Espresso Yourself: A Guide to Giving Coffee Beans as Gifts

Espresso Yourself: A Guide to Giving Coffee Beans as Gifts

5 Reasons Why Coffee Beans Make the Perfect Gift

Gifting Coffee Beans: What to Do and What to Avoid

Coffee Gifting Dont's

Veneziano has the Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers


In Australia, coffee is a way of life. Whether it's an early morning pick-me-up or an afternoon caffeine boost, we do love our cups of coffee and we sure are heavy coffee drinkers. So what do you do when you have a coffee lover in your life? You get them a coffee gift pack. From rare seasonal collections to our classic coffee blends, Veneziano has specialty coffee beans and other barista accessories that can make any coffee aficionado happy.

5 Reasons Why Coffee Beans Make the Perfect Gift

Perfect Gift - Coffee Beans

They're personal

Coffee beans are a very personal gift. You can choose a blend or single origin that you know they'll love, or go for something entirely new and exciting. Either way, it's a thoughtful present that shows you've put some thought into their particular coffee preferences.

They're unique

Coffee beans are a unique gift, especially if you choose an interesting or rare blend. They'll appreciate that you've gone out of your way to find something special just for them. They're also a great way to support local businesses and growers, which is always a nice bonus.

They're practical

At the end of the day, coffee beans are a practical and thoughtful gift. They can always use more coffee, and it's a present that will keep on giving long after the initial excitement has worn off. Plus, it's something that can be enjoyed again and again, which is always a bonus.

They're delicious

Need we say more? Coffee beans make a delicious present that any coffee lover will appreciate. So if you're stuck for a gift idea, go for something that's sure to please - coffee beans!

Gifting Coffee Beans: What to Do and What to Avoid

Gifting Coffee Beans

Although giving coffee beans as a gift is sure to please coffee enthusiasts, there are still a few things to keep in mind before you buy for your loved one.

Coffee Gifting Do's

Consider their preferences

First, make sure you know their preferred type of bean and how they like their cup of coffee. If they're a fan of something stronger, for instance, or if they only drink decaf coffee for health reasons. Second, think about how they like to brew their coffee. If they prefer espresso for example, make sure you get them a more full-bodied coffee such as our Crave blend because it is commonly used for their preferred brewing method. This will also show that you are paying attention and that you thought well about your coffee gift.

Get the freshest beans as possible

When it comes to coffee beans, fresh is always best. Avoid anything that's been sitting on a shelf for months - it'll be stale and won't taste as good. Instead, try to find beans that have been roasted within the past few weeks. This way, you know they're getting the best possible cup of coffee.

Related reading: How to store coffee beans to keep your beans fresh

Choose a reputable source

Finally, make sure you choose a reputable source for your coffee beans. There are a lot of companies out there that cut corners and use low-quality beans, so it's important to find one you can trust.

Check for sustainable sourcing

It's also a good idea to check that the company you're buying from sources their beans sustainably. This means they're grown in a way that's environmentally friendly and doesn't harm the growers.

Consider a Subscription Service

Why not make someone's morning for months with the help of a coffee subscription? This will ensure that freshly-roasted coffee beans are delivered to their doorstep like clockwork. This is the perfect gift for the coffee fanatics in your life who are extremely particular about quality and wouldn’t dream of grabbing a stale bag of coffee beans from the supermarket shelf.

Add Some Coffee Equipment in the Bag

Give your loved one the full coffee brewing experience by sending beginner-friendly brewing equipment their way. From an AeropressDripper, and a Chemex, Veneziano offers brew starter kits that can make brewing delicious coffee at home accessible. 

Coffee Gifting Dont's

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Avoid buying beans weeks in advance

Coffee beans are best when they're fresh. This means you should avoid buying them too far in advance of the occasion. If you can, wait until closer to the date to buy them. Nothing beats the taste of fresh coffee from newly-roasted beans.

Don't forget about storage

Once you've got your hands on some fresh beans, it's important to store your coffee beans properly. This means keeping them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. 

If possible, don't buy pre-ground coffee packs

Pre-ground coffee packs are more likely to be stale than whole beans. It's also harder to control the grind, which can affect the taste of the final cup. If you can, avoid buying pre-ground coffee and opt for whole beans instead.

Don't forget about the roast date

Finally, don't forget to check the roast date on the beans. Coffee beans will taste best within the first 3-4 weeks of being roasted so make sure you buy them close to the date you need them.  Don't purchase beans with a best before or used by date as you will never know when they were actually roasted. Now that you know all about gifting coffee beans, it's time to get started! Choose a blend or single origin that you know your loved one will enjoy, and get ready to give the perfect present.

Veneziano has the Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Still don't know what to give your coffee-loving Dad, friend or boss? Our Coffee Beans Gift Pack is sure to make the day of any coffee aficionado. You can choose from the selection of our best coffees, all beautifully packaged and ready to be given as a present. Whether they prefer something lighter or more full-bodied, or they drink decaf coffee or organic coffee, there's something here for everyone.

Veneziano Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee roaster that only sources premium quality beans from coffee farmers around the globe, which are then roasted to perfection and blended together to create unique flavour profiles. Veneziano offers a variety of coffee beans and blends, each with its own distinct flavour coming from different origins. Whether you're looking for a rich and bold coffee experience or a delicate and nuanced one, Veneziano surely has a coffee blend that will suit your taste.

Soar Seasonal

Our house blend Soar is served in all Veneziano flagship cafes. The Soar blend has a medium body that is fruit-forward. It has notes of pineapple, cherry, chocolate malt and honey. It is composed of 34% Colombia Coocentral, 33% Brazil Mantiqueira, 33% Ethiopia Sodu


Crave is our best-selling blend. It is intense with full body yet creamy with low acidity. If you prefer your coffee black, Crave can be more of an intense experience. We therefore recommend this bolder blend through milk, with notes of almond, caramel and dark chocolate. It is a blend of 50% Brazil Serra Negra, 30% Colombia Coocentral, 20% India Sethuraman Estate


Medium body, velvety blend. Elevate is our all-rounder blend that works well with or without milk. Present are milk chocolate tones, as well as hints of cashews, and spice. It gives off a nutty flavour and a honey finish to give it an extra dimension. It has a blend composition of Brazil Serra Negra and Colombia Coocentral.


Aspire is our organic coffee. It is Australian Certified Organic by the Biological Farmers Association which guarantees no chemicals or pesticides were used in growing, processing or roasting the beans. It is also Fairtrade certified which ensures a better price for producers in third world countries and also stringent environmental practices. We uniquely source these beans direct from Fairtrade cooperatives, not local brokers. This means they are fresher, competitively priced and sourced on quality – it’s not just a badge. Aspire is a blend of the following coffees: Peru Atahualpa, Colombia San Javier, and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe. It has tasting notes of cocoa, stone fruits and walnuts.

Glide Decaf

Glide, our premier decaf coffee blend, packs in flavour without the caffeine. It is produced using the Swiss Water Process and is a blend of Brazil and Colombia beans. It is resplendent with notes of honey, cinnamon and milk chocolate.

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What should I look for when buying coffee beans?

When looking for coffee beans, you should consider the origin of the beans, the roast profile, and whether they're whole beans or pre-ground.

Knowing the origin of coffee and how it has been processed is important because it gives you an understanding of the flavour profile. For example, coffees from Ethiopia tend to be fruity and floral, while coffees from Indonesia have earthy and woody notes.

The roast profile is also important. Knowing the roast of your coffee is important because it can affect the flavour profile of the coffee. The more developed the roast, often the stronger the cup  Lighter profiles can have a cleaner flavour with more acidity.

Finally, you should always buy whole coffee beans from a specialty coffee roaster and grind them yourself just before brewing. Pre-ground coffee will lose their flavour much faster.

How do I know what coffee beans my gift recipient likes?

You can have them take our Coffee Quiz for fun just to see which of our blends would be perfect based on your taste and liking.

How do I purchase a coffee beans gift pack?

You can shop online or in any of the four Veneziano locations across Australia. For those interested in browsing and choosing their own beans, our locations offer a great selection of coffee beans roasted fresh daily. We also have a variety of brewing equipment available for purchase, so your coffee lover friends can get the most out of your gift.

Can I have it delivered to the address of the person I am gifting it to?

Just fill out the recipient's details during purchase to have them delivered right to their door.

Do you offer gift vouchers for online and in-store purchases?

We do not yet offer gift vouchers online and in-store.

What are your best-selling coffee beans?

Our best-selling blends are Crave and Elevate.

Crave is an espresso blend that's a combination of Brazil Serra Negra,  Colombia Coocentral,  and Indian Sethuraman Estate Robusta.

Elevate is a Brazil and Colombia blend, the perfect all-rounder for those who like coffee either with milk or black. 

Do you roast your own coffee?

This might seem like a bit of a silly question to have in our FAQs, but in an age of dropshipping and opaque supply chains, it's worth reiterating that - yes, at Veneziano Coffee Roasters we roast 100% of our coffee beans and we are a legit specialty coffee roaster. We have four Veneziano Coffee Roasters retail and cafe locations, in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, where we invite people to come in and enjoy a true specialty coffee experience with us.