We all know that receiving yet another useless knickknack from a relative or a Secret Santa can be a pretty disappointing experience. But what could be better than the enlivening, rejuvenating, and above-all damn tasty gift of coffee?
Here are some Christmas Gift ideas from Chimney Fire HQ to suit every kind of recipient, from beginners to fanatics...
Consumables are becoming more and more popular as Christmas gifts, as we all quite rightly try to cut down on the amount of unnecessary stuff we own. Following on from a successful first year we have updated our 12 Days of Discovery Coffee Gift Box with all our monthly coffees from 2022, plus a beautiful new sleeve illustration of a Christmasssy roastery setting.
This year we are also offering our Christmas Discovery Coffee in 250g and 500g options, with both presented in recyclable gift boxes - a perfect small gift for the coffee lover in your life.
£1 from every 12 Days of Discovery box sold is donated to Re-Cycle. Our Discovery Coffee Subscription is also available as a gift for three or six months, so you'll never have to worry about running out of coffee again!
Not sure what grind size to choose? Select ‘medium’ to cover most options, or ‘fine’ if you’re sure they have an espresso machine!
In November we announced to the world that we are moving to a brand new home at Denbies Wine Estate, and this means from 2023 our Bean to Cup Coffee Experiences will be back and better than ever.
Throughout the morning, we’ll take you on a tour from bean to cup whilst tasting four different coffees brewed in different ways.
After a welcome coffee, we’ll talk you through the process of coffee growing and production, exploring the many environmental and human factors that go into making your cup of coffee taste the way it does. We’ll also explain the skills behind how coffee is roasted, alongside a sample roast.
Next we’ll learn about the art of brewing and prepare a V60 filter coffee together so you can get the best out of your coffee at home.
The final part of the experience will test your tastebuds! You’ll take part in a coffee cupping session (a coffee slurping session, sort of like wine tasting) – this will be a blind tasting with all four coffees you’ve already tried so you can see if you can pick out which coffee is which!
All participants receive a goodie bag containing a coffee of their choice from the day, plus discounts and more.
Making coffee at home in the morning and using a Keep Cup is an easy way to save money (and drink better coffee, we say!).
Versatile brewers like the classic Aeropress are a very affordable way to make great coffee without fuss - depending on your chosen recipe you can brew anything from a punchy short espresso drink to a mellow cafetiere-style cup, without the gross sludge to deal with.
If you are looking for something more substantial, we always say the best way to improve your home coffee making is to grind your own beans - if you’ve got countertop space to spare then there’s the Wilfa Svart Grinder, or you can go portable with the Timemore Chestnut C2 Hand Grinder (also great for camping trips!).
Want to go the whole hog? We stock a range of amazing Sage coffee equipment, including the flagship Barista Pro, Bambino Plus, and Smart Grinder.
Coffee Stocking Fillers
We’ve got plenty of coffee stocking fillers to choose from on our site - branded merchandise, collaborative espresso martini and beer with Silent Pool Distillers and The Park Brewery, plus other useful bits and bobs to help keep coffee machines clean and grinders purring.