Gift Guide, Part II: Caffeine, Teas and Treats

Lalajava, CocBeni and Armeno Roasters all offer some unique, tasty and steaming good gifts.

It's easy enough to pick up some coffee beans, muffins, or teas at the local supermarket. But for a unique, local flair, and for those with more discerning taste on your Christmas list, we've got a few suggestions for you right here in town.

According to Scott Boyers, who owns with his wife Lala Boyers, the "Old Bonez" line of T-shirts is "blowing out this year. Everyone loves them for the guys in their lives." that are available at the store, or on his website.

The new tea latte mixes are also unique to Lalajava, and this line of "at-home" lattes make a classy gift. This year, Lalajava is also taking orders for "cake pops," which are flying out the door. Seasonal flavored coffees such as Jingle Bell Java, Vanilla Nutcracker an Comfort and Joy also come prepackaged.  

Only months old, s offers gourmet cupcakes that are like none around, according to our readers. Some flavors include double chocolate, Milky Way and carrot cake with cream cheese. Call 508-393-cake for orders.

Importing mid-crop, 100 percent Arabica beans from around the world, Armeno Coffee Roasters roasts up the beans right at its location in Northborough, and has since 1994. Armeno offers elegantly packaged gift baskets that include coffees, teas and products from the company. Its open to the public Monday through Saturday at the Otis Street location from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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