Dear moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles, and to anyone sending a college student from the comfort of home to a dorm room,
It’s time! Time to face the reality that your baby is leaving home and time to think about dorm room necessities. If you’re reading this after the great send-off, there’s always Amazon Prime (2-day shipping) to the rescue!
Sending off a kid to college can be very stressful – for parents and the student as well. Shopping, packing and checking off the list of things to bring are both exciting and overwhelming.
Wondering what to buy for a coffee-loving student? We have a list of coffee essentials to keep your college kid happy, organized and hopefully productive.
1. French press coffee maker
Drip coffee makers are things of the past. Instead of buying the ancient drip coffee maker or a Keurig machine that requires k-cup pods, get a French press. There’s one for every budget and in different sizes. Our favorite is the iconic Bodum French press coffee maker.
The French press is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make a good cup of coffee. It doesn’t require coffee filters.
Bodum was created by Peter Bodum in 1944. He launched his company in Copenhagen, and since then, Bodum has made a name in homes across 55 countries around the globe. There’s a range of colors, designs, sizes, and prices.
2. Brita water pitcher
A good cup of coffee requires clean and filtered water. Get a water pitcher by Brita.
Brita reduces odor and contaminants like copper, cadmium, and mercury. A water pitcher will also help reduce waste and encourage the student to stay hydrated. Hydration also helps keep the brain sharp and encourages peak performance.
3. YETI Rambler 14 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug with Lid
Coffee gets cold really fast during cold mornings. YETI Rambler 14 oz stainless steel vacuum insulated mug with a lid will keep coffee warm for a longer time. It’s durable and is actually made for the outdoors. Students can use it for coffee, soup or ramen.
It comes in many colors including seafoam (shown below), priced at just $24.99 at Amazon.com.
4. Oggi 4-Piece Acrylic Canister Set with Airtight Lids and Acrylic Spoons
Get a canister set with airtight lids to store coffee, sugar, cookies, cereal or dried nuts. An Oggi 4-piece acrylic canister set with airtight lids and spoons is ideal and a staple for any kitchen including in a student’s dorm room. The set comes in four sizes – 28 oz, 38 oz, 59 oz and 72 oz.
Acrylic means you don’t have to worry about breakage. You can get the set for less than $15.
5. French press travel coffee mug
We love these French press travel coffee mugs! They are easy to use, portable and affordable. Just brew, press, and go! That’s it.
In fact, your college student doesn’t even need a coffee machine or a French press to have their daily cup of coffee – just use a French press travel coffee mug.
For a recommended list, please read 5 Best French Press Coffee Travel Mugs.
These are our favorites:
- Presse by Bobble
- Stanley classic
- Zyliss travel French press
- GSI Outdoors commuter Javapress
- Bodum travel press
6. AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Electric Kettle – 1-Liter
Your student can’t make coffee or ramen without a basic stainless steel electric kettle. We recommend the simple electric kettle by AmazonBasics – only $20.99.
7. Amazon Prime Member
There’s nothing better than an Amazon Prime membership for your student. Being a Prime member means they get textbooks, coffee, movies and other essentials delivered to their doorstep in just two days.
Explore the Amazon prime member benefits today. Annual membership for a student is only $59. Start with a 6-month trial.
Give your student a gift that works 365 days a year. Avoid waste and let your student know you’re thinking of him/her when he/she is in college.
Tell us what’s your favorite coffee essential while you were in college?