A coffee bar is a fun addition to any home. The best part is, it can be as basic or elaborate as you want to make it. Whether you have a designated area in your kitchen, a buffet table in your dining area, or a small corner on your kitchen counter, you can create a cute little space especially to brew those magical beans everyday.
When we remodeled our kitchen last year, I knew that I wanted to convert the unused desk area into a fun little coffee station. Having that designated space for all my coffee loving things just brings me joy. Its pretty, but its functional. We also like to entertain so having that space separate from the rest of the kitchen creates a nice flow of traffic when we have company over. Our guests can help themselves because everything they need is right there.
Here are 5 steps to creating your own coffee bar at home.
- Choose the area you want to convert. Again, whether big or small, you can still create a functional, yet fun and inviting space for you and your guests.
- Keep it functional by inventorying the basics. What are all of the things you want or need to include in your coffee area. Coffee maker (whether a full pot maker, Keurig, or french press, etc.), ground coffee/bean storage, grinder, filters, spoons, napkins, sugar, etc.
- Make it pretty. I personally like things to look neat and pretty. That means, no cans of Folgers will be sitting out on this girls coffee bar. No can do. Instead, grab some glass jars, like these, to store your beans and ground coffee. It’ll make your space appear cleaner and more simplified. And I happen to think that coffee beans in a glass jar are a beautiful sight! Can ya tell I love coffee? There are so many options for cream and sugar storage and I love these from the Magnolia line at Target. I found mini spoons at Homegoods and just keep them in a simple glass mason jar. It doesn’t take much effort, and most things you might already have on hand.
- Add a touch of joy. These days you can pretty much find typography signs just about anyway that have cute and inspiring phrases. What better way to start your day every morning that to read something that makes you happy while brewing your happy juice. Also, I love tying in some holiday or seasonal decor whenever possible!
- Add some life! Whether real or artificial, a touch of greenery in a space just brings it all together.
Lastly (and this is totally optional), invest in better coffee. I promise, you won’t regret this. We made the decision last year when we upgraded our Keurig to a Ninja Coffee Bar that going forward we were going to buy whole beans and grind them fresh. Y’all, it takes just a smidgen more effort and yet makes a huge difference in your coffee. While the k-cups are super convenient, nothing beats the flavor of freshly ground beans.
Not a coffee drinker? No worries! This same concept applies to tea or even your alcoholic beverages. Whatever makes you happy. 😉
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