Create a simple coffee station in your kitchen for easy, hassle-free coffee brewing and serving. Coffee drinking family fans will enjoy it.
Do you enjoy drinking coffee? I’m not a heavy coffee drinker like 4 and 5 cups a day but I do enjoy a cup or two and I just love the smell of it so much. There’s nothing like the aroma of coffee coming through the house on quiet mornings, birds chirping, kids sleeping, etc. That’s not my reality though, haha! I usually enjoy a cup of coffee after breakfast, when the kids are playing ‘nicely’, and I take a moment to savor the taste and smell, sometimes with a to do list making in hand. Funny, I know. Remember our kitchen tour during this summer? You may have seen a little corner with our coffee station. While I was getting photos ready for this post, I read another post that it was National Coffee month and thought, “who knew”? How convenient.
It’s actually a coffee station along with tea and hot cocoa or just a hot drink station all together. And I have to tell you, this little corner makes coffee brewing so easy and hassle free. Everything is in one spot, in easy reach, and there is no running around in the kitchen trying to find a mug or a spoon or something other items for brewing coffee. We’ve had it for quite some time now and it brigs a smile when I see hubby enjoying it just as much as I do.
Creating a small coffee station is very easy. It does not have to be complicated to be pretty and functional. Here is what you’ll need:
- A coffee maker (single brew or )
- Grounded Coffee or K-Cups
- Cream & Sugar
- Stirrers or spoons
- Jars (for grounded coffee, cream, sugar, stirrers)
- Tray or something to corral items
- Coffee art or print (optional)
- Flowers real or faux (optional)
Smaller Corner: Find a small corner on your kitchen counter that you could use to set up a coffee station. If the counter is already out of space, a small table or cart could be used instead. (We use a Keurig for daily brewing but when we have guests over or when we need larger amounts we simply bring out the bigger coffee maker). Also, make sure where you choose does not see awkward to you. I first tried out the Keurig in another corner close to the pantry but it seemed awkward, way out of water reach, and was the chord/plug was showing since the circuit was a tad off the corner. This little corner here seems to work really well.
Tray: I found a little try that I have dedicated to corral all things coffee making to organize that corner. I have tried other trays and sometimes no trays because what I had on hand was either too small or too big. I have a coffee mug holder that used to be in this corner too but it made it seemed too crowded. I’m all about un-crowded counter tops so the kitchen would not look so cluttered.
As I was typing this post, I realized that some of the items represent my husband. The Keurig was a birthday gift I gave to him a few years ago (smart wife, huh?). Hey, sometimes you got to give gifts that you both could use. The tray, I’d seen it a couple times in my search for something that was just the correct shape and size but skipped over them because they had handles and monogrammed initials. Not the look I had in mind. Then one day I decided to try it out (hubby’s name begins with A anyway) and I really love it, handles and initials and all. Like it’s the perfect little tray here.
Once you have a tray and all the coffee making items listed above, then set them up nicely. Start by placing the coffee (I have coffee and tea, cocoa, even cider) in one jar, too. And then add the other items in a way that makes sense to you. All done!!
Mugs: I’d like to add that though I set out these small white mugs, we usually drink from our favorite larger ones that are in a cabinet nearby. You’ve got to drink it from your favorite mug, right? The pretty mug you see on the Keurig below is just for the photo. I thought it made a cute display mug.
Creamer/Sugar: Also, I have raw sugar and powdered creamer in these tiny jars but we do use cold liquid creamers too. It has to stay in the fridge, though. And let’s talk about these cute little spoons just for the station. I thought of it all, or so I think.
Note: As far as the Keurig K-Cups, we have not used them in a while. A friend once gave me the best advice that has been helping us same a few pennies. Instead of the K-Cups, we’ve been using a K-Cup reusable filler. Fill add to Keurig, brew, take out and wash, re-fill again for another brew, repeat. That’s why I have the coffee in a jar for the Keurig maker rather than the K-Cups. The filter is kept in a cabinet drawer right below (you may even catch a tiny shot of the closed drawer in some photos).
Additional decor could include a coffee sign (art or printable) and even some pretty fresh or fake flowers. I just recently made this cute 5×7 printable to add to the station. I could not decided what I wanted the sign to say so it took me a while to come up with something. I’ve seen lots of coffee signs and prints with funny sayings but I do love how simple and clear the message is on this one. Download it for free, Coffee Time Printable For Home, set your printer on 5 x 7, print and cut to fit the frame. Or use it as is if preferred.
And then of course, I added some roses from around our front yard to take some photos. Everything looks and tastes better when there are fresh flowers in view:)
And that’s how simple and uncomplicated our small home coffee station is to us. It’s simple, pretty and functional and we truly love it.
Do you have a coffee station set up at your home and what are your key elements for it? Has it been helpful for making and serving coffee?