Coffee Bars at Weddings

People are obsessed with coffee, obviously, just take a look at some of the most successful start-ups in the past 20 years.  Companies like Starbucks, Caribou & Dunn Brothers continue to expand their holdings and there seems to be no end to the drive-thru’s cropping up as well.

With this obsession I am surprised I haven’t seen more couples plan coffee bars at their weddings.  What exactly is a coffee bar?  It’s similar to a buffet but instead of food service, a variety of coffee beverages are individually prepared and served.  Latte’s, mocha’s and espresso’s are usually available at coffee bars but what I find appealing is the presentation.

For example, order an Irish coffee and you will receive an Irish coffee mug with it’s rim coated in caramelized sugar, steaming hot coffee and a hearty dollop of whip cream and chocolate sprinkles.  And no coffee bar would be complete without those little extras such as Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico, Kahlua or Tia Maria.

Here’s suggestions to make your coffee bar memorable and tasty.

  • Regular & Decaf Coffee
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Shavings
  • Assorted Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Dipped Spoons
  • Natural Sugar
  • Freshly Grated Cinnamon
  • Crushed Peppermint Sticks
  • Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans
  • Assorted Flavorings such as Hazelnut, Irish Cream, Vanilla & Chocolate

The best part of a coffee bar is guests flock to them and they are best served the last 2 hours of the evening which means guest tend to drink more caffeine and less alcohol.  Check with your caterer for their ability to coordinate a coffee bar.  Thanks to prettychicky for the use of the coffee image.

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