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Are you an season coffee drinker? Do you need a cup or two every morning to help you wake up? When I was first in college, I would make the long walk to a local coffee shop every morning to grab my favorite cup of coffee but realized it would be so much easier to make my own cup of coffee in the company and warmth of my own home. So how can you create a cute little coffee station to enjoy ( and even for guests to come over )? I have a few fun ideas I’d love to share with you!
Keurig – Of course when having a coffee station, you need a great coffee maker! My favorite is using the Keurig coffee because it makes each cup to your personal preference. I love the single cup use so each person who uses it can choose which coffee they’d like to enjoy, rather than making a huge pot. Plus it doesn’t take up much counter space either!
Sugar Holders – I like to get clean and see thru jars to hold my sugar in, that way I know when I need to add more. There are several DIY ways to create these easy holders too and you can add your own personal design or just free hand your sign however you’d like!
Image: Premier Surfaces
Accessibility — Make sure your coffee station is somewhere where you or your guests have easy access too. My personal idea would be to have it either near your master bedroom or the kitchen. Make sure that you have about a foot of space for all your coffee accessories like your mugs, spoons, stirs and sugar. I love clean white counter tops that make your coffee station pop a bit! My favorite counter tops come from Premier Surfaces, a local Atlanta custom counter top company that offers a variety of counter top stones like limestone, granite or marble. They are a customer-centric company who provides the best in kitchen and bathroom construction projects. Their stones are imported and install easily using state of the art technology.
While this coffee station idea is obviously intended to fit in a public space, you can definitely incorporate some of the ideas into an idea for your home. For instance, the chalkboard sign is both practical and beautiful, helping you remember how to make the perfect cup of joe. The lighted shelf on the bottom is also a nice touch. Here, they’re displaying plants and bottles of coffee beans, but it might also be a good spot for extra cups or something more meaningful for your family. Note that the table isn’t very wide, so it won’t take up a lot of space in your room. That’s great news for someone who likes the idea of a coffee station but doesn’t think there’s room in the kitchen.
A coffee station doesn’t have to be an elaborate set-up, as you can see here. You simply need a creative organization system for the area. By hanging mugs and coffee pods on the wall, you free up a lot of space on your counters and in your kitchen cabinets. The black rods here nicely contrast with the white in the walls and the mugs, but you can definitely add a lot more personality. For instance, instead of all-white mugs, you could display the colorful mugs you’ve collected over the years. You could also hang a small piece of artwork over the coffee maker to brighten the area up. Just do a little something more to make the space feel like it’s yours.
A coffee station seems like a luxurious touch to the home, but you can actually design one that fits a variety of styles. Even if you simply want to spruce up the area of your counter where you keep the coffee pot, you’ll find an idea that you can use.
What makes a coffee station great? On a basic level, you’ll simply want everything you need to make your coffee in a single area. Look for a coffee pot or an espresso maker, coffee, sugar, and plenty of mugs. Many people add extras, like storage for tea instead of coffee. For some, a coffee station is just a small corner of the counter, but others like to take things to a different level, creating an expansive display that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into an actual coffee shop.
Of course, it’s also all about your personal style. Your coffee station might feature bright colors or classic lines. It might be a space for you to hang a humorous message or pictures of the family. You might use the area to display decorative items or just want to focus on the coffee necessities. Use these ideas for inspiration, making changes to fit with your home’s décor and your preferences.