7 Eye-Opening Coffee Bars You’ll Want for Your Own Kitchen

published Feb 2, 2018
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According to the folks at Pinterest, searches for “coffee bar command centers” are up 140 percent year over year, which means we’re not the only ones who can’t even think about looking at a to-do list before a morning cup of joe. Here are a few of our favorites that may just open your eyes to the fact that you need one in your own kitchen, too.

1. A rustic country caffeination station

This coffee bar from Dear Lillie Studio has the works: Containers for all sorts of pods, plus mixers, mugs, hot chocolate fixings, and more. And right above it all, a giant chalkboard, which keeps a running grocery list, the schedule for the day, and a little inspiring quote, too. All the things you’d need to start your day right!

See more details: Time for a Coffee/Hot Cocoa Station and a Fire in the Fireplace at Dear Lillie Studio

2. A colorful and quirky upcycled coffee bar

The star of this coffee bar featured on A Woman’s Haven is the deep turquoise buffet that homeowner Jaime found on Craiglist and painted herself. It ties in the colorful mug collection and pops from the whitewashed brick walls. Located right next to the breakfast table and with brewers ready for single cups or a whole crew, it’s an inviting spot for friends and family to gather.

Tour the rest of the home: House Haven Tour: Caught in Grace at A Woman’s Haven

3. A serene, shabby-chic coffee spot

Not everyone needs a jolt in the morning! If you’re someone who needs to start their morning in peace, get inspiration from Nelly Friedel, who styled her coffee bar in soothing shades of white and cream, with just the basics for that first cup of coffee on hand.

4. A minimal, maximalist setup

To create this coffee spot, the blogger behind Baked Bree rescued an old bookshelf from her daughter’s room. Because her mug collection brings her joy, it’s on full display, hanging, in baskets, and on the shelf, too. The overall effect is happy, homey, and unfussy — just what overnight guests need in order to feel comfortable helping themselves.

5. A cool eclectic espresso bar

Surrounding Camilla Tange‘s dream espresso machine: a pretty, edited collection of mugs and tea tins, plus spoons, sugar, and bottles of stronger stuff (should the need present itself). This coffee bar is proof that just a few things, artfully arranged, can be both functional and beautiful without much effort.

See the rest of the home: på besøg hos Anette at Camilla Tange

6. A secret caffeine spot

If you are someone who doesn’t like to see their stuff, put this custom solution — from Style Blueprint — on your kitchen-remodel wish list. A door opens up to reveal the plugged-in coffee maker and the necessary extra stuff. Then, it all gets tucked away again until the next morning.

See the full kitchen: Cantley & Company at Style Blueprint

7. A scaled-down feminine java spot

Not all coffee bars have to have legs of their own — all you really need is a corner of the countertop to dedicate to caffeination. This zone from Hi Sugarplum really just has the basics: a coffee maker, with sugar and pods stored neatly beside it. In the cabinet above, you’ll find the mugs; in the drawer below, the spoons. If you don’t have space for a dedicated stand-alone coffee bar (or don’t like to look at all your coffee stuff), this is a good option.

Tour the whole space: {Kitchen} The Reveal! at Hi Sugarplum