Forget Hazelnut Coffee… Make Your Own Specialty Coffee Baskets!
When you’re a good cook, you have to learn how to share. After all, what’s the point of creating great food and great drinks, and not sharing them with anyone else? As cooks, chefs, and mixologists ourselves, we love sharing recipes, products, and life in general with our friends and customers.
We’ve found that one of the best ways we can share is by creating coffee baskets. Coffee baskets can include everything from premium, roasted coffee to handheld grinders, flavored syrups, and everything in between. They make wonderful gifts or elaborate ways to say “thank you.”
As we approach the holiday season, why not consider creating a few coffee baskets of your own that you can share with friends or family? They’ll appreciate it a lot more than hazelnut coffee or some kind of pre-flavored creamer!
How to Make Specialty Coffee Baskets
- Start by choosing a pretty basket that you know the recipient would appreciate. It doesn’t even have to be a traditional basket, per se. You could get really creative with this part of the process – which we would encourage! Use a picnic basket or a rustic, antique fruit crate. Or, if the gift is for soon-to-be-parents, you could even use a baby basket for your coffee basket. Whatever you do, just have fun with it!
- Next, start filling the coffee baskets with goodies. We have some great affordably priced and compact gift packs that you can slip in. Or, if you want to go all out, try this Holiday six pack, which includes delicious syrups like Eggnog, Pumpkin Spice, and Chai.
- You could include a flavored coffee like hazelnut coffee, but we recommend that you allow the recipient to do the flavoring herself. Instead of hazelnut coffee (albeit popular!), try using a locally roasted coffee instead. If you’ve never explored your own local coffee scene, you might be surprised at the number of roasters out there.
- If you’re feeling particularly generous, you could even include a small coffee brewing device like a stovetop espresso unit or a single cup French press. These items can be relatively inexpensive for the long-lasting enjoyment they bring.
- Also, a personalized mug or thoughtful accessory (coffee spoons, for example) can go a long way with your coffee baskets.
- Lastly, remember that your coffee baskets aren’t just about the coffee; they’re about the relationship. Don’t forget to include a little note or card!