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Entertaining This Autumn

Posted: 09/20/07

Whole Latte Love Signature CoffeeEntertaining this autumn? Now is the perfect time to get a jump-start on the upcoming season. There’s so much to do and it takes a lot of time and energy to pull it all off – invitations, decorating, entertainment. Yikes! But if you pay attention to this guide, you’re sure to put on the perfect soirée.

Perhaps the most important ingredient to hosting any successful party is the coffee. It’s the perfect conversation piece, as well as the perfect ending to an evening. Coffee connoisseurs will tell you that coffee and espresso isn’t just an afterthought – it’s a staple of any gathering.

With so many different types of Signature Coffees available, you’re sure to please everyone. Because our Signature Coffees feature only Arabica beans roasted to perfection, they make the perfect before or after dinner drink. The micro-batching technique used by our roaster brings out the subtle nuances in each bean, creating an unforgettable coffee experience.

Not only will your guests be impressed with your great tasting beans, they’ll be impressed with the machine you’re using. Semi or Super, an espresso machine allows you to brew all sorts of coffee drinks your friends are familiar with. They’ll think they’re in a coffeehouse!

If you’re planning an intimate party, the Rancilio Rocky Grinder and Gaggia New Baby might be the perfect combination for you. You’ll be able to set up a great espresso bar right at home. The Rancilio Rocky Grinder, paired with the Gaggia New Baby enables you to grind and brew quality espresso, cappuccinos and café lattes for your guests. But if you’re looking for something with a little more oomph, the Expobar Brewtus II has all the power you’ll need. The exceptional temperature control, double boiler system, E61 brew group and commercial chrome-plated portafilter perform exceptionally well, fulfilling every coffee connoisseur’s dream.

If you’re planning on entertaining a lot of guests this season, the Gaggia Titanium Plus gets the job done quickly and efficiently. Its ability to grind, dose, tamp and brew at the touch of a button makes this stainless steel machine one of the best for entertaining. Its top-loading bypass doser also allows you to add pre-ground coffee – ideal for those guests who prefer decaffeinated coffee in the evening. Of course, any type of drink can be made using decaffeinated coffee and depending on what you add, such as Monin Pumpkin Spice or Peppermint, your options are practically unlimited.

Rosanna Red Velvet MugsBut that’s not all you can do with coffee. If you’re brainstorming for coffee cocktail ideas, check out our Martinis and More article. Liven up your party with a Coffee Martini or sweeten up things for your guests with a DiSaronno Coffee. Check out our What Kind of Drinks Can I Make? article, and you’re sure to please anyone at the party.

Don’t forget the little touches that make all the difference either. Set the mood for guest with our Java Logs, or serve piping hot chocolate in a Bodum Bistro Double Wall Mug. If you’re a bit more traditional, our line of Rosanna Red Velvet mugs, dessert plates and sweets tray is the way to go.

Keep in mind, autumn is just the beginning of the holiday season – and it’s the perfect time to catch up with friends and family over a great cup of coffee.