCup is the world's first barista standard reusable cup and is widely accepted and endorsed by the specialty coffee industry. The cup's design carefully considers busy cafe environments, as well as standard takeaway cup sizes. Most coffee shops will offer a discount if you bring your own cup, so you'll save money and the planet! And who knows, maybe there is a LCW KeepCup on the horizon...
10. Lindfield Coffee Works Gift Box (£18)
No coffee lover's Christmas is complete without the coffee itself, and we couldn't finish this list without a bit of shameless self-promotion. Each gift box is carefully put together by our roastery team, hosting a bag of our expertly curated house blend and a bag of our current favourite single origin. The box also includes specially designed information cards and brew recipes, making it even easier for the recipient to become a coffee connoisseur.