5 Easy Steps to Create a Holiday Coffee Bar

· Enjoying Coffee at Christmas ·

December 11, 2017 15 Comments

I love the Christmas season!

It is the perfect time to spoil friends and family. A time to share the things we love with others. It was the Christmas spirit that led to this idea of creating a Holiday Coffee Bar! You can follow the 5 easy steps below, or create a more lavish affair with your own flair or theme. Have fun sharing your love of coffee with those you love this season!

Christmas Blend

1. Purchase the coffee.

You will want to offer your guests two options for the coffee. One holiday flavored coffee with delicious seasonal flavors and a  high quality black coffee to pair with any flavors your guests will add to their coffee. Superbia Coffee is the perfect choice because it is very fresh and has a medium body smoothness that appeals to a wide range of coffee drinkers. PLUS, there is a sale on Superbia Coffee THIS MONTH, just click over to the Coffee Lovers Shop on my website and use the code, SUPERBXMAS17. Coffee Lover’s Shop

2. Select seasonal add ins.

Making sure to suit all your guest needs, purchase a variety of creamers. Instead of offering sugar, I chose chocolate, salted caramel and festive coffee spoons. This made for the perfect add in and offered a festive fun look to the bar. Not to mention super easy to serve.

3. Choose a few Christmas treats.

Everyone loves a sweet treat during the Christmas season. Purchase some festive, chocolate covered oreos, brownies or a low sugar chocolate cake with raspberry frosting. Any festive dessert or pastry will pair nicely with a cup of coffee.


4. Use holiday decor, coffee mugs and serving dishes.

Unpacking my Christmas decor from the previous year, I chose a traditional, green and red theme. It was a beautiful backdrop for the coffee and didn’t cost me anything. A simple tablecloth can create a beautiful backdrop.

5. Prepare and enjoy!

Prep your coffee ahead and serve in thermal carafes to ensure it stays hot. Keeping the coffee pot on your coffee burner for a length of time will burn the coffee. I strongly discourage using a Keurig for this affair. The point is to create a special Holiday Coffee Bar and there is something special about freshly ground and brewed coffee.

My Holiday Coffee Bar was a huge success, festive and fun! I would love to see a pic of YOUR Holiday Coffee Bar this season, so make sure to post a pic to my Facebook page when you host yours!


January 8, 2018


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    December 12, 2017

    I LOVE this idea!!! We are always looking for a new Christmas idea or tradition and this one is a winner!! I especially love the flavor coated spoons instead of plain sugar! Thanks Crystal and a very merry Christmas to you! 🙂

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    December 12, 2017

    This is so fun and fabulous! Guests would love this and I could even add hot chocolate for the kids!

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    Sara @ Magical Mama Blog

    December 12, 2017

    This looks incredible! We’re had to put our bar cart away in the baby-proofing stages but I am looking forward to making a merry coffee bar next year!

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    Katie | Hospitable Homemaker

    December 12, 2017

    This is really cute! I always add hot cocoa too because my husband won’t drink coffee (crazy as I think he is!). Love the Christmas decor!

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      CRystal Dallke

      December 12, 2017

      That is a great idea with the cocoa!

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    Jenna Urben

    December 12, 2017

    I love this setup so much!! Adorable!

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      CRystal Dallke

      December 12, 2017

      Thank you! I loved doing it!

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    December 12, 2017

    Such a fun idea! I like all the festive add-ins that people can use. 🙂


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      CRystal Dallke

      December 12, 2017

      Thanks so much!

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    Erin Haugerud

    December 12, 2017

    I love this idea! It’s super cute!!

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    December 12, 2017

    Thank you ☕ I never thought to do something like this my family would ❤ this idea!

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    Crystal // Dreams, etc.

    December 13, 2017

    This setup is so cute! I’ve been loving all the coffee and hot chocolate bars I’ve been seeing!

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    December 13, 2017

    Really cute! I have a coffee bar in progress.

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    Kristen Raney

    December 13, 2017

    I love your coffee bar! This gives me some great ideas for my voice studio recital next Christmas. I’m sure the parents would love it!

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      CRystal Dallke

      December 14, 2017

      Thanks and that would be so nice!