Christmas is coming and that means wrecking our brains to figure out gifts for our friends and families. Look no further than Marrakech icon Bacha Coffee that is popular for its wide selection of gourmet coffees.
At Bacha, there’s certainly a coffee for everyone, with the brand’s coffee room and boutique offering a meticulously sourced collection of over 200 single-origin 100% Arabica coffee beans from 33 of the most consistent and well-reputed producing countries around the world, as well as fine flavoured and blended coffees. A focus on the perfect roast and grind brings out the individual qualities and complexities of each variety of coffee.
Apart from its wide range of coffees in beautiful packaging, Bacha has announced its largest collaboration yet, as it launches a special edition espresso pot with heritage Italian houseware brand Alessi. This collaboration will see two storied names come together to create a functional yet beautifully designed tool to complete the Bacha Coffee experience of brewing a quality cup at home.
The Bacha Coffee X Alessi La Conica espresso pot ($450) is an update to the well-loved sleek stovetop coffeemaker that sports a conical cover — an effortlessly chic, and timeless design that would make the perfect centrepiece in the kitchen. Made of 18/10 steel with a copper bottom and a gold-coated handle, this pot brews up to three cups and can be used for electric, gas and ceramic hobs.
Meanwhile, the Coffee Journey Gift Box ($78) is perfect for first-timers who are new to Bacha Coffee. This limited-edition gift box holds 30 individually wrapped, single-serve drip coffee bags (six flavours, five bags each) in an exclusive box designed by renowned French-Moroccan artist Mehdi Qotbi. This is Bacha's first collaboration done with an artist and this box can also be a collectible as well.
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Celebrated as the poet of patterns, Qotbi's work transposes Arabic calligraphy into abstract ideographic images of arabesque outlines that swerve and intertwine across vivid colours. His approach to art is emblazoned on 3,000 serialised gift boxes available exclusively in official Bacha boutiques in Marrakech, Paris and Singapore, as well as in Bacha's online store.
The Christmas experience with Bacha does not end here. In fact, it is hardly complete without the magic of spices in Bacha’s selection of fine coffees to ring in the holiday spirit. The Marocchissimo! Coffee is a medium roast that is redolent of spices, dried fruit and nuts, while the November Moon Coffee warms the palate with a bouquet of seasonal spices and flavours.
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While both varieties can be purchased separately, the Winter Coffee Hamper ($360) is perfect for the aficionados. This meticulously curated box contains the Marocchissimo! Signature Nomad Collection (250g), November Moon Coffee (350g) ground for paper filter grind, a buffalo horn scoop, a vanilla bean grinder, cinnamon stick biscuits, traditional bread sticks, the Song of Saba Coffee Candle and a Salted Butter Caramel Spread.
For simpler gifts, perfect for those office Secret Santa games, check out Bacha’s range of signature coffees that you can present in elegant Autograph Canisters ($24), that are specially designed to store coffee beans for optimum freshness. The Parisian Press (from $70) would make a perfect gift for colleagues and friends, as they can prepare their morning dose of caffeine easily in an elegant pot.
Looking for something else besides coffee? Take a look — or whiff — of Bacha’s range of hand-poured candles that will leave an impression at any time of the day. These candles promise to bathe every room they touch with a warm glow and soothing coffee aroma. The Out of Africa Coffee Candle ($55/140g; $85/250g) is made with a blend of African and South American coffee notes that diffuse aromatic scents of salted caramel and forest nuts, while the Song of Saba Coffee Candle ($55/140g; $85/250g) is laced with a delicate bouquet of rare vanilla beans.
Other coffee-related offerings at Bacha include coffee brewing accessories, honey from coffee estates, nougat, raw coffee sugar crystals and books on coffee.
Sometimes, the gift of quality time may be the most precious one of all. Spend some time with your loved ones and enjoy festive bites at the Bacha Coffee Room at ION Orchard. The festive menus are available in full or half options on 19–25 December.
The full festive set ($58) features a coffee, starter, main course and dessert, while the half festive set ($50) offers the option of omitting desserts.
Moreover, look forward to special festive treats this season, such as the Festive Stollen and Gingerbread Cake, both of which are available for takeaway and gifting.
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If you are too busy during the year-end crunch to pop down to the store, fret not. Bacha has a convenient online shop that allows you to shop 24 hours any day of the week. Take your pick from over 200 varieties of coffee at Bachacoffee.com and have these beautifully packaged parcels delivered to over 60 locations worldwide.
You can also opt to build your own hamper online that comes complete with a complimentary note card and gift-wrapping service.
There is truly something for everyone at Bacha — be it online or offline. So head on over Bacha to get your festive gifting needs sorted.