About a year ago I went into a period of boycotting Starbucks. This year it's not a boycott. I just don't bother and my mornings are so much better because of it.
I never really needed it anyway because I have a Keurig. A Keurig is an amazing invention bought to us by the country who brings us the Mercedes and hot dogs, Germany. I think it's from Germany I don't really know-it sounds German.
The Keurig is the most amazing invention. Pop in a little pod of the coffee, tea, or hot chocolate of your choice, press a button and presto your cup is filled and ready to go in less than a minute.
I have a cheap model and I love it. If I'm drinking tea I just run hot water through without a pod-cheaper. I stick a glass with ice underneath-presto iced coffee.
If you are having company it's like a coffee bar, no grounds, no filters, nothing. Life couldn't be easier.
So for your coffee loving friends on your list -the commoner suggests to you the Keurig-German engineering at it's best!