The R&I Gift Guide | For the Caffeine Lover
For the Caffeine Lover
The R&I Gift Guide
When it comes to the coffee or tea lover in your life, you can never have enough of a good thing. Staring the day with any given caffeine ritual will only be elevated with the items we have rounded up for the tea or coffee drinker in your life, from handmade mugs, a book on where to enjoy a cuppa around the world to a love for matcha. Here are some ideas for the caffeine lover in your life.
FOR THE DEVOUT COFFEE LOVER
Start their morning off right with this marble milk and sugar container that is as much as a decorative objects as it is a way to wake you up in the morning. (Plates sold seperately)
For the coffee lover in your life who might be looking to further perfect their coffee making method, this book is for them, after all coffee just isn't coffee to them. Rather, they are particular about their daily brew, which is probably a single origin estate blend from that they enjoy watching slowly drip through their Chemed. This comprehensive book takes you through the basics from what to look for when purchasing beans, how to grind them and what devices (like Chemex to Aeropress) and techniques work for each. The book ends with various coffee recipes including how to master making your own cold brew, a summer staple, to whipping up a bottle of coffee liqueur.
Make every sip of their daily brew good to the last drop with this handmade mug from Mondays, a Brooklyn-based ceramic company run by Jennifer Fiore and Nina Lalli, who have created bespoke pieces for famed restaurants including Blue Hill at Stone Farms. Each mug is unique and comes in a timeless neutral shade.
The ultimate companion for coffee lovers the world over. This comprehensive book profiles 600 coffee shops across 50 countries. Looking to sip a cortado in Japan or a pour-over in South Africa? This book has you covered.
Make every sip of their daily brew good to the last drop with this handmade mug from Mondays, a Brooklyn-based ceramic company run by Jennifer Fiore and Nina Lalli, who have created bespoke pieces for famed restaurants including Blue Hill at Stone Farms. Each mug is unique and comes in a rich copper hue that we simply love.
Gift this fair-trade coffee grown by a family in Peru to the eco-friendly java drinker on your list. Each package is biodegradable and printed with vegetable based inks. This medium-roasted coffee has a bright flavor and has a low acidity.
La Colombe Coffee Subscription, from $12 to $159
Wake up with them each morning by gifting the coffee lover on your list to a subscription to La Colombe, the beloved coffee roaster. The Cornerstone & Alliance Coffee subscription (featured here) includes medium to dark roasts that put this coffee company on the map. Do you have a perpetual iced coffee drinker on your list? The subscription also includes their Draft Latte's in a variety of flavors.
Kinto Cafepress Mug, $19.20 (Available in 5 colors)
A chic French press on-the-go, for coffee or tea. All you have to do is add course coffee grounds (or loose leaf tea) add hot water, let steep, press down and ta-da, a fresh cup everytime.
FOR THE PERFECT CUP OF MATCHA
Matcha tea that is ready to be enjoyed in an instant. Matchabar's bottle tea is sourced from a fifth generation farm in Nishio, Japan and comes in a variety of varieties like mint, honey and original. Each pack comes with twelve bottles that are best served chilled.
A beautiful book that is a design statement in and of itself. This book covers all things matcha and is for anyone looking to learn more about this verdant green powder that has been revered and enjoyed by the Japanese for its health benefits. The authors take you through the basic steps on how to prepare matcha at home and what to look for when you are sipping it, like origin and flavor profiles. The book goes further by delving into inventive ways to cook with the powder, including recipes for Matcha Pasta Dough to Matcha Tres Leches Cake. Plus, they share the best places to sip and savor in cities like New York and Los Angeles.
*Styling & Photography by Alison