The holidays are here and in full swing. Although, it almost felt like Thanksgiving didn’t even happen. I ate several plates of food and then woke up from an afternoon nap to find that it is already December! With that, Christmas shopping is here!
Over the year, though, I have been given a lot of amazing Foodster items. Most of them fulfill my coffee and homebrew needs. Each one of these gifts is something I have either used, attended or is a local product. Enjoy these 5 ideas.
1. The Chemex Coffee Maker
Trust me, you will never have a better cup of coffee than one that comes from a Chemex. It even beats out a french press. This coffee maker is made for craft coffee and the weekend. You’ll need some extra time in the morning to make one of these during the work week.
If you do buy a Chemex you’re going to need a package of Chemex coffee filters, or else you won’t be able to brew!
Get it: here
2. GSI JavaMill
You’re probably wondering why would you exert so much energy in the morning to start brewing coffee. To me, and most coffee
snobs fans, it’s always worth it to have control of the whole process. If you’re into adventures, like myself, then this is a perfect size for your backpack.
Get it: Here
3. MugBum Mugs
If you’re grinding your own coffee beans and making a Chemex, where are you going to put your coffee? I suggest getting a vintage mug from MugBum. Two Des Moines locals created MugBum – Scott Kubie and his friend, Sara Briddell. Sara is a crafter and until recently was a barista at Capes Kafe at the social club.
Get it: here
4. Cooking Classes
Every once in a while, it’s good to sharpen your skills (and knives). Cooking classes are a great gift to give to your home chef. Their fun, interesting and allows you to expand your knowledge. The last two times I’ve been to a cooking class, I’ve learned something new. Whether it was a type of cut or just an interesting food hack. Check out some of the cooking classes Des Moines has to offer.
Price: $40 – $60
5. Two Tickets To The 2016 Culinary Affair
I attended the 2015 Culinary Affair and it was one amazing night. Give the gift of fine wine & cuisine with tickets to the 2016 Culinary Affair! They’ll have a night to remember with a lavish 7-course meal prepared by 7 of the Greater Des Moines area’s most accomplished, award-winning chefs. Each course is paired perfectly with one of 7 wines.
Get it: here
What other items would you add to this list? Share in the comments below.