December 19, 2016

The PDG Holiday Gift Guide, Level 3: Something Special


It’s six days to Christmas and you still haven’t managed to find the perfect gift for that someone special. Never fear – check out our level 3 gift guide and get those items today.

SEE ALSO: The PDG Holiday Gift Guide, Level 1: Stocking Fillers

Nate Castillo

Coffee and a sweet treat, the perfect Christmas morning combination. Credit:Nate Castillo

Behmor Connected Brewer

An SCAA-certified brewer, the Behmor Connected allows you to control temperature and bloom, and takes elevation into account. Its “pulse water delivery” mimics hand brewing and it can brew for up to eight people at a time – meaning you can make coffee for the whole family on Christmas Day. Even better: you can set it brewing from your phone, and even save your favourite recipe on the app!

behmor brewer

Great coffee for the whole family! Credit: Behmor

Baratza Sette 270

If you think it might be time for a grinder upgrade, consider the SCAA award-winning Sette 270. This innovative device grinds to an excellent quality at impressively fast speeds. A three-button  user-friendly interface allows you to quickly programme the grinder, and you’re ready to begin.

Baratza Sette 270

Get this for a coffee friend and they will love you forever.  Credit: Maxwell Gay from  Presta Coffee

Raven Stovetop Kettle + Tea Steeper

Whether for tea or coffee lovers, this stainless steel kettle is an absolute treat. It features a thermometer and tea filter, and the thermometer even gives steeping guidelines for different types of tea (black, oolong, green, etc.)

fellow kettle

Know someone that loves tea as much as they love coffee? Credit: Fellow

Acaia Lunar Waterproof Espresso Scales

When it comes to scales, this is the gadget to beat all gadgets. In fact, this is the second year in a row we’ve put it on our Christmas gift guide. It allows you to monitor weight, time, and flow-rate. What’s more, it fits into the tray of an espresso machine and  is waterproof. There’s no excuse to brew inconsistent espressos with this beautiful piece of equipment.

acaia lunar

Precision, practicality, and waterproofing. Credit: Acaia

Hipster 2Group

Designed and made in Sweden, this brewer allows you to control temperature, flow, and volume. Even better, you can make twice as much coffee as with the 1Group.

hipster brewer 2group

Control all the different variables when brewing with the Hipster 2Group. Credit: 3TEMP

Eazytamp 5 Star Pro

When it comes to good coffee, consistency is key – and nowhere is this more evident than when tamping. Inconsistent pressure will lead to inconsistent water channelling, which in turn creates an inconsistent extraction. But this tamper is specifically designed to avoid uneven tamping. Gift it to a loved one who can’t abide sour or bitter notes in their espresso.

Eazytamp 5 star tamper

Another amazing gift for your barista friend! Credit: Eazytamp


This automated pour over machine allows you to make up to ten cups in ten minutes, so no matter how many friends and family members your loved one has, they’ll be able to serve them all coffee without compromising on time spent catching up.


There’s no limit to the numer of pour overs you can make. Credit: T. Dewhurst

Behmor 1600+

Nothing beats the smell of freshly roasted coffee, and this tabletop roaster offers control, consistency, and ease of use. In fact, it’s used by producers and cooperatives from Guatemala to Cameroon to cup their own coffees.

behmor 1600 plus

Know someone that’s getting into roasting? This is the perfect gift! Credit: Behmor

Nuova Simonelli Oscar II

Prosumer and professional alike will appreciate this this top-of-the-range espresso machine. With volumetric programming, a heat exchange boiler, an above-average steam wand – and a price tag to match! – this gleaming machine makes a great present for someone you love very, very much.

Oscar II Nuova Simonelli

A great gift for any espresso aficionado. Credit: Nuova Simonelli

Happy holidays!

Featured photo credit: Hakanie

Please note: Some of the above items may be produced or sold by sponsors of Perfect Daily Grind. This list was created by a Perfect Daily Grind staff member based on their personal preferences, and without any influence from sponsors.

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