Essentials For A Coffee Station At Home

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There are a few essentials you need for your DIY coffee station at home to make it well-stocked, functional and cute.

Coffee maker

Duh. You can’t have a coffee station at home without a coffee maker. When we were looking for a coffee maker for our wedding registry, we wanted one with both a drip coffee and an espresso maker. Although I don’t use it nearly enough, I love having the ability to whip up a latte at home I want to.

We put a vintage card catalog underneath our coffee maker for some extra storage. We keep our tea supplies in there!

Countertop for coffee maker

Since we didn’t have any extra counter top space in our small kitchen (we didn’t have a pantry either,  check out what we did about that!), we needed to create a countertop for the coffee maker. We did this by bringing in a vintage dresser. We snatched this gem for $20 shortly after we moved to Bend. It was in pretty bad shape, but my amazing hubby completely refinished it. Isn’t it beautiful!? The reason a dresser is a great solution for your DIY coffee station at home is all the amazing storage…which brings me to my next essential item for your coffee bar…

Storage for mugs

You definitely need storage for mugs in your coffee station at home. We’ve got a bit a mug collection…haha and that’s kind of an understatement. We love collecting mugs in all the different place we travel to. We store the mugs in the drawers of the vintage dresser.

Also, we have mugs displayed on floating shelves and hooks on the wall above the dresser. This adds character and charm to our DIY coffee station at home. I loved arranging the shelves, hook shelf and the coffee themed signs in a gallery wall above the coffee station.

Easy access to coffee beans & filters

One of the most important things to make your coffee bar functional is easy access to coffee beans & filters. We grind our coffee every morning before brewing, so we also keep the coffee grinder right next to the coffee maker.

Close proximity to trash can & sink

Wherever you put your DIY coffee station at home, be sure you are only a few steps away from a trash can & sink. You’ll need to dump out the old coffee grinds in the filter and fill up the water to make your coffee. You don’t want to be going down the hall and around the corner just to make the coffee. We put our coffee bar just on the edge of our kitchen near our dining room.

I love character that this vintage Folgers coffee tin adds to our coffee station. I found this at a ReStore thrift store full of old nails. Haha, I think they thought I was crazy when I said I wanted to buy the tin. I snagged it for 50 cents!

If you’re anything like me and coffee is your lifeblood, you need a DIY coffee station at home. Even if you don’t have extra countertop space to spare, consider bringing in furniture items like a dresser, hutch or buffet to create a coffee bar. Just be sure you have the essentials like a countertop for your coffee maker, storage for mugs, easy access to coffee beans, filters, trash can & a sink.

Check out the full blog post (link below) to see lots more picture of my coffee bar!

Suggested materials:
  • Vintage dresser
  • Coffee maker
  • Vintage card catalog
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Chelsea @ Making Manzanita
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