If you’re the soon-to-be-wed couple who can’t say “I do” without a little java running through your veins, then your registry is the perfect place to begin setting up your new coffee bar. I probably don’t have to tell you what coffee to buy, or if you need cream and sugar, but I can suggest to you what a few products I personally need to brew the freshest — and best — cup o’ Joe at home. Check out these registry gifts for coffee lovers.
A Coffee Maker
Let’s start with the basics: The drip coffee maker. Not only does Cuisinart’s Coffee Maker brew at exactly the right temperature to create the perfect cup, it also can be programmed to start percolating when your alarm goes off. You’ve got the option to brew 2 to 14 cups of coffee (we’re a long way from your parent’s one-option coffee maker!) and an insulated carafe that keeps your coffee hot if you forgot about it — oh did we mention the freshness timer? It lets you know just how long that coffee’s been sitting there. Basically, it’s got you covered if you want the precision of hand-crafted coffee with the ease of ordering at your favorite local coffee shop. (Cuisinart 14-Cup Perfectemp Programmable Coffee Maker in White, $99.95)
A Coffee Grinder
As any coffee snob will admit, we know you don’t like anything but freshly ground beans. That’s why your registry should include a coffee grinder. OXO’s Conical Burr Grinder will produce consistent grounds every time, and includes a built-in scale that measures your grounds in cups or grams to take the guesswork out of the process; or, you can grind manually without the scale if you prefer. It’s also designed to minimize mess while grinding, so you won’t have to clean up ground coffee dust when you should be enjoying your brew. (OXO Barista Brain Conical Burr Grinder with Integrated Scale, $199.99)
A French Press
This is a registry item you may want to have two of — one for home, and one for the office. This classic French press coffee maker combines flair, style and sophistication, while bringing the full, fresh flavor of café culture into the comfort of your own home! This means your brew will be protected and insulated — plus, you get a crystal-clear view of the coffee brewing process. With a 34-ounce capacity it’s the perfect maker to use for breakfast in bed (hint hint: think about this for your first anniversary!) or at work. One batch in this press could get you through even the toughest day. (Bodum Copper French Press, $50)
A Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Did you and your fiancé jump on the cold brew trend this year? Save yourself those daily trips (and that daily expense) to the coffee shop and make it at home instead — it’s a lot easier than you think with the proper cold brew coffee maker. After steeping grounds in OXO’s cold brew maker for 24 hours, you’ll brew up a concentrate (the maker filters out the grounds so you won’t end up with the “sludge” at home techniques can often produce) that will provide cold brew coffee for a week at a time. Yes, your wallet will actually thank you. (OXO Cold Brew Coffee Maker, $49.99)
An Airtight Canister
Great coffee starts with great beans, and you’ll want to keep yours fresh and safe in a sealed container until they’re ready for the grinder. Accented with an eye-catching copper-plated top, this set of glass storage jars comes in three sizes—17, 34 and 64 ounces—to provide attractive countertop storage. And because the containers are stackable and easy to store, you should register for more than one if you’re the type of couple who likes a variety — French roast, espresso, and decaf anyone? — on hand. (Bodum Chambord Classic Copper Storage Jars Set of Three, $54.95)
Whether you’re a just-one-cup-in-the-morning kind of person or a total caffeine devotee, these products from OXO will help take you from bean to brew and serve up a solid, flavorful coffee every time. These must-have coffee items definitely deserve a spot on your wedding registry — and in your newlywed home.