Exploring the natural wonders of Vancouver Island this holiday season is not complete without a cozy cup of coffee to keep warm. For those friends or family members you would consider a coffee connoisseur, here are some locally created gift ideas. From locally roasted coffee beans, to organic cold brew, espresso flavoured treats, and coffee subscription boxes, these gifts will be sure to satisfy their taste buds.
A coffee subscription is a gift that keeps on giving! Drumroaster Coffee, Discovery Coffee, Foglifter Coffee Roasters, French Press Coffee Roasters, and Bows & Arrows Coffee Roasters are just a few examples of local companies offering coffee subscriptions. Receive a unique blend of freshly roasted beans delivered to your loved ones door bi-weekly or monthly. Salt Spring Coffee offers coffee gift boxes, all which include their limited edition Holiday Blend. Choose from a variety of tailored options such as the “Coffee Lover Deluxe Set” or the “But First Coffee” gift box.
Looking for something a little more unique? Cold-brew! Fernwood Coffee Company and Gulf Island Coffee Roasting Co. each have their own creative spin on this delicious coffee beverage. For sweet tooths, consider gifting a coffee flavoured treat. Espresso almond biscotti, locally created by Melinda’s Biscotti, pairs perfectly with a warm drink. For chocolate lovers, Hot Chocolates and Denman Island Chocolates have it covered with espresso chocolate bars.
Coffee scrubs, candles and soaps from Rhino Coffee are the perfect way to wind down on the cold winter days. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a relaxing evening being pampered with their favourite aroma – espresso!
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An aeropress or coffee tumbler from a local coffee shop will allow friends and family to brave the west coast weather and bring their favourite coffee along on all their adventures. Check out the ones at Tofino Coffee Roasting Co. Do you have people in your life that love experimenting and learning new skills? Caffe Fantastico and Hey Happy offer a variety of home brewing coffee makers and accessories. These are perfect for those wanting to spend time at home this holiday season.
There are plenty of locally crafted gifts for the coffee lovers in your life this holiday season. Be creative and support your community coffee shops and roasters. Happy shopping!