The Best Coffee Advent Calendars of 2023
Brew some holiday magic with a coffee Advent calendar. These delicious countdowns make December mornings extra special.
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‘Tis the season for holiday coffee tastings. Coffee Advent calendars are officially here for 2023, and we found one for every at-home barista. Just like the Advent calendars you know and love, a coffee Advent calendar contains 12 or 24 days of festive brews. It’s one of our favorite countdowns because you get to wake up to a new surprise each morning—and enjoy it right then and there. If that doesn’t sound like the best way to start December mornings with an extra pep in your step, we don’t know what does.
Here are the best coffee Advent calendar options for coffee pots and single-serve coffee makers, as well as specialty flavors for brewing holiday magic this Christmas. They make a great gift for coffee lovers!
The Best Coffee Advent Calendars 2023
- Best Overall: Bean Box 12 Mornings of Coffee
- Best 24-Day Countdown: YawnBrew coffee Advent calendar
- Best Keurig: Keurig 24 Cups of Cheer
- Best Espresso: Nespresso Vertuo Advent Calendar
- Best Packaging: Onyx Coffee Lab Advent Calendar
- Best Latte: Copper Cow Latte Advent Calendar
- Best on Amazon: Door County Coffee & Tea Co. Advent calendar
Best Overall Coffee Advent Calendar
Bean Box 12 Mornings of Coffee
This coffee Advent calendar is the perfect way to start your holidays with a little extra pep in your step! Bean Box is known for its delicious coffee subscription boxes, and their 12 Mornings of Coffee Advent calendar already has our mouths watering over their specialty roasts.
Back for 2023, the popular coffee Advent calendar features 12, limited-edition holiday blends. I tried the Bean Box coffee Advent calendar, and I love waking up to a new, yummy surprise each morning. Because I prefer my coffee strong, I’ve found that each coffee packet brews enough for two large mugs. But of course, it also brews four to six cups, as the box notes.
I won’t give away all the surprises, but let’s just say every blend is exactly what Christmas dreams are made of (there’s a rich milk and cookies blend). Be your own at-home barista with this coffee calendar this Christmas.
We also recommend pairing it with the Bonne Maman jam Advent calendar for tasty mornings all December long.
- Holiday coffee flavors
- Expertly curated from specialty coffee roasters
- Brews 4-6 cups
- Available as whole bean or ground coffee
- 12 days of coffee, not 24
Best 24-Day Coffee Advent Calendar
YawnBrew Coffee Advent Calendar
This one’s for true coffee connoisseurs. The YawnBrew coffee Advent calendar delights taste buds with 24 days of high-quality coffee sourced from all over the world, including from Guatemala, Costa Rica and Vietnam. We love the versatile grind options available, like if you prefer to brew as a pour-over or as espresso.
Plus, you can add goodies like a French press, glass coffee mug and more to complete your holiday countdown experience. If you need an afternoon pick-me-up, then you don’t want to miss the brand’s hot chocolate Advent calendar either.
- High-quality coffee sourced from around the world
- 24 days of coffee
- Choice of coffee grind
- Box and included sachets are fully recyclable
- Single-serve brews
Best Single-Serve Coffee Advent Calendar
Keurig 24 Cups of Cheer Countdown
Yes, one of the best single-serve coffee makers is making the holidays bright with their very own coffee countdown. Senior Shopping Editor, Cher Checchio, tested the Keurig Advent calendar and notes, “I already rely on my Keurig for delicious, quick coffee, so I was ecstatic to try this Advent calendar variety pack to experience a holiday brew during the 24 days leading up to Christmas. My first pick on the calendar was the Green Mountain holiday blend, which has notes of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate and a hint of spice.”
Cher adds that the surprise of not knowing which flavor is behind each day really adds to the holiday fun. “It was truly like giving myself a gift every morning—the gift of delicious java,” says Cher. “I was so happy when I got to try the Red Velvet Latte with notes of cream cheese frosting and cocoa. Although I was hoping to get more of the cream cheese essence, it’s the smoothness of the cocoa that takes center stage. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by these full-bodied, festive flavors.”
- 24 days of coffee pods
- Variety of holiday coffee flavors
- Name brands included
- Recyclable K-Cup pods
- Only compatible with Keurig machines
- Pods could be truer in their flavor profiles
Best Espresso Advent Calendar
Nespresso Vertuo Advent Calendar
We get it—sometimes you need an extra caffeine boost on those chilly December mornings. Enter the Nespresso Vertuo Advent calendar. Filled with 24 days of festive and classic Nespresso flavors you know and love, I felt like a kid on Christmas morning when this caffeine-packed holiday countdown arrived. The packaging is simple yet stunning. And yes, it’s worthy of displaying on the counter next to your machine. The real kicker? The ease of convenience. Just pop a pod in, wait 30 seconds while it brews and it’s ready for sipping. My Nespresso Vertuo review showed me this magical machine is a loyal morning companion you can always count on for strong, smooth coffee adorned with a rich foam on top, and this Advent calendar certainly delivers on that experience. Pro tip: if you like sweet coffee, pair your coffee countdown with a chocolate Advent calendar.
Whether you start on day one or day 24, you’re in for a real treat with the included limited edition coffee accessory and cheerful espresso flavors like double espresso dolce. The only downside is having to share the Nespresso Advent calendar with my partner—we probably should’ve ordered one for each of us!
- 24 days of rich espresso
- Mix of festive and classic Nespresso flavors
- Fun and easy to brew
- Includes limited edition coffee accessory
- Not compatible with Nespresso original machines
Onyx Coffee Lab Advent Calendar
Ready for a bold 24-day coffee-tasting journey? The stunning packaging for Onyx Coffee Lab’s 2023 Advent calendar is impressive alone, but it’s the exquisite coffees inside that will truly blow you away. And if you’re looking to impress a coffee-lover, this coffee Advent calendar is for them. The countdown opens like a book to reveal 24 days of java spotlighting different origins, flavors and bean processing methods to create a complete holiday experience. For maximum freshness, the beans are roasted on a tight schedule to allow them to rest before consumption while guaranteeing you receive the absolute highest quality.
I had the pleasure of testing Onyx Coffee Lab’s holiday countdown, and yes, the packaging is more stunning in person. Though they don’t offer the option to choose from whole bean or ground coffee (only available as whole beans), I appreciate this detail because it means you’re receiving extra fresh, high-quality coffee in each brew. Just make sure to have your favorite coffee grinder on hand before brewing (Burr grinders are highly recommended).
As for the coffee itself? Expect coffee house-level brews from the comfort of your own home. Plus, each coffee sachet makes enough for two people! Pro tip: this calendar is double-sided, so flip it after day 12 to continue your coffee-tasting journey. Ready, set, embark on your java-packed adventure!
- Impressive packaging worthy of gifting
- High-quality coffee beans
- Comes with an info card including brew instructions and coffee origin details
- Beans roasted at peak freshness for a smooth-tasting experience
- Not available as a ground coffee countdown, but you get much higher quality with the beans
Best Latte Advent Calendar
Copper Cow Coffee
Craving a holiday pick-me-up? Selections from the Copper Cow latte Advent calendar taste like indulgences from a high-end coffee shop. Each of the 12 drawers is packed with a pour-over coffee and creamer duo. Enjoy festive selections like peppermint and gingerbread, as well as specialty flavors like rose and milk tea.
“This is the second year in a row I’ve tested this latte Advent calendar—and it’s so much fun,” says Senior Shopping Editor, Katie Bandurski. “The pour-over design is genius. The little wings on the side of each pouch make it incredibly easy to prepare, even if you’ve never made a pour-over before. I also love that the creamer is separate so you can add as much sweetness as you’d like.” Check out these tea Advent calendars for more indulgent sips this December.
- 12 days of festive lattes
- 100% Vietnamese-origin coffee
- Affordable price point
- Special pour-over coffee tools not required
- Only 12 days of lattes, not 24
Best Coffee Advent Calendar on Amazon
Door County Coffee & Tea Co. 12 Days of Coffee
Midwest-born and brewed, the Door County Coffee & Tea Co. Advent calendar boasts 12 full-pot bags of some of the best coffee Wisconsin offers. Made with Specialty Grade 1 Arabica coffee beans, you can look forward to sipping candy cane, cinnamon hazelnut and breakfast blend coffees during the 12 days of Christmas.
As a Wisconsin native, Senior Shopping Editor, Katie Bandurski, is a big fan of Door County coffee. “I love the wide array of flavors. Plus, it’s nice to have the option to make just a single cup or an entire pot. The White Christmas blend and Highlander Grogg are two of my personal favorites.” We’re adding this pick to our Amazon cart ASAP!
- 12 full-pot coffee bags
- Variety of flavors
- Affordable price point
- Specialty Grade 1 Arabica beans
- 12 days of coffee, not 24
Why You Should Trust Us
As a shopping editor and former barista, I’m no stranger to the best beans worthy of your morning grind (pun intended). I’m also Taste of Home‘s resident Advent calendar expert where I’m constantly testing the best food and beverage holiday countdowns. Whatever the countdown—coffee, tea, alcohol, candy, chocolate, you name it—I’ve either tested it or spent hours researching the topic. For this article, I also enlisted my fellow coffee enthusiasts and shopping pros, Katie Bandurski and Cher Checchio, who each have 10+ years of experience writing and editing for online publications.
Brewing the Best Coffee Advent Calendars
We found the best coffee Advent calendars by thoroughly researching the best options on the market and individually testing countdowns from experts in the coffee game like BeanBox, Keurig and more. As shopping editors, we’re the first to admit that not all Advent calendars are created equal—let alone worthy of your wallet. We evaluated the countdowns by value for the price, coffee freshness and quality, and overall experience. The picks featured in this article are truly the best of the best. Get ready to brew some holiday magic!