How to create a coffee station that will become your kitchen’s focal point

But first... coffee! Coffee station essentials!
Anyone who has known me longer than 5 minutes knows I love my coffee. So, creating a coffee station in my newly revamped kitchen was a foregone conclusion.
The coffee station or coffee bar phenomenon is a relatively new one in home design. (I credit the national obsession with Starbucks.) And, it’s quickly become a must-have in the stylish kitchens of coffee aficionados.
What does a coffee station include? Here are a few essentials:
  • A really great, high-quality machine. No skimping on this because it’s going to get a workout!
  • A full selection of syrups. The Restaurant Store has the biggest selection including yummy hazelnut and French vanilla.
  • An array of sugars (cinnamon, raw, brown). Using vintage shakers adds visual interest and keeps your area clean.
  • Your favorite style cups or mugs. I keep out my beautiful blue and white mugs. (But, in the wee hours of the morning, I admit that I often favor the tall Dollar Store mugs which actually hold 2 cups at once.)
  • Spoons or stirrers. The hand stamped ones on Etsy are charming and make me smile.
All of these elements should be contained in a dedicated space on the counter or on a specially designated free-standing piece of furniture. Having everything you need readily available is key. So, allowing enough counter space is essential.
A tray to corral all the bits and pieces is also incredibly helpful. And, a tray or multi-tiered rack visually reads as one piece, not individual elements. So, a tray (even a full one) actually cuts down on the visual clutter.
Finally, I think that a charming sign provides a sense of place and is a must. Make your own chalkboard bistro style sign, frame a printable, or, simply purchase a pre-made sign. (Mine reads “HOT Coffee, Open 24 Hours.”)
Above are a few images to inspire you!

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