Having an in-home coffee bar has become increasingly popular these days. Most people already have their countertops cluttered with all things coffee-related and desire to have a designated coffee station.
If you find yourself daydreaming of having a coffee station, but short on ideas, keep reading because we’ve gathered a few kitchen coffee bar ideas that will help you create a space you (and your coffee drinking friends) will enjoy!
Where Should You Put a Coffee Bar?
One of the most asked questions is where you should put a coffee bar. Most people instantly think it has to be in the kitchen; however, a coffee station can be in the dining room, entertainment room, or set up in your home office.
The two most important things to keep in mind are accessibility and space. You don’t want an over crowded space, yet you want it to be easily accessible and have all your coffee essentials.
What Do You Need For a Home Coffee Bar?
Figuring out the coffee bar essentials you need (or want) can be exciting, but also tricky depending on the space you have to work with. Let’s look at some products that would be perfect for any space; then we’ll talk about setting it all up.
A Coffee Maker is a Must
If you’re working with a small coffee station, a coffee maker that takes up the least amount of space is most ideal. However, if you have a bit more space to work with, then don’t be afraid to go big!
Here are a few suggestions for ideal coffee makers for any size of space:
Black & Decker Single Cup Coffee Maker – doesn’t use k-cups or pods, allowing you to use loose coffee with the built-in mesh filter. This maker is sleek, slender, and has a taller cup capacity that can fit most of the tallest mugs on the market. Not to mention, it’s eco-friendly and saves money!
Keurig K-Duo – brews in multiple sizes and has a 60oz reservoir for a cup or carafe. It also has the ability to use coffee grounds or k-cup pods.
K-Mini Plus – coming from the popular Keurig brand, this tiny coffee maker brews an 8-12 ounce cup in about 1 minute. According to the reviews, it brews at a warmer temperature versus a hot one.
Are you using ground coffee? Then, of course, you’ll want a cute container (or two) for holding those precious ground beans. For space-saving purposes, stackable ones would be an incredible find.
The suggestions below also offer some versatile options:
The key to having a functional kitchen coffee bar is to keep it from being cluttered by too many accessories. Be sure to measure the space you have to work with and consider including hidden areas such as under the cabinets and empty wall space.
With that in mind, consider the additional supplies and accessories listed below:
- Insulated Stackable Mugs
- Under Shelf Cup Hooks
- Wrought Iron Kitchen Rail
- Coffee Scoop Set
- Coffee Accessories Holder
- Coffee Wall Decor
5 Ways to Have a Coffee Bar in Your Home
If you’ve considered adding a coffee station in your home, below are five ideas for creating the area of your dreams.
The Counter Coffee Station
Use a counter space in your kitchen to create your own coffee bar. If you’re working with little counter space, use a tray-type base for all your accessories to keep the area from becoming cluttered. Add a floating shelf above your coffee machine for housing cups, coffee, and other essentials.
Carts & Side Tables
With carts and side tables available in a ton of sizes, consider adding one to a corner in your kitchen or even next to the refrigerator. If it’s on wheels, this will give you the option to move it around quickly.
Sometimes the only space you may have to work with is on a wall. Add a shelving unit, such as a set of floating shelves, to create the perfect kitchen coffee station. Opt-in for a coffee maker that you can easily put away and take out when needed while still having all your essential hands-on ready.
If you totally lack the counter space, consider turning the inside of a cabinet into a coffee station. Use the premade shelves for storing all your essentials. You may have to drill a small hole to fit your cord through to give your coffee maker some electrical juice, but these are a real space saver!
If space permits, go all out with a full coffee station wall. Upscale an old dresser, use chalkboard paint on the wall to create a real coffee house look, and add wall shelving units to hold all your coffee essentials. This area will most definitely be the topic of your guests’ conversations.
As you begin to create your own coffee bar station in your small space, have fun, and let your creativity flow. The tips and suggestions above are sure to help you create the space of your dreams!
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