For some people, mornings are better with coffee. Nothing beats cozying up on your sofa and sipping your go-to blend. Fortunately, you don’t need to drop by your favorite coffee shop to experience this. Instead, you can designate a spot in your home and create your own coffee station.

Putting Together An At-Home Coffee Station

As a caffeine junkie, you might not imagine having to go through your to-do’s without taking a sip of your favorite flavor. No matter how busy you are, you’ll certainly make time for coffee on your deck.

Hence, if this beverage is a big part of your routine, why not consider creating a corner at home to cater to this need? Set up your lounge playlist, grab your bar stools, and prepare your coffee machine and matching mugs. Below is a homeowner’s guide to creating a coffee station.

1. Find A Spot

Whether in a nook or a pre-designed area in the kitchen, coffee deserves a special place in your space or at least on your countertop. Hence, assess your home and look for a site where you can gather your coffee essentials.

Ideally, your coffee bar should be in a free section of your home. You don’t want to spend your mornings in a cluttered area while you enjoy your hot beverage.

If you have a clear countertop, use this to put together your coffee station. To realize your dream of becoming a barista, install mug racks or open shelves to display and access your coffee essentials as you prepare for your breakfast.

However, if you’re working with a small space, know that the bar area isn’t necessarily in the kitchen. For instance, you can set up your mini coffee bar in a vacant closet, use a kitchen trolley, or tuck away your supplies in a large kitchen cabinet for a remote station. Since you only have a small area, make sure to keep things uncluttered to maximize space.

You can also purchase a rolling cart and organize your items there. What’s great about this is that you can move your station anywhere you like. Indeed, this idea is perfect for a breakfast-in-bed situation.

Be creative and work through the space you have. Just make sure that you have spare units to place your supplies in. Conversely, you can put these in a ceramic bowl, tray, or box so you can quickly grab them as you make your morning blend.

2. Personalize Your Coffee Bar

Visualize your desired concept for your coffee station. Do you want to take inspiration from typical coffee shops or keep things as modern as your kitchen theme? Suppose you like your bar to have a more tranquil atmosphere, you can consider using soothing palettes. Note that colors can influence your thoughts and mood.

You can paint your mini bar in shades of blue for a calming effect. Add pops of green through plants, and you’re all set. Display some of your favorite prints and artwork to jazz it up even more.

Decorating your coffee station is a great way to express your creativity and make your corner yours. If you’re torn between two concepts, you can always look for coffee station ideas and themes online.

3. Prepare Your Essentials

If coffee is your lifeblood, you certainly have different types of coffee beans to enjoy various blends, depending on your mood. Nonetheless, you can always stick to one or two classes to offer your guests another option.

For some people, having two types of coffee machines is a great way to switch up their brewing methods from time to time. However, you can always buy equipment that produces the kind of coffee you’d like.

If a shot of espresso is your go-to; opt for an espresso machine. However, if you prefer the typical home coffee, you can purchase an electric coffee maker, also known as a drip machine.

When choosing your equipment, consider the size of your coffee station. You might want to buy a smaller device if you’re working on a rolling cart. If this is the case, an AeroPress coffee maker is suitable equipment.

Moreover, prepare your utensils and other accompaniments. These include, but aren’t limited to, your coffee grinder, mugs, coffee cups, spoons, napkins, and the like. Stock your station with your preferred syrups, sweeteners, cinnamon, creamer, and other consumable supplies. You can also display your favorite biscuits or have store-bought cookies on hand to pair with your hot cup.

The Takeaway

Putting together a coffee station is an easy and fun way to elevate your daily routine. Suppose you’re a homemaker or a professional working remotely; this setup encourages you to spend a few moments of silence during the morning without leaving your home. Indeed, there’s nothing more soothing than sipping and smelling the rich aroma of a newly-prepared drink.

Follow the guide above to create a coffee corner according to how you’ve envisioned it. Enjoy!

Levi Huang

Levi Huang, a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Furniture Design, has been a guiding voice in home furnishing and interior solutions for over 16 years. He became part of our editorial team in 2021, focusing on ergonomic furniture design, space planning, and material innovation. Previously, Levi worked in custom furniture creation and as an interior design consultant. He enjoys woodworking and contributing to sustainable living initiatives.

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