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I could not live this life without three things. My kids. My friends. My parents and my dogs. OK, that is four. During the holiday season I love to spoil and celebrate all of these people – and dogs – in big ways. But we all know that, during the holiday season, we are all crazy busy. Shopping, parties, school plays, planning huge meals and more sneak up on me and take all the time I have. So, this year, I decided to plan a ‘Relax Before the Holidays’ Coffee Bar for my friends.
You know, those people that you rely on all year but almost never get to really see during the holidays because everyone is SO busy? To prepare I hit Sam’s Club! After all, they have Starbucks® Holiday Blend 28 oz ground coffee, which might be just enough for my friends and they have the always delicious Lindt Chocolate Assorted Lindor Truffle Bag – 19oz! Pair those together, add some decorations and you have a coffee bar everyone will love!
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Let’s talk coffee. Better yet. Let’s talk Starbucks® Holiday Blend 28 oz ground coffee. Let’s talk about the bold, rich flavor that permeates through the taste buds of any coffee lover with warmth and sweet maple notes. This is the holiday coffee that you can truly enjoy without any additions. It just tastes that good. I love it and I know my coffee loving friends will too!
This coffee is so perfect for the holiday season that it will be in my coffee maker every morning. It’s rich aroma and distinctive taste just remind me of this time of year. It is always great to wake up to a cup of coffee that conjures up memories of holiday cheer!
I picked up the bag at Sam’s Club and then was off to find a rich and creamy pairing. Lindt Chocolate Assorted Lindor Truffle Bag – 19oz beckoned to me from the shelf. I had to have them. After all, the sweet, rich taste of Lindt Chocolate Lindor Truffles brings out the sweet maple flavor of Starbucks® Holiday blend. How do I know this? Because I *may* have tested the theory ahead of this post.
Psst: want some really amazing decadence? Drop a Lindt Chocolate Lindor Truffle into your hot cup of Starbucks® Holiday Blend 28 oz ground coffee and savor the marrying of flavors! Now, onto this super pretty and simple coffee bar!
Choose Soothing Holiday Colors
Since I had the stars for my coffee bar in hand it was time to start planning for the set up. I love the green and red of the holiday season but I think we see enough of it as the season progresses. So I wanted to use colors that were still holiday inspired but more soothing, so to speak. I love the holiday blues and whites and found some beautiful glittery trees that inspired it all.
Add Ins Make a Coffee Bar Fun!
Just using some simple to lay out and clean out table cloths, I set up my decor and planned out my ‘extras’ to have on the table. Little candy canes, fun marshmallows, some cinnamon sticks and nutmeg that can be ground at the table. Just little things to make it fun.
Display the Pairings Prominently
Of course, I have a huge bowl displaying the Lindt Chocolate Assorted Lindor Truffles, but I suspect it will be empty quickly so I have some more to add back in as needed!
Relax and Enjoy
With the holidays typically pulling us in 50 different directions, I really want to celebrate my friends early. So this Relax Before the Holidays Coffee Bar is the perfect way to invite them to come and relax before the tinsel hits the tree! I purchased the coffee & chocolate at Sam’s Club.
What would you add to this holiday coffee bar?