Coffee lovers can unite, during a good party, over aromatic blends and unique flavor combinations. Good food and even better coffees can turn even the most dull party into a bonanza. This might sound a little far-fetched, however most coffee drinkers tend to be more sociable when they have a cup of coffee in hand.
Specialty coffee grounds
There are flavored coffees available for purchase at most grocery stores and coffee shops. You do not need to do anything special to these coffees, just brew and serve.
This full bodied coffee is grown in Hawaii and is prized for its sweet and slightly fruity notes. Kona coffee can be rather expensive, however some people feel it is well worth the price. When shopping for Kona coffee, be sure to check the label. Many companies will claim to be Kona, but in reality are only a Kona blend.
This flavor of ground coffee really needs no introduction. Most coffee drinkers are well aware of this creamy flavor, even if they do not drink it themselves. Some people like French vanilla and drink it all the time, and some reserve it for holidays and special occasions.
This flavor is offered by the Gevalia Cafe company. This light roast coffee used to only be available for purchase during the summer, but it is now available year round.
This is a beloved favorite of many coffee drinkers. This is not a reference to the famed “Irish Coffee,” but rather the flavored coffee grounds. This is indeed a party coffee with its rich flavor and wonderful aroma.
Create your own flavors
You can create your own party coffees easily by adding flavor agents to the grounds before brewing. By adding things like spices and dried fruit, you can come up with unique flavored coffees that are sure to be a hit at your next get together. The really fun thing about making your own flavors is that you can give your guests a one of a kind coffee experience. The other cool part is you can name your special brews.
One suggestion is to come up with your own special coffees for holidays, birthdays and any other events during the year when you will be serving coffee. Who knows, your specialty coffees could become something people look forward to each month/year.
The trick to using ground spices is to experiment before the party. Always keep in mind that a little goes a long way. Some examples of spices you can try include: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and for a holiday treat you could add a little pumpkin pie spice. A good starting point is to add a 1/8 teaspoon of the desired spice, directly to the grounds before brewing. You can adjust the amounts to your liking.
Hot cocoa mix
This addition to your grounds can result in a semi-sweet chocolaty delight. There are a couple of ways you can make this coffee. The first is to add equal amounts of hot cocoa mix and coffee grounds and then brew. The second is to simply add a little bit of the cocoa mix to your normal amount of grounds. This coffee is a nice warm treat on a cold winter’s day.
Stir in ideas
These additives can go into the pot after brewing, or into a personal mug. Some people are really fond of experimenting with different flavor combinations, so be sure to have plenty on hand.
These baking and cooking essentials can be added to a pot of brewed coffee. As with the spices, a little (usually a teaspoon) will do just fine. You do want to be careful not to use too much of an extract. You don’t want the flavor to be overwhelming to your guests.
As you can see, there are many ways to create a party coffee, all it takes is an adventurous spirit! Please remember to experiment with flavor combinations before your scheduled party, this way you have time to perfect the desired flavor.
Also, don’t forget the little extras like sprinkles, flavored stir sticks and colorful mugs. These little extras can make your party coffee even more fun.