If you drink coffee, odds are that it is an important ritual, as well as a pick-me-up. Don’t hunt for coffee cups and struggle to make coffee every morning. Set up a coffee station that rivals what you’d find in an upscale workplace. This will eliminate the temptation to hit the coffee shop every day, and it helps you get going every morning. Not only that, but you’ll also get something that will be sure to impress your guests. Here’s how to create an awesome coffee station in your home.
Choose a Suitable Location
The coffee station should have space for your coffee maker, along with the necessary supplies. This includes a place to put your coffee mugs, napkins, sugar, creamer, and other items.
Give yourself plenty of space for making the coffee instead of trying to fit it all in a corner. Don’t forget to find a spot for your coffee station that is close to the sink and an electrical outlet. If you don’t have the counter space, you might use a sidebar or food cart. Another option is using a built-in cabinet for your coffee station. Remember that you can put mugs and supplies under the counter, if reaching down to grab items is not a problem for you.
Choose Your Equipment
If you want to keep your current coffee pot, that’s your decision. However, this is a great time to upgrade to a coffee pod machine, like a Nespresso, for instance. Pod systems don’t cost as much as you think, and you can find a wide selection of different flavors and styles of coffee. For instance, you can find Nespresso compatible espresso, flavored, and even decaf pods online all in the same shop. Not only will you be able to save money, but you can find all sorts of exotic blends you never would’ve thought of trying before.
Select Your Storage Solutions
Remember to design a space that is easily accessible early in the morning and doesn’t require too much work to set up. This is why many people set coffee mugs on nearby shelves or already assembled hanging racks. We recommend that you use rounded hooks for holding coffee mugs and make sure they’re nailed to the wall. Adhesive-backed hooks are rarely strong enough to hold a mug.
If you have a minimalist kitchen, you may want to hide supplies inside the cabinets to avoid a cluttered look, though a standalone cabinet or cart with doors could work as well. Be willing to rearrange or purge items already in your cabinets and shelves before you buy something new, especially if you have a small kitchen. On the other hand, if you don’t have much counter space, a small table with shelves or hanging racks on it may be the best choice.
Put It All Together
Once you’ve selected the necessary items and acquired them, the next step is setting it all up. We recommend you start assembling the wall-mounted items first, like shelves and hooks. It is simply easier to install these items before you bring in a coffee maker and tray.
Once everything is in place, you can plug in the coffee maker. Verify that it works properly before you start arranging creamers, syrups, coffee pods, and other supplies around the coffee maker.
Note that you may need to rearrange things, such as putting items you use more often closer to the front. Once you’re happy with the arrangement, you can spruce up the area with coffee themed memorabilia or decorative elements.
You don’t have to redesign your kitchen to bring in a coffee station. However, the coffee station should reflect your wants and needs.