Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers: Our Top 20 Picks

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Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and I just love any excuse to buy some gifts for the coffee lover in my life: me! All jokes aside, it’s always a good time of year to buy a gift for your loved ones, so I’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for coffee lovers.

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Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and I just love any excuse to buy some gifts for the coffee lover in my life: me! All jokes aside, it’s always a good time of year to buy a gift for your loved ones, so I’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for coffee lovers.

Whether you’re buying for a friend or partner, or investing in your own home coffee bar, I bet you’ll find something good in here!

Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers Quick Picks

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Thoughtfully curated

Very affordable

Perfect pairings

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High-quality

Vacuum seal

Many colors

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Beautiful design

Leak-proof

Excellent heat retention

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Innovative design

Beautiful to behold

Hand-blown glass

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Extremely durable

Large capacity

Cup included

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Beautiful design

Durable birch wood

Long handle

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Very clean extraction

Available in different materials

Affordable filters

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Stainless steel construction

Gorgeous design

Budget-friendly

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Extremely rugged

Easy to use

Travel-friendly

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Great value

Sleek design

Pourable spout

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Sleek and streamlined

Very precise

Many functions

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Ideal for espresso

Premium feel

Very portable

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High-quality construction

Looks great

Makes fantastic coffee

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Ingenious design

Makes convincing espresso

Ideal for camping

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Premium materials

Precision pouring

Ideal for manual brewing

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Iconic brewer

Easy to use

Makes superb coffee

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Exceptional build quality

Easy to use

Produces fabulous results

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Unique design

Built-in scale

Ideal for espresso

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Sturdy construction

Encourages experimentation

Makes true espresso

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High-quality build

Versatile and intuitive

Manual and automatic milk systems

How to Choose the Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers

There’s a lot to consider when choosing a gift for coffee lovers. Needless to stay, us coffee people can be kind of picky about our gadgets. Still, don’t stress out too much. Out of these 20 options, I’m sure you’ll find something in this gift guide, no matter who you’re buying for.

I will say that you should do your research before buying. And by that I mean research what the coffee lover you’re buying for already has or might need. Try to identify what’s missing from their life, whether it’s a good coffee grinder or a nice coffee scale. I mean, how awkward would it be to give them the very same device or gadget that they use every day?

I’ve divided my recommendations into three sections: budget, mid-range and high-end gifts.

Needless to say, I included more budget options than high-end ones. After all, I understand that not many of you can afford to gift a huge espresso machine!

However, if you want to confirm your undying love for someone, there are a few expensive options to consider.

Not that I’m implying money can buy you love, or anything!

Anyway, let’s get this show on the road. Read on below to discover the best gifts for coffee lovers!

Best Budget Coffee Gifts

Buying new coffee gear can be a drain on the wallet, but it doesn’t have to be. Keep reading below for a number of good budget products you can get for your favorite coffee lover. They’re all high-quality, but none of ’em will break the bank.

Bean Box Coffee and Chocolate Sampler

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The easiest gift to get for any coffee lover is, simply, good coffee. That’s why the Bean Box Coffee and Chocolate Sampler is one of the best gifts for coffee lovers.

We all have our preferences, but one thing most coffee lovers have in common is a passion for trying new coffee beans. The Bean Box Coffee and Chocolate Sampler comes in at $42.00 on Amazon, and includes four freshly roasted coffees and four artisan chocolates.

If you aren’t a coffee aficionado yourself, buying beans for the coffee lover in your life can be daunting. Luckily, Bean Box is led by coffee experts who intentionally curate each box, and only buy from the best roasters around.

Usually, I would recommend buying coffee from your local roaster, but this sampler box highlights award-winning micro-roasters from around the country. Plus, the team at Bean Box selects delicious, high-quality chocolate to pair with the coffee. Who doesn’t love a coffee-and-chocolate date?

Related: Best Coffee Beans on Amazon 2024

Airscape Coffee Canister

Airscape Ceramic Coffee Container

No offense to most coffee bags, but a paper or plastic bag is just not an airtight way to store your coffee beans. But have no fear! In comes the Airscape coffee canister to save the day.

As we know, coffee quality can quickly diminish with oxidation or exposure to UV rays. If your loved one values the quality of their coffee, then the Airscape coffee canister is the perfect upgrade for them.

Truthfully, this budget pick is a little pricey, at $36.00 for one canister. But the vacuum seal it creates is top-of-the-line. The Airscape coffee canister is especially worth it for those who take a couple weeks to go through a typical bag of coffee. It’ll keep their coffee tasting fresh and delicious, even after two weeks.

Not to mention, it’s also super stylish, and coffee lovers can’t help but fawn over sleek new coffee gadgets.

See Also: Airscape Coffee Canister Review 2024

Fellow Carter Mug

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This may be my favorite travel coffee mug of all time. Like all Fellow products, the Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug is made supremely well. This mug is truly leak-proof – a quality that for some reason is not standard in the travel mug sector. Really, you can toss this thing upside-down in your bag and your coffee will not be going anywhere.

The Fellow Carter mug is also insulated thanks to its stainless steel and double walled construction. This means cold brew will stay cold for a whopping 24 hours, and hot coffee will still be comforting and cozy even after 12 hours. In my opinion, this feature alone makes its $35.00 asking price totally worth it.

The wide range of available color options makes the Fellow Carter the perfect choice for a gift. You can get this mug in Fellow’s classic Matte Black or Matte White for the minimalist coffee lover in your life. Or, go for a fancy color to bring some pep to their morning brew.

See Also: Fellow Mug Review 2024

Kruve Propel Espresso Glasses

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If the coffee drinker in your life is an espresso aficionado, getting them a pair of Kruve Propel Espresso Glasses would be a special treat. 

Priced at $39.99 for two, the Kruve Propel Espresso Glasses would be a relatively affordable upgrade to a home espresso bar.

Besides, the Kruve Propel really is a great cup, made of heat resistant borosilicate glass that keeps espresso the perfect temperature for unhurried sipping. It’s also got style, with a modern look that resembles a cocktail glass.

I really can’t recommend this cup enough. Beyond style, the particular shape of the Kruve Propel Espresso Glass enhances the sensory experience of drinking espresso. This is the perfect gift for someone who really loves espresso.

Related: Best Espresso Cups 2024

Stanley Classic Thermos

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For the rugged, outdoorsy coffee drinker in your life, the Stanley Classic Thermos is your best bet for a travel mug. The style is timeless, the construction is durable and the brand is somewhat of a cultural icon.

For $45.00 you can get this insulated mug in a variety of colorways. Though it’ll keep your coffee hot, I think the Stanley Classic Thermos is ideal for iced coffee lovers. At 16 ounces (500 milliliters) or 20 ounces (600 milliliters), it’s the perfect size for a good serving of iced coffee or cold brew, plus room for ice.

What’s more, it’ll keep your coffee cold for as long as 30 hours. I don’t usually like to drink iced coffee for that long, but I could see it being useful during, say, an overnight backpacking trip. After all, a travel mug is meant to join you on your travels!

Related: Best Coffee Thermos 2024

Baltique Marrakesh Wooden Coffee Scoop

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This may seem like a small gift. However, there is nothing more annoying than having to sweep precious coffee beans off the floor when you spill while pouring from a coffee bag. Enter the Baltique Marrakesh Wooden Coffee Scoop.

At only $9.99, this scoop is a steal. But don’t let the price fool you – this scoop is made of high-quality birch wood, and it’s super stylish, to boot.

I would recommend using the Baltique Marrakesh Wooden Coffee Scoop to dose whole bean coffee onto your coffee scale. Still, if you prefer the ease of buying pre-ground coffee, you can also use it to scoop coffee grounds into your drip coffee maker. It’ll hold about 1 tablespoon, or 10 grams of coffee.

Related: Best Coffee Scoop 2024

Hario V60 Dripper

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The ritual of making a pour-over is one of the most cherished routines for a coffee aficionado. The Hario V60 Ceramic Dripper is often counted among the most affordable and tried-and-true brewing methods for pour over. In fact, the V60 is my favorite of all the pour over options out there.

The ceramic version costs $25.56, but you can also buy a V60 in copper, glass, stainless steel or plastic. The accompanying coffee filters are also super affordable, and result in a clean, delicious brew.

Compared to other pour over options, the V60 does take some skill and precision when pouring. Still, I don’t think it’s too hard to learn. What’s more, the V60 really encourages you to slow down and focus on your brew, and the resulting cup makes it well worth the effort.

Related: Best Pour-Over Coffee Maker 2024

Bialetti Venus Moka Pot

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Moka Pots don’t get much attention in the coffee world these days, so they’re often missing from most home coffee bars. This makes the Bialetti Venus a great gift for someone looking to diversify their coffee brewing methods.

The Bialetti Venus is not your standard Moka pot; you can tell just by looking at it. For just $47.99 you can get a quasi-espresso maker without the steep costs of a home espresso machine.

The Venus is made out of high-quality stainless steel, and is available in three sizes: 4 cups, 6 cups and 10 cups. Of course, cup sizes aren’t super regulated across different coffee maker brands, but you get the idea.

The Bialetti Venus Moka Pot is the coolest stovetop espresso maker on the market, which is why I think it’s one of the best gifts for coffee lovers!

See Also: Moka Pot Review 2024

AeroPress Coffee Maker

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For another way to make an espresso-adjacent beverage without the costs of a whole espresso machine, the AeroPress Coffee Maker is your go-to gift.

Costing only $31.95, this manual brewing method is versatile and easily transportable. The AeroPress can really up your travel coffee game; I like to bring this coffee maker camping for a no-fuss brew.

However, if you are looking for fuss (as many coffee nerds are), there are scores of complicated recipes on the internet from the annual AeroPress World Championship. Either way, the AeroPress makes a unique addition to a coffee bar. Plus it’s affordable, compact and almost unbreakable.

See Also: AeroPress Review 2024

Instant Pot Milk Frother

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If you’re buying an affordable “espresso” maker like the Moka Pot or Aeropress, you may also want to invest in a budget milk frother like the Instant Pot Milk Frother.

Despite the low price, at only $39.98, Instant Pot does not compromise on quality.

The Instant Pot Milk Frother heats milk quickly and easily for au laits or a creamy latte macchiato. Oh, and the spout is specially designed for pouring latte art. But this milk frother is also super versatile, with the ability to make hot milk, two types of hot milk foam and the confusingly trendy cold foam.

See Also: Best Milk Frother 2024

Best Mid-Range Coffee Gifts

If you have a little more cash to invest in your loved one’s coffee bar, I’ve got some really good mid-range gifts in mind. Check them out below!

Fellow Tally Pro Precision Coffee Scale

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Like many coffee people, I fall head-over-heels for every new Fellow product, and the Fellow Tally Pro Precision Scale is no different. This is one of the best gifts for coffee lovers, especially for pour-over coffee nerds.

The $157.25 asking price is a little high for a home scale, but it’s got a lot of nice features that make it worth the extra investment.

Most importantly, the Brew Assist mode is great for pour-over newbies who aren’t keen on doing math as part of their morning brew. With this mode, simply enter your preferred coffee-to-water ratio (generally between 1:16 and 1:18). Then, when you dose out your coffee beans, the scale automatically calculates how much water you’ll need to pour.

Of course, the Fellow Tally Pro Precision scale has other features we’re used to seeing in coffee scales. It’s precise to 0.1-gram increments, has a seamless user interface and is very durable. Trust me, even seasoned pour-over enthusiasts will get joy out of using this scale.

See Also: Fellow Scale Review 2024

1Zpresso J-Ultra Manual Coffee Grinder

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Oh boy, do I love this manual coffee grinder! You can’t go wrong with any 1Zpresso grinder, but the 1Zpresso J-Ultra may just be my favorite. Plus, at $199.00, it’s cheaper than any quality electric burr coffee grinder.

And after all, if you want to make coffee shop-quality java at home, you need a good grinder. Even better, the burrs on the 1Zpresso J-Ultra are so beautifully sharp that it’s not even strenuous to manually grind your coffee beans.

This grinder also has a stupidly wide range of grind settings, making it the best gift for espresso enthusiasts and pour-over specialists alike. Let’s not forget that it is also super portable, as it’s equipped with a foldable handle and a rugged travel case.

Remember the AeroPress I recommended above? Paired with the 1Zpresso J-Ultra, you can be one step closer to delicious brews on the go!

Related: 1Zpresso J-Max Review 2024

Espro P7 French Press

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The Espro P7 French Press is the queen of high-end press pots, and for good reason. Its durable stainless steel construction easily outcompetes the flimsy plastic presses that flood the market.

For $119.95 you really are paying for the upgrade, but I assure you: the Espro P7 French Press is worth the extra cash.

For starters, it’s a real beauty. With sleek lines and a slim profile, the Espro P7 will fit right in on any modern coffee bar. This French press comes in a variety of colors, including the classic Polished Stainless Steel, Matte Black and a fun Cranberry version.

To make coffee for a crowd, buy the 32-ounce (1-liter) version. Otherwise, go with the 18-ounce (500-milliliter) press. The Espro P7 French Press will impress any coffee fanatic and woo even the casual coffee drinker. It has a double micro-mesh filter system, so you can taste the classic full bodied french press cup without any of that infamous silt. I’m telling you, this one is special.

I’ll let you in on a secret, too: a good French press like this one can double as a cold brew coffee maker.

Related: How to Use a French Press

Wacaco Nanopresso

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The Wacaco Nanopresso is a portable espresso maker, perfect for brewing and drinking coffee on the go. You can toss your packets of cheap supermarket instant coffee aside! That said, specialty instant coffee is on the rise and is quite good.

For only $84.90, you can gift this lightweight and portable espresso maker to your camping- and coffee-loving friend. It even comes with a scoop that doubles as an espresso tamper. The tamper, paired with the Nanopresso’s pressure pump, makes this compact espresso maker shine.

You can check out my review, linked below, if you want proof that this little palm-sized gadget can make quality espresso. I assure you, the Wacaco Nanopresso does a great job and is super easy to use.

See Also: Wacaco Nanopresso Review 2024

Fellow Stagg EKG Kettle

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The Fellow Stagg EKG Kettle is a mainstay on coffee gift guides, and for good reason. In the specialty coffee world, many see it as the pinnacle of electric gooseneck kettles for pour-over. Truly, this is one of the best gifts for coffee lovers.

The $162.00 price tag may dissuade some, but I promise it is well worth it for the fancy features. The Stagg EKG includes a PID controller, so you can pick your ideal brewing temperature and hold it there for as long as 60 minutes.

What’s more, this kettle features a brew stopwatch, a 1200 watt heating element for quick heat time and an LCD display.

Technological features aside, the overall design of the Stagg EKG is flawless, with an ergonomic handle that is counterbalanced to make it easier to maintain a consistent flow rate. Oh, and the gooseneck spout has the optimal narrow and angled spout for precise pouring.

If these features haven’t convinced you that this is the best gift for a pour-over enthusiast, there’s also the simple fact that the Stagg EKG is absolutely gorgeous. With a number of colors to choose from, including Fellow’s classic Matte Black, this kettle will fit in on any coffee bar.

See Also: Fellow Kettle Review 2024

Chemex Coffeemaker

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There is so much to love about the Chemex Coffeemaker that even the MOMA features the artful pour-over in its permanent collection. The Chemex Bundle is another great gift for a pour-over enthusiast.

For just $61.95 you get an 8-cup Chemex, plus the proprietary paper filters. I’d say my Chemex is probably the most beautiful thing on my coffee bar. And though it isn’t the easiest pour-over method to master, you’ll definitely feel pretty cool once you do.

We already know that the Chemex is a style icon. Still, its good looks are also functional; the borosilicate glass is heat-proof so it won’t crack with hot water. What’s more, the wooden collar offers a safe and secure way to pour coffee without burning your hand.

Oh, and the narrow spout creates a beautiful stream of coffee that won’t dribble or spill out the sides. This is a little thing, but I promise it’s quite mesmerizing to pour.

Looks aren’t everything, so at this point I should probably mention the cup quality. You won’t be surprised to hear that a well-brewed Chemex cup will be clean and bright thanks to the high-quality paper filters.

See Also: How to Use a Chemex

Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers: High-End Picks

Finally, these are the best gifts for coffee lovers if you really love someone and you have a lot of cash burning a hole in your pocket.

Ratio Six Coffee Maker

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The Ratio Six Coffee Maker is very possibly the best SCA certified coffee maker on the market. Seriously, this machine is after my own heart. Come to think of it, the Ratio Six is after any pour-over fanatic’s heart!

First, the basics. The Ratio Six is made out of durable materials like stainless steel and borosilicate glass, so it doesn’t just look nice – it’s made supremely well. In fact, the insulated carafe will keep coffee extra-toasty for a full hour after brewing.

Oh, and speaking of heat: the filter basket has a heat shield, which maintains the temperature of the coffee at around 200 degrees Fahrenheit (93 degrees Celsius) while it’s brewing. The heat shield, paired with the professional-quality sprayhead, encourages an even and consistent extraction every time.

Lemme tell ya, this coffee maker is as cool as it gets. Yes, at $339.00, it costs a pretty penny. But I’m telling you – if you have the cash, this coffee maker is well worth it.

See Also: Ratio Six Coffee Maker Review 2024

Baratza Sette 270Wi Coffee Grinder

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If you’re searching for a gift for your favorite espresso enthusiast, look no further. The Baratza Sette 270Wi is the pinnacle of home coffee. It grinds quickly and consistently, with up to 270 grind settings. Really, this grinder can’t be beat!

While this grinder works great for pour-over, drip machines and French press, it really shines as an espresso grinder. A built-in scale weighs the dose while it’s grinding, so it always grinds exactly as much as you tell it to. Meanwhile, a cradle allows you to grind directly into a portafilter, so no messy transfer!

It also looks cool, which we know is a priority in home and commercial coffee bars alike. The unique shape is not just for show, however. It’s also functional and makes the grinder easier to clean.

Of course, you can’t get all this without shelling out $599.95. But if money isn’t an obstacle, or you’ve been saving up for a gift, the Baratza Sette 270Wi Coffee Grinder will transform any home espresso setup.

See Also: Baratza Sette 270wi Review 2024

Flair Classic Espresso Maker With Pressure Kit

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The Flair Espresso Maker is a much-talked about coffee product, and it deserves the attention it gets. This is, truthfully, a weird little gadget. But for a true coffee nerd, the Flair Classic Espresso Maker With Pressure Kit is the perfect tool to experiment with.

As far as espresso machines go, it’s pretty affordable at only $229.00. Still, for this price the Flair makes you really work for your espresso.

This is a manual-lever espresso maker, so you create the pressure with your arm strength. What could be better than a gift that doubles as a work out?

This machine has a steep learning curve, and will really test the coffee know-how (and patience) of its user. But I promise, it is fun to play around with.

And the end result? Excellent espresso! The perfect reward for a bit of work.

See Also: Flair Espresso Maker Review 2024

Gaggia Accademia

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To make not just someone’s day but their whole year, you can give the wonderful Gaggia Accademia. This is the perfect machine for a coffee lover who doesn’t want to put in all the effort of making a cappuccino first thing in the morning. The Gaggia Accademia will make it for them – and it’ll be delicious.

For $1,999.00, this really is the gift of all gifts. But this super automatic espresso machine does it all! It’s an espresso grinder, espresso machine, and milk steamer all in one. What’s more, all of these components do a fantastic job.

Unlike some other super-automatic espresso machines, the Gaggia Accademia does leave room for many adjustments. You can change the temperature and volume of the espresso, and even steam your own milk if you like with the manual wand.

Plus, the user interface is a breeze to work with. Trust me, even sleepy and technologically-challenged folks will be able to use the Gaggia Accademia with ease.

See Also: Gaggia Accademia Review 2024

Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers: Final Thoughts

Okay, now that we’ve reached the end of my top 20 best gifts for coffee lovers, I really hope that you’ve found something you like!

Whether you’re buying for a newbie or a professional, the most important part of a gift is the spirit in which you give it. Even the pickiest coffee nerd will be over-the-moon with any gift that is given with care and intention.

So, go out and start giving! And remember, the best cup of coffee starts with artfully grown and freshly roasted coffee beans!

Is there anything missing from my list of the best gifts for coffee lovers? Let me know in the comments below!

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Hi! My name is Arne. Having spent years working as a barista I'm now on a mission to bring more good coffee to the people. To that end, my team and I provide you with a broad knowledge base on the subject of coffee.

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Hi! My name is Arne. Having spent years working as a barista I'm now on a mission to bring more good coffee to the people. To that end, my team and I provide you with a broad knowledge base on the subject of coffee.

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