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What to buy for the coffee lover in your life

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Buying gifts for anyone can be tricky. If someone’s got a passion then the chances are they already have more than a few things which relate to it. That means that, for the coffee lover, a mug might not be the answer. Thankfully, we’ve come up with a few ideas to take all the hard work out of present shopping - and there’s plenty more obscure and interesting gifts out there as well. So sit back with a cup of your favourite coffee, and get ordering.

The travel mug

It still surprises us that not every coffee addict out there doesn’t have one of these already, but for some reason plenty don’t. Yes, if you visit a mobile coffee franchise or grab a takeaway from your local high street chain they’ll be able to give you a perfectly adequate paper cup, but it’s not all that good for the environment now, is it?

Travel mugs have come on leaps and bounds, and you’ll find that it’s a much more enjoyable experience drinking from something a bit more substantial than it is to drink for a throwaway paper number.

Cafe2U offer their own travel mug, which means your drinks will stay at their best for longer – perfect! Speak to your local mobile coffee franchise or contact head office if you’d like to purchase one.


It might sound obvious, but great brew at home coffee is one of the best presents that a coffee lover can receive. It might not be the most exciting, but a truly excellent blend can be really hard to find, so if you’ve tracked down a good one (like Cafe2U@home which you can buy from your local mobile coffee franchise), you should share it with the coffee lover in your life.

There’s also lots of mail order ‘coffee clubs’ out there which you can buy gift subscriptions for so that a new blend is delivered each month if you’re looking for a gift which keeps on giving.

A quality brewer

While this is likely to be something which your die-hard coffee fan pal will already own, we think this is a must for any coffee drinker. The quality of your drink will be much improved, and you can get rid of those nasty instant granules. For anyone who likes a filter coffee, a metal filter will prevent the need for those wasteful throwaway paper versions.

For someone who always seems to be in a bit of a rush, have a look into cafetière mugs. They’re more a novelty item than a serious bit of barista level kit, because we all know that you should decant your coffee after you’ve made it, but they look pretty cracking and if you’re drinking your coffee quickly enough, over brewing shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

Have a read through our guide to coffee brewing at home for a few ideas.

A beautiful mug

When it comes to what your drink your morning brew from, it’s very much a personal thing. If your friend doesn’t have a go to mug at the moment, it might be time to find a great one and send it their way. Have a look at what they’re drinking from at the moment; are they more into fine china or a more substantial porcelain? Would they prefer classy and dainty or novelty?

Lots of people will buy their drink from a mobile coffee franchise and then decant it into a mug when they get back to the office, if you find a really great mug then it might become their very favourite.

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