Coffee Bar Care Package

by Alli

This post, Coffee Bar Care Package, is sponsored by Lunchbox.  All opinions expressed are my own.  

I remember the day I left my oldest daughter at college for her freshman year.  It was so hard to be brave and not give in to the tears that were threatening to spill over.  I was determined not to cry as we hugged goodbye. But, I cried halfway home.

Then it dawned on me that in a few short years I’d be redecorating her bedroom and turning it into a craft room.  I perked right up.

One of the best ways I’ve found to show a college student you’re thinking of them is a care package.  When I was in Walmart the other day, I saw an entire Keurig display geared specifically toward college kids, so I thought I’d create a coffee bar care package and show you how fun and easy it is to make your college kid feel special.

Coffee Bar Care Package

Before I show you everything I included in the coffee bar care package, I have to ask you one question:  Have you seen the gorgeous colors of the Keurig K200 Brewing System? My favorite is Beach Bum.

Care Package for College Students

I do believe that The Keurig® K200 Brewing System was designed with college students in mind.  They can easily make all their favorite hot or cold beverages with the push of a button. Whether they need a pick-me-up or something to help them decompress from studying, the Keurig® K200 Brewing System is a college must-have. It’s perfect for a student on a budget because it’s less expensive than going to a coffee shop every day. And it’s being offered at Walmart for a special everyday low price.

When you visit Walmart, you’ll not only get tips to build a dorm room coffee bar, but you can also sign up for a FREE K-Cup® pod sample pack. In the sample pack, you will receive four $1 off coupons so you can help them stock up on a variety of beverages.

Coffee Bar Care Package

For my care package, I chose Lipton® Refresh Iced Sweet Tea because we southerners can’t live without iced tea. The Original Donut-Shop DECAF coffee is for those times when a college student actually needs to sleep.  A pretty mug is essential for a dorm room and a couple of microfiber cloths will help keep the coffee bar area neat and tidy.

Coffee Bar for College Students

I also grabbed a bottle of Keurig descaling solution to extend the life of that beautiful Keurig brewing system. Most college kids have never cleaned a brewing machine before.

Coffee Bar Care Package

Homemade chocolate-dipped spoons will add a hint of chocolate to that cup of coffee. It also adds a personal touch. The pretty box will keep everything organized.

Coffee Bar Care Package

Chocolate Covered Spoons

Chocolate Covered Spoons

Ingredients

  • 12 plastic spoons
  • Semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, 2 oz.
  • Favor Bags (4.25" x 7")

Instructions

  1. In a small microwave-safe container, melt chocolate according to package directions.
  2. Dip each spoon into the melted chocolate.
  3. Place on waxed paper until hardened.
  4. Wrap each spoon in plastic.

 

Coffee Bar Care Package

My care package, along with the Keurig® K200 Brewing System, will help take a dorm room from drab to fab!  What would you include in your package?

39 comments

Cia | CiaSays.com August 26, 2015 - 8:03 am

You had me at chocolate covered spoons. I recall having to burn the midnight oil just to get through writing my papers. This coffee care package is a pretty genius idea! I will definitely have to get a coffee package to our new college student.

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Annemarie LeBlanc August 26, 2015 - 8:20 am

Any college student that would have their own Keurig is definitely lucky. I wish I had my own coffee maker in my dorm room when I was in college!

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Jessica Harlow August 26, 2015 - 11:12 am

My niece just left for her 2nd year of college and this is definitely going to happen! She would be thrilled with a coffee bar care package!

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lisa August 26, 2015 - 12:05 pm

What a great idea! I know I lived on coffee most of my college career. This is a great gift for college students.

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Jeanette August 26, 2015 - 12:20 pm

I am pretty sure that is how I survived on so little sleep when I was in college. This is a NEED item for a college kid for sure! LOL

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Zan August 26, 2015 - 1:50 pm

What a great idea for a college student! I have not seen this new system but then again, I haven’t been to Walmart in like 2 weeks. Long time for Walmart-I know! I love the added chocolate dipped spoons for stirring. And your craft room idea is funny!

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle August 26, 2015 - 3:04 pm

That is a fantastic idea. That’s the cutest little coffee maker, and caffeine is always welcome in college.

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lisa @bitesforbabies August 26, 2015 - 4:44 pm

Those are too cute…I’m not in college but I want one for myself! Our espresso machine just broke so this would be a good substitute! 😉

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Ronda Ogilvie August 26, 2015 - 6:16 pm

those chocolate covered spoons are cute! My daughter would love that red coffee maker!

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Liz Mays August 26, 2015 - 6:26 pm

This is such a cool care package. Coffee goes a long way for students in college. I’m loving these brewing systems!

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Chubskulit Rose August 26, 2015 - 8:44 pm

What a great package you have, My husband would love this when he is doing his homework in the master’s program.

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Mykidsguide August 26, 2015 - 9:54 pm

What a brilliant idea. My niece is leaving this weekend. She’ll love a coffee bar care package.

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rika agustini August 27, 2015 - 12:56 am

Great coffee bar package.. i love coffee! This is a perfect gift for coffee lover

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Reichel August 27, 2015 - 12:56 am

Okay those Keurigs are sooo freakin’ cute! Why didn’t they have those when I was in college?! I would have loved to have one in my dorm roo.

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Alli August 27, 2015 - 5:12 pm

Me, too!

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Rebecca Swenor August 27, 2015 - 2:22 am

This coffee bar care package for college students or anyone is an amazing idea. I love the idea of the chocolate dipped spoons. The coffee bar care package I would have loved to get when I was in college for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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Jeanine August 27, 2015 - 9:44 am

This is awesome. What a great idea. I actually have a friend back home this would be PERFECT to send to. I love the chocolate spoons!

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Lynndee August 27, 2015 - 12:01 pm

What a lovely care package! And those chocolate covered spoons is such a brilliant idea. I surely never thought of that. Love the mug too!

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Tanya C. {@Treats by Tanya} August 27, 2015 - 12:22 pm

I would love for someone to give ME that care package! You put together some great ideas 😀

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Alli August 27, 2015 - 5:11 pm

We have a Keurig, but it’s the basic silver/black. I’m trying to figure out how to get one of the cool colors. It would be so pretty on my desk.

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Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly August 27, 2015 - 2:36 pm

I swear I must be the only blogger on the planet not powered by coffee, I don’t drink coffee or tea, but that is a cute gift idea! I will keep the chocolate covered spoons for myself though! LOL 🙂

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Alli August 27, 2015 - 5:10 pm

My daughter and husband are crazy for coffee. I only drink decaf. 🙂 Good thing Keurig has decaf.

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Ann Bacciaglia August 27, 2015 - 2:54 pm

This would be great for my Daughter. She is moving into her Dorm room for her first year of college.

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Chrystal | YUM eating August 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm

I live in a rural area with well water. De scaling my K cup machine is a common occurrence here. I love the idea of a coffee and tea k cup gift package?

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Kate August 27, 2015 - 4:27 pm

I work on a college campus and we love our Keurig! This would be a great care package. Those spoons are awesome too!

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Kelly Hutchinson August 27, 2015 - 6:31 pm

This is such a brilliant idea for college students. Who doesn’t want a Keurig in their dorm room?!

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Mary August 27, 2015 - 8:34 pm

Super idea. I did see soup pods in the store. Can’t remember brand or soup kind but I though to myself then what a great idea. Thanks for adding the recipe for the yummy spoons as a bonus 😉

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Alli August 29, 2015 - 6:48 am

I haven’t seen the soup pods yet. Why didn’t I think of that??? 🙂 Amazing!

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HilLesha August 28, 2015 - 2:51 am

A coffee lover would easily want to have something like this. What a wonderful idea!

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Yona Williams August 28, 2015 - 12:33 pm

This is such a clever care package idea – I would have loved it when I was in college. I actually need to get some of that descaling solution. I usually descale using vinegar so it would be nice to see how that works.

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Crystal Nell August 28, 2015 - 10:31 pm

I just left my baby girl at college for the first time last week. I cried all the way to the car and half way home (so did my hubby). I’m putting together a care package to send her next week so this post is great. She has a keurig that we got her for Christmas. I’m so getting her the tea k-cups because she loves sweet tea as any southern does 🙂 Thanks for the great idea!!

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Alli August 29, 2015 - 6:44 am

I cried every single time I left one of my kids at college. 🙂 I thought it would get easier, but it didn’t. My youngest daughter is getting married in May and I’m been telling myself that I’m not going to be a blubbering fool on her special day.

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Ashleigh Walls August 29, 2015 - 5:19 pm

A coffee bar package is the perfect idea for a college student! I remember all the late nights I stayed up writing essays.

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Erin August 29, 2015 - 6:09 pm

What! How awesome is this! I wish I would have thought of this for my sister but she just graduated. Sigh! Next time… she’s already talking about going back 😉

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becka August 30, 2015 - 3:42 pm

I truly do not know what I would do without my Keurig. I would love to get this gift right now so I know any college kid would be happy to get it! 🙂 Love the chocolate spoons, we usually make them around Christmas and give them out with Hot Chocolate. 🙂

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Adrienne August 30, 2015 - 7:49 pm

I could have used a coffee bar when I was in college. This is such a great idea. Little care packages are so nice to give and fun to put together!

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CourtneyLynne August 31, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Omg I had no idea kerigs came in all different colors these days! How fun! Makes my plain black one really look super plain lol

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Marcus DelFino April 1, 2017 - 7:12 pm

That pod sample basket sounds absolutely perfect for my little sister who’s heading off to college! She was worried that she’d be confined to “cafeteria coffee”, but I think I’ll surprise her with something like this! 🙂

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Meredith Katz May 4, 2017 - 11:39 am

These little packs are so fun, and it’s a great reminder that you don’t need a whole bunch of heavy, expensive equipment to enjoy a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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