Some people can’t function properly unless they have coffee first thing in the morning. True coffee lovers not only enjoy the savory drink, but they also love making it. If you’re in a similar boat, you should consider making a DIY coffee station for your home.
While that may sound like a complicated task, it’s not that difficult to do if you have all the necessary supplies. Read on to find out how you can make the perfect coffee station for your home. But before that, let’s look at the benefits of having a home coffee station.
Benefits of Having a Coffee Station at Home
If you love coffee and can’t go a day without a cup, you can make the most out of your coffee station. Here are the top benefits of having a dedicated coffee space at home:
When you make your coffee, you can customize it however you want. You don’t have to give detailed instructions to someone else only to get the wrong order. But when you make your own cup, you can enjoy the perfect cup that suits your palette every time.
24/7 Access to Coffee
You don’t need to go out every time you need to have coffee. Instead, you have access to your favorite coffee 24/7. If you work late at night or get up early in the morning, you don’t need to wait around for your local coffee shop to open.
It is cheaper to make coffee at home than to buy it from a coffee shop every day. If you’re looking for ways to cut down your expenses, you can save money by brewing your coffee at home. Think of a coffee station as a one-time investment that will only save you money in the long run.
Another benefit of having a coffee station at home is that you get an organized space where everything needed to make coffee is available. When you need coffee first thing in the morning, it can be bothersome trying to find all the supplies to make coffee. But with a dedicated coffee space, all the things you’ll need will be in one place. You can get up and make your coffee without dealing with needless clutter.
DIY Coffee Station
Now that you know why having a dedicated coffee space is beneficial to you let’s look at how a DIY coffee station can be made at home.
Things You’ll Need
Here is a list of all the essentials you will need for making a coffee station:
- Coffee maker: No coffee station can be complete without a coffee maker.
- Pencil: You’ll need a pencil to mark spots for precise installation.
- Nails and hammer: For installing wall-mounts
- Coffee beans
- Filters, sugar, milk, and other coffee essentials
- Coffee mugs: For enjoying your coffee. You can opt for different colors, shapes, and styles of coffee mugs
- Counter space: For placing your coffee maker
- Power outlet: For plugging in your coffee maker
- Storage for coffee mugs (hooks, shelves, stands, etc.)
- Accessories: You can choose different accessories based on your taste and style preferences. These can include photo frames, paintings, clocks, chalkboards, etc.
Steps to Follow
Once you have all the essential supplies, you can start making your coffee station. Here are all the steps you will need to follow:
Step 1: Make Space on the Countertop
The best place to create a coffee station is in your kitchen, where you can access the sink and the trash can. Clear out all the clutter and create a space that will become your coffee station. Make sure that there is a power outlet nearby where you can plug in your coffee maker. You can even make a few Google searches to get inspiration for finding the perfect spot for a coffee station.
Step 2: Wall Installation
Place your coffee maker on the designated spot and use a pencil to mark its height. Remove the coffee maker and start working on installing the wall storage. It is entirely up to you whether you want to store the coffee mugs and supplies on shelves, cabinets, hooks, or stands. You can also place coffee beans, creams, milk, etc., in jars beside your coffee maker. In this case, you can store your coffee mugs on wall mounts.
So, before moving to the next part, start by installing your wall storage items. Use nails to install hooks or shelves to get a stronger hold. Some hooks come with adhesive tapes, but they aren’t well-equipped to bear heavy loads. You don’t want your coffee mugs to come crashing down. Make sure that the wall mounts are a little above the height of the coffee maker. Don’t install the hooks or shelves at the mark; go over the mark instead.
Step 3: Arrange the Essentials
Once you have installed the wall mounts, start storing your cups onto them. Put your coffee maker back in place and plug it into the power outlet. Start arranging other coffee essentials such as coffee beans, filters, sugar, cream, etc., around the coffee maker. You can use vintage coffee jars to store them to add to the aesthetics.
Step 4: Accessorize (Optional)
Once you have arranged all the essentials, you can start accessorizing your coffee station to spruce things up. This step is entirely optional if you’re happy with your work.
Try adding framed pictures or paintings on the wall around the cups. If you want a whole coffee shop vibe, you can chalk things up using a chalkboard. Get a box of colored chalk, create a piece of art on the board, and hang it up on the wall. In this case, you can change the wall art whenever you want by erasing the board. Vintage clocks and art pieces would also look amazing in this setting.
Step 5: Rearrange as Needed
After you’re done accessorizing, your DIY coffee station will be ready to use. But if it seems too stuffy, try rearranging things or removing extra stuff. Try different settings till you’re satisfied with an arrangement.
There is no limit to how much you can customize a DIY coffee station. You can always create your coffee station elsewhere instead of using your kitchen. You can even make a designated coffee area in your home’s basement.
In this case, you can explore different décor ideas, unlike the kitchen where you have limited space. However, the sole purpose of any coffee station is to get coffee. You can enjoy the delicious aroma and taste of coffee at all times. Plus, it saves money in the long run. The best thing about a DIY coffee station is that you can customize it as much as you want.