While our kitchen is under construction and we are in the process of putting it back together, I have been generating numerous ideas and additions for that room! It’s ok Robin, it will be a good thing….
We, Robin and I drink a lot of coffee. In fact, I have a “coffee station” set up in the master bathroom and wake up to a fresh pot of coffee every morning-thank you baby. However, I am entertaining the thought of setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen. Nothing elaborate maybe something small and quaint. In the meantime, while trying to convince (I’m sure it won’t be that difficult) my husband this is a great idea…. I would like to share a few ideas and tips with you.
On the counter is perfect-if you don’t have a large kitchen or extra room for additional furniture. Organization and lack of clutter is key when using a small area.
The Farmhouse Style is a fun look and I love white dishes, coffee cups and accessories! Baskets are great for storage.
Small tables, tea cart, hanging/floating shelves even a bookcase will work!
Using tiered trays for your necessities add style and an easy glance for restocking.
When having guests, don’t forget those who doesn’t prefer brewed hot coffee but will take an iced coffee – keep quick and easy recipes on hand and be creative when serving – use items such as (recycled Starbucks glass bottles), old fashion milkshake glasses, vintage glasses, milk glass containers to name a few.
Also, burning vanilla or tropical (pineapple, Hawaiian, mango etc) scented tea candles in coffee beans produce a delightful aroma! I love the idea of using a wax melt with the fall and tropical scents….yummy!
Another good tip, coffee beans will absorb strong unwanted odors. I personally can testify this really works – I placed the coffee beans in a glass dish set them in the areas that needed attention, left them for a few days, and repeated if needed.
Just for fun – maybe a cute sign for your coffee bar!