The Beginner’s Guide to Hosting Brunch

I have always been a massive coffee lover. In fact, I can't seem to go a day without at least two large, brewing cups of black coffee. My daily routine normally involves a standard order of a long black with one brown sugar from my corner café - however with the launch of Nespresso's smallest mini machine catered to the millennial, I can now be my own barista at home!

The Essenza Mini is Nespresso's smallest and most stylish machine to date in my opinion. I love the fact that it conveniently brings my normal café quality coffee home. When approached by Nespresso to entertain guests in my dearest home it was simply an offer I couldn't quite refuse. I decided to host a sleepover and beautiful brunch spread with a few of my best girlfriends this weekend. 

With a beautiful assortment of the most delectable choux pastries, cinnamon and jam donuts, fresh fruits and baguettes with jam condiments to pair I decided to setup my Nespresso Essenza Mini machine at the breakfast table so that my girls could each prepare their own favourite coffee: whether it be an espresso, cappuccino or long black everyone could be their own barista!

Some of my top tips on hosting a beautiful brunch at home:

  • Find a small spot at home - clear all necessary furniture to provide a small space. I found two wooden pallets and used them as tables.
  • Find some of your favourite centre pieces to decorate the table with. I used candles and Nespresso capsules
  •  to add a pop of colour!
  • Head to your nearest grocer and find fresh fruits and pastries : plate these up on beautiful trays.
  • Add a Nespresso Essenza Mini : this is a great form of entertainment and allows guests to make their own coffee! 
  • Lanterns, fairy lights, pillows and blankets make the space quite cosy - so ensure you have plentiful! 
Love the Aeroccino milk frother! 

Love the Aeroccino milk frother! 

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HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE

The Essenza Mini offers the perfect solution for coffee lovers looking for modernity and convenience, the Nespresso Essenza Mini machine has a minimalistic look and space saving design. Another great feature is the Aeroccino milk frother which will help you to make the most of your favourite coffee reciepes! 

I love the concept of owning one machine with over 24 different coffees flavours to try! By popping in a little capsule and allowing the machine to do the work I was once told by a coffee connoisseur that a "good coffee should always have a crema. If your cup lacks the crema, or it doesn't appear to be of a fluffy and even consistency, this means that there is a problem with your coffee."

Achieving a good crema is a combination of bean quality and drip speed, among other factors. I guess it's extremely safe to say that this coffee is a perfect one to say the very least! 

 

To purchase your own Nespresso Essenza Mini machine click HERE

P.s A special thank you to the beautiful ladies at Lace Petals and Hearts & Perth Creative Co for assiting me with this beautiful setup! Link below x

VIDEO FILMED BY: VINH PHAM

EDITED BY: ARVIN PREM KUMAR


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PHOTOGRAPHY : VINH PHAM 
CREATIVE DIRECTION : LI-CHI PAN
STYLING: LACE PETALS AND HEARTS & Li-Chi Pan
VENUE: PERTH CREATIVE CO


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