Looking to treat a coffee lover? Want to give them something a little bit different? Try a fun coffee course!

A Very Merry Coffee Training Course at Two Chimps!

Sooo… you’ve done the novelty mugs. Got them coffee and bought them beans. What’s next when it comes to best gifts for coffee lovers?

What about a coffee training course?

Whoa, ‘course’? Might that be a tad dull? Not sure I want to give my coffee lover school for Christmas…

Worry not! A Two Chimps coffee course is the down-to-earth coffee experience they’re sure to love!

And the best news? You’ve got choice! Because everyone likes choice at Crimbo, right? (just look at all those selection boxes if you need a reminder).

Maybe they want to discover where coffee plants start? Or get creative with Insta-worthy latte art? Find their perfect coffee course below and treat them to something truly unique! 🎁

Barista Basics (with Bells On)

Are they coffee crazy? Do they love everything about their joe? Are they thirsty for more? Then this Barista Basics coffee course is the gift for them!

Whether they’re on cup no. 38465 or have just dipped their toe into the world of coffee, this insanely interesting coffee workshop is a gift they’ll love!

Their workshop kicks off with a speciality coffee intro, where they’ll learn about everything from bean growth to light roasts from our expert baristas. Then, it’s time to roll up those sleeves and get to grips with espresso! The chimps will help them dose, tamp and extract the perfect espresso on industry-leading machines, and things get steamy (not that kind…) as we give milk steaming a whirl. 😵


This jargon-free coffee course takes place in our Rutland roastery. Or The Treehouse, as it’s more formally known. So, yup, your coffee lover gets to see inside a working coffee roastery! And, with no more than two people per course, they will enjoy the full attention and guidance of our team. Official Best Christmas Present of 2022? You bet!


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Create Your Own Coffee Blend (it’ll be a Cracker!)

Make their Christmas with customised coffee! In this unique experience, your lucky giftee will get the chance to create a brand new coffee blend tailored to their tastes. That’s right… a coffee blend that DOESN’T EXIST ANYWHERE ELSE.

We know personalised pressies are good, but this takes it to another level. Even Rudolph’s impressed (he told us).

They begin their coffee training course with an introduction to speciality coffee. What is it? Where does it come from? And how do I choose the best flavours for me? We’ll decode the jargon and treat them to a stockingful of top tips to help them brew better forever! Perfect!


A hands-on cupping like a pro class comes next. They’ll get stuck into sampling and sipping coffee like a professional as they take a mini adventure through coffee flavour. Correction: mega adventure. We’ve got rather a lot of coffees to try, you see…

Then comes the creative bit: building a bespoke blend! Our friendly baristas will help them select a tasty mix of beans and take them step-by-step through the wet blending process. What tickles their taste buds? Fruity light roast or rich darker roasts perfect for December nights? They have permission to be picky as they create their perfect blend!



Like Build a Bear... Just Better!

Latte Art (that’s Worthy of Angels)

Get lattes in their glad rags with this awesome latte art coffee course!

Everyone loves an Insta-worthy latte. Whether it’s the classic tulip or seasonal snowmen designs, latte art puts creativity in coffee. It’s also a great excuse to show off.

…which they’ll definitely want to do after this  course!


Our introductory latte workshop is the ideal gift for coffee lovers. We’ll start with a low-down on lattes, and then jump straight in with the steam wand. After texturizing their milk (this makes it nice and voluminous), they’ll perfect their latte pour. We take things slow and steady to hone positioning and milk flow and achieve flawless latte froth!

Next up is… the wiggle! It’ll be their new favourite dance move at the Xmas ‘do! Get the latte wiggle right, and they’ll be creating classic heart-shaped designs in no time!

This laid-back-but-jam-packed coffee course is ideal for your latte lover. They don’t need to have any previous experience in espresso machines, just a love of coffee and a healthy dose of creativity!


Treat them today!

(Reindeer-worthy) Roast at Home Gift Set

Looking for a gift-wrapped coffee training course? A coffee treat box they can enjoy in their own kitchen? This Roast at Home Gift Set is the answer!

Fancy a peak inside (we won’t tell…)?


Included in this coffee gift set is:

  • Two bags of freshly roasted coffee beans
  • Two bags of unroasted ‘green’ beans
  • A how-to guide brimming with coffee knowledge
  • Ready-to-write labels
  • Empty bags to keep their home-roasted coffee fresh


All they need is a hob and frying pan, and they’ll be living their coffee roaster dream in no time! It’s the perfect gift idea for a coffee lover!

(It’s also a great way to keep them occupied in that awkward bit between Christmas and new year!)


Treat them to a hands-on, down-to-earth coffee training course this Christmas – find all the info here!


Andy Cross

Meet the chimp behind this article!
Head Chimp founded Two Chimps alongside Laura in 2016 after being self-employed from the age of 21. He caught the coffee bug from using an at-home roaster, and the rest is history!

What Andy does outside of the treehouse:
When the weather’s nice, Andy loves going on bike rides with his trusty sidekick, microchimp Felix (who always leads the way, of course). Andy also enjoys spending time tending to the family’s vegetable garden, and looking after their at-home farmyard, which includes a cat, two guinea pigs, and six chickens!

Andy says…
“I believe every day is a school day, and I’m always looking for opportunities to stick my head in a book and absorb new knowledge. I also love a problem to solve and fix – there’s no such thing as problems, only solutions.”

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