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Buying the Best Holiday Gift for your Partner

Holiday gift giving is a way of reminding your loved ones that you care about them. It’s a time-honored tradition practiced by people all around the world. However, as we all know, choosing the perfect present is never as easy as it seems.

This is even more true when you’re choosing a gift for your partner. No matter how well you know them, picking that perfect gift is something that requires a lot of planning and thought.

If this is the case for you, and you’re shopping for a coffee lover, we’re here to put your mind at ease. Keep on reading to discover the best holiday gifts for your partner.

Holiday Chemex

Coffee

Well, it might seem like an obvious choice, but we definitely recommend buying coffee.

If your partner’s already a big coffee drinker, freshly roasted coffee beans will always make them happy. If they are not, our specialty coffee might be just the best way to start them on their journey.

Did you know that as well as tasting delicious and giving you that burst of caffeine, coffee has a range of other benefits?

Take its health benefits, for example. Coffee doesn’t only naturally make you feel more energized, but recent studies also suggest that it lowers the risk of several conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.

Furthermore, if you know your roaster or café cares about sourcing coffee in an ethical way, you can be sure that a good amount of money you spend reaches those who grow the coffee in the first place.

In light of this, we’ve put together a thoughtful selection of coffees for this holiday season. These are perfect as a gift for someone to enjoy on their own, or great when enjoyed with friends and family.

Tres Estrellas Higher Grounds Coffee Gift Box

Tres Estrellas COMSA gift box

This special trio is part of our Apex Series, hailing from the COMSA co-operative in Marcala, Honduras. It comprises three amazing coffees produced by three amazing women: Miriam “Betty” Perez, Irma Garcia, and Karla Portillo.

Betty is a longstanding advocate of women in leadership positions within the co-operative. For years now, she has consistently produced outstanding coffees at Finca Clave de Sol.

This year, we are thrilled to be featuring her coffee. This particular lot is honey processed, with mellow acidity and beautiful, juicy flavors of caramel and green apple. In our opinion, it’s best suited for pour over brewers like the Chemex or V60.

Irma is another member of this trio. She began producing coffee in 2012 and joined COMSA in 2018. Her farm, El Suyapal, sits at an elevation of 1,615 m.a.s.l. in the community of Las Marías, where she produces the amazing coffee we roast in Michigan.

This washed coffee has a juicy body and bright, sparkling acidity. Its cup profile is sweet and delicate, with notes of tamarind, vanilla, and honey.

Last but not least, we have Karla. Her coffee is particularly special. This year, her honey processed lot stood out from the crowd.

It was recognized as a finalist for the Good Food Awards, an honor bestowed annually upon some of the most delicious and sustainable food products in the US.

Her farm, Planeta Verde, was founded in 2015 as a family project, with the objective of producing high-quality organic coffees. We can say with absolute certainty that the coffee Karla and her family grow lives up to this description.

This coffee is unique and distinctive, with notes of strawberry-rhubarb streusel and wildflower honey.

HG Sampler gift box

The HG Sampler

Our Sampler gift box features three of our best-selling coffee blends. These coffees are very special to us, as they represent some of our oldest relationships with farmers around the world.

They also span a wide range of roast profiles, meaning that there’s something here for everyone.

Funky Mamacita

Funky Mamacita is a blend that we offer in honor of our founding coffee bar manager and good friend, Alita. Alita was the first team member to have a baby while working with us.

Funky Mamacita is a blend of organic coffees from Peru and Honduras. It’s roasted medium to dark, with bold, hearty, and earthy flavors, and notes of roasted nuts.

Highland Humanity

Highland Humanity is one of our best-selling organic coffees. It’s named in honor of the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, where we have worked for several years. 

Like the Funky Mamacita, this blend also includes an organic Peruvian coffee. It has a delicious, balanced flavor profile, with notes of caramel and cocoa.

Justice

Our organic Justice blend is a medium-light coffee, and is our take on the popular “breakfast blend”.

Justice features coffees from Guatemala and Ethiopia, with delicate notes of vanilla and citrus, and a distinctive but mellow acidity.

Gift Higher Grounds Coffee 

At the end of the day, the holidays are a special time of the year, no matter how you celebrate them. It’s a time to enjoy yourself while surrounded by those you love. 

Whether this is family, friends, or your other half, giving gifts is a great way to remind them that they’re in your thoughts.

From all of us here at Higher Grounds Trading, happy holidays and a happy new year!