Please note: This is a sponsored post for Keurig®
Coffee has been a passion of mine for well over 15 years. I love the aromatic smell, the tantalizing tastes, and how it warms me up on a cold winter morning. If I could survive on coffee (and chocolate) alone, I probably would!
Equally as much as coffee, I enjoy planning and hosting a dinner party or any at-home celebration for that matter! Bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, or a night of spooky Halloween fun are all fare game for my party planning skills.
After all, who needs a reason to enjoy good company, tasty food, and warming drinks? Speaking of warming drinks, my Keurig® brewer is a go-to when it comes to party planning, especially during the cooler fall months.
Coffee at a Dinner Party
My husband and I are house sitting in London, and last month we decided to host a dinner party for friends we hadn’t seen in awhile.
After a wonderful meal we came to my favorite part – dessert! Along with my tried and true summer ice cream treat bars I offered tea or coffee to my guests.
Everyone jumped at a fresh cup of coffee to go with their chocolate ice cream treat. As I headed back to the kitchen, I suddenly remembered that all I had to work with was a manual lever espresso coffee maker.
Although modern and sleek, the manual espresso maker does take time to make a lovely cup a coffee. I figured that by the time I ground the beans, fill the portafilter, boil water, manually pull the lever down to make the espresso, and then rinse and repeat 7 times, I was better off getting delivery from the local coffee shop.
I like making coffee, but I’m not a professional barista.
Needless to say, when I finally sat down with my cup of coffee my guests were ready for a second round. Plus, I had missed out on all the juicy conversations. I do love some after dinner gossip!
Keurig® for Entertaining
Not long after my late summer soirée, Keurig® approached me to try out one of their brewing systems. The timing was ill fated for my recent dinner party, but I thought it was a great opportunity to give their brewer a try for my next shindig.
It definitely looks amazing, and makes sense for anyone that loves to host gatherings at-home. As cooler fall weather approaches there will be lots of autumn entertaining requiring a hot beverage or two!
Coffee Brewer Choices
Keurig® has a variety of different brewer models available to purchase. I ordered the largest of all the models: Keurig® K575 brewer. I decided that if I was going to use this brewer for hosting future celebrations, I might as well get the most premium one!
Several handy features of the Keurig® K575 brewer:
- A large water reservoir that holds up to 80 oz
- Temperature and strength control for ultimate customization
- Hot water on demand for the tea drinkers in the crowd
Along with the Keurig® K575 brewer, two other models (Keurig® K250 and K475 brewers) allow you to brew both a single-cup or a four-cup carafe.
Either way, Keurig® brewers offer top of the line technology, simplicity at the touch of a button, and a huge assortment of beverage options.
I am quite happy with my new coffee toy!
Need a coffee flavor? Your favorites. Your way.
I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the massive selection (over 500) of coffees, teas, cocoas, espresso and specialty drinks. Perhaps a coffee flavor testing party is in order!
I definitely can’t wait to try my fall favs – hot apple cider and cafe pumpkin spice.
Keurig® brewers use convenient K-Cup® pods, which makes cleaning up easy. K-Cup® pods come in a variety of well-known brands like Green Mountain Coffee® , The Original Donut Shop® and Swiss Miss®, among others.
I received Nantucket Blend and Breakfast Blend from Green Mountain Coffee®, which are both Fair Trade Certified™ coffee. I like the added bonus that the Green Mountain Coffee® K-Cup® Pods now recyclable.
Once the fall and winter seasons end and hints of warmer weather appear, I can’t wait to try my Keurig® K575 brewer for iced beverages too – spring time party anyone?
Coffee Brewer for your Wedding Registry
I know, I know. A wedding blog and I’m stuck on talking about how good this coffee brewer is for parties. I hear you say, “Forget a party, I’m planning the biggest party of them all – my wedding!”
By all means, get back to planning your big day. Just make sure to add the Keurig® K575 brewer to your wedding registry while you’re at it. Keurig® also offers great gift with registry and registry completion promotions for brides to-be through their dedicated bridal site (www.keurigbridal.com), which is also an awesome resource for wedding inspiration!