With Bob’s Discount, you don’t need a lot of beans to create your very own coffee bar. You also don’t need to be a master craftsman or a world-renowned designer. A coffee bar is a great place to gather with a few friends or a fun drink spot for a holiday party.
Just follow these simple and very affordable tips to create your own coffee bar. Cheers!
Must. Have. Coffee!
Every good coffee bar starts with a good coffee machine and coffee beans. The coffee machine will be the focal point of your bar, so determine the placement of the machine first. While doing this, also consider access to power outlets if you have a stationary coffee bar. If you have a coffee bar with casters, you can just roll on over to the nearest outlet.
Next, find an area to store your coffee beans and supplies and be mindful of too much clutter. You want to include enough supplies to make a few cups for yourself, friends and family, but you don’t need a big-box store-worthly supply of coffee sitting on your bar.
Because there are people who don’t drink coffee. Stop the presses: I know, this can be hard to believe! To make everyone feel included, have a small assortment of tea bags available. If your coffee bar has ample storage, include a few drinking glasses that can be used for water, iced tea, lemonade or other beverages.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth!
Leave some room for a few snacks while enjoying your next cup of coffee. I’m really into biscotti lately and I’m amazed at all the different flavors to choose from. Plus, biscotti is easy to store. Another great snack is cookies. I mean, you can’t go wrong with a freshly baked batch of chocolate cookies. Mmm… I can smell them now.
I like my Arden 3 Piece Kitchen Island Set because it has plenty of room to place a tray of pastries for your next gathering.
Don’t Forget the Flavor
Who wants just an ordinary cup of coffee or just an ordinary coffee bar? Not this guy! Step up your coffee game with some added flavors. During the fall season, I really enjoy a few the added flavor of pumpkin spice, plus I just love the smell. It really gets me into the fall mood!
Caramel flavoring is another favorite around my house and if you really want to step up the presentation factor, use whipped cream and sprinkles. And don’t forget about the standard sugar and milk!
Add a Stool or Two
If your coffee bar setup does not include seating, you might want to consider adding a stool or two. This way, you’ll have extra seating area if needed. Another advantage of having a few extra stools in your space is the ability to quickly move them to other areas of your home when needed. Just make sure you measure the height of your counter/coffee bar before you start shopping for stools. You’ll use these measurements as your guide to determine what type of stool to purchase.
Check out my Ultimate Stool Shopping Guide for more fun tips to consider when shopping for stools.
Share with Friends
Finally, have some fun with your coffee bar and share it with friends. A good cup of coffee is the perfect complement to a great conversation. Plus, I’m sure you’ll be excited to show off your DIY skills.
Bonus Material: The Coffee Cart!
A utility cart is a great solution for small spaces because the casters allow you to move from room to room with ease. This mobile pick-me-up station is also ideal for dorm rooms and those late-night study sessions.
My Montana White Metal Nightstand has plenty of storage space, making a great coffee cart.
How to Create Your Own Coffee Cart
Use the top shelf for your coffee machine and favorite mugs. Don’t forget to write your initials on your mug so you can keep track of your cups.
Place your coffee beans and/or tea bags on the second tier. This is also the perfect place to store a few snacks if you have the room.
Use the bottom tier for extra mugs and supplies. In addition to mugs, it’s a good idea to keep a few spoons here as well so you can stir your coffee or tea.
Want more fun ideas for utility carts? Check out 5 Creative Ways to Use a Utility Cart in Your Dorm Room. Hint: You don’t need to live in a dorm room to find these tips helpful!
Share Your Coffee Bar Pictures!
Snap and pic of your coffee bar, share it on social and tag me @mybobs for a chance to be featured in my feed. Cheers!