The journey into purchasing coffee gifts is one that opens the doors to many coffee resources and ideas that the gift-giver will most likely keep in mind for their own coffee drinking pleasures. One of the things that should be known when buying the perfect coffee gift is whether or not the coffee should be decaffeinated or not. Some people are required to drink decaf by their doctors and a gift of regular coffee would be basically useless. There are just as many decaffeinated choices in coffee gifts as there are caffeinated which makes it easy to choose a coffee gift they can use. Whole bean or ground is another factor that must be considered when buying the perfect coffee gift. If the gift recipient doesn't have a coffee grinder coffee beans would not be a good choice. On the other hand, grinder with coffee beans would be a great coffee gift to introduce them to freshly ground coffee beans. There are gourmet coffee websites that will put together gift baskets and offer grinders as well as beans. Flavored, gourmet roasted or plain are other options that should be considered. There are many people who think it is sacrilege to add flavoring to coffee beans. Giving them a flavored coffee gift would be like giving a fur coat to someone who lives in the desert, they aren't going to use it but they aren't going to admit it either. On the other side of the fence are those who love flavored coffees and will experiment with a variety of flavors. These are ideal candidates for flavored coffee gifts. These gifts can be gift baskets filled with a variety of flavored coffees in small sizes or gourmet roasted coffees with flavored syrups and creamers in the basket. Gourmet coffee roasts are excellent gifts for people who don't like flavored coffee but would still appreciate a premium coffee.
Gift baskets can be made with a selection of gourmet roasts and coffee creamers that will be appreciated and used for many days. Gourmet roasts appeal to all coffee drinkers although it is a good idea to know whether or not the person likes a mild roast, dark roast or a blended roast. This makes choosing the coffee easier. Someone who prefers a light roasted coffee might not like a bold roasted coffee. Buying the perfect coffee gift often includes adding a sweet treat to the gift. Many people enjoy coffee cake or biscotti with their coffee. Some gourmet coffee shops and coffee websites offer sweet pastries and cakes that they will include with the gift. This special touch shows that extra thought was put into the gift and it will truly be remembered. Coffee gifts are the ideal present for java junkies and coffee connoisseurs who indulge in their favorite brew on a daily basis. These gifts can be put together with a trip to the local coffee shop or ordered pre-packaged from gourmet coffee websites and coffee shops. Birthdays, Christmas or just a simple thinking of you, are all great occasions for sending a coffee gift basket.