This feature is sponsored by Nespresso USA. All opinions are my own.
Holiday entertaining includes a variety of foods and desserts, but you can’t forget about the drinks! Most people who entertain for the holidays stock up on a variety of soft drinks, beer, and alcohol. But what about after-dinner drinks? Take your holiday entertaining to the next level with these 5 hostess must-haves for holiday entertaining.
1. Nespresso’s new VertuoLine is a must-have for your holiday parties or gatherings this year. After dinner, treat your guests to a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a delicious frothy cup of Espresso topped with rich crema. The machine is modern and sleek and comes in a variety of colors to fit your personality or kitchen decor.
2. When hosting a holiday party, set up a nice coffee station next to your dessert table. Be sure to have a variety of different sugars and sweeteners on hand, as well as milk and cream for guests to add to their after-dinner drinks. And don’t forget spoons, stirrers and napkins!
3. Have a variety of coffee and Espresso choices on hand for your guests. Everyone has their own preference when it comes to coffee and Espresso. Having a variety of different flavors on hand for guests to try is the best way to serve all tastes and preferences. Nespresso offers a variety of flavors of coffee and Espresso. Nespresso even has 3 holiday flavors including chocolate mint, hazelnut dessert, and apple crumble. Yum! You can just skip the dessert and go straight for a cup of one of their limited-edition holiday flavors!
4. Don’t forget about mugs and glasses! First, make sure to have enough for each guest. You can even add some festive holiday coffee mugs or a nice Espresso collection to your holiday coffee station! Nespresso has a few nice glass collections. Check them out on their website under accessories.
5. The best thing to pair with coffee is dessert! Pair your Nespresso flavors with some complimenting desserts for a holiday party to remember!
VertuoLine is a new line from Nepresso offering both a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a delicious cup of traditional Espresso. Spice up your Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or holiday themed dinner or parties with Nespresso as the star attraction. Holiday entertaining with Nespresso is a must-have this year!
About the machine
The Nespresso VertuoLine machine is equipped with a unique, intelligent extraction system that recognizes each of the 12 Grands Crus (coffee capsules) that are being placed inside the machine (either espresso or large-cup coffee) and adjusts the extraction parameters to deliver the best results for each. Simply press the cup button and ensure the right size cup is beneath the spout to begin brewing the perfect coffee. Entertain in style with Nespresso and get 25% off Nespresso machines (excludes Inissia machines) until November 24, 2014. From November 28, 2014 to January 31, 2015, you will receive a $100 club credit with a machine purchase of $199 or more.
The Nespresso machine goes perfectly in my kitchen and compliments my kitchen decor. Its modern and sleek design is perfect for the frequent entertainer and would make a great Christmas gift for the coffee lover or hostess in your life. I also really liked the capsules. They are fun and colorful and go perfectly next to the machine in my kitchen! The machine was so easy to use and we had delicious coffee in seconds with a touch of a button!
There’s a flavor to fit everyone’s taste! Nespresso offers 12 capsule varieties including 8 large cup coffees (8 oz.):
- Stormio – Rich and Strong
- Odacio – Bold and Lively
- Melozio – Smooth and Balanced
- Elvazio – Delicate and Fruity
- Hazelino – Hazelnut Flavor
- Vanizio – Vanilla Flavor
- Decaffeinato – Round and Malty
- Half Caffeinato – Sweet and Velvety
And 4 espresso varieties (1.35 oz):
- Diavolito – Highly Intense
- Altissio – Full Bodied and Creamy
- Voltesso – Sweet and Light
- Decaffeinato Intenso – Dense Flavor
The VertuoLine bundle also comes with our Aeroccino+. The Aeroccino+ is a milk frother which creates light, creamy hot or cold milk froth at the touch of a button. Just pour in some cold, fresh milk and press the button. Very compact and quiet, the Aeroccino+ quickly produces an exceptional quality milk froth, which you can enjoy in many different coffee recipes. When using the specific hot milk whisk, it can also be used to simply heat milk for a silky Caffé Latte.
Are you planning a holiday party or gathering? What drinks would you make? Let us know in the comments below!