Fall Coffee Bar
I’m willing to admit that I have a *slight* caffeine problem. I can’t help it – I love coffee! My morning cup of coffee while I read my bible and do my quiet time is my favorite part of my day. (Again, *slight* problem…) But, it’s always been that way! Even growing up, my mom would greet me in the morning with a cup of coffee to bribe me to get out of bed and go to school each morning. She’d sit on my bed while I got ready for school and we’d drink our morning coffee and chat about the day ahead. As I got older, it turned into sweet moments of waking up and talking across the dining room table in our pajamas. Sometimes there were chocolate chip pancakes involved (my favorite!)
With all that said, I just have a huge love for my morning coffee. It’s more of an experience to me. So in my home, I wanted to create a coffee bar to help create more of those memories at home – especially when we have guests! And just like I love seasonal home decor, I love my seasonal coffee. There’s just something about a seasonal cup of coffee that can get you in the mood for a crisp fall day. Today on the blog I can’t wait to help you create your own cozy fall coffee bar to create your own precious memories around the table each morning. The season of gathering is upon us, so let’s make your guests feel cozy and right at home!
Creating a Cozy Fall Coffee Bar
Creating a cozy fall coffee bar is really a lot easier than you may think. It doesn’t have to be super big and elaborate as you may see while scrolling on Pinterest. Below I’m sharing 5 easy tips on creating a cozy fall coffee bar right in your home!
Side Note: Right now on my coffee bar, I have both my Nespresso machine and my Keurig. I personally prefer my Nespresso machine over my Keurig (all day, every day!) However, I found that I wanted to keep my Keurig because some of our family and friends may prefer just regular coffee. As a hostess, I just like to make sure everyone is taken care of!
Coffee Pod Variety
Regardless of the season or if I’m having guests, I like to make sure I have a great coffee pod variety for my coffee bar. Not only do I like to change it up with my morning cup of joe, I know that people who visit or stay at our home don’t always like the same type of coffee. So from different flavors to different intensities, I typically have a wide variety of coffee pods to choose from so everyone has something they like.
The easiest and most inexpensive way I’ve found to do this is by purchasing variety packs. I purchase both my flavored and regular Nespresso capsule variety packs on Amazon. For my Keurig, I typically buy McCafe k-cups (I’ve found they’re a total crowd pleaser!) Then I purchase more seasonal k-cups (like Pumpkin Spice) as the seasons roll around.
- You can purchase my favorite flavored Nespresso capsules, HERE!
- You can purchase my favorite Nespresso capsule variety pack, HERE!
- Also, you can purchase my favorite crowd-pleasing K-cups, HERE!
The Perfect Mugs
I can’t be the only one that likes to collect coffee mugs. I especially love seasonal coffee mugs. There’s just something about a cute fall coffee mug that makes your morning coffee experience that much cozier. Whether you’re enjoying a cup at home or on-the-go, the perfect mug is the best way to get you in the cozy fall mood. My favorite place to snag cute seasonal coffee mugs is HomeGoods and TJ Maxx. (Hello, Rae Dunn!) Meanwhile, I also love my favorite Lenox mugs for my morning coffee – because they perfectly matches my china!
Seasonal Decor and Signs
Plush pumpkins and fall coffee signs are also a super easy way to get your coffee bar ready for the cozy season ahead! If I don’t make my own, I love to snag seasonal signs at HomeGoods, Target, or Hobby Lobby.
Pro Tip: popular ones usually sell out really fast, so you should always consider buying them as they put them out at the beginning of the season!
Milk, syrups, and sauces, OH MY! I love my usual frothed milk and a pinch of sugar for my morning coffee. I try to keep it minimal for my health journey that I’m on. But at the same time, I also love treating myself to a pumpkin inspired coffee on Fridays or Saturday mornings to help kick off the weekends in the fall. From syrups and sauces, there’s SO many options you could keep on hand to pumpkin-spice up your coffee for a morning pick-me-up.
You can pick up your normal Torani syrups at your local grocery store – or you can snag more seasonal options on Amazon! I like Torani because I’ve found the sugar free ones still taste good without tasting too ‘fake’. I’ve heard the Torani ‘Pumpin Pie’ sauce tastes like the one from Starbucks (they also have a Pumpkin Pie syrup!) Meanwhile, I’ve also heard amazing things about the Skinny Syrups for all my friends who want to keep the extra sugar to a minimum.
Don’t Forget the Toppings!
Lastly, a great cozy cup of coffee isn’t complete without some whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I also recommend keeping some cinnamon sticks and paper straws on your coffee bar as well for a sweet garnishing touch for your guests. Talk about starting the morning right!
Well there you have it, friends! I hope this post has inspired you to make your own little corner of cozy for you and your guests to enjoy this fall. Do you have a coffee bar corner in your home? How do you like to change it up for the seasons? Tell us in a comment below!