The turkey or ham and pumpkin pie usually get the spotlight at Thanksgiving. After the stuffing, the mashed potatoes, and the cranberries, you might forget about the coffee altogether.
Don't let that happen to you this Thanksgiving! Coffee has its place throughout the day, so plan ahead to make sure you don't leave coffee off your holiday shopping list. You're going to need it at least three times:
You've got a long day ahead of you. This is not the day to skip the caffeine. You might even have to get up a little earlier to travel or start preparing the meal, so make sure that coffee's brewing as soon as you get up. Breakfast Blend is always a great way to start the day, but Cinnamon Bun coffee might be the perfect holiday treat.
If you're spending Thanksgiving at someone else's house, it's nice to bring a gift along with you. Even if you've prepared a dish to share during the meal, you'll want a little something extra to offer your hosts. Wine is nice, but coffee is something they'll probably use every day, and if you pick up some Creme Brulee coffee or another unique flavor, your hosts are in for a treat they might not normally have the opportunity to enjoy. A happy holiday, indeed!
After a heavy meal, a little coffee always tastes just right. Brew a classic pot of 100% Colombian coffee and maybe a second pot of decaf for those who want to take that sleepy post-meal feeling straight to bed.