Who doesn’t love the dessert course at a wedding? We most definitely do! Engaged couples spend a good amount of thought and time finding their perfect wedding cake and special sweets to dazzle their guests during the dessert course.
It’s Just Dessert, What Could Go Wrong?
Since dessert is one of the traditional focal points of most wedding receptions, couples try to select the most amazing, delicious cakes, pies, cake pops, macarons, doughnuts, fruit, nuts, and candy within their budgets. How many times have you attended a wedding reception where you enjoyed a great meal followed by a spectacular piece of wedding cake served with a cup of lukewarm, dark, brown water pretending to be coffee? Disappointed much? Shouldn’t the quality of coffee you serve to your guests during the dessert course be equally as fabulous as your desserts? This is the most common mistake couples make when planning their wedding meal menu — not thinking about the quality of coffee served with their fabulous wedding cake or dessert display!
Our Secret to a Fabulous Dessert Course
Here’s our secret to help you avoid making this common mistake while planning your dessert course. It’s something you need to do before you finalize your wedding menu:
Brides and Grooms — Be proactive! Don’t let the quality of coffee served to your guests during dessert be an afterthought.
Questions to Ask
So, before signing off on the wedding menu, we recommend engaged couples ask the following questions when meeting with the caterer, venue coordinator or wedding planner to guarantee a show-stopping dessert course:
1. Find out if your venue or caterer offers coffee with the dessert course and how it will be presented.
2. Request to taste-test their coffee.
3. Ask if they offer unlimited, made-to-order, smooth espressos, frothy cappuccinos, flavored lattés, and frozen mochaccinos.
4. Inquire if they offer chai tea lattes or gourmet hot cocoas as alternative warm beverages for guests who don’t drink or enjoy coffee.
5. Ask if they offer regular and decaf versions of their coffee.
6. Check if they have trained baristas on staff.
7. See if they’ll create a custom specialty coffee menu, featuring a signature coffee drink to celebrate your newlywed status.
Remember, It’s a Party
And, don’t forget, coffee has two purposes at a wedding: to complement the dessert course and keep the party going! Espresso Dave’s Coffee Catering Service does both! Hire a specialty coffee caterer, like Boston’s Espresso Dave’s, to provide fabulous espresso bar service featuring made-to-order espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, frozen mochaccinos, and gourmet hot cocoas.
Head over to our blog where we share more details about a marriage made in heaven: Wedding Cake and Coffee Bar!
Espresso Dave’s Coffee Catering perfectly complements your dessert course, whether you’re serving a grand, wedding cake, cupcake tower, pie buffet, or other specialty desserts. And, we serve at wedding receptions, at brunches, showers, for late night snacks, and rehearsal dinners, too! Head over to our website for details!
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If you’re getting married in New England, send us a quote request to see if we’re available for your wedding! It would be our honor to be of service.
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Thank you to Sarah Pudlo + Co Photography for the photo of the couple enjoying their Espresso Dave’s frozen mochaccino and latte.