Christmas 2021 is fast approaching - isn't it amazing how the time flies! It's been a trialling year (or two) to say the least, so usher in some festive joy this Christmas with our Machina Coffee Gift Guide.
Whether you're shopping for a bonafide coffee fanatic, a keen newbie to the scene, or looking to share some of your own coffee love, there's something for everyone this Christmas at Machina Coffee.
Bring a bit of joy to your winter brew with a cup of our limited edition Feliz Navidad Christmas coffee from ISMAM in Mexico. Perfect for gifting, this coffee is presented in a beautiful bag with one-off gold-foiled labels on rich claret and deep green luxurious paper.
This coffee comes from ISMAM, or Indígenas De La Sierra Madre De Motozintla San Isidro Labrador, a group of smallholder farmers from Chiapas, an area of Mexico susceptible to dangerously low production yields and high rates of poverty. Our importer, Raw Material, exist to make a meaningful difference to these farmers' lives, by paying upwards of the standard market price, injecting a rapid return on investment for the producers, returning 100% of the profits to the producers. Further to this, ISMAM coffee is grown sustainably and certified organic. A truly important coffee and a really considered choice to enjoy this Christmas.
Flavourwise, Feliz Navidad is a total crowdpleaser. Rich, but not too decadent, creamy, sweet, and can be brewed any which way you like - be that as espresso, flat white, cafetiere, topped up with a bit of milk, or served black.
Christmas Coffee Brewing Bundle
Option 1: Feliz Navidad Coffee & Artisan Mug
In addition to our festive coffee is a beautiful 200ml hand-thrown mug from the lovely team at Crail Pottery, Fife. Keen to support local independent businesses this Christmas we asked the team there to design us some hand-crafted, contemporary mugs that would be perfect for both flat whites and filter coffee. Half neutral, half glazed in white, the mugs even have their own unique Machina stamp on the bottom.
Complete the gift set with a double-walled, 6 cup capacity cafetiere from Grunwerg. With a stainless steel finish it complements the set beautifully and ensures you'll enjoy a steady stream of freshly brewed coffee throughout the festive season.
Behind every incredible cup of coffee, there's a highly skilled barista. We deliver a variety of flexible courses and specialise in providing in-depth training for all levels and interests. All courses are delivered by a highly-qualified member of the Machina team, here at our Roastery in Edinburgh.
One to one training is ideal for the ambitious home barista on a quest to make the perfect coffee, or those already working in the coffee field looking to make the jump into specialty coffee preparation.