Coffee Catering
for Weddings

Waiter coffee machine in coffee shop
Espresso coffee served in cup

Serving coffee – and tea – at weddings is not a new idea. In fact, it’s quite usual to offer it to guests after their meal. But that is not what coffee catering for weddings is all about. Coffee catering for weddings puts event coffee – which is a big deal today – front and center, and can replace, or compliment, more traditional wedding catering options like open bars, sweets stations and more.

How Did Coffee Become an Event?

The term event coffee refers to more than just serving coffee at an event like a wedding, these days it also refers to the coffee itself. As part of an innovative beverage company that includes three hugely popular London cafés – Pearl Lemon Café, Pearl Lemon Boba and How Matcha – we know how much coffee catering has changed. Coffee is no longer an afterthought served after dessert, it’s the star of any show, or in this case, wedding.

And when we say coffee, in  the world of coffee catering for weddings, that can mean a lot of different beverages. From traditional hot coffee made using some of the finest coffee blends available – including some exclusive to Pearl Lemon Caterers – to enchanting espresso drinks, luscious lattes, fun coffee shots, refreshing iced coffee and even coffees so rich and indulgent they count as a dessert, the coffee included in any event we cater as a leading coffee catering for weddings business is far from ordinary.

Iced frothy Dalgona Coffee, a trendy fluffy creamy whipped coffee.
Dalgona coffee - the Korean coffee drink on wooden background.

Why Choose Coffee Catering for Weddings?

The days of weddings being an excuse to get tipsy (or worse) at a free bar on the happy couple’s expense are fading fast. More people are choosing not to drink a lot at weddings – either because they will be driving home or because they really don’t drink at all, something that in itself is far more commonplace these days.

Then there are usually those at weddings who are under the legal drinking age but can’t (and don’t want) to be considered children, whose options at a traditional open bar at a wedding are usually warm soda or water.

Coffee catering for weddings adds a whole new set of beverage options that everyone can enjoy. And since enjoying themselves is something every couple wants all of their guests to do at their wedding, it’s an excellent, but easy way to help ensure that.

Coffee Catering for Weddings Options

So what kinds of coffee can we offer to your guests as your coffee catering for weddings provider? The truth is the options are almost unlimited, but the following are some of the most popular requests:

Enchanting Espressos

While not all coffee is espresso, all espresso is coffee. Espresso is created by applying approximately 9 bars of pressure to a small puck of finely ground coffee in order to make 1.5 to 2 ounces of robust, flavorful coffee.

The history of espresso dates back to Italy, and the vocabulary used to describe coffee culture in the UK is heavily influenced by Italian.

To create various espresso beverages, espresso is combined in varying percentages and amounts with milk, water, and flavours. Any skilled barista’s ability to create espresso beverages is only limited by their creativity and the tools at their disposal on the coffee bar. Numerous espresso beverages can be served hot or cold and espresso forms the base of many other great coffee catering for weddings options too.

Ground Coffee in Portafilter for Espresso in a wooden tray with coffee beans.

Luscious Lattes

In UK cafés and coffee shops, the latte may be the most recognizable espresso drink. The baristas at Pearl Lemon Café, who also serve as team members for Pearl Lemon Catering’s coffee catering for weddings service crews, are known both for their lattes and for their latte art, which can also be created with cappuccinos. And a beautiful hot latte has a certain sumptuous air to it. Add a real work of art to the froth, and you get a wedding drink your guests (and you) won’t soon forget.

Typically, a small latte is made with 3–4 ounces of espresso and 8–9 ounces of steamed milk or a dairy substitute. To make an iced latte, espresso is combined with or shaken with ice and cold milk. But that’s just the start. When you choose coffee catering for weddings from Pearl Lemon Catering, we can offer dozens of latte options, some of which you may never have tried before.

Cold Brew and Nitro Cold Brew

Want to add something very now – and very trendy – to your coffee catering menu for your wedding? Cold brew and nitro cold brew might be just what you are looking for.

The process of making cold brew coffee involves soaking coarsely ground coffee in cold or room temperature water for a long time, frequently up to 18–24 hours. Cold brew can be robust while preserving much flavour complexity since cold water is used and the coffee is given lots of extra time to extract every last delicious note.

Nitro cold brew is even more fun at weddings. Nitro cold brew lifts cold brew coffee’s cool level with a head of froth, much like beer, and this being thanks to nitrogen is added via a keg system. It typically contains more caffeine than the other wedding coffee catering options. The beverage is typically smooth and dark, and if served in a large glass, it actually looks quite a lot like a well poured pint of Guinness.

Hot Coffee cup

Matcha, Bubble Tea and Other Wedding Beverage Catering Options

Dalgona whipped coffee, instant, cream, iced coffee

For individuals who don’t drink a lot of coffee, we can also provide a wide variety of outstanding teas, from classic British blends to exotic botanical concoctions, as well as iced teas in a variety of flavors, as an extension of our coffee catering for weddings services.

We also offer bubble teas, one of the most popular beverage trends in the world right now, for weddings and other events. Bubble teas come in a wide variety of flavors and textures and are vibrant and colorful. They have grown to be one of the most well-liked non-coffee options at our Fulham café, and we are discovering that our coffee catering for weddings clients feel the same way.

Then there is matcha. Matcha is popular right now, dominating many discussions on social media and in the food community, and lighting up (or should we say greening up?) a ton of Instagram feeds and TikTok videos.

The most talked-about beverage in the UK, right behind bubble tea (which we also serve), is matcha, yet finding decent matcha can be challenging. The best matcha on the North End Road can be found at Pearl Lemon Café or our sister Fulham café How Matcha, which is why so many people are happy to discover it can also be included in our coffee catering for weddings services.

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Coffee Catering for Wedding Served Your Way

As a very flexible coffee catering for weddings company, we offer a number of ways to serve at your wedding, from formal coffee bars to fun coffee carts. We will be more than happy to decorate them to match your wedding colours and wedding themes, and we can even tap our design experts at our sister company, Pearl Lemon, to help create unique branding!

Ready to find out just how we can help you offer something truly memorable to your wedding guests via coffee catering for weddings? Contact us today and let’s talk!