Gourmet Coffee Gift Baskets

by Angela on December 18, 2009

If you are racking your brains over that ideal gift for Christmas, birthday or a corporate event, and the recipient is a coffee lover; then a “gourmet coffee gift basket” can be the perfect choice! Gourmet coffee beans pass through several processes to ensure that only the beans having the best size, flavor, color and quality are selected. So once you order a gourmet coffee gift basket, you can rest assured that you are gifting the best quality coffee. A gourmet coffee gift basket contains several varieties of gourmet coffee along with other delicious goodies like chocolates, candy, syrups, biscotti and sometimes, even chocolate spoons and coffee mugs!

Varieties of Gourmet Coffee

When it comes to variety of gourmet coffee in gourmet coffee gift baskets, you are spoilt for choice. The after-taste, body and acidity of the coffee depend on its place of origin. Gourmet coffee is made from the best quality Arabica beans, grown almost all over the world. You can create gourmet gift baskets from Columbian, Kenyan, Sumatran, and Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, or a blend of all these varieties.

If you fancy flavored coffee, then again the choice is unlimited. The popular varieties include hazelnut, caramel, vanilla, tiramisu and cinnamon flavors. If you want to select by type, then you may go for dark, espresso, cappuccino or café mocha coffees.

If your recipient is allergic to caffeine, you can still gift the person a gourmet coffee gift basket with decaf varieties. Do you care about the environment? Then organically grown gourmet coffee gift baskets might be perfect for you.

Customizing the Gourmet Coffee Gift Basket

The beautiful basket holding the gourmet coffee beans is normally made of wicker and wrapped in cellophane. The baskets come in various wonderful designs and can be used even after the contents are removed. Most vendors allow you to select the basket along with the contents from a host of options.

Many vendors also allow you to choose the kinds of coffee you can add in the basket. The accompaniments can be customized according to the taste of the recipient -for example, you could add premium tea varieties, syrups or a personal message on the coffee mug. If your recipient prefers to grind his/her own coffee, then you could gift him/her fresh gourmet coffee beans along with a coffee blender. Most vendors start grinding the beans only after receiving the order, to retain the freshness of the coffee.

How to Order the Gourmet Coffee Gift Basket

Gourmet coffee gift baskets may be purchased pre-made or customized .The baskets are available in grocery stores, convenience stores or may be bought online. There is a wide array of offerings in gourmet coffee gift baskets and prices range from $20 to $150. Some local home-made baskets may be cheaper than $20 as there are savings on transportation and delivery.

So, pick up that pen and paper right away, and make a list of all the gourmet coffees and goodies that your loved ones yearn for. And mix and match to create that ultimate gift: the gourmet coffee gift basket!

“Gourmet Coffee Gift Baskets”
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