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.