Most of us need that extra something in the morning before we can face the day. For many, this comes in the form of coffee.
What can be better than walking downstairs to the smell of fresh beans on the go? That rush of caffeine can give us the necessary boost that enables us to begin our daily tasks.
The idea of a coffee station has gained in popularity in recent years. It can be a mobile or fixed area.
To some, it will be something of a shrine – the place to go to when a welcome break is needed. It can be a location associated with getting relaxed and recharged.
Some people will be thinking about knocking down walls to create the coffee station, while others will be considering something far less demanding. Let’s take a look at some ideas right now.
Using a Furniture Top
This can be an almost instant solution. Look for a floor cabinet in the kitchen area. Can plant pots or photo frames be removed and replaced with coffee equipment?
If there is a wall unit directly above it, can all or part of it be devoted to containing the coffee supplies? If space is limited, consider putting hooks on the wall so that coffee cups can be hung there.
They will look great when displayed, particularly if they are matching or interesting to look at.
If there is plenty of space on top of the unit, a plant or photo frame could be returned. This could help create a natural or homely area for the coffee station.
This article isn’t about tea stations, but some people prefer to drink it! Consider finding a place for a teapot and a selection of teabags in jars for visitors as well.
Fortunately, the internet is super rich in information and advice on coffee stations.
According to the experts at CoffeeDino.com the public is looking for websites that contain guides and tutorials, and free ebooks and newsletters.
People want plenty of ‘how-to’ advice, and to access coffee news from a global perspective.
Use a Wall Recess
Once again, this idea requires no wall removal! There may be a nook built into the kitchen area or some unused vertical space. If it is devoted to coffee consumption it will look like it was custom built.
Perhaps there is a little more space to play with now that the children have flown the nest. Seize the opportunity and get creative!
Motivational quotes and posters are very popular these days. They will not look out of place at a coffee station. Some contain sentences designed to empower people as they face life.
Others may even be coffee-related, such as ‘It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee!’
Have a Coffee Rack or Trolley
Racks are great because they usually feature shelves or drawers. Why not fill one with coffee pods, bags of coffee beans, and other related items?
Don’t forget to store teaspoons or cafetiere coffee bags there too. If a trolley is used, this can take things up a level!
The owner will now be in charge of a moveable feast. The coffee station can be close to hand in the kitchen during breakfast time.
In the evening it can be moved to the lounge area for relaxing with friends.
A Coffee Station That Fits In With The Home Decor
Just as furniture may look horrible if it doesn’t fit in with its surroundings, a coffee station can stick out like a sore thumb.
If someone lives in a home with a rustic farmhouse appearance, the station should match this look.
If indoors is both modern and minimalist, don’t create a station that is full of flowers, photos, and junk on all sides.
For many parents, family is everything. If photos of precious memories are plastered on every wall, there should be some space allocated to the coffee station to reflect this.
Think about the house colors. If they are largely black and white, that’s probably the way to go.
If the home is full of bright colors, perhaps a lemon and lime themed coffee station will be an option.
If the home is retro, use vintage crockery and have some old photos on the wall. Lovers of wood could consider a unit that is unpainted, with shelves in a similar format.
People can enjoy the grain and knots in the wood, or the shine from varnish or wood stain.
The coffee station may be a mixture of the above ideas. Perhaps a wine rack will be incorporated, or a bookshelf is transformed into a coffee station.
It should be fun, accessible, and a talking point that everyone can enjoy for many years to come.