Out-of-the-Box Coffee Products You Shouldn’t Leave Out of Your Gift Baskets
To say we enjoy our coffee here at QLP would be like saying Alex has a minor dislike for J. Lo or Mandy just sorta likes The Avengers. It’s an understatement if I ever heard one!
With that being said, we keep pretty up to date on what’s going on in the industry: New products available, new brick-and-mortar locations opening up, new brews being introduced… We love it all.
I’ve been keeping track of two products in particular, and have followed their story from the early days to today. They haven’t gone “mainstream” yet, but I can guarantee it’s only a matter of time before they do! Now before we get too far ahead of ourselves, a bit of a disclaimer here. I do not own either of these products, nor am I paid by the companies in any shape or form. I’m just a fan of them and I like what they’re doing.
So what are these innovative companies doing?
Piping hot espresso? Delicious. Burned tongue? Painful.
I started following this company when they were on Kickstarter trying to fund their dreams to construct these magic beans that keep your coffee at the optimal drinking temperature all day. What are they exactly? Each Coffee Joulie is a polished stainless steel shell that holds a “very special phase change material” that melts and absorbs the heat until your coffee reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the optimal drinking temperature. Then it slowly releases that heat it absorbed to keep your coffee that temperature all day.
The two founders, Dave Petrillo and Dave Jackson, have crafted the perfect solution to the annoying problem that has plagued us all. You smell the delicious coffee that was just brewed and hot enough to peel paint (okay, a bit of exaggeration), and figure a small sip couldn’t hurt. Burned Tongue City, population 1. The next morning, you think back to the previous morning’s experience and figure you’ll let it cool and come back to it. Instead you get bogged down with work for three hours and then remember the coffee you made. Non-intentional iced coffee is not a good beverage.
According to their website, “Coffee Joulies™ work best in a vacuum insulated travel mug.” Naturally, because I write for a promotional products company, I just had to share some add-ons if you were looking to include these in a gift basket or wanted a small gift idea.
- Want to up the ante and really surprise your customers? Include a pack of Coffee Joulies in a gift basket along with these Thermo Bottle Mug Gift Sets and they’ll be so appreciative of your thoughtfulness!
- Just want to give a vacuum bottle to save money? Great! These Bullet Vacuum Bottles will keep their coffee and their Coffee Joulies at the perfect drinkable temperature, and the imprint location will have customers remembering your generosity.
The next time you make the “cold coffee” face (or see one of your customers make it), just remember that there’s a product out there that rid that problem from your life forever!
You can enjoy your espresso on the go now!
I’ve been obsessed with this company for so long, I really can’t remember how I stumbled across them in the first place. It could have been researching for my blog about products you thought were recyclable but aren’t, but I don’t know for sure. Why include this company in my blog? According to their ‘Fast Facts’ section on their website, 500 billion disposable cups are manufactured globally every year. That’s a lot of disposable cups to produce, use, and throw away! That’s why it’s important to use reusable cups whenever possible, or at least recycle when you can.
What’s really cool about these reusable cups is that they’re a ‘barista standard’. What’s that, you ask? KeepCups come in sizes that are standard for fitting under the group handles of most espresso coffee machines. We all have those reusable cups that are some weird size (17 ounces, 11 ounces, etc.) which causes your poor, innocent barista to improvise when crafting your beverage. KeepCups are available in extra small (4 oz/120 mL), small (8 oz/227 mL), medium (12 oz/340 mL), and large (16 oz/454 mL). For those of you keeping track, the medium is the same size as a ‘tall’ and the large is the same size as a ‘grande’ at Starbucks. Plus, you can pick and choose the colors you want for a truly custom look! C’mon doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know how awesome that is.
What items could you include with a reusable coffee cup? Ohhh, I’m glad you asked!
- If they prefer to save some extra cash and brew their coffee at home, this Coffee Scoop N Clip will keep their fresh ground beans from going stale on them!
- Really want your customers to wake up in a good mood? Give them some new coffee to try with these Good Morning Gift Boxes with Coffee! Each one is wrapped up so nicely that all you have to do is take the credit for giving them out.
Help out Mother Nature by keeping disposable coffee cups out of landfills. A customized KeepCup along with some coffee-related giveaways will certainly make an impression on your potential customers and your loyal customers alike!
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What do you think of the ‘Coffee Joulies’ and ‘KeepCups’? Would you like to receive them from a company? What other items could you bundle with them? Sound off below!