Me and my husband moved to our new place a month ago. I was very excited because although it is a smaller place, the space is very well distributed and it is really nice. We were both very busy unpacking everything that same weekend.
So, as I was unpacking our kitchen appliances, I noticed there were not enough outlets in the kitchen. Whaaaat?! I have my blender, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker, and I had ONE outlet!!! At first I was very disappointed because I want to have everything at hand and looking nice.
Anyway, I was thinking about a solution to the lack of outlets and, I came up with a pretty good one! I decided to plug the microwave on the only outlet that we have, since it is the only appliance(besides our coffee maker) that we use everyday. We use the toaster only the weekends, and the blender is rarely used.
So, one outlet, two important appliances. Hmm… I decided to make a coffee station in the dining room! And I love how it turned out! So I am gonna share with you everything I have on my coffee station, but you can pretty much make it to fit your taste, space and needs.
First of all, you need either a kitchen island or a cart. Depending on the size of your kitchen, you can also use one of the corners there. I used this cart from IKEA (this is not an affiliate link).
Second, you need, guess what? A coffee maker! This one is up to your preferences, but since mine is in the dining room, it would not be practical to be pouring hot water from a glass jar into the cups or bringing the hot glass jar to the table. So I decided I would give the Keurig k-55coffee maker a try. And we love it so far! I did a lot of research and found out this is the best when it comes to potency, quality, size and practicality. Plus, it is not as expensive as you’d think!
And of course you need your ground coffee, creamer if you like it, sugar packs, or your k-cups. See, with this machine you can either use k-cups or brew your own coffee with the K-Cup Reusable Filter .
And besides those main items you can add whatever you want. In my case I also have:
A coffee mug holder that I got from this Etsy store (not an affiliate link).
A K-Cup Holder for easy access. And it looks nice.
I have a Coffee Mugs Set that comes with its rack. It looks really colorful and pretty!
A cute cookie jar. I won’t share a link for this one because you will find it much cheaper at wal mart. I f you like it just look up “Charlie cookie jar” by the pioneer woman. Or, you know, any cookie jar!
A jar with creamer, a jar with sugar packs, and 2 jars with ground coffee and decaf. Napkins, tea bags and cups to go. All I need are some stirrers and I will be good to go!
And this is the finished product (drumroll please):
So, there you have it. It is a good motivation to wake up in the morning to your pretty coffee corner, and when you have friends over they will feel like little kids trying to decide which mug they want to use, and which coffee flavor they’ll have!
Do you have a coffee station? What other ideas do you have? What would you add to mine? Share your thoughts!