December has just kicked off. That can mean only one thing: Christmas is approaching at warp speed. As a result, buying gifts has moved to the top of your priority list. After all, you don’t want to end up with random stocking fillers.
If you have coffee devotees at home or among friends, you might like to buy something to help them elevate their passion to greater heights. To help you, we have put together a handy list of Christmas presents for the coffee lovers in your life.
Some people just love drinking good coffee when they’re out. Others, however, are ready to take control of a coffee tamper and portafilter. Workshops such as Coffee Culture’s Barista Class or Latte Art Masterclass will fit the bill. Such courses are excellent for a coffee enthusiast that wishes to make brilliant cups at home.
A one day course will teach them the tips and tricks to make cafe quality coffee drinks. A perfect add-on and stocking filler could be a practice session. You can book a course or buy a gift voucher for someone to book at a later date and on their own time. Coffee Culture also offers free drop in sessions on Saturdays so you can keep your skills up to date with a free practise session once you have taken a day course with them.
Visit coffeeculture.ie to see the full range of courses, starting at €125, at their Dublin and Birdhill centres. Use the code TASTECOFFEE to receive 10% off.
You can now sign in to a brand-new subscription from a new Artisan Coffee Roasters opening in Ireland’s Tidiest Town Birdhill in 2018. The Old Barracks Coffee Roastery has been quietly getting set up during 2017 with their first crops of imported speciality Coffee Beans from all over the world. These crops are from Ethiopia, Rwanda, Costa Rica and El Salvador with more to come in 2018. They are focusing on importing high grade speciality coffees and roasting them on a beautiful Dutch Giesen 15KG roaster. Exclusively for TheTaste.ie readers in December, y
Get in quick for this exclusive offer, only available to readers of TheTaste.ie when you visit them at theoldbarracks.ie/subscriptions. Every month you will receive two 250 g bags of freshly roasted speciality coffee delivered straight to your door, fresh from the roastery. This is your chance to have exclusive access to these coffees for only €25 a month.
If your friend is into health and fitness, what better way to start the new year than with a combination of treats to help them achieve their goals? Our friends at Wyldsson have the perfect fitness hamper. Mix healthy snacks like Pro7 Mulberry Muesli, Guilt Free Hot Chocolate, Hazelnut & Cocoa Nut Butter (500g) with the artisan roasted coffee from Coffee Culture and a Rosanna Davidson cookbook and this is a hamper packed full of goodness and all for a great price of €59.99 (on offer from €89.99).
This Wyldsson Christmas hamper is available now at https://wyldsson.com/products//
Coffee accessories always make thoughtful gifts for aficionados because they allow home brewers to prepare their cup of coffee with professional precision. Many prestigious coffee shops have a variety of gadgets for home use and design homeware shops such as Kitchen Whisk on Wicklow Street also stock unique and useful utensils and equipment for amateur baristas such as Moka Pots, a classic French press and pour-over coffee makers like Chemex or V60. They also have a beautiful selection of homewares and kitchen accessories.
More information: thekitchenwhisk.ie
If you know people that love home gardening, Pikaplant will definitely win their heart. This coffee arabica plant lives inside a humid sealed airtight biotope. It doesn’t require watering as it waters itself. You can find a Pikaplant jar at Industry & Co, located in the heart of Dublin 2’s Creative Quarter. It makes it a perfect gift for any of your green fingered family or friends.
More information: industryandco.com
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