Written by Victoria Purcell

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.

kitchen coffee station in a real home

Photo: Paul Craig

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.

kitchen coffee station and cocktail bar in a bespoke cabinet

Photo: Paul Craig

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.

coffee station with pull-out drawer by fisher paykel

Design by @houseofgreylondon. Photo: @michaelsinclair

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.Β Β 

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.

drinks cabinet in an open plan kitchen with cream cabinets

Photo: Masterclass Kitchens

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-inΒ shelf lighting, worktop space and a power supply for small kitchen appliances like your coffee machine.

breakfast pantry with microwave, toaster, coffee machine and storage by brayer design

Putney Shaker kitchen pantry by Brayer Design

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.

ikea coffee station hack using a storage cube, stools and worktop

Photo: Ikea



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