15 Tools Coffee-Loving Dads Need
Whether Dad depends on coffee to fuel his workweek or still enjoys a daily cup of joe well into retirement, you can't go wrong with a coffee-themed gift for your pop, husband, grandpa, or another favorite father figure. The following list includes gifts he may not think to treat himself to but will absolutely use on the regular - because, hey, it's coffee we're talking about.
Speed up the hours-long process of making a traditional cold brew with this handy device, which produces the perfect cup in just minutes. Bonus: You can keep this coffee maker in the fridge to store your java, which will stay fresh for up to 10 days.
Buy it: Vinci Express Cold Brew Electric Coffee Maker, $70; amazon.com
Some Like It Hot
Dad deserves better than lukewarm coffee. This safe, desk-friendly coffee warmer will keep his cup nice and warm. Plus, its waterproof exterior cleans up easily in case of a spill.
Buy it: BESTINNKITS Smart Coffee Warmer, $29; amazon.com
The Daily Grind
If Dad's serious about his coffee game, this best-selling bean grinder yields quality results for basically any brew method, from French press to Chemex to automatic brewers.
Buy it: Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, $139; amazon.com
The HUNU cup is a space-saving reusable coffee mug that collapses into a pocket-sized disk, allowing Dad to bring it wherever he goes. It's made of leak-proof silicone (a BPA-free material), so it's safe for the microwave, dishwasher, and freezer.
Buy it: HUNU Leakproof Pocket Cup Collapsible Coffee Cup, $18 (was $20); amazon.com
Frother Knows Best
This handheld milk frother will help him whip up his morning macchiato with minimal time and effort. Think of all the coffee shop trips it will save him!
Buy it: Zulay Original Milk Frother Handheld Foam Maker, $15 (was $18); amazon.com
Just Brew It
Does Dad's love of coffee rivals a barista's? Consider treating him to an espresso, cappuccino, and latte maker, like this top-rated model from Mr. Coffee, complete with a built-in milk frother for foolproof foam.
Buy it: Mr. Coffee Espresso and Cappuccino Maker, $180; amazon.com
Perfect for the pop who prefers a shot of espresso to a pot of coffee, this stovetop maker from bonVIVO isn't just more affordable, more compact, and easier to clean than a traditional espresso machine but it's also easy to use.
Buy it: bonVIVO Intenca Stovetop Espresso Maker, $28; amazon.com
If you're wondering what to give the father who already keeps an espresso machine on the counter, a humble coffee whisk may come as surprise. This unassuming, under-$20 tool, however, will help him yield consistently smooth cups time after time.
Buy it: MATOW Stainless Steel Espresso Coffee Stirrer, $15.99; amazon.com
Bean Thinking of You
What's more satisfying than sipping that first cup of coffee in the morning? Manually grinding beans before brewing 'em to achieve peak flavor and aroma. You're welcome, Dad.
Buy it: JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder with Adjustable Settings, $39.99; amazon.com
This stainless steel French press features a pre-filter and super-fine mesh filter to keep coffee grinds out, while its double-walled insulation keeps coffee hot for a long time. It won our pick for Best Stainless Steel French Press.
Buy it: Frieling USA Double-Walled Stainless-Steel French Press Coffee Maker, $66; amazon.com
Made of durable stainless steel, this 14-ounce YETI mug keeps coffee hot or cold thanks to its double-walled, vacuum-insulated design and trusty lid. Plus, its sweat-resistant handle feels comfortable when temperatures rise or fall - it's even wide enough to fit mittens.
Buy it: YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug, $30; amazon.com
Drip and Sip
If complicated brewing methods aren't Dad's speed, he'll find a percolator refreshingly easy to use; this stovetop (and campfire-friendly) pot from Farberware doesn't even require paper filters to brew. Bonus? Its retro-inspired design.
Buy it: Farberware 8-Cup Yosemite Percolator, $24; walmart.com
Just like the design of wine glasses can enhance tasting notes, this set of four ceramic mugs was with coffee in mind to bring out a bean's notes of cocoa, fruity, floral, or spicy.
Buy it: ESPRO Set of 4 Coffee Tasting Cups, $79.95; amazon.com