Wednesday, December 22, 2010


1. Be your own barista. Create a coffee house vibe and offer guests tasty toppings like cinnamon, cocoa, nutmeg, ginger and flavored creamers. Take advantage of the different varieties of Eight O’Clock Coffee ranging from its most popular varieties of Original, 100% Colombian and French Roast to more festive choices like Hazelnut, French Vanilla, Mocha and Dark Italian Roast.

2. Coffee can be enjoyed any time. Break tradition – hosts don’t have to wait until the end of the meal to begin brewing. Welcome guests to a warm, cozy home filled with the fragrant aroma of coffee. Visitors won’t be able to resist a cup the minute they remove their coats.

3. Open before the holidays. Don’t wait until the night of your soiree to unveil that brand new French press. Play it safe and test out new coffee makers and brewing gadgets long before company comes.

4. Chilled and on the rocks. Skip the soda and cool down your coffee with coffee flavored ice cubes prepared prior to your party. Or, break out the blender and make frozen beverages if feeling adventurous.

5. Eight O’Clock to go. Stock up on holiday-themed to go cups with lids and send guests home with a fresh cup of Coffee for the road – a must for visitors with a long ride ahead.

6. Don’t forget the decaffeinated. Prepare for caffeine-conscious guests and stock up on Eight O’Clock’s Decaffeinated Original, Decaffeinated 100% Colombian or 50% Decaf.

7. Coffee for large parties. If brewing coffee in a high-capacity urn, consider storing and serving coffee in carafes after brewing. Carafes keep coffee hot and fresh, while urns may “burn” your brew over time.

8. BYOC – be unique and bring coffee. While most partygoers bring wine, you’ll be as distinct and tasteful as your gift.

These tips came from Eight O’Clock Coffee
edited by Madelyn Miller the travelLady

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