The Beginner’s Guide to Hosting Brunch
I have always been a massive coffee lover. In fact, I can't seem to go a day without at least two large, brewing cups of black coffee. My daily routine normally involves a standard order of a long black with one brown sugar from my corner café - however with the launch of Nespresso's smallest mini machine catered to the millennial, I can now be my own barista at home!
The Essenza Mini is Nespresso's smallest and most stylish machine to date in my opinion. I love the fact that it conveniently brings my normal café quality coffee home. When approached by Nespresso to entertain guests in my dearest home it was simply an offer I couldn't quite refuse. I decided to host a sleepover and beautiful brunch spread with a few of my best girlfriends this weekend.
With a beautiful assortment of the most delectable choux pastries, cinnamon and jam donuts, fresh fruits and baguettes with jam condiments to pair I decided to setup my Nespresso Essenza Mini machine at the breakfast table so that my girls could each prepare their own favourite coffee: whether it be an espresso, cappuccino or long black everyone could be their own barista!
Some of my top tips on hosting a beautiful brunch at home:
- Find a small spot at home - clear all necessary furniture to provide a small space. I found two wooden pallets and used them as tables.
- Find some of your favourite centre pieces to decorate the table with. I used candles and Nespresso capsules
- to add a pop of colour!
- Head to your nearest grocer and find fresh fruits and pastries : plate these up on beautiful trays.
- Add a Nespresso Essenza Mini : this is a great form of entertainment and allows guests to make their own coffee!
- Lanterns, fairy lights, pillows and blankets make the space quite cosy - so ensure you have plentiful!
HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE
The Essenza Mini offers the perfect solution for coffee lovers looking for modernity and convenience, the Nespresso Essenza Mini machine has a minimalistic look and space saving design. Another great feature is the Aeroccino milk frother which will help you to make the most of your favourite coffee reciepes!
I love the concept of owning one machine with over 24 different coffees flavours to try! By popping in a little capsule and allowing the machine to do the work I was once told by a coffee connoisseur that a "good coffee should always have a crema. If your cup lacks the crema, or it doesn't appear to be of a fluffy and even consistency, this means that there is a problem with your coffee."
Achieving a good crema is a combination of bean quality and drip speed, among other factors. I guess it's extremely safe to say that this coffee is a perfect one to say the very least!
To purchase your own Nespresso Essenza Mini machine click HERE
P.s A special thank you to the beautiful ladies at Lace Petals and Hearts & Perth Creative Co for assiting me with this beautiful setup! Link below x