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Sunday, April 15, 2012

DIY Easy Coffee Station



I come from a long line of coffee drinkers. It is the first cup of coffee I look forward too each morning. I coddle that first cup in my hands, and let the steam flow upward so I can smell the fresh brewed aroma.

Yes! You might say I do love a good cup of coffee! The other thing I love is to have easy access to the coffee maker. I can only assume that my guest feel the same way.

When I am entertaining, or having overnight guest I like to make a little coffee station for my guest. It does not have to be anything extravagant, or large, just convenient, and user friendly.

I have a small kitchen so I only have a very small area that I can use.  Sometimes I think we let the size of  space paralyze us when it comes to making it more useable.

I am the girl who does not like clutter, or things sitting on her counters. To make life more convenient for my guest I pull out my tray, and corral all the  necessary items to make a cup of coffee, or tea.

Here is my small little area right next to my stove…………..

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I like to keep the drawer full of different types of coffee and hot chocolate.

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Since it is right next to the stove I utilize the stove as well…….

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 A simple stainless tray holds everything.

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I keep a small silver Revere bowl full of ice to hold the cream in a hand-blown clear pitcher. I love the way it frost up, and gets small beads of water on it.

You will notice another small striped container next to the bowl, this is what I keep my simple syrup in, for those that like real sugar in their drinks.

I have sweeteners, and of course lemon for hot tea.

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I had to show you this darling lemon fork. I ordered this fork and a spoon for cream, sugar, and milk from Beach House Living’s Etsy shop, you can go HERE to see her other offerings.

You can tell by the pictures it is not a big area at all, and yet it has everything we need to serve coffee to our guest, or for them to get their own cup, and feel right at home. After all isn’t that what we want our guest to feel, right at home?

I have a few more images of coffee bars that show a good use of space……….

You can see that if you have a small area you can set up a coffee station quite easily.

Martha Stewart always does it right so I have to show you her coffee station………..


Until then I will just enjoy a nice cup of coffee from my own little coffee station!

“Enjoy the Process!” Of:
Making a coffee station in your own home.

BTW: I am linking this post too Centsational Girls Linky Party.
"What's your favorite kitchen gadgets?"

I would have to say my coffee station is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. Anything that contributes to that first cup of coffee is a favorite of mine!