The coffee break is a usual occurrence in meetings and events which last a few hours. This is why it is important to plan to plan it correctly and to include different foods to make it appealing to the tastes of all those taking part in the meeting.
They usually last a quarter of an hour to twenty minutes, a duration which will be fundamental in determining the amounts needed both of food and drink.
Mid-morning coffee break
Based on this general description the content of the coffee break can be modified in function of the time of day when it will take place. In the case of a morning coffee break, sweet specialties will have an important role: mini croissants, cookies or portions of a variety of cakes, all will be well received by the guests.
As a contrast, savoury options such as brioches with ham and cheese or mini chapata rolls of Iberian ham cannot be left out.
And what about those who take special care of themselves? In the last few years lighter and fresher options such as fruits have been added: from natural juices to skewers with a variety of seasonal fruits such as strawberries, oranges or even exotic fruits.
Afternoon coffee break
If the coffee break is in the afternoon, some good options that will certainly please are mini savoury sandwiches, varied cakes, such as tea biscuits. These options can be complemented with coffee, tea or natural fruit juices, as well as with mineral water.
How to get the right quantity
One of the aspects to guarantee the success of any coffee break is getting the right quantity to be served .In general lines, for the savouries five portions per person is the correct, for the sweet ones three per person, the fruits ones, one per person and as for the drinks an average of 300 ml per person.
The right setting
Finally, but not less important, the setting where the coffee break will take place is also a key factor in guaranteeing the best final result. Do you know the indoor patio at El Principal de l’Eixample? It is the ideal place for any kind of coffee break located in the centre of Barcelona and perfect for the arrival of good weather.