How to Create an Inviting Coffee Shop Experience at Home (three tips, fall recipes and money-saving ideas!)

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How to Create an Inviting Coffee Shop Experience at Home (three tips, fall recipes and money-saving ideas!)

Fall is my very favorite time of year for so many reasons, but one of my favorite drinks is EVERY SINGLE COMFORT. I went to the shops far more often on the chance to meet with my girlfriends or to work, or sometimes to treat myself to a tasty coffee time. But when the world started moving two years ago, I started making extra yummy coffees at home when I was there every day :).

Now, don’t get me wrong. I still occasionally head to the coffee shop! But I just find that I enjoy my coffee at home just as much (and often other times!) as I do when I get it on the go. In addition, there is a high price for their opinions that I often cannot justify. So most of what I went to coffee shops for wasn’t coffee because I could make it at home experience going for coffee Do you know what I said?

So instead, I did a similar experience at home. Staying at home is more comfortable for us homebodies, anyway. And it’s much easier on the budget. 🙂

Today I’ll share a few tips on how to make great affordable coffee, a couple of recipes you can try, and a few ideas for how to make a coffee shop at home.

How to Create an Inviting Coffee Shop Experience at Home (three tips, fall recipes and money-saving ideas!)
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Coffee Shop Experience at Home

1. Experiment with methods and recipes until you find the coffee you love to make at home.

Making delicious coffee doesn’t mean you have to buy a fancy machine! I thought that was the only thing. But over the years I have found more ways to get really good coffee with less expensive equipment. And it’s really simple, I promise.

You can find some of my coffee making tips and posts here: How to Make Coffee in a Stovetop Espresso Maker //// How I make pour Over Coffee //// Our Cozy Coffee Routine (Live video from me and Courtney) // Oat Milk Shaken Espresso Recipe (Starbucks Copycat) // Vanilla Bourbon Latte

Learn how to make good coffee at home and you’ll love your coffee even more than you receive it!

How to Create an Inviting Coffee Shop Experience at Home (three tips, fall recipes and money-saving ideas!)

2. Drinks or treats before the event you want to do.

I have a free fall meal planner that you can download here. Decide what you are going to have for lunch and add what drinks or snacks or treats you would like to make. Put everything on your planner and then you can make a shopping list!

By having a plan in advance you will have the means on hand to do your favors. It’s so tempting to stop and go out for an expensive latte. Being prepared to make really good coffee at home will definitely help you avoid that temptation, if only to make money and more fun.

You can find my Pumpkin Spice Latte (I make mine with oat milk) recipe HERE.

I try to do one thing, I anticipate, I treat someone, I am tempted, I catch on the go. I loved having coffee in the fall so I could have a pumpkin scone too. Ha! This was as tempting (or rather-so) as coffee. Instead, plan (occasionally!) to make your friends at home! When you cook at home, you can better control the ingredients, maybe even make them healthier or more suitable for your dietary needs. One of my go-to treats over the years was this banana bread with chocolate chips (I make mine gluten-free, you can also use applesauce instead of sugar).

I also have a new pumpkin spice banana muffin recipe that is good and perfect for fall! The recipe is in THIS POST.

How to Create an Inviting Coffee Shop Experience at Home (three tips, fall recipes and money-saving ideas!)
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3. Play ambience.

Who doesn’t enjoy trips to the coffee shop on a crisp day? I know! It’s such a fun ex. But you’ll get more bang for your buck by making the whole PSL experience at home than appealing to your senses!

What do you think when you go to a nice coffee shop? The feeling of the room? The smell of freshly brewed coffee? Visual experience? Holding a large mag? Sipping a cup of coffee while reading a book? Picked up a treat for the bakers? Peace and quiet? Will I meet a friend?

How to Create an Inviting Coffee Shop Experience at Home (three tips, fall recipes and money-saving ideas!)
Sources: Rattan Lantern / Rug / Blue Cushion / Plaid Throw Blanket

You can recreate a similar experience by incorporating simple elements into the comfort area of ​​your home. While the weather is still nice, I like to set up a space on the porch like I did here, with a small coffee table. When it gets colder, I’ll move this experience inside (and it’s colder the closer I get to the fireplace haha).

Use what you have, don’t like it. Sometimes I’ll put a dish or a basket on our ottoman, or put a coffee table next to a reading lamp and an easy chair. You can also put a place for coffee in the dining room. The key is to get ready first, pick up a book or put on some music. Then when your coffee is ready, you can just pour and enjoy. (I found my playlist this ideas for music!)

You can have these coffee shop experiences on the weekend if the holidays are too hectic. Or, you plan to do it only on occasion, such as a date with your spouse once a month or inviting a friend to join you.

Get my favorite recipe for homemade pumpkin spice oat milk latte here and yummy pumpkin banana muffins! Click here for the recipe.

How to Create an Inviting Coffee Shop Experience at Home (three tips, fall recipes and money-saving ideas!)
How to Create an Inviting Coffee Shop Experience at Home (three tips, fall recipes and money-saving ideas!)
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How to Create an Inviting Coffee Shop Experience at Home (three tips, fall recipes and money-saving ideas!)


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