If your morning cuppa joe is the sole thing that gets you out of bed most days, we are the same.
Seriously, I started drinking coffee my sophomore year of high school, and I’ve never looked back. Only two things have changed about my coffee habit since those early years of caffeinated bliss. Firstly, I now drink my coffee black (buy some seriously good coffee, try it black, thank me later). And second, instead of just setting a pot on a timer the night before and blindly pouring a mug after I stumble out of bed, I’m way more intentional with my coffee-making nowadays.
Brewing my morning bevvie has become a sacred part of my morning routine, and it’s not one I’ll give up anytime soon. I recently moved into a house with a kitchen big enough to create a coffee station, and though I’m still curating it and adding some finishing touches, it’s one of my favorite parts of my home.
If you want to update your coffee experience, crafting a home coffee station is the way to go. Keep scrolling for some coffee station ideas guaranteed to upgrade your mornings!
The Coffee Bar
First things first, you need a foundation upon which to build your budding coffee empire. As far as we’re concerned, pretty much everything goes here — an antique hutch with shelves, a floating island, even a built-in coffee counter. Don’t just go buying one all willy-nilly, though; you’ll want a coffee station with enough space to store all your coffee-related items.
I’d recommend drawers or lower cabinets to keep some extras (extra coffee maker, parts, pods, bags, filters, you name it) out of sight. You’ll also probably want some shelves for your coffee, mugs, or other coffee accessories. Here are some we recommend!
A Coffee Maker (Or Several)
Okay, settle down, everybody — we all have a personal favorite coffee maker/method and we all think ours is the best. I default to pourovers (which I know for a fact are the best, but that’s a topic for another day), but you do you, boo.
Welcome to the 21st century, where coffee brewing methods are more prolific than ever. At one point in my life, I had a standard 12-pot coffee maker, a Nespresso, a Chemex, and a french press. Excessive? Maybe. Justified? Yes, of course — after all, it’s coffee.
Take some time to explore your personal preferences, and I’d encourage you to jump out of your coffee comfort zone a bit when crafting your coffee station. If you’ve stuck with the standard set-a-pot-and-it’s-ready-in-the-morning method, try your hand at a french press. If you’ve been downing full french presses every morning for years (looking at myself), consider upgrading to a pourover. Maybe you’re a black coffee aficionado who’s decided it’s time to try your hand at lattes, and you’re in the market for an espresso machine. Pick your poison (it’s coffee, we already know) and let yourself be adventurous.
Below are some coffee machine recommendations as well as pourover materials (namely, a gooseneck kettle and a Chemex), as well as a coffee grinder — because if you’re still buying pre-ground coffee, I really have no words for you. And yes, a lot of the below are Fellow products, because their aesthetic is just *chef’s kiss*.
Mugs, Mugs, Mugs!
If there was ever a time to let your personal style shine, it’s now. If your kitchen is a sleek, chic, well-oiled machine, a few sets of matching mugs might be the way to go. If your style is more eclectic, try thrifting unique mugs or pick whatever catches your eye. Here are some fun mug set recommendations!
Last but not least, it’s time to put the finishing touches on your coffee station! This is where you can include any extra coffee accessories (stirrers, milk frothers, etc.) and decorate your coffee bar. If you really want to be extra, you could even add a mini fridge under your coffee station to hold creamers (it’s okay, I won’t judge).
Do you have a coffee station at home? What would your dream coffee shop look like? Tell us in the comments below!
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