Do you crave that perfect cup of coffee every morning to jumpstart your day? Or perhaps you're looking for a cosy spot to unwind with a warm beverage in the afternoon. Whatever your coffee ritual may be, creating your own coffee bar at home can elevate your experience from routine to delightful.

To help you achieve this dream, kitchen design expert Penelope Jacobs at has created this guide on creating your own coffee bar at home.

This guide will equip you with everything you need to transform a corner of your kitchen into a haven for coffee lovers. Find out about the essential equipment, stylish storage solutions, and tips for personalising your space, allowing you to brew happiness and infuse your home with the rich aroma of freshly ground coffee beans.

What Should You Use For a Coffee Station?

If you have enough counter space, you can place your coffee bar in a spot on your kitchen worktop. Alternatively, you may prefer to have a dedicated table for your coffee bar. Alternatively, some freestanding shelves may be the best option for you or a rolling cart. Take a look at your kitchen space and try to figure out what would work best for the space you have available.

In order to create the best coffee bar, you’ll need to make sure you at least have all of the essentials. Below is a list of things that you should think about stocking for your coffee bar:

  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee beans
  • Coffee grinder
  • Spoons
  • Mugs
  • A tray
  • Napkins
  • Sugar/sweetener
  • Milk/cream
  • Spices for sprinkling
  • Biscuits
  • Bowls/canisters/jars for storage

In addition, you may want to add some other items, such as flavoured syrups in pump bottles, bakery products such as muffins, croissants, or tarts, and a teapot.

If you want to create an all-out personalised coffee bar, consider adding some little touches such as cute framed quotes or decorative elements, or even a plant. The beauty of creating your own coffee bar at home is that you can be as creative as you want and really make it reflect your personality.

Organising a Coffee Bar

A well-stocked coffee bar will be filled to the brim with a range of tea bags, coffee pods, beans, and more. If you can, use a dedicated drawer to organise all of these items. Alternatively, bowls, canisters, and glass storage jars can be used for organisation. Ensure the canisters and jars are airtight so that your products remain clean and fresh for when you come to use them.

Loose tea, coffee beans, and sugar/sweeteners can be kept in an airtight canister with a scoop or spoon. It's also a good idea to label each of your canisters so that you know where to go when you're looking for something in particular.

If you have enough space, add some stackable mugs with a stand. This will help you keep all of your mugs together in a convenient spot right next to your coffee machine. Alternatively, install some shelves above your coffee bar for displaying mugs, saucers, flasks, and anything else that you may be using with your coffee bar.

Do You Need a Lot of Space For a Coffee Bar?

The space you need will depend on how many items you plan on adding to your coffee bar. You will need at least some space for the coffee machine and to prepare the drinks. You will also need space for storing things like mugs and the coffee beans or pods. A well organised coffee bar won't require a huge amount of space.

However, if you’re thinking about going all-out with an extravagant coffee bar with all the extras, then you may need to dedicate a larger space for your coffee bar. Consider measuring up your coffee machine, storage cannisters and mugs, then add some additional space for preparing the drinks. This should give you a good idea of the amount of space you’ll need for your particular coffee bar.

What Is The Best Way to Store Your Coffee Bar Extras?

If you have a drawer in which you can store some of these products away in an organised fashion, great! Alternatively, you’ll want to think of some other storage solutions.

Glass jars work great for things like sugar, coffee pods, coffee beans, and tea bags. Canisters also work great for storing these items. Be sure to label your cannisters so you know where to find things as and when you need them.

The storage containers should be airtight in order to keep each of these items fresh and clean for when you need to use them.

How Do You Make a Coffee Bar Look Stylish?

You’ll want to think about a styling theme for your coffee bar. Take a look at your kitchen space and come up with something that fits in well with the theme of your kitchen. This will ensure your coffee bar flows well and doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. Keep the colour scheme similar to the rest of your kitchen so that it doesn’t look too chaotic.

Try to invest in matching storage canisters to ensure everything looks neat and stylish. Consider adding some shelves for displaying your favourite items. If you have a beautiful vintage teapot that you love, show it off by displaying it on a shelf. Shelves are also a great place for adding a few plants to give some life to the area.

Signs are great for adding a unique and personal touch to your coffee bar. Think about adding some coffee signs and some small pieces of artwork that can help tie in the space. A fun, stylish addition to a coffee bar is a chalkboard. This will allow you to create your own signage for your coffee bar, and you can even add a menu if you want to make it even more fun.

Final Thoughts

With a little planning and these helpful tips, your very own coffee bar is just around the corner. Whether you envision a minimalist haven or a space overflowing with personality, the possibilities are endless. So, unleash your creativity, gather your favourite coffee essentials, and get ready to transform a simple drink into a delightful daily ritual. Your personalised coffee bar awaits, a place to savour the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and create a moment of pure bliss in the comfort of your own home.