Discover our range of artisan-made fine foods: 100% organic teas, real Italian speciality coffee beans, luxury hot chocolates, raw English honey and French pure fruit jams. Perfect as gifts for food lovers or a delicious everyday gourmet indulgence. More...
If you are looking for something new a different for a friend, colleague or any family member, but really not sure what to get them. We suggest you look at some beautifully packaged gourmet foods.
Think chocolates, coffee, organic loose leaf teas, preserves, jams or even some nicely packed homemade biscuits. Everyone loves food, and you can never go wrong with a food present for food lovers.
When looking for a brand to buy your beautiful gourmet foods gift selection, we suggest you look for an artisan or small family run brand. It may not have the 'large brand name appeal', but you usually get much better service and attention to detail that you do at some of the larger stores or wide selection available online or from Amazon.
There are so many gourmet foods gift basket ideas to choose from that it can often be confusing and a case of too much choice! After all, you just want a quality product, from a reliable brand that says 'thank you, I love you and thought of you when I bought this'.
We suggest you just keep it simple, focus on quality above all else and lovely presentation. Once you are sure of that, then you can look at more quirkier products like themed chocolates, e.g. gold balls for a gold fanatic or chocolate fish for a fisherman etc.
While it can be confusing, especially when shopping online from different countries, broadly the definitions for luxury food gifts are:
While buying coffee roasted local and fresh, can seem like you are buying the best. Consider: where did they source the coffee beans from, what grades are the beans, what is their expertise at roasting? This can be even more important to consider if you want to buy a coffee gifts set for a coffee lover or snob who is obsessed with drinking only the best or rarest brews.
For example, Chateau Rouge gourmet coffees beans are sourced directly from the producers in Africa, Central and South America. We pay above market prices and work alongside growers to ensure they get the best quality crops every year and consistently work to improve processes, become for environmentally sustainable and improve yields each season.
All our coffee is roasted fresh in Tuscany, Italy by a multi-award winning 'real Italian' qualified Master Roaster. Each of our coffee beans is slow roasted individually before being blended; this ensures that the complex flavours are preserved from each separate bean, and our coffees have the multi-layered smooth finish we have become recognised for and have been awarded Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Foods UK.
We believe, coffee is a symphony of flavours that needs a master composer - it's not as simple as just roasting green coffee beans and then selling these a 'local and fresh' - it takes years of training and experience (plus the best grades of beans!).
We stand by every product we sell, and continually strive to bring you the best fine foods and experiences shopping with us! If you're not entirely satisfied with any goods you've purchased from us, we will gladly refund your original order (less shipping charges), or we will send you another replacement product FREE of charge.
Seán Farrell – Founder, Chateau Rouge