Bring on Brunch

Brunch Food Collage www.bellalimento.comThis post brought to you by Starbucks. Opinions are my own.

Brunch is the perfect easy entertaining scenario. I like brunch because there’s not as much pressure as there would be say hosting a dinner party. Plus there’s COFFEE, lots and lots of COFFEE. Something everyone who knows me knows I’m very passionate about. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind us now is actually the perfect time to host a casual brunch for friends and family. To catch up, chat about this and that and consume copious amounts of coffee and culinary creations. That’s exactly what I did last weekend.

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I invited over a few friends and family members over and we started out with what else? Coffee. I set up a DIY Coffee Bar complete with a Keurig® Special Edition Brewing System and Starbucks® Vanilla and Caramel K-Cups®. K-Cups are great for entertaining because it allows you to provide your guests with the perfect cup of Starbucks coffee in a variety of flavors (Vanilla, Caramel) or their favorite Starbucks blend. Hot coffee at the push of a button it’s a VERY good thing.

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To compliment our Starbucks® Vanilla and Caramel K-Cups®  coffee we served: PANETTONE FRENCH TOAST,   HAM ASPARAGUS & MUSHROOM FRITTATA,  BAKED BACON, STRAWBERRY JELLY FILLED DOUGHNUTS, FRESH FRUIT, CHEESE & CRACKERS.

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To go along with our relaxed menu we set a rustic and eclectic table that included fresh flowers in mason jars, coffee stained cloth napkins wrapped in twine with fresh rosemary and butcher paper down the center of the table. A mixture of wood chargers, white plates and pewter ware pulled everything together and gave us the atmosphere we were looking to create.

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112 Comments

  1. 1

    I want in on this brunch! Delicious!

  2. 2
    Kim /

    The french roast is killer!

  3. 3
    Caroline /

    Caramel

  4. 4

    What a lovely brunch!!
    My favorite flavor is caramel!

  5. 5
    Cherie Barnaby /

    I’m always a fan of caramel. Yum!

  6. 6
    Annaliese /

    Caramel

  7. 7

    mmm that looks delicious!

  8. 8
    Vickie /

    Although not a kcup..love the Via for Kcups it would be French Roast..thanks for the chance to win..have wanted this brewer for two years now 🙂

  9. 9
    Amber /

    Caramel!

  10. 10
    Megan Lucero /

    Vanilla for me 🙂 PS, I love love love your coffee mugs. Are they pfaltzgraff by any chance? Heritage line?

  11. 11
    Sandra /

    Brunch for dinner is my favourite!

  12. 12
    Kenny /

    I always go for French Roast

  13. 13
    Bobbi Jo /

    Yum!! Fab food and great coffee. What could be better?

  14. 14
    Sandy Headtke /

    Always have vanilla as my first choice

  15. 15
    Phyllis G Davis /

    Anytime I can enjoy brunch I will but not without a great cup of coffee

  16. 16
    sara /

    caramel

  17. 17
    Christa B /

    Love me some Vanilla Starbucks! yum!

  18. 18
    Kate D. /

    My favorite Starbucks K-Cups flavor is caramel.

  19. 19
    vaishali /

    Vanilla…:)

  20. 20
    Claudia /

    My favorite flavor is Vanilla, thank you!

  21. 21
    Cara E /

    I’ve never tried the Starbucks K-Cups…wouldn’t mind trying!

  22. 22
    Allison Z /

    I love the Vanilla Starbucks!

  23. 23
    itzia /

    definitely vanilla

  24. 24

    Your brunch looks so lovely and delicious! Vanilla is my favorite flavor!

  25. 25

    Verona is a big favorite!

  26. 26

    Great idea, so pretty! Definitely love the vanilla!

  27. 27
    Kelly D /

    I like the Starbucks Veranda Blend.

  28. 28
    Jessie C. /

    I like vanilla flavor

  29. 29
    Amanda Sakovitz /

    I like vanilla!

  30. 30
    Thomas Murphy /

    I like the Caramel

  31. 31
    Marnely Rodriguez Murray /

    I haven’t tried any of the k-cups but would love a nutty flavored one!

  32. 32
    Kim C /

    I am a caramel lover all the way!!

  33. 34
    Rust /

    Vanilla is my favorite.

  34. 35
    Heather B /

    The Pike Place Roast is to die for.

  35. 36
    Polly /

    Caramel is my favorite!

  36. 37
    Patty /

    Vanilla is my favorite.

  37. 38
    Carole R. /

    anything caramel

  38. 39
    ambrosia /

    Looks delicious!

  39. 40
    Shelly /

    I love the vanilla ones!

  40. 41
    Zoe Fedorjaczenko /

    Love this brunch menu and vanilla is my choice.

  41. 42
    Janet M. /

    Nothing beats caramel.

  42. 43
    Babs /

    Caramel is always a favorite!

  43. 44
    sydney85 /

    Caramel is always so soothing to me.

  44. 45
    Sharon Farrelly /

    Anything coffee
    Anything Starbucks!

  45. 46

    I love the Vanilla.

  46. 47
    Elena /

    Vanilla

  47. 48

    love the Starbucks® Caramel flavor

  48. 49

    Pike Place Roast is my have!

  49. 50
    Natasha /

    Caramel.

  50. 51
    Malissa W /

    French Roast is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. 52
    Heather Hayes Panjon /

    Caramel Is My Favorite!

  52. 53
    Karen Lynch /

    I love French Roast.

  53. 54
    Allison C /

    French roast, but the vanilla caramel sounds awesome!

  54. 55
    Gina Guthrie /

    Love Vanilla!

  55. 56
    Susan Christy /

    Blonde Roast

  56. 57
    Linda /

    My favorite flavor for everything…not just coffee…is caramel! I’m so glad it’s one of the flavors offered! 🙂

  57. 58
    Leslie /

    I haven’t tried any Starbucks K cups yet, but the vanilla sounds delish. I hope I win so I can try it.

  58. 59
    Tomasina F /

    So hard to choose but love the flavor of Vanilla

  59. 60
    Kelly /

    Caramel I think, no vanilla maybe mixed together!

  60. 61
    Alison /

    Never had a Starbucks k cup!

  61. 62
    Kristen M /

    I’m a fan of the Veranda blend.

  62. 63
    MaryB /

    French Roast is my favorite so far but that’s the only one I’ve tried! Thanks for the chance to win.

  63. 64
    thu /

    the veranda blend sounds good =]

  64. 65
    Lisa /

    I love French Roast!! 🙂

  65. 66
    Chelsea W /

    Vanilla sounds like it would be the best for me 🙂
    (And, like they mention on their website, you can add some hot chocolate in there. Yum!)

  66. 67
    Shannon /

    Mmmmm Blonde Roast for sure.

  67. 68
    Debbie Welchert /

    I would have to say House Blend.

  68. 69
    Kate F. /

    French roast is my favorite.

  69. 70
    Carla P /

    Caramel

  70. 71
    Amy L /

    I like Starbucks’ French Roast k-cups.

  71. 72
    Cori /

    Love the French roast

  72. 73
    meredith /

    Ive tried the caramel and they are yummy – but im trying to switch to decaf

  73. 74
    Jennifer Atwood /

    Caramel is my favorite!

  74. 76
    Leidy /

    vanilla is my favorite

  75. 77
    Brenda /

    COFFEE!!! I NEED COFFEE!!!

  76. 78

    Cafe Verona is by far my favorite Starbuck’s K-Cup

  77. 79
    Deanna /

    Blond Roast, but caramel sounds yummy!

  78. 80
    Emily /

    Caramel- I always choose caramel

  79. 81

    Blond Roast is a favorite!

  80. 82
    Jaye Lorton /

    My favorite is Cafe Verona – deep, dark, rich flavor! But, wow, I’m going to have to try the vanilla caramel!

  81. 83

    Nothing like a good French Roast!

  82. 84
    Melissa W /

    I LOVE the caramel flavor!

  83. 85
    Angela Y /

    My favorite is Vanilla.

  84. 86

    Sounds yummy and awesome!!

  85. 87
    Nancy Larma /

    Vanilla caramel – YUM!!!

  86. 88
    lana /

    blood roast

  87. 89

    What a fun brunch (and love the pictures of your friends). I love the caramel (but don’t need to be entered into the giveaway… just wanted to say I love your pics!)

  88. 90

    We use the house blend a lot!

  89. 91

    We adore brunch! My husband loves to cook breakfast food and I never mind a day off 🙂

  90. 92

    LOVE both Starbucks Vanilla and Caramel!! YUM,

  91. 93
    Lisa Lavallee /

    Mmmm Starbucks Caramel!!!!

  92. 94
    Laura W /

    I don’t have a favorite yet, but I would love to try that caramel!

  93. 95
    Deborah /

    If I must have a flavor in my coffee, then vanilla is my choice!

  94. 96
    Ashley Tucker /

    Vanilla is my favorite

  95. 97
    Teresa Organ /

    I don’t have a favorite but I would like to try the Caramel.

  96. 98
    betsy /

    French Roast

  97. 99

    I love the French Roast!

  98. 100
    Robin C. /

    I adore the caramel Starbucks K-cups!

  99. 101
    Cassie /

    Hazelnut is usually my go to but I’d love to try something new

  100. 102
    Cathy A. /

    Can’t wait to try the newest flavor

  101. 103
    Risja Hill /

    I love all things caramel, but don’t have a Keurig. So, this would be a great one to try.

  102. 104
    Betty Baez /

    I love caramel!!!

  103. 105
    Mary Moore /

    I’ve been putting off buying a new single cup coffee maker, and now I have finally found a giveaway. YAY! I’m pretty sure the caramel would be great to try. The fritatta looks great too.

  104. 106
    Sandra /

    I do not own a single cup coffee maker and would love to have one!

  105. 107
    Louly /

    I love the Veranda blend.

  106. 108
    Eric W /

    The caramel Kcup by Starbucks is amazing!

  107. 109
    Jennifer /

    I’d love to try the Starbucks Vanilla Kcups

  108. 110
    Debra Lee /

    Vanilla for me!

  109. 111
    Tabathia B /

    I love caramel, but another favorite is the breakfast blend

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