eightpointnine’s Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Coffee Addicts
It’s that time of year again, and we bet you’re already struggling to think of what to get people for Christmas (or what they can get for you). So we thought we’d take a little weight off your shoulders by compiling our Top 10 Gifts of 2012 for coffee addicts. You may want to purchase something off here for a known coffee lover, or perhaps drop some hints to your nearest & dearest when they’re asking what you want for Christmas…
Better still we have a fabulous prize to giveaway courtesy of our friends at occa-home - more on how to enter our competition below!
1. BEST MUGS
You’ve probably noticed it’s getting cold - time to dig out the jumpers/sweaters. Be super on trend with these Nordic inspired Marius mugs (thermo cups) which are so clever they even keep your coffee hotter for longer!
We love these Bodum espresso mugs for their really snazzy design and comfortable grip! The perfect gift for a design-conscious coffee drinker.
2. BEST COFFEE HAND GRINDER
The Ceramic Hario Coffee Mill is a mini hand grinder and we love the fact that it’s so lightweight; the plastic body makes for easy travelling, so you can have great coffee wherever you go. We’d advise getting this with the Aeropress to make fabulous coffee without breaking the bank!
3. BEST COFFEE POT
Depending on what you believe, this sleek Bistro Coffee Pot’s from Nick Munro was inspired by continental coffee shops, a bike pump or his love of penguins! Either way we think it looks amazing and is a great take on the humble cafetière - find out how you could win one below!
4. BEST ESPRESSO MAKER
It’s very likely that if you love your espressos (or know someone who does) you already have one of these. But we think it’s worth being put on the list just in case you don’t! The Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker, (6 Cup) is the original traditional espresso maker.
5. BEST MILK FROTHER
The beautiful Hostess HM250MA Milk Frother has 3 temperature settings, can be put in the dishwasher and can be used to froth milk for cappuccinnos, lattes, make wonderful hot chocolate drinks and even heat up your favourite soup! Eightpointnine’s very own Kris owns this magnificent little frother and vouches for it’s quality!
6. BEST GRINDER
The Rancilio Rocky coffee grinder is modelled after commercial machines. It uses slow turning commercial grade burr grinding wheels to crush the coffee beans, creating a consistent ground - your very own coffee house right in your kitchen.
7. BEST COFFEE MACHINE
We think that the Gaggia Classic RI8161 Coffee Machine is the perfect addition to your coffee lover’s kitchen. It’s impressive looking and solid, but small enough not to take up too much counter space. And the wonderful aroma produced by the fresh coffee is a bonus.
8. BEST ALTERNATIVE COFFEE MAKER
The Aerobie AeroPress Coffee Maker allows you to make fresh coffee in the time it would take you to previously make instant – 20 seconds! It’s a revolutionary piece of equipment that means you’ll never have to skimp on good coffee because you’re short of time!
9. BEST CAFETIERE / COFFEE PRESS
The Bodum 1308 Columbia Tea and Coffee Press is an 8 cup cafetiere with a fantastic build quality and an elegant design. The double-walled stainless steel gadget is a must have for those lazy Sunday morning coffee times.
Create a truly personalised gift today with our eightpointnine gift vouchers. They are the perfect present for your coffee loving friends (or enemies) and are recommended in this month’s BBC good food magazine. They now start from just £5.89 and the best part is you can print/send them straight away so perfect for that last minute panic or secret santa!
Competition Time - Win a Nick Munro Bistro Coffee Pot
Courtesy of our friends at occa-home.co.uk we have 1 of the amazing Nick Munro Bistro Coffee Pot’s to giveaway (RRP £59). To be in with a chance of winning, simply head over to our facebook page before December 16th, like us and complete the following simple sentence:
If Santa drank a personalised coffee blend from eightpointnine.com he would call it…..
7 days left to win yourself £30 worth of Amazon vouchers - create an image with our new logo in coffee, on a wall, as a crop circle, in photoshop, with coco pops, however you like!! More info on how to enter here: http://eightpointnine.tumblr.com/post/20905279887/photo-contest-lets-see-what-you-got
Good luck people.
Photo contest - lets see what you got!!
So after a casual mention about creating latte art with our logo and then seeing people actually having a go we’ve decided we should run a photo contest. We’ll reward one lucky contestants with a £30 Amazon Voucher for the best photo/image of our lovely new logo in a clever setting.
Feel free to be as creative as you like. On top of a frothy cup of hot java is one thing but why not come up with something even more unique? We can’t think what that could be but if you get a snap of it projected on the side of the Houses of Parliament then you probably in with a good chance of scooping the prize.
To help you out you can download, print and cut out a stencil/template right here: www.eightpointnine.com/goodies/eightpointnine-logo-template.pdf
We are not big on conventions - all you need to do to enter is post your wonderful image on our facebook page or twitter feed before the end of the month. Its that easy! We’ll then judge our favourite and let you know who the winner is.
Good luck one and all