We are BIG coffee drinkers, here at StoneGable!
Nothing is better than coming down to a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the morning! Especially when we can each choose the type and flavor of coffee that strikes our fancy!


One of my favorite ways to greet the day, when hosting a houseful of family and friends, is to set out a coffee bar. Our guest can help themselves to a yummy cup or coffee,tea or even hot chocolate and a little nosh while waiting for breakfast...







The kind folks at Keurig sent be a beautiful new coffee maker and lots of k-cups to try!  We are not new to Keurig... in fact our family has been using their products for several years!

Because I must drink decaf and Bobby likes regular... it seemed to be a perfect fit.

We sit out a big assortment of coffee and tea flavors when we have company and let everyone chose their favorites... and help themselves!








Because fall is just around the corner, I set an early fall coffee bar at the kitchen table incorporating the flavor and feel of the autumnal season!








A big round basket fills the center of the table corralling white dishes and sunflowers and apples... such pretty fall elements!








The kitchen scale weighs out the granny smith and staymen apples... they are for eating... not just part of the vignette!













But an apple is just an apple until it's dipped into creamy gooey caramel dip!

Doesn't it look decedent... it is!













Cinnamon Toast Biscotti... now that sound like something your Mom made you when you were a kid... is so delicious dunked into a nice hot cup of coffee. It makes the coffee all cinamonny and sweet!







These biscottin are wonderful to wake up to and so easy to make!!!! Look for them in an upcoming Foodie Friday post.


I wrapped them in parchment and tied them up with baker's twine... just like the little gifts they are!















Even before family and friends reach for the cinnamon toast biscotti or an apple slice dipped in caramel sauce, they always head right for the coffee!



I keep my K-cups in an old ironstone soup tureen. It looks pretty and can hold lots of K-cups!

My favorite... Italian roast (even the decaf is good and strong)!

Because fall is just around the corner we are stocking up on Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread and Golden French Toast and Apple Caramel Pie! Oh... they smell wonderful!








I like lots of cream and a sprinkle of sugar in my coffee...

Raw sugar cubes for fall... fun!!!!








To make the early fall coffee bar into an easy breakfast for a crowd... just add assorted yogurts in a big bowl filled with ice, some granola and hard boiled eggs.

To keep it on the casual side, let friends and family serve themselves when they get hungry. I encourage everyone to eat in the family room. That's where people usually sprawl out in my home!












Fall is a celebration, here at StoneGable! We celebrate with food and friends... and coffee! Lots and lots of coffee!



 
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