11 Inspiring Coffee Bar Ideas That Deserve a Place in Your Home
Recreate the experience of visiting your favorite coffee shop by setting up a coffee bar in your very own home. Here are a handful of stunning coffee bar ideas to get your creative (coffee) juices flowing.
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Invite Guests to Grab-n-Go
Encourage early-bird overnight guests to help themselves to a cup o’ joe with a coffee bar stocked with all of the essentials. We love the simplicity of a Chemex pour-over coffeemaker ($48) for its beautiful design and simple brewing method: add grounds to a filter, pour hot water and enjoy.
Shabby Chic Coffee Bar
Rustic and modern come together with this shabby chic coffee bar. To recreate the look, snag a distressed freestanding buffet ($172) or sideboard and pair it with wrought iron and white ceramic accents. We especially love this wall shelf with hooks ($120) for coffee mugs and baskets to store K-Cups.
Vertical Coffee Bar
Is counter space a limited commodity in your home? Opt instead for a stylish mug rack for your kitchen or dining room wall. A mounted rack ($74) is a great way to display a collection of mugs from all the places you’ve traveled. Learn how to maximize kitchen counter space further with these 12 simple kitchen organization tricks.
Minimalist Coffee Bar
Create a tranquil space to start your day with a minimalist coffee bar. We love how bright white dominates this space with a few pops of color. Get this look with a colorful Keurig coffee maker ($139) and a set of white ceramic canisters ($25) to store your favorite coffee beans. Speaking of beans, have you tried our Taste of Home Roast yet?
Seasonal Coffee Bar
Dress up your coffee bar every season with a rotating selection of holiday or seasonal decor. Start with the basics like your favorite espresso machine and a three-tiered dessert stand ($40) to house K-Cups, flavored syrups and other coffee accessories. This wired wall grid ($17) is perfect for hanging art and coffee mugs on hooks, too. While you’re at it, fill up a mug with some yummy Eggnog Coffee.
Words of Wisdom Coffee Bar
Quotes are always a great way to start your day. Decorate your coffee bar with a felt letter board ($24) to display caffeinated words of wisdom. Keep the word theme going with a set of Rae Dunn coffee mugs ($31) inscribed with witty words that describe your day.
Double Duty Coffee Bar
If you want a machine that can do it all, we love this De’Longhi Combination Espresso and Coffee Machine ($250). You can brew a whole pot of coffee on one side while the other allows you to create a killer latte or cappuccino with the built-in espresso maker and milk frother. You don’t need a trip to Starbucks to whip up your very own Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Retro Coffee Bar
If your home has a vintage flair, you will love these coffee-inspired patent prints. Pair it with a cool retro-style coffee maker ($200), and you’ll feel like you’re sipping a cup of java back in the 1950s. Learn more about vintage kitchen styles that deserve a comeback.
Industrial Coffee Bar
Make a bold statement with an industrial coffee bar made from pipes and reclaimed wood. If you’re feeling handy, you can DIY one yourself with just a few basic materials from your local hardware store. We recommend styling it with a stainless steel coffee maker and a few industrial-strength YETI coffee tumblers ($40) for those busy mornings when you have to caffeinate on the go.
Colorful Mid-Century Coffee Bar
To achieve a mid-century-inspired coffee bar, combine bright, bold colors with gold accents and funky accessories. We love this gold coffee cart from West Elm ($399) paired with a set of these color pop stackable mugs ($10). Once your bar is ready to go, get inspired with these copycat coffee shop drinks.
DIY Coffee Bar
Can’t find a coffee cart you love or limited on counter space? Choose a cozy corner of your kitchen or dining room and build your own ultimate coffee station. Get the coffeehouse look by hanging a large chalkboard over your newly built masterpiece and don’t forget to include a set of your favorite flavored syrups ($20). When your coffee bar is complete, learn how to make a cold brew coffee that tastes like it’s straight from the coffeehouse.