This post was created in partnership with Ninja Coffee Bar® System. I received complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.
Oh coffee. Friends, coffee is my favorite. My absolute favorite thing and part of the reason I can get myself out of bed in the morning. I usually brush my teeth and stumble into the kitchen first thing and sit patiently waiting for that first hot mug of coffee to be ready.
I wanted to share a few ideas for my fellow coffee drinkers out there (and hot chocolate fans) including a super simple coffee bar station and DIY Peppermint Mocha recipe that are especially perfect for the holiday season.
I love to entertain and what I have recently started doing is setting up a drink station when I entertain so guests can help themselves. This has really worked out so well and I couldn’t believe how popular a little coffee bar was over Thanksgiving. We had family over and I had wine and cider for dinner and then once the dessert plates came out, I had a coffee station set up for guests to help themselves. Like a mini coffee shop right in the corner of the dining room. Most of our family sat contentedly playing games and chatting long after the meal, sipping coffee and nibbling on dessert. There is something about a warm drink that is so comforting and decadent to me. A perfect end to a meal.
I recently received a Ninja Coffee Bar® System and this little appliance has made a gourmet coffee bar so simple! I can brew six different sizes of coffee, including pots, half pots and single serve cups, froth milk for iced or hot drinks and even customize the brew for a richer flavor.