See how to set up a coffee bar for entertaining with these tips. Get coffee bar ideas for a party or brunch and offer your guests hot coffee with dessert. Here’s everything you need for setting up a hot coffee station.
These tips for setting up a coffee bar can also be applied to a hot cocoa bar
If your family & friends are anything like mine, coffee is a necessity of life! We drink it in the morning, in the afternoon, and some even drink it at night. But for special occasions I love the decadence of adding flavors to coffee.
Adding things you wouldn’t drink every day like flavored liqueurs or whipped cream are what make a coffee bar so special. Add in some chocolate treats and you basically have a marriage made in heaven. Speaking of marriage, this would be a delicious addition to a bridal shower or a ladies luncheon.
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How to Set up a Coffee Bar
Create a total look to the coffee bar by adding DIY design touches. A vintage look is added here with newspaper print.
It’s a good idea to set up the coffee in a place that’s away from heavy traffic. A side table, desk, or counter top would work just fine.
- Make sure to have regular and decaf coffee and label them as such.
- Provide 3 flavored liqueurs for an indulgent treat. Chocolate liqueur, Butterscotch liqueur, and Irish Cream are all great choices!
HOSTESS TIP: Inexpensive pouring spouts make it easier to pour small amounts of the liqueur and small bottles make the presentation more attractive.
- You’ll need to have cream and sugar for the traditionalists, and raw sugar cubes for a modern spin.
- Flavored creamer is also a welcome addition.
- Chocolate is a secondary feature on this coffee bar because the two go so well together. Add some chocolate covered espresso beans, and chocolate biscotti to the table.
- Provide DIY chocolate mold stir sticks or purchase some from the store.
- Place mugs so they’re easy to reach and use decorative stir sticks instead of spoons. You can find inexpensive mugs at the dollar stores or home stores.
HOSTESS TIP: Put out an array of unique mugs and let guests take it home with them as a party favor.
There’s just nothing better after a delicious meal than a hot cup of coffee served with a yummy chocolate treat.