Best coffee Advent calendars to buy in 2021
No matter their preference or investment in the brewing process, a coffee Advent calendar is an excellent option for caffeine lovers this December.
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.
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 2021. Offerings like the Pact Coffee Advent calendar may have sold out in record time but there's still excellent selection available.
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.
Best coffee Advent calendars 2021
Whittard The Coffee Advent calendar for two, £60
Open the doors of Whittard’s coffee Advent calendar for two and you find 24 numbered drawers, decorated with colourful festive prints. Each drawer contains two sealed bags from a selection of six origin blends of ground Arabica coffee, perfect for two and brewing in the morning or across the day for one. The calendar is self supporting with the doors open: there’s no reason why it couldn’t be saved and filled the following year with your own treats.
Nespresso x Johanna Ortiz Advent calendar, £39
- Available from Nespresso (£39)
Designed by Johanna Ortiz, this elegant Advent calendar contains 18 capsules of roast and ground coffee, three decaf options and two seasonal flavoured capsules for the Nespresso Vertuo Next coffee pod machine. We’d have preferred more Christmas flavours, but the big treat on the 24th is a real winner. The Nespresso Vertuo Next coffee pod machine was rated a solid 4/5 stars in our test of the best coffee pod machines. Thanks to its unique barcode-reading technology, it automatically adapts brew settings to match one of the five pre-set drinks available and all were reliably topped with a thick crema-like fine foam.
Yawn 2021 Coffee Advent calendar, £35
- Available from Yawn (£35)
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.
Brew Company Advent calendar 2021, £38.95
- Available from Amazon (£38.95)
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.
Friends Nespresso Advent calendar 2021, £20
- Available from Menkind (£20)
Any Friends show fan will be thrilled with a Central Perk-inspired Advent calendar. 24 Nespresso pods of loose ground coffee sit behind doors for brewing in your own kitchen. Christmas flavours included choco cherry, cinnamon, English pudding, créme brûlée and caramel toffee - perfect for adding to freshly steamed milk for a Christmas latte.
Beanies flavoured instant coffee Advent calendar, £19.99
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.