Nothing is more exciting than seeing mom’s face light up when she opens her gift on Mother’s Day. On the other hand, it is incredibly frustrating to have to return the gift that took you hours to search in stores or online.
It’s that time of year again. Are you looking for buzzworthy gifts for your coffee loving mom?
We scoured the web, so you don’t have to. There is a whole host of coffee-related gifts out there, but here are seven that stand out because of at least two of the following factors:
- ease of use
1. The CoffeeBrewer by Grower’s Cup
Busy moms will love this easy to use, portable and innovative coffee product. No coffee gear required except a kettle to boil water.
The CoffeeBrewer by Grower’s Cup is one of the best coffee “inventions” in recent year. Simply, it’s brewed in a bag coffee, functioning as a combination of a pour-over coffee brewer and a French press. Take a look at this:
It has the convenience of instant coffee and the taste of specialty coffee just like coffee brewed using a pour over and French press. The first time I tried CoffeeBrewer was in Shanghai, in 2014 when I attended the tea and coffee conference. I bought a few with me on my 18-hour train journey from Shanghai to Guangzhou. It was the best coffee ever while traveling in China for eight weeks.
Quite a new product in the US, CoffeeBrewer, an award-winning product is from Denmark. Each pouch has 22 grams of 100% Arabica, Fairtrade certified, hand-roasted single estate specialty coffee. Each pouch has a pour over coffee filter, to brew:
- Click off cap, open pouch and add hot water (about 203 degrees Fahrenheit) and fill it to the line indicated on the pouch.
- Choose the strong or mild line indicator. Brew for 5-7 minutes.
- The coffee is ready. Each pouch yields 2 x 150 ml (5.28 fl oz) cups of coffee.
Get the Coffee Gift Box Assortment that has 5 single estate coffee from 5 different countries – Honduras, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Colombia and Brazil. This means mom gets a taste of medium or medium dark roast coffee.
Double the amount and get the 10 pcs gift box which consists of 10 CoffeeBrewers coffee from 5 different coffee farms.
We believe this is a buzzworthy gift for mom as we have tested it with four friends who have never tried CoffeeBrewer. Here are the expressions we received when they first open looked at the coffee pouch:
- Wow, I can bring this to Jordan!
- What is this? Coffee in a bag?
- No filter, no coffee pot to clean!
For additional information go to CoffeeBrewer.
2. KOHIPRESS Portable French Press Coffee Maker Travel Mug
You may find it hard to imagine brewing coffee in a coffee mug like the receptionist at the doctor’s office I talked to. She was drinking coffee out of her insulated coffee mug, and she brewed the coffee at home using an automatic 10-cup brewer. She explained the work she has to put in every morning. The brewing and cleaning that is required before she rushes out the door to get to work.
Busy moms will appreciate this convenient, easy to use and portable French press and insulated travel mug combo!
To use the French press travel mug, remove the plunger, add 2 tablespoons of ground coffee in the chamber, pour 195-203 degrees Fahrenheit water to the chamber and stir it with the long handle spoon (comes with the product). Let it sit for 5 minutes and insert plunger into the chamber. Your coffee is ready. Put on the lid tightly, and you’re ready to head out.
We’ve reviewed five portable French Press coffee maker travel mugs in recent years but if you’re looking for one that is extremely easy to pack in your bag, made of stainless steel, vacuum insulated, leak-proof and easy to use, go for KOHIPRESS’ 12 oz, all-in-one brewer, and insulated travel mug.
For me, it’s a winner in the French press travel mug category for design, portability, and leak-proof. Get it at Amazon.com for under $22.
3. The Philosophy of Coffee
Besides The World of Atlas: From Beans to Brewing by James Hoffman, I would highly recommend The Philosophy of Coffee book by Brian Williams and published by the British Library.
Busy moms who like to read about the history and culture of coffee will enjoy this entertaining and brief book. It’s full of insights with more than 20 illustrated black and white images on coffee from the British Library collections.
Get it at Amazon.com for just under $14.
4. Theo Klein Coffee Maker Toy set
The Theo Klein coffee maker toy set is a must-have for moms with young kids or moms with grandchildren. Imagine the endless hours mom could have to entertain her little kids. Get it at Amazon for under $30.
It works almost like a Keurig and comes with a saucer, a cup, a spoon, a coffee machine and two coffee pods. You can pour water, listen to the brewing sound and see the water drip into the cup with this pretend coffee maker. Remember to add a bunch of flowers along with this gift to make mom feel extra special.
5. Scented Candles – Coffee Shop
Did you know 90% of candles are purchased by women? According to the National Candle Association, in the US, candles are a $3.2 billion business and 7 out of 10 household uses candles. Facts don’t lie! Most moms love candles. And if you’re looking to buy mom a gift consider getting this handmade in the USA, coffee shop themed soy candles. It is a set of three 4 oz candles – coffee bean, hazelnut and chai tea fragrance.
The company stands by their products. If mom is not completely satisfied, you get your money back. It includes a full refund, free shipping and hassle-free transaction. Get it at Amazon.com for $29.
6. Say it in French while mom drinks coffee
Get this c’est délicieux cupcake t-shirt for coffee loving mom. C‘est délicieux, is “it’s delicious” in French. For just $17.99, choose either black, navy, white, baby blue or purple.
Get it at Amazon.
7. Send mom to explore Ireland
Dublin is only around a 7-hour flight from New York City and Washington DC, eight hours from Chicago and just over eight hours from Atlanta.
Jojo Moyes in her book, The One Plus One wrote:
Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved.
Mom deserves the very best, especially on Mother’s Day. Choose one of these gifts and make mom’s day extra special.
Note: The Philosophy of Coffee, KOHIPRESS, and CoffeeBrewer were provided for this article. Opinions are our own.