Did you know that a lot of people drink coffee? Well, they do. In fact, over 150 million Americans drink coffee every day! That's a lot of caffeine-fueled energy floating around our nation's offices and homes.
But what if you need to make more than one cup at a time? Or maybe you don't have enough room in your kitchen for an industrial-sized coffee maker or espresso machine. Fear not, because we have all the tips and tricks you'll ever need right here!
Keep reading for some helpful advice on how to brew big batches of coffee without breaking a sweat (or spilling any)!
Coffee Brewers For Big Groups
Here are some brewers that have a large capacity for coffee, yet small enough to store in your pantry or cabinet.
The French Press
The French Press has been around for over 100 years and is still one of the best ways to brew delicious coffee. It's super easy to use - simply add coarsely ground coffee, hot water, wait for 3-4 minutes, stir, then press the plunger down after 5 minutes and voila!
The French Press can make as many as 8 cups of coffee at once, if you buy the 8-cup size! But if you want to make more than that, it's best to split it into smaller batches and use a large French Press (if available).
If you're looking for a simple brewing method to make coffee by hand then, this is the way to go. It's also easy to clean!
This brewer holds up to 12 cups of coffee! It's very easy to use, too. Simply place the filters in the bottom of the pot and add your coffee grounds. Then pour hot water over top, just like you would with a drip machine.
After that? Just wait for about five minutes before pouring your finished coffee into your favorite mug.
The Ratio 8 Coffee Maker
This is a great option for small kitchens and it features state of the art coffee brewing technology. It's only about four inches tall, which makes it an efficient way to make coffee without taking up much counter or cabinet space. Brews up to eight cups at once.
The Bonavita Coffee Maker
If you love brewing big batches of your favorite roast, then look no further than this amazing little coffee maker! It holds up to ten cups of ground beans at a time, making it perfect for entertaining friends and family. The carafe also comes with a filtration system that washes away sediment too! This one's definitely worth its price tag.
This one is perfect if you need something that can serve up 10 cups at once! The Moccamaster uses cone filters to make sure your grounds are strained evenly. Plus, there's no messy dripping involved with this one. Simply fill the filter with water and brew!
The Wilfa Svart
If you're all about coffee pods, then this one's for you. It's a top-of-the-line pod maker that uses capsules to brew both hot and cold drinks. You can choose from different flavors that mimic everything from traditional espresso to your favorite chai latte!
The Wilfa Svart even comes with a water filtration system for removing odors and residue from your cups of Joe! It can make up to 12 cups at once, which is perfect for serving a crowd.
How to serve coffee to a large group
Aside from brewing the coffee you should also keep in mind how you are going to serve it and make a whole experience out of it! This is particularly important if you need to serve a large business group.
Here are some tips for serving coffee to a large business group:
1. Serve coffee in a nice room: If the business group is going to be meeting for a good deal of time, it would be best to serve them coffee in a nice and comfortable room where people will not feel rushed or as if they need to leave any time soon. A large conference table works well for this sort of situation as long as the chairs are comfy.
2. Make sure you have enough beverages: People can drink quite a bit when there is free coffee available; make sure you have enough espresso and water on hand (along with creamers and sugar for those who like their coffee sweet) that you don't run out halfway through the meeting.
3. Have extra cups on hand: Cups are very important when serving coffee to a large group of people so make sure you have enough for everyone. You can opt to buy paper cups or get reusable "to go" mugs for this sort of situation - the point is to not run out of them halfway through the meeting because no one wants to drink out of something that they know isn't new and pristine, especially if it's just going to be refilled with more drinks that day!
4. Don't forget about extras! Extras are always nice when it comes to beverages, whether its cookies on the side or condiments like creamers and sugars - these little things make coffee seem more special than just a regular ol' cup of joe. I know that having a cookie with my coffee is much more special than just getting two teaspoons of sugar and half a tablespoon of cream so don't forget about them!
5. Make sure you have spoons: Having a spoon comes in handy because if someone wants to eat their cookie or take some creamer from your little bowl, they will be extremely well off to have the utensils required to do this!
6. Clean everything: The coffee pot itself should be cleaned before you serve it, as well as the utensils and cups being used to hold said beverages. Make sure no one can see any stains or dirt being held by the items being used - people don't want to drink their coffee out of a stained cup so clean up before you pass them around!
7. Have fun with this meeting!: This is all supposed to be business related but if you are comfortable doing that then have some fun with these people who are coming into your workplace! Having that personal touch will make customers enjoy coming back just because they had an enjoyable time at their last meeting which will definitely help your business in the long run!
I hope this article has been helpful in showing you the benefits of brewing coffee for big groups.
If you're looking to serve a large group, consider using a batch brewer that allows you to brew up your favorite blend ahead of time and then serve it from an on-demand machine or pour over station.
You'll save yourself some headaches by not having to worry about how much coffee is left in the pot when serving a larger group!