Being prepared for guests is one thing, but wowing them is another. Whether you’re hosting one person or an entire party, this article will provide you with a list of ways to pull out all the stops and impress your guests. From brew methods to things you can keep on-hand, this is all you need to create an unforgettable get-together.
TIP 1: ADD-INS
They say variety is the spice of life. Allow your guests to add some flavor to their coffee with a spread of spices and sweeteners that can take any coffee from ordinary to extraordinary with one pinch.
• Ground spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger all add depth and warmth to coffee while also bringing out the unique notes of different roasts.
• Extracts. Peppermint and vanilla extract offer simple and unexpected ways to experiment with new flavors.
• Sugars. Sugar comes in many flavors—sweeten things up with vanilla bean sugar, turbinado sugar and many more.
TIP 2: BREWING METHODS
Sure, your drip brewer gets the coffee job done on a normal day, but if you’re entertaining you might want to step up your game with a coffee press or pour-over. Not only are these brewing methods more engaging, they also bring out a new side of your coffee.
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TIP 3: TOPPINGS & SWEETS
Last but not least, these final touches and pairings are a great way to allow your guests to customize their coffee. Let their creativity shine with a delicious spread of coffee toppings for a brew that tastes as good as it looks. Finally, don’t forget about your friends with the sweet tooth, a handful of sides can make the perfect coffee combination.
• Cocoa nibs
• Starbucks® Cookie Straws
• Mini Cookies
• Whipped Cream
• Crisp rice treat
• And other sweet treats!