9 kitchen coffee station ideas
If a spoonful of the instant stuff no longer cuts the mustard, then set yourself up for a home barista experience with these kitchen coffee station ideas.
Cafetieres, coffee machines, bean grinders, pods, sugar, sweeteners… they all take up space. So get organised and grab your morning cup o’ Joe in a flash with a tidy coffee bar in your kitchen, workspace or even a nook or alcove in the living room.
Good Homes magazine takes a look at some great kitchen coffee station ideas from real homes, kitchen companies and Instagram…
1. LED-lit larder unit
When Mirukshi and Tim Brunton remodelled the downstairs layout of their home, the new kitchen needed to cater to the needs of a busy family. An LED-lit breakfast larder unit with bi-folding doors offered the perfect solution to keeping clutter at bay. Not only is a great coffee station, it also hides the toaster, glassware, tea bags and even the boiler.
2. Shaker it up
Ruth and Robbie Kalbraier designed a Shaker-style kitchen as part of a whole property renovation with an open-plan layout designed for family life and entertaining. Keeping clutter at bay was a must. They created a huge pantry unit that not only functions as a kitchen coffee station, it’s also home to recipe books, ceramics, glassware, a home cocktail bar and has spice racks built into the doors.
3. Built-in coffee machine
Getting your coffee maker built into a bespoke kitchen coffee station is next-level design. This Fisher & Paykel coffee maker fits snuggly into a coffee cabinet at House of Grey London. It even has handy pull-out drawers to better access your barista-quality beans and to rest cups while creating the perfect blend.
4. Cabinet conversion
Of course, a kitchen coffee station doesn’t need to be an expensive, bespoke affair. Stacy from @farmhousetofrills transformed an unused space into a coffee bar simply by filling a sideboard unit with tea and coffee, placing the coffee machine and other appliances on top, hanging mugs on hooks from the wall and filling open shelves with the essentials in refillable glass jars.
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5. Floor-to-ceiling drinks cabinet
This bespoke drinks cabinet by Masterclass Kitchens works hard morning, noon and night. During the day it’s a handy coffee station, hiding coffee machines, pods and mugs. At night, you can swing by for a cocktail, with glassware, drinks and mixers all packed away on shelves or in pull-out drawers.
6. Sideboard sipping
A sideboard or drinks trolley is another great way to create a coffee bar without going to great expense. @nuris_homediary used a cabinet from Bestier with LED strip light to house her coffee pods and mugs, alongside a few essential snacks! Glass jars keep pods and cookies tidy, while a sliding mesh door hides the messiest of accessories.
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7. Pocket door pantry
This clever pantry cabinet by Brayer Design is a full-on breakfast station with pocket doors that slide and fold away to maximise storage space and accessibility. Keep it open during busy mornings, without doors getting in the way, and close it away when you want a calmer, cleaner aesthetic. It has built-in shelf lighting, worktop space and a power supply for small kitchen appliances like your coffee machine.
8. Tiny cupboard
Even the smallest of cabinets can be converted into a kitchen coffee station. Pocket doors and a pull-out shelf will help you make the most of such an arrangement. This compact cupboard houses a coffee machine, bean grinder, mugs and travel cups, while all the beans and grounds can be housed in the small cupboard above.
9. Worktop wonder
Of course, there’s always an Ikea hack, even when it comes to kitchen coffee stations. Here, a kitchen worktop with set-back storage that offers a little leg room, leaves space for a couple of Kullaberg stools so you can perch for your morning brew. Add your coffee machine, a few mugs and you’re good to go.
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