How to make sure I have coffee on hand for guests?
May 3, 2009 5:34 PM Subscribe
As a non-coffee drinker, help me figure out how to have coffee available when I host guests.
posted by olinerd to food & drink (44 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I don't drink normal coffee. I occasionally spring for a latte, but i don't drink the regular stuff -- and I have absolutely no clue how to, you know, *make* it. So I don't keep any coffee-related stuff at home.
But I host friends and family from out of town from time to time, and they always look astounded that I don't have any coffee in the mornings. There's a Starbucks a few blocks away that they can go to if they really need a fix, but I'd like to be able to provide something at home that they don't need to bother getting dressed for.
So what coffee hardware + beans should I have on hand that are (1) relatively inexpensive but (2) provide a decent level of quality (like, not Folger's Crystals)?