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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. 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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