Photo by Monika Grabkowska
While this year’s holiday season may look different, the joy of giving lives on.
Here, we’ve curated a selection of products for the coffee or tea lover in your life (or yourself!). From subscription boxes to boozy (and booze-free) add-ins, these products are sure to spread much-needed holiday cheer.
Double the Function, Double the Fun
Stainless Tumbler with Tea Strainer & Handle
This leak-proof, 16-oz. vacuum insulated tumbler comes with a dual infuser and strainer that does far more than simply hold tea. Enjoy freshly made cold-brew tea or brew various loose-leaf teas using the dual infuser and strainer. When it is done brewing, simply lift it by the handle to remove, and place it on the lid that conveniently turns into an infuser stand. Inspired by the traditional purple clay teapot, the fine texture of porous finish creates the sense of comfort with every sip. Available in three colors, find Zojirushi’s Stainless Tumbler with Tea Strainer and Handle (SE-KAE48) at zojirushi.com.
Calabash Tea & Tonic
Washington, D.C.-based teahouse Calabash Tea & Tonic offers its CALA-Box, a monthly subscription service featuring their popular tea and spice blends. For $39.99 a month, subscribers will receive a specially curated “wellness toolbox.” Each box contains two Calabash tea blends, a Calabash spice blend, and organic seeds for planting from Cultivate The City, a local urban agriculture organization, along with exclusive recipes developed by Calabash owner, herbalist, and naturopathic doctor Sunyatta Amen. The CALA-Box can be shipped nationwide, and is available for purchase singularly or by subscription. To learn more and to place your first order, visit calabashtea.com/calabox.
From Origin to Doorstep
African Coffee Club
Ten years ago, when Mukurima Muriuki moved from Kenya to the United States, he found it difficult to get freshly roasted coffee beans from Africa. That’s why he started African Coffee Club, so that coffee lovers could access high-quality coffee they may otherwise not know about. The coffee subscription service delivers fair trade, whole bean coffee sourced from the best coffee-growing regions in Africa, straight to your door. Subscribers can choose to receive coffee every two, four, or six weeks, with each cycle offering a coffee from a unique region, plus a postcard about that region and tasting notes. Start your subscription today at africancoffeeclub.com.
Ivy’s Tea Co.
Pop culture- and hip-hop-inspired holistic health brand Ivy’s Tea Co. offers an exciting range of teas, tea merch (including its popular “Trap China” line), and tea’s best friend: honey! Ivy’s herb-infused honeys are all natural, raw, and organic, with locally sourced ingredients, providing a healthier alternative to refined white sugars. Choose from the vanilla-infused Crime, orange-infused Shmoney, cinnamon/clove-infused Side Piece, or the new Stunt, simply turmeric and wildflower honey. Ivy’s is the brainchild of first-generation herbalist Shanae Jones—visit ivystea.com to learn more about her story, and to order your next jar of honey.
Delicious to the Core
Caramel Apple Butter
Iconic seasonal flavors are wrapped up in every cozy bottle of Monin Caramel Apple Butter Syrup. Natural orchard-fresh apple meets comforting caramel and warm cinnamon, all layered with a rich buttery taste for a flavor that will make you want to snuggle up with your cup all through the colder months. Indulge in a variety of buttery lattes, decadent frappés, hot teas, and more. Monin Caramel Apple Butter Syrup is part of Monin’s Clean Label family delivering the highest-quality, natural flavors made without any artificial ingredients. Available now on monin.com.
Takeaway with Ease
Barista Pro Shop
Looking to make your coffee-on-the-go experience even better for customers? Whether you’re introducing menu options for takeout or searching for your standard to-go products, Barista Pro Shop stocks supplies ranging from FoamAroma’s innovative hot cup lid to classic Chinet 4-cup carriers. Need more? Your customers can stock up with the brand-new 96-oz. beverage to-go carafes! Find to-go products and much more for your coffee shop at baristaproshop.com/wholesale.
Oh My, Customized Surprise
Custom Imprinted Mugs & Bottles
Increase your brand exposure with customized mugs and bottles! Whether it’s your logo on an insulated mug as a retail item or an anniversary logo to celebrate a milestone, the options are endless. Most Zojirushi vacuum insulated products can be imprinted with design up to four colors. Orders start at 48 units. Act now for a special pricing offer for Fresh Cup readers—just mention “Fresh Cup” when inquiring at zojirushi.com/captcha/imprint.php.
The (Vegan) Spice of Life
Spiced Macadamia Creamers
Plant-based, eco-conscious brand Milkadamia is releasing two new flavors of creamers, cinnamon and chai, just in time for the holidays. The naturally flavored cinnamon and chai releases join Milkadamia’s line of creamers that includes unsweetened and vanilla options. Made from raw macadamia nuts, the company’s completely dairy-free products deliver rich and creamy satisfaction with every pour. Ethically driven, the company is committed to sustainable farming techniques including regenerative agriculture, which can help to reverse climate change. Find recipes, and learn why “moo is moot,” at milkadamia.com.
Making Spirits Bright
Red Eye Rye
Standard Proof Whiskey Co.
Standard Proof Whiskey Co. crafts an expression that will warm you up this season. The Nashville company’s Red Eye Rye infuses its premium rye whiskey with 100% arabica coffee sourced from South America. Aged in new American oak barrels for 18 months, the whiskey delivers an invigorating spice and oak balance. Enjoy Red Eye Rye neat, on the rocks, in a cocktail, or as a splash in your cup of coffee! Find recipe inspiration at standardproofwhiskey.com.
With at-home tea consumption on the rise, Hojicha Co. aims to bring the distinct flavor of Japan to your cup with its release of Hojicha Classic, a Japanese roasted green tea crafted in Kyoto. Green tea leaves grown on the hillsides of Kyoto, Japan, are roasted at a high temperature to bring out a toasted aroma and a taste that is sweet, smoky, and without a hint of bitterness. Hojicha Classic can be prepared hot, iced, or cold-brewed, or enjoyed as a tea latte. The tea is sold in resealable 80-gram bags exclusively at hojicha.co.
Can You Dig It?
Canned Cold Brew
Cold brew fans across the country won’t have to look far for ready-to-drink cans of single-origin or barrel-aged coffees. After spending years refining its methods of sourcing, roasting, brewing, and canning, the popular West Coast brand Modern Times is expanding into Sprouts Farmers Market stores across the U.S., where customers will find a rotating selection of both single-origin and barrel-aged cold brews. Whether you’re an existing fan or an uninitiated cold brew newcomer, learn how to get your hands on a can at sprouts.com/stores or moderntimesbeer.com.
Homage to Heritage
Gourmet Coffee Series
Turkish Coffee Lady
Turkish Coffee Lady has launched a new gourmet collection of coffee blends aiming to highlight Turkey’s heritage. Inspired by the country’s rich cultural inheritance, eight different flavors represent historical regions of Istanbul, Mardin, Cappadocia, Aegean, Zeugma, Göbeklitepe, Patara, and Ephesus, with flavors including traditional, mixed, mastic gum, cardamom, caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, and strawberry. Created in partnership with Göksu Global, this series also supports women empowerment in the post-COVID-19 era: 5% of the sales from each blend for one year will support the mentorship and leadership development programs of TCL Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization. Order today at turkishcoffeelady.com.
Limited Edition, Limitless Support
Roasted Rick’s 2nd Edition
Food 4 Farmers
Food 4 Farmers and Vermont Artisan Coffee announce the second release of Roasted Rick’s, a series of limited-edition coffees that honor the work of the nonprofit’s founder, Rick Peyser, and the farming families at the heart of the coffee industry. Roasted by Vermont Artisan Coffee, this release is a sweet and fruity blend of coffee from Fazenda São Francisco in Brazil and the small farmers of Anserma Cooperative in Colombia. Selling for $20, all proceeds support food security work with coffee-farming families in Latin America. Order your bag today at the roaster’s website, vtartisan.com.
Blend a Breakthrough Beverage
You’re one scoop away from delicious and decadent frappés with Monin’s new Natural Frappé Bases. Four clean label powdered frappé bases, made without any artificial ingredients, are now available in Vanilla Bean, Mocha, Chocolate, and Cream (Plain). Blend with ice to enjoy or add a shot of espresso (or coffee) for a caffeine-friendly option. Each frappé pairs well with several Monin Syrups, Sauces, or Purées, which makes it easy to offer numerous flavor options to your customers. Each bag makes approximately 30 16-oz. beverages, and all four are available now on monin.com.