If your coffee-lover prefers a low-fi method of brewing, perhaps they should join the cult of Chemex. The open cone shape allows for a slow, controlled steep. Plus, the leather and wood accents look rustic on the kitchen counter.
Serious foam: the quality that separates the dedicated home barista from the amateurs. This automatic frother blends as it aerates so your bubbles will be beautifully uniform. All you have to do is plug it in.
Nespresso Aeroccino Plus Automatic Milk Frother, $99, saks.com