Written by Lori Thiessen
Thinking about buying that special someone a humdinger of a cappucino maker? The makers of these magical machines are hoping you will, if the tv ads are anything to go by. Santa better get an extra strong backsupport this year.
I’ve noticed an increase just lately in the number of ads for coffeemakers. Everything from Black & Decker percolators to the really high end, cafe-worthy espresso machines are being flogged.
Frankly, I’m not interested in buying one because I do like to go to the cafe to get a coffee. But during the holiday season with all the entertaining that comes with it, being able to make good coffee is essential.
I favour the good old fashioned french press for my coffee and tea needs. It’s really easy to use, easy to clean up and makes a great cup of coffee (provided you use good quality beans to begin with).
For big gatherings, I rent a big coffeemaker from my local party supply place. I get the best beans possible, grind fresh and brew away until the wee small hours of the morning.
Here’s a business idea for a bright someone: baristas and their machines for rent. It would be kinda cool to have the ability to offer your guests cafe quality specialty coffees at your seasonal soirees, complete with fancy foam art. Wouldn’t you be the talk of your social set!
Q: How do you supply coffee for really big festive gatherings?
Until Next Time,
May Your Coffee Always Be Freshly Brewed!