Coffee Advent calendars are an opportunity to explore coffee beans from around the world, seasonal Christmas flavours and count down to Christmas with a cup of something you, your friend or family member loves.

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We tested a range of coffee advent calendars at different price points to bring you our picks of the best coffee advent calendars to buy in 2023. From a Costa Coffee bargain at £20 to luxury Nespresso-pod filled options, these are great as a festive treat for yourself or gift for the coffee fanatic in your life.

You also don't necessarily need a coffee machine for brewing the below, but if you're curious about what's available on the market or wanting advice on the best coffee machines for you, check out our guides to the best coffee pod machines, best espresso machines and the best bean-to-cup coffee machines.

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Best coffee Advent calendars 2023

Nespresso Original Advent calendar

We love the luxe design of this year’s Nespresso calendar – and, it arrives in a smart navy box that could be kept and reused, too. Inside the chic fold-out calendar are 24 different Original coffee capsules. There is also a Vertuo calendar in extra-festive red, if that is your preferred Nespresso style.

Use the code ADVENT50 to get 50% off your calendar until 11th December.

Available from:
Nespresso (£41)


Pact Coffee Advent calendar

There are no traditional doors to open here – this is a box packed with top-quality coffee to explore all month long instead. A total of 24 numbered sachets, each containing 20g of pre-ground coffee are inside, suitable for cafetière, aeropress, V60 and drip-brewing methods. There are plenty of tasting notes for each day and no repeats across the month, so you can discover the perfect coffee for your palate.

Available from:
Pact Coffee (£29.95)


Costa Coffee capsule calendar

A brilliant bargain coffee Advent calendar. This 24-capsule calendar works out much cheaper than buying a daily takeaway coffee each month. It contains just two different flavours of Nespresso-compatible pods – Mocha Italia signature blend and single-origin Colombian character roast coffee – but has a sweet, festive design and would be a great gift for a coffee novice.

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Available from:
Boots (£20)


Blue Goose eco coffee pod Advent calendar

This eco-friendly calendar prides itself on its sustainable qualities. The Nespresso-compatible pods are home-compostable, the calendar is plastic-free and recyclable, and the coffee itself is organic and ethically sourced. There is good variety, with eight different pods to open, showcasing coffees from seven different countries – there are tasting notes on the back of the calendar to guide you as you drink. Prizes have also been hidden in some lucky calendars, including vouchers for free Nespresso machines and coffee.

Available from:
Amazon (£30)


Artisan Coffee Co The Ultimate coffee pod calendar

You don't have to choose between a chocolate calendar and a coffee one this year. This luxurious pod calendar from Artisan Coffee Co is a coffee and chocolate matching experience: each day contains two Nespresso-compatible pods and two matched chocolates, making it perfect for sharing. There are plenty of tasting notes on the doors, and it all comes in a chic double-door design with pull-out drawers for each day.

Available from:
Artisan Coffee Co (£69.95)


Friends Nespresso Advent calendar

Nespresso Friends coffee Advent Calendar

Any Friends fan will be thrilled with a Central Perk-inspired Advent calendar. A total of 24 Nespresso pods filled with loose ground coffee sit behind the doors, created for brewing in your own kitchen. Christmas flavours include choco cherry, cinnamon, English pudding, créme brûlée and caramel toffee – ideal for adding to freshly steamed milk for a Christmas latte.

Available from:
Amazon (£14.99)
Menkind (£22)


Chimney Fire Coffee 12 Days of Discovery calendar

Chimney Fire Coffee are a speciality coffee roastery based in Surrey, with a focus on sourcing ethical and sustainable coffee from around the world. This calendar contains 12 days of coffee - choose from whole bean or pre-ground - along with plenty of tasting information on each inclusion. Containing coffees from Malawi top India, these have been selected to showcase interesting new coffees, each focusing on different processes, locations, unique flavour profile or process. One for someone who wants to learn and discover more about coffee and the people behind it.

Available from:
Chimney Fire Coffee (from early November, £45)


Brew Company Advent calendar

Brew company coffee advent calendar

You’ll find 25 organically-grown, single-estate coffees in this slot-style Advent calendar box by the Brew Company. The brand has gone about it in an innovative way: each grind is individually packed a self-supporting brew pouch that features an integrated filter system. Simply squeeze the base of each to stand it up, pour your hot water onto the grinds, wait for it to filter through and pour. Each pouch is reusable once cleaned out and recyclable.

Available from:
Amazon (£45.95)


Beanies flavoured instant coffee Advent calendar

Beanies advent calendar

For anyone who values speed over speciality-brews and really loves flavoured coffee, Beanies have nailed their festive selection. The flavours come from the coffee meaning you don’t need to add the sweetness of a syrup to achieve a Christmas favourite. There a a few surprises included. We’re talking 46 sachets of anything from gingerbread and mince pie, to maple fudge, white chocolate and raspberry and caramel popcorn, plus two surprise jars. There is an allergy warning to be aware of for tree nuts and cereals containing gluten with this calendar.


Yawn Coffee Advent calendar

Yawn sources specialty beans from all over the world including India, Hawaii, Colombia, Costa Rica, Java, and partners with local experts to roast them here in the UK. Choose from whole beans or freshly ground coffee for french press/ cafetiere, filter or espresso levels of coarseness for this year’s contemporary Advent calendar. Each door hides a recyclable pouch for brewing and enjoying throughout December. All the pouches are roasted-to-order so you can be sure of the freshest flavours.

Available from:
Yawn (£39.99)

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