Malta’s proximity to the world capital of coffee – Italy – means that you’re never short of good coffee. Fortunately, the introduction of coffee stalls in weddings means that you can share your love for coffee with those near and dear to you.
Here are 4 things you should discuss with your coffee supplier to ensure that your coffee-infused dreams turn into reality on your wedding day.
1. Choosing your coffee beans
The main choice when it comes to coffee is between the two varieties – Arabica and Robusta. Arabica has less caffeine and more sugar. On the other hand, Robusta is more bitter and less acidic. Furthermore, you need to choose whether you’re opting for single origin coffee or a blend. Single origin coffees use beans from a specific location. High-quality blends consist of beans that are chosen for their contrasting or complementary qualities.
2. The Traditional Maltese Coffee
If you’re planning a wedding in Malta, serving traditional Maltese coffee is an absolute must. Traditionally, Maltese coffee consists of a mixture of ground coffee, chicory, ground cloves and ground aniseed, slowly brewed in a ‘stanjata’ (coffee kettle).
3. Use locally sourced honey as a sweetener
Maltese honey is known for its inimitable taste and high quality. Honey is less processed than sugar and has a tonne of healthy antioxidants and antibacterial benefits. Discuss with your supplier the possibility of using locally-sourced honey as your wedding’s official coffee sweetener,
4. Coffee + Maltese sweets? Yes please!
Maltese sweets such as ”imqaret” (date cakes), ”kannoli tal-irkota” (cannoli), ”qagħaq tal-għasel” (honey rings) and ”krustini” (small Maltese rusks) are coffee’s best friends. This coupling results in an oh-so-sweet sugar rush and caffeine buzz that your guests will surely enjoy.