Crank that Vince Guaraldi or Mariah Carey - it’s time to talk gifts! We don’t want to pretend we have someone on the inside at the North Pole...but maybe we do? If we were responsible for filling Santa’s bag with CREMA goodies this year, here’s what we’d choose:
Brewers’ Kit - Take a journey through the Brewing section of our online store (or the retail shelves at our cafe) and create your own brewers’ kit to get someone started brewing fantastic coffee at home. We offer a range of prices and methods for various brewing devices, grinders and everything in-between so you can fulfill their dreams of being a barista while you suit your own budget. Available online and in-store.
Ten Together Anniversary Set - The die-hard CREMA fan in your life will rejoice when they unwrap this celebration of our tenth anniversary! It’s a Limited Release set of a few of our favorite things (sleek design, recyclable materials, tasty coffee and a specially-designed slip cast mug). We relied on all of our old faithfuls from the people who designed the box down to the family who produced the coffee and came up with something that we truly feel invites you in on celebrating who we are and what we do. Available online and in-store.
Askinosie Treats - Our friends at Askinosie, based in Springfield, MO, view chocolate the way we view coffee and that has led to a years-long relationship with these passionate purveyors of cacao confections. For the holiday they have released two treats that we think belong in the stockings of your loved-ones. The return of their Peppermint Bark is not to be missed - it’s an elevated take on a classic. And speaking of elevated classics, their malt balls will take your Christmas Day trip to the movie theatres to the next level! Available in-store.
Subscription - One of our most popular gift options every year, a subscription is the perfect way to spoil the daily coffee drinker in your life. The best part about the subscription is that you can choose the right package to fit your budget. Distant relative? Go for the monthly subscription at 3 months. Splurging for your daughter or son? Go all out with 12 months - you could even opt for the bi-monthly option to make sure they are never without CREMA coffee in their mug! Available online.
Standart Mag - We have been loving this artfully crafted monthly publication and so will the coffee fanatic in your life. Standart - “Standing for the art of coffee” - is replete with dazzling art, compelling stories and photography to match. Separated into three sections “Coffee,” “People,” and “World,” there is something for every kind of coffee lover in this magazine. Their goal is to “show people that our passion is not posh or hipster - good coffee can be the standard for every cup.” And that shines through in every page. Available in-store.
Coffee Classes - We’ll never stop saying it...experiences trump material possessions every time! Our coffee classes are capped at 6 people per class to ensure a setting that’s conducive to getting as much out of the experience as possible. Whether looking to up their at-home brewing game or dive deep into the science of espresso extraction, we have something for everyone! We don’t expect you to know the exact class/date/time that your gift recipient will want, so we encourage you to hang onto your money (for now) and let them know you’ll purchase their chosen class when the time comes. Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send a letterpressed card letting them know what’s in store for them.
Coffee Blossom Honey - For the individual in your life that loves for everything to have a purpose behind it, Coffee Blossom Honey makes for an incredible gift (or stocking stuffer!). The use of bees in coffee growing is essential as they allow the coffee blossoms to set. Beyond that, each jar of honey is sourced from an intentionally-chosen micro lot with the goal of “strengthening farmer relationships, promoting bee education, improving quality and building sustainability.” Lest we not forget, this is also HONEY we’re talking about here! Floral, fruity, sweet honey that’s just as delicious in your tea as it is on a spoon. Available online and in-store.
Bona Vita Drip Brewer - Speaking of various brewing devices, snag a Bona Vita Drip Brewer for the person torn between delicious coffee and the “set it and forget it” life. On the list of SCAA Certified Brewers, you’d be surprised how many baristas in our shop have this very machine on their own countertops at home. Producing a quality cup of coffee with little effort (see for yourself on our brewing guide), the Bona Vita Drip Brewer is perfect for those busy mornings or for someone who wants to pare down their plethora of brewing vessels at home. Available in-store.
CREMA MiiR Tumbler - We’re a fan of all of our tumblers here at CREMA, but we’re kind of fangirling over these newest vessels from MiiR - especially the tiny 6-ouncer that’s almost as cute as a tiny puppy cuddling with a baby pig. The classic 12-ounce size is just right for someone who wants to take their morning coffee from home to the office, while the 6-ounce size is the key to an environmentally-friendly cappuccino at your favorite shop (we’ll even give you 15 cents off if you use it in our cafe!). Available online and in-store.
There you have it - we basically just did all of your holiday shopping for you. Now all you have to do is wrap ‘em up (did we mention we sell CREMA wrapping paper in-store as well?!), nestle them under the tree and receive all the praise for being the best gift-giver on this side of the Mississippi (Grand Canyon? Atlantic Ocean? Sorry, we don’t know where you live…).
HAPPY HOLIDAYS YA FILTHY ANIMALS!