Father’s Day is drawing near. Your dad has enough ties and golf towels. Skip the clichés and get your dad some awesome coffee and coffee gear. Here are 9 great coffee gift ideas for Father’s Day 2018:
Pour Over Coffee Brewing Materials:
Your dad may already be master of the grill. Help turn him into the maestro of coffee by completing his pour over set up.
1) Pour Over Decanters and Drippers
There are a couple of brands from which to choose:
Kalita Wave Series 500 | $19 (Greg’s Recommendation)
Serves: 2-4 people
Kalita Wave 185 Drippers (metal) | $25 (Greg’s Recommendation)
Waves and three-hole design are perfect for consistent extraction.
Filters: Make sure you include a pack of Kalita Wave Filters
Hario V60 Drip Coffee Decanter
Serves: 2-5 people
Dripper: Plastic Dripper Included with purchase
Filters: You can purchase Hario filters as well
Hario V60 Glass Coffee Dripper
Read our previous article for pour over instructions.
2) Pour Over Kettle
Choose from a couple of options:
Stagg EKG/EKG+ | $127 - $170 (Greg’s Recommendation)
Temperature: Select and control desired temperature
Display: LCD display with the option to hold temperature for one hour
Smartphone: EKG+ allows the user to turn on and off with your smartphone
Purchase: Fellow Products
Bonavita Electric Kettle | $30
Auto-off: Heats quickly and shuts off automatically
3) Drip Scale and Timer
Hario V60 Drip Scale and Timer
Scale: Measures in grams
Tare: Weigh coffee and water without doing math
Timer: Easier to hit your marks
4) Coffee Grinders
Porlex JP-30 Hand Grinder | $65
Grind: Range of course and fine
Baratza Encore Electric Grinder | $145
Grind: 40 grind settings
Other Coffee Makers
If your father has already mastered the pour over, get him one of these cool coffee making contraptions:
5) French Press
The French Press provides a balanced, even extraction, like the pour over, while not allowing gases to escape.
Yama Glass 6 Cup French Press | $35
How to Make French Press Coffee (6 cups):
- Add 35g of coarsely ground coffee
- Fill halfway with almost boiling water (205-degrees), saturating all grounds
- Set timer to four minutes
- At 1:00, stir the water and grounds with a wooden spoon
- Fill to top with hot water
- Cover but do not press
- At 4:00, press plunger all the way
- Immediately pour into a mug or Carafes; otherwise, the coffee will continue to extract and become bitter
For more information about French Press coffee, read our previous article.
6) Aeropress Coffee Maker
The Aeropress method is similar to the French Press. The Aeropress is great for making great coffee while traveling or camping. You can purchase it here.
7) Unique Coffee
Your dad is probably serious about his go-to brand or style, so Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to give him the gift of unique and better coffee. In our offerings, there are several different flavor profiles:
- Ethiopian Koke: The one you should get your dad.
8): The Anchor: The Definitive History of the Barista Choice Society
A novel about coffee, sailing ships, high seas warfare, volcanoes, and goatherders, get your dad The Anchor before he just buys it himself.
9) Coffee Subscription
Give your father the gift of unique coffee year-round with a coffee subscription service. With our Roasters Choice subscription, you get to experience a variety of specialty coffees delivered right to you at regular intervals.
We also like services like Stay Roasted. Stay Roasted allows you to try a variety of coffee roasters, including Anchor. Also, per their website, “Every bag of coffee delivered to Stay Roasted members provides a person in need with 1 YEAR'S WORTH OF CLEAN WATER.”
This Father’s Day, give your dad the gift of awesome coffee.