Coffee Ornaments for the Coffee Addict

Coffee—and the caffeine that comes with it—is the lifeblood of productivity. It’s an important part of people’s day, not only in the US, but around the world. Old World Christmas runs on elf power, but a lesser known secret is elves run on both sugar and coffee. All part of an unbalanced, but extremely productive, diet. We have a comprehensive coffee ornament collection we’re excited about. It covers all tastes and levels of coffee interests. 

We’ll start with the basics. A good old pot of coffee from the diner around the corner. You can almost hear the waitress calling out the orders for “two dots and a dash” to the hard-working cooks in the back as she quickly refills the mugs of sleepy patrons. Whether it’s in the middle of the night or the crack of dawn, she’s ready with the refill. 

For those of us who love the smell of fresh ground coffee, the bag of coffee beans might be the sight that brings you the most joy in the morning. The whir of the grinder bringing the scent of awake to the kitchen is part of the morning coffee ritual. Your beans might already be ground for a French press, which of course we have the Christmas ornament for, because the added purity and richness to a cup of French press coffee is unparalleled. 

But as the world slowly comes back to life after months of working in pajamas on a screen from home, we remember that there once was a race to the office to answer emails in line of the local coffee shop in your building. The high-pitched sound of the grinder, the clunk, clunk, clunk of the portafilter, and the stressed-out gurgle of the steam stream in the milk are the sounds that remind the ambitious office worker that the hope of productivity is mere minutes away. If an espresso drink from a café is your jam, our espresso machine ornament should be on your tree. You answer a few emails as you wait for your coffee to go to arrive on the counter, and then it’s off to the races, fueled by your specialty drink. 

Coffee isn’t just for productivity, it’s also for connection, and it connects all ends of the spectrum. Pre-teen girls meet at the mall, but first stop for a blended concoction—with extra whip—before hitting the shops. Two friends linger over sophisticated cappuccinos, finished with a heart-shaped swirl. Coffee is the vehicle that brings us all together. 

Our list wouldn’t be complete without the perfect coffee snack, and we have a few. A blueberry muffin paired with a coffee will fuel you right to lunch. If you’re at the diner, the homemade apple pie might have caught your eye from the pie case, and it pairs nicely with a cup of Joe. With the cappuccino, nothing transports you to France faster than a lovely baguette. On a busy Saturday morning, while grabbing your coffee to go, don’t forget to grab a donut or two for the kids. 

If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of hipster Santa also in line at the Claus Café Coffee Shop to grab his drink of the day before he’s off to check his list and get more productivity out of the elves. However and wherever you drink it, Old World Christmas has the perfect coffee ornament for you, a friend and your Christmas tree. 

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Rachael Mitchell

Rachael Mitchell is a freelance writer based in Seattle, Washington, and has over 15 years of writing experience. She’d never be able to pick just one favorite ornament, but narrowed it down to the S’more and Tennis Ball. She always looks forward to s’mores in the summer with friends and family adding gourmet ingredients, and played 4 years of college tennis in the mid-west.

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