The Village Voice - 10 Great Gifts

Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from our Filtered columnist, Lauren Mowery.

For caffeine hounds that range from the budding coffee or tea enthusiast to the pour over aficionado, this year's list of gift ideas offers surprise and delight, no matter how many gadgets he or she has already stockpiled in the quest for the perfect cup. Looking for a precision grind in the woods? Check. Need a museum-approved coffee flask? Check. How about a page-turner for the java-loving bookworm? Also, check...

Sample box of Signature BlendsBellocq Tea,
104 West Street, Brooklyn, $32
For the tea aesthete, this atelier in Greenpoint sources the finest full leaf teas and ingredients from around the world, artfully blending flavors delivered in handsome, elegant packaging you'll want to repurpose rather than toss. While you can order these products online, it's better to stop by in person and be swept up by the romance of colors and aromas in the workshop -- and indulge in a taste of what your recipient will soon be sipping.


by Lauren Mowery
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