Hot beverages can bring comfort and cheer to any event. They can also be a conversation starter, especially when served in a unique dispenser. Take the samovar for example. Dating back to the 17th century the samovar has traditionally been used to heat water for tea. According to Wikipedia the samovar is used widely in Russia, other Central and Eastern European countries, the Middle East, and Kashmir. You can find samovars also being used in America within some of these immigrant populations. There has been a long history of creating ornate samovars using brass, copper, gold, silver and enamel. The level of detail on some samovars is comparable to the intricate Fabergé eggs that also come from Russia.
Samovar 50 & 10 Cup

Here at Allwell Rents we have our own modest samovars, pictured above, available for rent. While they are not quite as ornate as the enameled samovars of 19th century Russia they do bring an elevated style to any type of event. Our samovars are typically used by our customers for coffee service, however, if you are looking for some other unique hot beverage serving suggestions check out our range of containers and dispensers below as well as a fun cold weather recipe.

Also available is a 10 gallon thermal container for serving. The thermal containers do come in orange and blue but we can help with suggestions on how to decoratively tie a linen around to match the color scheme of your event.


Traditionally served at Christmas time in Sweden this presents an interesting twist on the traditional mulled wine. The following recipe was found on

Serve 8-10


1 ½ Cups Red Wine

1 ½ Cups Port

1 ½ Cups Vodka

6 pods green cardamom

4 whole cloves

1 orange peel

1-2 cinnamon sticks

Blanched almonds, sliced



1. Combine wine, port, and vodka in a small nonreactive pot. Add cardamom, cloves, orange peel, and cinnamon and gently warm (do not allow to boil) over low heat. Allow glögg to steep for 20 minutes (the longer the better).

2. To serve, place a few pieces of almonds and a few raisins in a heatproof glass or cup and ladle in glögg


Ever thought of ditching the traditional coffee bar and offering a tea bar instead? Presenting a tea bar at an event is a creative way to offer your guests a wide variety of options. Allwell Rents has a 60 cup coffee maker available that is only used for heating tea water. One suggestion might be to showcase Celestial Seasonings tea since they are located right up in Boulder!