Getting out to your favorite café can be hard these days, and expensive. Sometimes the thing you need most is a space to sit down and relax with a good drink, and maybe some cake or a cookie, and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Your home is a great place to do this but doesn’t quite have the same feel as a comfy café or coffee house. However, with a few simple tweaks and changes, you can bring the ambiance of your favorite coffee spot to your home.
Make Some Space, Clear a Table
Having a comfy spot to sit and enjoy a nice, hot beverage and some time to think is priority number one. You need some space to stretch out a bit, and maybe a nice view to enjoy with your beverage.
Find yourself the perfect spot in your home or garden to sit and enjoy a beverage. It doesn’t have to be in the dining room or lounge, like where you would normally sit for a drink. In fact, the more unique the spot the better. Think about the view you want, and how much peace and quiet you are going to get there. Place a nice, clean table and chairs there and you’re ready to get started.
Get Your Favorite Coffees Ready and Waiting for You
A visit to a café or coffee shop isn’t complete without your favorite coffee. This can be tricky, as not everyone has the experience and knowledge that some of the best baristas have. You also may have to store your own beans and grind them yourself to get the full effect of a trip to the coffee shop.
Coffee pod machines are the perfect solution to this problem. You can give yourself a whole range of coffees to choose from if you like to have a selection, and with so many options, you will be able to find the perfect blend and brew for you. Using a coffee pod system doesn’t have to be expensive either. There are many cheap brands of pods available, and they’re entirely compatible with Nespresso pod machines, giving you more options for less money.
Set the Scene
Once you have a place to sit, and your coffee just the way you like it, you need to set the scene to give yourself the complete experience. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee coming from your coffee pod machine should help, but there are some other environmental factors that you need to get right.
Do you like to listen to music while you’re at the café? For some people, having the radio on while the enjoy their coffee is a nuisance. Cafes often have a radio on or some music playing to overcome the background noise of a busy coffee shop. Now you can play whatever music you like, or enjoy some silence and the sounds of nature if you are enjoying a beverage in your garden. With a good book or the day’s newspaper, you should be all set for a relaxing café experience at home. You can even get your laptop and do some web-surfing. Don’t waste your time at your new favorite spot scrolling through your phone though, make sure you enjoy the space instead.
Hopefully, this guide has given you the right information and inspiration to set yourself up a little coffee nook of your own at home. Don’t waste all that time and money on visits to a café or coffee shop, and enjoy a freshly made brew at home instead. There’s no time like the present to get started.