Coffee is an easy teacher appreciation gift that is loved by the entire school staff. Grab a few bags or boxes of coffee then download, print, and stick-on these adorable labels. Presto… the gift of coffee for all!
I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was an adult. I was 25, a newlywed, and had recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest. I spent my days locked in a tiny basement office with Cookie Monster Blue shag carpeting telecommuting to my Midwest office.
These major life changes, paired with the iconic foggy winter weather of the Puget Sound, were a recipe for depression… until I discovered the joy of the drive-thru coffee stand!
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Gourmet Coffee On-the-Go
The gourmet coffee drive-thru is a Washington state phenomena that I have never seen replicated. Don’t get me wrong, there are always a few drive-thru windows offering coffee wherever we live, but in Washington, especially the northwest coast, coffee stands are a RELIGION.
Our town of roughly 20,000 boasted more than 20 drive-thru coffee shops. Some were tiny stand alone shacks or VW buses perched in the parking lot of a bigger business. Some were simple sliding windows attached to larger stand-alone cafes. Some were famous chains with slick ordering intercoms and a mermaid logo. Each had a special offering, a dedicated customer base, and supremely delicious coffee.
It was in Washington that I discovered the Sugar Baby Latte, the Zebra Mocha, and the Irish Dream. These caffeinated friends got me through my first years of marriage and military life and, a few years later, my children’s’ toddler years when I was mostly a single parent due to deployments.
Coffee Teacher Appreciation Gift
I no longer live in Washington. Most mornings I drink black coffee brewed in my own kitchen. But I still remember the joy of the coffee stand. These fond memories may be the reason I love giving coffee as a gift: a simple DIY Sharpie coffee mug, a package of homemade coffee shortbread, or a coffee gift card. They all seem perfect for most gift-giving occasions.
During Teacher Appreciation Week I love sending a few bags of gourmet coffee for the teacher’s lounge. It helps replenish their supply and is a treat for the whole staff. This year I delivered single serve pods since our elementary school uses a Keurig coffee maker.
How to Make the Coffee Gift
Coffee is probably the easiest teacher appreciation gift you will ever make. You need a few boxes of coffee and some labels. then download, print and stick-on my free labels. Presto… the gift of coffee!
- Visit the free printable library to download the free PDF label.
- Print the labels using an inkjet printer.
- Stick the labels to the coffee.
- Add bakers twine, if desired.
I hope this easy DIY brings a little coffee joy to your favorite teacher. If you like my easy DIY projects, sign up for my free newsletter and never miss an idea or free printable.