How to Create a Festive Holiday Coffee Bar

Earlier this week, I share a cozy neutral hot cocoa bar that I prepared along with some tips to help you get started. Today I am sharing a festive holiday coffee bar! I’m teamed up with Nespresso and Williams Sonoma to prepare some tips and tricks, along with some yummy festive coffee drinks for this Holiday season. Jose and I love drinking coffee, it gets us through the day. We also love having it to offer for friends and family if they come over to our home. One of my cozy tips from Cozy White Cottage Seasons is to always offer a seasonal drink as guests come over. For the winter time in our home, that’s usually hot cocoa and coffee. I’ll leave the hot cocoa blog post here [HERE] if you would like to offer hot cocoa as well. The great thing is that most tips can be used for both offerings. All you need is a few essentials and some creativity. Here are some tips on how to get started.


Have a dedicated spot in your kitchen where guests and family members can serve themselves. Start with a Great Coffee Maker. I love using my Nespresso because it allows for everyone to make their own drink easily. Williams Sonoma has a large selection of Nespresso makers in all sizes and colors. You’re sure to find the perfect coffee maker for your home Nespresso pods are also great for this as they can pick the desired flavor and make their own drink. 


Create a recipe box full of Different Drink Creations for guests to flip through for coffee-making ideas. I love to see what everyone comes up with and their preferences. I created 2 drinks for our Festive Holiday Coffee Bar and I’ll share them below!

Peppermint Affogato


  • 1 Scoop of Vanilla or Peppermint Ice Cream
  • 1 Shot of Espresso brewed in your Nespresso Machine. I like to use the Altissio Nespresso pod.
  • Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Snow


  • Place one scoop of your favorite ice cream (we recommend Vanilla or Peppermint) into a cup. Top with 1 shot of Espresso brewed with your Nespresso machine. Add festive toppings including Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark.

Cozy Chocolate Hazelnut Latte


  • Williams Sonoma Hot Chocolate Shavings
  • Hazelnut Nespresso Capsule
  • Williams Sonoma Vanilla Marshmallows


  • Put 1 Tablespoon of Williams Sonoma Hot Chocolate Shavings into the bottom of your mug. Brew coffee using the Nespresso Hazelnut Capsule into the mug on top of the Hot Chocolate. Top with a Williams Sonoma Vanilla Marshmallow


Supply Cinnamon, sugar, whipped cream, peppermint, syrups.Have a variety of caffeine-free/dairy-free/allergy-friendly opinions for your guests. Add Coffee syrups to your coffee bar for a festive touch and an extra boost of flavor. Coffee syrups are great because they allow you to be creative with the drinks you make by adding unique flavors like hazelnut, vanilla or peppermint to your coffee.


Have a small assortment of snacks nearby in case anyone would like something with their coffee creation. Baked goods like coffee cake, muffins, shortbreads, or rolled wafers make great additions to any coffee bar.


Add some Coffee accessories to your bar for a complete look. Choose items like coffee scoops, creamers and stirrers to make your drinks feel extra special. Williams Sonoma offers a variety of accessories to choose from, so you can find the perfect items to enhance your coffee bar. Make sure everything can be cleaned up and sealed so that you can easily enjoy it whenever you please.

Shop all of my picks for a festive holiday coffee bar by clicking the images below:

Want to learn more about this Festive Holiday Coffee bar? I am going to be sharing some tips and tricks and make my 2 festive coffee drinks LIVE with Wiliams Sonoma on the evening of Monday, December 6th. During this Coffee Lover’s Holiday Event, learn to bake, bartend, and create a cozy space in your home for the Holidays using Nespresso. For more information on how to attend the event, click here [HERE].

With these tips, you’re sure to create a festive and fun coffee bar that your family and friends will love. Get creative and have fun with it! For more Holiday Decor Tips, Inspiration,and Gift Guides, click here [HERE]. I would love to know what your favorite type of coffee is! How do you like to prepare yours? Let me know on Facebook or Instagram. Thanks for stopping by the blog today and every day!

xx Liz Marie

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