How to Create a Home Coffee Station and 10 Inspiring Home Coffee Bars
If your mornings are fueled by coffee, you need a beautiful and functional home coffee station. Instead of going out, bring the coffee shop to you. It’s easy to create a coffee bar at home that will feel inviting and save you money!
People are serious about their coffee, so it’s no wonder that the coffee/coffee shop industry is booming. Even if you don’t visit Starbucks, every fast food joint has added specialty coffee drinks to their menu, and drive-through coffee shops seem to be popping up on every corner in town.
Along with all the shops and each new twist on a fancy drink menu comes a hefty price tag that can add up quickly. If you’re looking to save a little money, chances are, you can do it in a hurry when you evaluate your coffee habits.
Let’s say you buy a $2 drip coffee three times a week and treat yourself to a specialty coffee for $5 twice a week. You are already spending 16 dollars a week on coffee beverages! Even if you were to cut that in half, that is still a pretty hefty price tag when you do the math. $16 x 52 weeks =$832/year!
That alone would still be a bargain because the average American spends $1100 on coffee each year! I don’t know about you, but when I really think about it, I can think of a lot of better ways to spend $1100 than on coffee! And if you have more than one adult in your house…!
I’m inspired to create a home coffee station and start saving some money. Are you ready too? Let’s do it!
Home Coffee Bar Essentials
Having the right tools in your coffee station can make a big difference. Here are our coffee station essentials.
Coffee Maker – A coffee maker is the most essential essential! There are so many on the market and chances are you probably already have your favorite. If you aren’t sure where to start, or your looking for something new, the Keurig is a great all purpose coffee maker.
The Keurig Single-Serve coffee maker will brew one k-cup of coffee at a time. Mix it up by keeping different flavors of coffee on hand.
A Keuring Special Edition coffee maker will allow you to make cappuccino and lattes with it’s built in milk frother.
If you want to take your home barista skills to a whole new level, check out this Espresso Works espresso and cappuccino maker with milk steamer.
Coffee Mugs – Any self-respecting coffee lover has likely acquired a hefty selection of coffee mugs. If you like the eclectic style of mixed and matched mugs, you may need a fun shelf to display your collection. If you are hoping for something a little more cohesive, the Rae Dunn mugs and accessories are always a big hit.
Coffee-themed Decor – There is no shortage of super-cute coffee themed decor available. Head to your local Target, TJMaxx, Home Goods, and even Hobby Lobby, and you’re sure to find a ton of java-inspired inspiration. These two signs are among my favorites.
This coffee bar sign has a distressed, farmhouse look that is really popular.
Can I get an amen?! Without coffee, I’m pretty much useless so this but first coffee sign is perfect!
Specialty Coffee – Coffee pods are easy to store and come in so many different flavors. You can also keep a collection of specialty coffees on hand. Local blends are always a big hit, especially when serving out of town guests.
Coffee Mix-ins – Keep a selection of flavored syrups to give your coffee a sweet kick. A little caramel or chocolate drizzle is always fun too. And if you want to save even more money, you can make your own syrups at home. Try this homemade Starbucks Vanilla Syrup.
Coffee Alternatives – Not everyone loves coffee and that’s okay. Keep a selection of tea on hand for those that don’t or when you are looking for a change from your normal routine.
Coffee Bar Inspo
Although the initial setup of a home coffee bar may require a bit of an investment, you will start experiencing the savings pretty quickly if you commit to using it regularly. Not only that, home coffee stations can be a functional, beautiful, and welcoming space in your home that you enjoy coming to every morning. Check out these 10 great home coffee stations for a little inspiration.
1. Modern Coffee Station/Wine Bar
Turn an extra strip of cabinets and countertop into a space that doubles as a coffee station by day and a beer and wine bar by night.
2. Rolling Cart Coffee Station
If you don’t have extra counter space, a rolling cart makes tucked beside a kitchen appliance can make a great home coffee bar.
3. Farmhouse Coffee Bar
Gather all your coffee and dessert supplies in one space to make entertaining easy!
4. Temporary Coffee Nook for Guests
If you have guests visiting for a few days, set up a temporary coffee nook to help them feel more at home.
5. Repurposed Coffee Bar
Repurposing furniture in your home is a great way to get started on a DIY Coffee Bar. It’s great for entertaining and organization.
6. Portable Coffee Bar
Make an easy DIY coffee bar with an upcylced glass tray that won’t take up too much space. This coffee station idea is practical and stylish.
7. Houseguest Coffee Station
This simple coffee station is perfect for making houseguest feel at home.
8. Breakfast Nook Coffee Center
Turn a hutch in your breakfast nook into an inviting area to make and enjoy your morning coffee.
9. DIY Pallet Coffee Bar
Add a functional and look to you kitchen coffee corner with a DIY pallet coffee station to store all of your k-cups and mugs.
10. Teeny Tiny Coffee Setup
Even when space is limited it’s possible to have a great coffee setup. This tiered shelf DIY is the answer!
Are you inspired to create a home coffee station?
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