Do you miss the days before the pandemic when you could just walk to the nearest cafe and hang out there for hours? A visit to the coffee shop is not only about enjoying your favorite cup of coffee, but also about getting a change of pace — an escape, if you will. And after a year in quarantine, you’re probably longing for that escape now. So here are some ways you can recreate that magical cafe experience in the comforts of your own home.
Make it a destination
Your coffee nook may just be a few steps away from your bedroom, but putting up a dedicated space for your “café area” goes a long way to create that magical experience. It could be as simple as setting up your coffee maker and other cafe ingredients on a countertop, but you could also spruce it up with some cafe-style decor.
Bring out the decor
Do you like the laidback look of a Japanese café? Or are you partial to more lush and elegant coffee shops? Whatever café theme you prefer, you can build up your dream coffee nook at home if you use decor that aligns with your desired theme. For a charming rustic vibe, you can bring out some wooden trays and shelves and put up a chalkboard-style wall decor. If you want the pastel minimalist style, set up your coffee maker against a clean white background and arrange some pastel-colored jars and mugs in the nook. Add a bookshelf or some cafe-inspired artworks to complete the look. Take inspiration from your favorite cafe or simply look up some mood boards on the internet.
Put up a menu
Aside from your coffee-themed wall decor, you can also display a mini “menu” showing what you’re pairing with your coffee. Simply grab a small chalkboard (for that cafe aesthetic!) and hang it by your coffee nook. Change up the writing daily or weekly, depending on what you’re serving in your home cafe.
Whip up your favorite coffee
When your coffee nook is all set up, it’s time to create the star of the hour: your actual coffee. You might think it would be difficult to recreate your to-go order from your favorite coffee shop. But don’t worry, because NESCAFE CAFÉ CREATIONS makes it easy. This new cafe-style coffee from Nescafe has full-bodied coffee and creamy goodness, topped with a light layer of foam for only PHP 10 (SRP). You can choose from two different flavors: Double Latte and Caramel Latte.
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Pull out your pretty cups and fancy mugs
To complete your coffee nook, you’ve got to invest in your drinkware, especially your cups and mugs. Enjoying your coffee out of a pretty mug that matches the theme of your coffee nook adds to that cafe ambience you’re setting up. Make sure to take care of your drinkware properly. Store them in cabinets or hang them up to save on counter space.
Curate a cafe playlist
For the full cafe experience, you also need to consider the ambient sound around your coffee nook. Your coffee nook might be a small space in your home kitchen, but a carefully curated cafe playlist can help you immerse yourself in the coffee shop experience. Standard cafe playlists usually include classical music, jazz, folk, and R&B songs — nothing too loud so you can still concentrate on your tasks, even if it’s enjoying your coffee.
Prepare the perfect food pairing
While a cup of NESCAFE CAFÉ CREATIONS is delicious on its own, you can make it even better when you pair it with a filling breakfast or a sweet treat. You can just stock up on ready-made snacks from the grocery like cookies and biscuits. But if you have time, you can also bake some bread and pastries yourself. And if you’re feeling a little extra, display them on a tiered stand so you can really feel like you just dropped by your favorite coffee shop.
Take it outside sometimes
If you want to mix things up a bit, you can always extend your coffee nook outside. A simple table and chair on your patio or balcony would help you recreate that al fresco cafe experience. Just bring your pastries and your cup of NESCAFE CAFÉ CREATIONS and enjoy the sun.
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