Coffee’s a treat by itself, especially when you’re sipping specialty brews like Silver Bridge’s Salted Caramel, Highlander Grogg or Pumpkin Spice. But coffee this distinctive also makes a great pairing with gourmet chocolate, gourmet flavored popcorn, or a slice of pumpkin pie. Naturally, coffee that tastes good enough to be dessert goes perfectly with dessert. Afterall, you only live once. It might as well be sweet.
That’s why many of our Christmas gifts for coffee lovers feature more than just coffee. We like to include flavorings that will pair great with the coffee, such as gourmet chocolates, popcorn, or even hot cocoa. Here’s our favorite selective pairings and the companies we partner with.
Sprinkle & Pop Gourmet Popcorn
Our Crowd Pleaser gourmet coffee gift basket features Sprinkle & Pop gourmet popcorn (formerly Pip & Hud). You can choose from caramel, oreo, or cupcake, though cheddar is also available through their website. You wouldn’t think popcorn would be good for breakfast, but you’d be flat out wrong. Give it a try. Gourmet popcorn makes for a nice munching snack to share with morning guests or during the afternoon.
Lake Champlain Gourmet Chocolates
Coffee pairs beautifully with chocolate, especially high quality chocolate like the gourmet bars from Lake Champlain. Our Coffee Essentials gift basket features an almond and sea salt chocolate bar, a perfect sweet and salty combination. Our Chocolate Lovers Trio gourmet coffee gift basket comes with a Creamy Coconut chocolate bar, a taste of sweet tropical deliciousness you’ll just die for.
Hot Chocolate from Lake Champlain
No, we’re not recommending you doublefist, but then again, nobody’s stopping you! We feature Lake Champlain Gourmet Hot Chocolate in a number of our gourmet coffee gift baskets. It mainly makes a nice crowd pleaser for the people who don’t like coffee. (We love them, but let’s be honest. We’ll never understand them). But for the coffee lovers who also love chocolate, here’s a tip. Sprinkle a spoonful of this delicious hot chocolate in with your coffee. It turns any cup into some serious chocolatey goodness.