Bringing a slice of the coffee shop home has grown in popularity over this past year, especially given our efforts to social distance and work from home. The smell of fresh-brewed beans, the swishy sounds of frothing milk, and the subtle boppy jazz music playing in the background are just some of the things we’ve grown to love about picking up our daily cup of joe. Today we’re sharing a few ways you can bring these feelings to your kitchen by creating an at-home coffee station.
Add a Coffee Station to your Kitchen Renovation Plans
If you’re planning a kitchen renovation now is your chance to build the coffee station of your dreams. Consider extending your stone countertop into a pantry cupboard to house a gourmet coffee press, some mugs, and your favourite beans. To elevate the functionality of this space consider having the cupboard doors open and slide into the sides of the cupboard to allow for an unobstructed throughway. Repeating the stone countertop into the coffee bar cupboard adds a sense of permanency and lux to the space. Quartz is a great stone for a kitchen coffee bar because it is heat and stain-resistant however keep in mind that this doesn’t mean quartz is heat and stain proof so be sure to add silicone trivets underneath any small appliances that induce heat and don’t leave coffee spills to dry out for too long.
Designate a Coffee Station Space Within Your Existing Kitchen
If a kitchen renovation isn’t in your current plans there are a few different ways to add a coffee station to your home without tearing down walls. Look for a suitable space on your existing countertop, perhaps the empty space beside the fridge or in the alcove under the corner cabinets. Place your coffee machine in this space and add your mugs and coffee blends in the cabinets directly above. Consider putting together a tray of coffee condiments such as stir spoons, syrups, sweeteners, and creamers and place it beside the coffee machine for easy access and to add to that bistro look.
Build a Coffee Station with a Thrifted Find
Another way to add a coffee station to your kitchen without major construction would be to add a stone countertop to a vintage piece of furniture like an old hutch or buffet. Adding the stone will elevate the look of the piece and make it feel more like a permanent fixture in the kitchen plus a countertop for a small piece of furniture can usually come from the remnants section. Look to match your existing countertops or go bold with a contrasting colour like a dark black granite in an otherwise white kitchen. Install a few floating shelves on the wall above, add hooks for mugs and display a few canisters full of cookies and biscottis to satisfy that 3pm sweet tooth craving. Push this coffee cantina look even further with a decorative chalkboard sign advertising a whimsical phrase or motivational quote.
Coffee is often a daily ritual, it can start your day on the right foot or be that cozy nightcap after a hearty meal so however you do your at-home coffee station make sure it’s a coffee shop that evokes joy and makes you want to visit it again.