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Join the Macmillan Coffee Morning with NESCAFÉ


Nothing stops a Macmillan Coffee Morning and this year, we are proud to come on board as an Official Sponsor for 2020. Macmillan's Coffee Morning is dedicated to bringing people together over a cuppa, and as a nation that loves to drink coffee, it has never been easier to raise money for such a worthy cause.

The first Macmillan Coffee Morning was held way back in 1990 and since then the event has continued to grow in popularity. Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s largest fundraising event and in 2019 raised an incredible £27.5 million for Macmillan.

Having a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious for a great cause and that’s where you come in! You can host your very own Macmillan Coffee Morning, with the help of NESCAFÉ Original. Now, more than ever, it has never been more important to come together and do what we can to help others.   

Not only do we have a range of delicious NESCAFÉ Original coffees to serve at your Coffee Morning, whether it’s whilst socially distancing or virtually, we have lots of tips and some recipes to ensure yours runs smoothly.


What to serve at your Coffee Morning 

Whatever kind of Coffee Morning you are hosting, it would not be complete without a range of coffees. Our Original range has something for everyone, from rich and full-bodied coffees, such as the NESCAFÉ Original, to something smoother and more mild, like the NESCAFÉ Fine Blend. Or if you know your guests prefer something richer, why not serve up some NESCAFÉ Black Roast? And of course, for those who prefer a decaf coffee, you can’t go wrong with our trusted NESCAFÉ Original Decaff.

A slice of cake is delicious alongside a cup of coffee. We recommend providing a variety of cakes and sweets for your guests to enjoy. To get you started, we have a few recipes for you to try:

  • Coffee Muffins with Streusel Topping – these yummy coffee muffins are topped with a crunchy crumble made of hazelnuts & spiced with cinnamon. They really are a guest pleaser.
  • Coffee and Banana Smoothie – maybe your guest would prefer a morning smoothie? Made with fresh Greek yogurt & sweetened with a little honey and NESCAFÉ Original, shake it up with this delicious smoothie.
  • Chocolate Orange Cappuccino – a hug in a mug, this delicious cappuccino drink is made with a chocolate orange flavour and NESCAFÉ Original Decaff; a sure-fire crowd pleaser!


  • Coffee Muffins with Streusel Topping

Coffee Muffins with Streusel Topping


Create It

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4. Place the muffin cases into the tray.
  2. Put all the ingredients for the streusel topping, except hazelnuts, into a food processor and pulse to make coarse crumbs. Stir in the hazelnuts if using. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and bicarbonate of soda. In another bowl or food mixer, beat the eggs and mix in the crème fraiche, cooled butter, coffee and milk.
  4. Stir the wet mix into the flour mix, until just combined. It should drop slowly from the beater; if dry, add a little more milk.
  5. Divide the batter between the 12 cases, filling about half way. Sprinkle the streusel mixture on top and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until well risen and a skewer comes out clean.


  • For the streusel topping:
  • 25g
    Demerara sugar
  • 25g
    unsalted butter or reduced fat butter spread, very cold
  • 25g
    plain flour
  • ½tsp
  • Chopped hazelnuts (optional)
  • For the coffee muffins:
  • 400g
    self-raising flour
  • 175g
    light brown soft sugar
  • 1tsp
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 2
    large eggs, at room temperature
  • 300g
    half fat crème fraiche (contains milk)
  • 2-3tbsp
    NESCAFÉ Original, dissolved in 2tbsp boiling water
  • 4tbsp
    skimmed milk
  • 100g
    butter, melted and cooled
  • Required equipment
  • 12 hole muffin tray
  • 12
    muffin liners
  • Allergens in this recipe: Flour, Nuts, Milk, Eggs
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Coffee and Banana Smoothie


Create It

  1. Place all the ingredients except the ice cubes into a blender.
  2. Process, adding the ice cubes one at a time until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a tall glass, dust with cinnamon and serve.


  • ½
  • 150ml
    Greek yoghurt
  • 200ml
    cold milk
  • 2tbsp
  • 3tsp
    NESCAFÉ Original
  • 6
    ice cubes (if you have them)
  • Pinch cinnamon, plus extra for dusting
  • Required equipment
  • Blender
  • 2
    tall glasses, to serve
  • Allergens in this recipe: Milk
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Chocolate and Orange Cappuccino


Create It

  1. Mix the NESCAFÉ Original Decaf and syrups in a small jug.
  2. Pour into 2 large cappuccino cups or mugs. 
  3. Top with foamed milk and dust with cocoa powder. Serve with a Quality Street Orange Matchmaker to stir and melt into the coffee.


  • 4-6tsp
    NESCAFÉ Original Decaff (dissolved in 6tbsp boiling water)
  • 1tbsp
    chocolate fudge syrup
  • 2tbsp
    sugar free orange syrup
  • 400ml
    frothy hot milk
  • Cocoa powder or grated chocolate, for dusting
  • 2
    Quality Street Orange Matchmakers, to stir
  • Required equipment
  • Jug
  • 2
  • Allergens in this recipe: Milk
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Hosting a Coffee Morning

This year you have the option of a socially distanced Coffee Morning or a virtual Coffee Morning. Sign up and Macmillan will send you your fundraising pack. The official date for the Coffee Morning is Friday 25 September, but you can host your event whenever suits you best.

When hosting a Coffee Morning, you need to choose a date and where it will take place. Will this be in your garden at a social distance? On your street for your neighbours to join in? Or virtually? Once this is decided, you need to spread the word far and wide. Now that’s all done, the fun planning can begin!


How to host a socially distanced Coffee Morning

If you’re hosting a socially distanced Coffee Morning, it is important to ensure the safety of your guests. For up to date guidance and top tips please visit Macmillan’s website.


How to host a virtual Coffee Morning

If you or friends or family are shielding, you can still join in with a virtual Coffee Morning. Whilst you may think it won’t be the same, there are plenty of things you can try to not miss out on any of the fun:

  • Share some recipes beforehand so you can all bake the same cakes, or drop off some baked treats beforehand
  • Play some online games such as a murder mystery
  • Do a quiz
  • Have a theme


How to get involved

All you have to do is sign up here. Once you’re all signed up, you can send those invites out and get planning your Coffee Morning!



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