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Carving out some time to spend with friends and meeting new friends can be super hard. Since the school year started I’ve noticed myself waving and saying a casual hello in passing at pick up and drop off at school to the other mom’s in Little Dude’s class. I was in need of some friend time. I’m always up for meeting new people, so I decided to host a Mom’s Morning Coffee for the mom’s in Little Dude’s class. I considered learning about how to be a fantastic barista from professional coffee roasters from companies similar to Iron and Fire. I’ve read they know everything there is to know about coffee. An old colleague of mine recently moved to Australia to set up her own cafe and she is currently in the midst of her barista training. Apparently, if you are looking for a Barista Course Melbourne has some great options. I cannot wait to hear about how she gets on. For a while, I did think about training as a barista myself. However, when I looked at everything involved with it, I realized that a master barista I will never be. But, thanks to the rise of home coffee machines, I can at least make a good barista bar for my mornings, and for get-togethers like this! So I asked a friend who had spent a long time comparing machines on www.greatcoffeebrewers.com for advice, and they told me to pick up a Keurig® machine. It works perfectly for me, and it made the crucial step in my coffee morning plans. I figured it would be a fantastic way to meet the other mom’s and get to know each other and if I can make the perfect coffee it might make the process of getting to know each other a bit easier. One of the moms is originally from Amsterdam so when I mentioned it to her the other day she sent me some recommendations for the beste koffiemachine! I’m definitely tempted to get a new one sometime soon. Anyway, I sent out an email and invited the other moms to my house one morning after drop off. Nothing crazy just a casual pop- in.
It was fantastic, most of the mom’s in Little Dude’s class popped in. It was a great way to meet the other mom’s and have some great conversations. We all had such a great time that we decide to do a monthly mom’s night out. I served some delicious fresh fruit, muffins, quiche, and of course some delicious Coffee… Caffè Lattes. I was feeling a little fancy and set up an At- Home Barista Bar so everyone could make their Caffè Lattes the way they wanted. Check it out! How to Create the Perfect At- Home Barista Bar for your next party or gathering.
How to Create the Perfect At- Home Barista Bar
What You Need:
Sweetener (sugar, honey, etc.)
Coffee ( I used delicious Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® Pods for my Keurig® brewer in Starbucks® signature flavors Caramel, Mocha, and Vanilla. They are made from milk, with no artificial flavors).
Decide the location of where you want to set up your At-Home Barista Bar and make sure there is an outlet to plug in your Keurig® brewer.
Set up cups, saucers napkins and spoons.
Place sweetener, cinnamon, cocoa powder, milk/ cream into smaller containers.
Set up Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® Pods and fill the Keurig® brewer with water.
Which flavor Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® Pods is your favorite?
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