Indoor Coffee Station Updates
Today, we’re sharing a few indoor coffee station updates!
To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t really sure how an indoor coffee station would work out long term or if we would even use it that much when I originally set it up in our home in 2014.
Now though, I can’t imagine our home without a coffee area. In fact, I think every home should have one.
And when I’m staging a home that doens’t have a desinated area for an indoor coffee station, I create one for the homeowners.
Here are a few things to consider when creating or making indoor coffee station updates of your own…
Choosing the Right Spot for an Indoor Coffee Station
I know it looks organized in the picture above but it didn’t start out that way at all.
The indoor coffee station I created several years ago was nothing more than a simple set up on one of the counters in the kitchen.
I chose this spot because it’s really convenient given we keep all of the drinking glasses in the upper and lower cabinets.
The space also has two drawers where we keep everything from drink essentials to bar accessories which is a total bonus.
In addition, the indoor coffee station is close to the refrigerator making it easy peasy to grab coconut milk or creamer.
Think Beyond Your Countertops
Don’t be afraid to create a coffee and tea bar around a piece of furniture!
About a year after we started using an indoor coffee station, I found a metal plant stand so we could expand our cofee and tea bar even further.
All the shelves made it really nice to have everything corralled togther and in one spot. Plus, it was much better on our cabinets too.
The steam from the coffee pot had started warp part of the upper cabinets so keep that in mind if you create a countertop indoor coffee station.
A few years after I brought home the metal plant stand, my bestie S and I built our first cabinet. And this white washed farmhouse cabinet has been our indoor coffee station ever since.
Organize Your Coffee and Tea Bar Supplies by Sorting and Containing Them
As I mentioned above, this area has two drawers under the drink cabinet that hold coffee and tea bar essentials.
But even if you have a simple tray on display or use a basket to organize your supplies make sure your set up is easy and convenient to use with essentials like:
- Loose Leaf Tea
- Tea scoop
- Accessories (strainers for loose leaf teas, etc.)
- Hot chocolate
- Stirring spoons
- Spoon rest
- Drink stencils (check out our post on how you can create your own drink stencil here)
- Bar accessories
Stock Your Coffee and Tea Bar
Through trial and error, we’ve learned the coffee and tea essentials that are not only important to us.
But also those items that make it easier for our overnight guests to use as well.
Keeping your indoor coffee station stocked with easy to access appliances and latte creating items like:
- Coffee pot with Stainless Steel Carafe (keeps the coffee hot for hours)
- Electric Tea Pot
- Milk Frother (we use an electric one and a hand held one too)
- Flavored Syrups (we keep ours in burlap wine bags to help with spills and labeled them with diy air clay tags using this method)
- Spice Shakers (cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, Dutch chocolate, powdered sugar)
- Paper straws for cold drinks and iced lattes
- Seasonal Sprinkle Shakers (if desired)
- Mug rack with generous cups (for extra visitors)
Make it Fun and Festive
Given the coffee and tea bar is one of the first spaces we visit in the mornings and sometimes at night too, remember to make it fun and festive throughout the year.
Consider hanging season garlands and wreaths or utilizing food displays for holidays or special occasions. It seems like such a small thing but it really makes a difference.
I never could have imagined our indoor coffee station updates would have grown from a simple countertop display to metal plant stand to a whitewashed farmhouse cabinet.
But sometimes you just have to take a chance on pieces you love and try it out.
This set up truly helps to make our morning coffee and afternoon tea something we look forward to every single day!
We hope you’ll give this idea a try so you can have a coffeehouse experience at your house too.
Let us know what indoor coffee station updates you’re making this year!
A Few Other Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Bar Ideas From My Creative Friends You Might Enjoy:
- Modern Coffee Station with Vintage Style
- Chocolate Valentine Spoons and Free Printables
- Small Space Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar
- The Best Hot Cocoa Ideas to Keep You Warm and Cozy
bawawa or is it that he’s crying because we had to switch to sugar free 🙂 Thanks so much for all of your kind words. You guys are the best! Hugs, Coco
I’m so sorry I missed this Marilyn. We went from getting ready for a big first birthday party filled with fun, family and friends to a laundry room renovation. There is stuff everywhere and it’s driving me bananas 🙂 I’m hoping to link up this week. Hope your day is awesome, CoCo
I’ve always loved your wonderful coffee bar…beautiful and functional!
You’re so sweet, Linda, thank you! It’s definitely one of our favorite places in the house now and I’m glad we finally come up with a solution to all the flavored syrups too 🙂 Sending you hugs for a happy week, CoCo
CoCo you have created the perfect spot for a coffee station and I love how you change it up for holidays and still keep it organized. Thanks so much for the link share. Hugs!
You are so welcome, Michelle, I love how you created a space that feels so warm and inviting for all to enjoy in your home. I’m still not over how you displayed the little creamers. It’s all so pretty! Hugs for a happy week, CoCo
Absolutely love this idea. What a lovely piece of furniture!
Thanks so much, Jo! We use it all the time 🙂 Hope your week has been a fun one, CoCo
What a wonderful post with so many lovely tips to create and decorate a portable coffee station! Pinned!
I really appreciate it, Julie, thank you so much! I hope your weekend was a fun one. Hugs, CoCo