We're all guilty of it.
Christmas is just around the corner, and how many gifts have you bought? None. Zilch. Zip.
Panic takes over. "What am I going to do?", well don't you worry your little head. If anyone in your family or social circle is anyway inclined towards coffee, we at Grindsmith have you covered. Welcome to the Grindsmith Christmas Gift Guide.
1. Coffee Subscription
2. Hario V60 Pour-Over Brewer
This brewer is renowned across the globe for its versatility, ease of use and cost effectiveness. The V60 is simply iconic in coffee circles. It makes a great clean brew, can be popped straight onto a mug, has a very small learning curve and doesn't require breaking the bank in order to make great coffee. This pour over method creates goreous, aromatic and flavorful cups of coffee. The best part is, it's cheap as chips! For only £6 from the Grindsmith website you can get your hands on one of these bad boys. Check out the Hario V60.
3. Timemore C2 Hand Grinder
So this is a bit of a big ticket item at £55, but it is totally worth every penny. Any coffee lover worth their salt will tell you that freshly ground coffee is how to get the best out of your cup. Pre-ground coffee is fine but it will definitely impact the quality over time. What's even more important is grinder quality; cheaper Grinders from budget brands will do the job, but generally not very well, they won't offer the same control over grind size that higher end models will. Timemore is a company in China that specialises in manual brewing equipment in the coffee industry and provide high quality products at lower end prices. The C2 is the entry level model that is capable of grinding espresso fine and produces grinds that have yielded some of the cleanest cups of coffee we've ever had. It's also extremely easy to take apart and clean and comes with a burr cleaning brush and a snazzy pouch to put the grinder in when you're not using it. Check out Timemore C2 Hand Grinder.
4. Hario Buono Pour Over Kettle
If you're loved one already has a grinder, pour over brewer and coffee, then the next best thing is this beautiful kettle from Hario. The Buono kettle has a 600ml capacity, a gooseneck to allow for complete control over water flow and is compatible with all heat sources, It's also very slick to use. If someone has been using a standard kettle for a while, then an upgrade to one of these kettles is an absolute treat. It completely changes your coffee making experience for the better. Check out the Hario Buono Kettle.
5. Reusable Nespresso Capsules
Nespresso's original capsules & machines exploded in popularity in the early 2000s due to their convenient accesibility to espresso at home. However, this convenience had a hidden cost that we all became well aware of too late; excess polution. To this day, there's about 30'000 little plastic coffee pods going to landfill every month around the world! So, we decided we wanted to do something about this. We created sleek, metal pods that are reusable for your nespresso machines. They’re extremely easy to use: load it up with coffee, press firmly with the tamper and then pop the cap on and use it as you would any other coffee capsule. When your coffee is finished, just take it out of the disposal compartment take the cap off, rinse with water and do it all over again. We're really proud of these little pods and hope to see them in every kitchen in Manchester soon! Check out our Nespresso Compatible Reusable Coffee Capsules.
We hope we’ve helped calm some last minute panic for you guys. All these items are available on our web store now.
Merry Christmas from the Grindsmith Team!