- The ideal machine for "coffee geeks" or "coffee snobs"
- More precise settings than any smart coffee maker on the market
- Customizable; and controlled easily via the smartphone app
6-cup brewing minimum, and no timer function.
Meaningfulness: If your friend can't start the day without their perfect cup of coffee, this is the gift for them. The user-friendly operation—everything from setup to brewing your first cup of coffee is a breeze—makes it easy for the tech-challenged to get started right out of the box. The machine is highly durable, with a simple design that will keep it working well for years to come. The stainless steel carafe has vacuum-insulated walls, meaning it will maintain the warmth of the coffee for up to a few hours.
The machine allows for total control over the brewing process. The controls allow your friend to set the precise brewing temperature (from 190 to 210), adjust the pre-soak setting (for anywhere from 15 seconds to 2 minutes), and more. There's no timer setting to program the right time to make a cup of coffee, but the one-touch design allows your friend to set the coffee brewing from anywhere in your house—using their Bluetooth-enabled smartphone.
Originality: How many of your friends can claim that they own a smart coffee maker? This is one of the most original gifts you can give, and absolutely worth it! The one-touch design is great for anyone, but coffee snobs/geeks will love experimenting with the app's versatile features. They can choose roast level, soak time, brewing temperature, and more. The app can be expanded to increase brewing options and give your friends more ways to make a perfect cup of coffee!
Price: At $140, this is one of the best-priced smart coffee machines on the market. It delivers consistent performance and maximum precision—everything your coffee-loving friend needs to be happy!
- Rated #23 in 29 Best Christmas Gifts for Friends