Here’s a easy-to-make, thoughtful and customizable gift idea for every coffee lover on your list.
Since most flavored coffees are full of artificial flavors and aren’t made from organic beans, the solution is to make your own brew at home. By blending your own naturally flavored coffees, you can customize the taste perfectly to your recipient’s liking.
Add fresh hazelnuts, chili peppers, cinnamon sticks, cayenne pepper, or cocoa nibs–whatever you like–to whole coffee right before grinding. A little goes a long way so be conservative when adding the flavors.
Package them in a small paper or cloth bag and attach a label, tie on a ribbon of natural twine and voila!
And always, always use fair trade coffee.
Adapted from Simply Green Parties by Danny Seo (HarperCollins Publishers, 2006).