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.
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