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Fail-Proof Ways To Serve Delicious Coffee To Large Crowds


 By Kylee Ryers - 01/06/2021

Fail-Proof Ways To Serve Delicious Coffee To Large Crowds

Although tea is one of the most-consumed beverages in the United Kingdom, coffee has skyrocketed in popularity over recent years. At present, nearly 95 million cups of coffee are drunk in the UK on any given day. Apart from brewing coffee at home or ordering it at a restaurant or coffee shop, coffee is also in high demand at a variety of functions such as weddings, funerals, meetings, conferences, and seminars. While serving quality coffee to large groups of people can be challenging, there are a number of ways to ensure that every cup served is memorable.

Cold-brew in advance

If you have to prepare coffee for a large group of people, consider cold brewing it in advance. In fact, cold-brew coffee can last up to two weeks, giving you plenty of time to make enough coffee to quench the collective thirst of even a very large group of people. Cold-brew can be served either hot or as an aromatic cold drink, making it the perfect choice for both warmer and colder weather. Apart from being very convenient, cold brewing is also known to result in reduced bitterness and acidity, which is a big bonus for people who enjoy a smooth flavour profile. Cold brewing doesn't rely on a range of complex equipment, and large batches can easily be prepared using a simple brewing vessel and filter system.

Put your faith in a drip brewer

Drip brewers have always been popular as they provide a simple way to brew large batches of coffee. Although drip brewing is often frowned upon by coffee connoisseurs, the quality of your brew basically boils down to the equipment and coffee beans you use. There are a number of reasons why drip brewing could be a saving grace. A large drip-brew pot can make up to 12 cups of coffee at a time. Additionally, drip brewers do not need to be monitored continuously. Once you have loaded the ground coffee and measured out the correct amount of water, you can focus your attention elsewhere until it is time to serve the freshly-brewed coffee.

Invest in a big French press

French presses are perfect for brewing coffee for large groups of people. Apart from being a relatively hands-off brewing technique, the full-bodied, aromatic coffee that French presses are known for is typically well-loved by all. It is also not difficult to maintain a very high quality of brew, as the brewing process is both straightforward and 100% controllable. Although a French press does not allow you to make countless cups of coffee at once, it does enable you to make up to four servings every five minutes or so. It's also straightforward to operate a French press, which makes it easy to rope in some extra hands to assist with the brewing on the day of the function.

If you're serving hot beverages at a function or informal gathering, you can be certain that coffee will be in high demand. Although there are many ways to make and serve coffee for large groups of people, it is always important to not only consider the attendees, but your coffee brewing skills and budget as well. 


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