Clever Coffee Dripper (£15)
An easier way to brew pour-over coffee, the Clever Coffee Dripper negates the need to pour water slowly over grounds or fret about the temperature dropping while water drips into a cup. Its shut-off valve allows the grounds to settle naturally, even when all the water is tipped in in one go. An idiot-proof way to make a great cup o’ joe.
Hario Skerton Hand Grinder (£20)
Assuming the recipient doesn’t object to a bit of manual labour, this hand grinder represents a delightfully affordable way to enjoy freshly-ground coffee every morning. Small and lightweight enough to be taken on camping trips and the like, it uses high quality ceramic burrs that’ll hold their sharpness for longer.
Philips Senseo HD7825 (£50)
Coffee snobs may look down their noses at pod-based machines, but they’re certainly a step up from pouring boiling water over a teaspoon of freeze-dried Kenco. This compact Senseo-based machine from Philips is currently available at a low, low price, and unlike many pod coffee makers it can brew two cups of the good stuff at once.
Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster (£330)
Something, perhaps, for the true coffee connoisseur who wants the maximum control over the way their cups taste. Feed this roaster up to half a pound of green beans (NB: we mean coffee beans obviously, not regular green beans) and it’ll cook ‘em up a treat. Temperature and roast time can be tuned to your precise needs, and there’s even a large chaff collector included to capture the waste – and help send the fumes towards a ventilation source. When it comes to home coffee-making, the only way to be more authentic would be to fly to Colombia and harvest the beans yourself.