14 DIY Coffee Bar Ideas to Perk Up Your Morning
Recreate the experience of visiting your favorite coffee shop by setting up a designated brew station in your very own home. Here are the best coffee bar ideas to get your creative (coffee) juices flowing.
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Coffee lovers, listen up! If you’ve ever dreamed of a dedicated station for all things coffee, you’re in luck. Whether you’re turning a bar cart into a brewing site or appointing part of the counter for the mixing, we found the best coffee bar ideas available on Amazon. These products ship fast and keep even a small kitchen organized—no matter if you’re hosting guests or pouring your favorite brew on a Tuesday morning. Don’t hesitate to take your inner barista to the next level with our favorite coffee products!
Coffee Bar Station
The best coffee bar ideas start with, well, an actual station for all the brewing to happen. We love kitchen island carts or bar carts for the job, because they’re easy to move around and add valuable kitchen storage space. This mobile kitchen island cart has all the bells and whistles for creating your dream coffee station: Storage drawers and cabinet, a chic wooden top and an extendable leaf for extra serving space. Next: Stock it with your favorite coffee accessories!
Single-Serve Coffee Machine
Whether you want an at-home coffee bar for everyday enjoyment or as a hosting essential, single-serve coffee makers make it fun, yet easy, for family members and guests to grab and go. This sleek espresso machine upgrades the whole family’s morning routine—not to mention it’s super compact, which is ideal for countertop coffee bar ideas, kitchen storage cabinets or spacious buffet carts. Bonus: It comes with a milk frother.
Pour-Over Coffee Maker
You also can’t go wrong with the classic pour-over coffee maker for the coffee bar. Affordable and simple, all it requires are your favorite grounds and hot water. Just pour and enjoy!
Take it from our Test Kitchen pros when they say this Cosori electric kettle is the best electric kettle with a gooseneck spout. It’s true—in fact, I use this exact model multiple times per day for pour-over coffee and tea. It’s the best coffee bar addition if you’re not using an automatic single-serve coffee maker and want to make sure tea lovers aren’t left out of the fun.
It’s time to put those cute coffee mugs on display instead of hiding them in the cupboard. Opt for a mounted display that adds character to the wall behind the coffee bar. This coffee mug rack holds up to eight cups and even has a shelf to display retro coffee art, coffee table books or houseplants. Make sure to have your kitchen step stool nearby for shorter guests!
The key to the best coffee bar ideas is keeping goodies on display for easy access. These glass canisters are our go-to for storing coffee grounds or pods, sugar and morning treats. The storage containers also come with chalkboard labels for extra pizazz. Now that’s how you create a stylish and functional coffee station!
Sure, normal spoons work just fine for mixing coffee concoctions, but these flower stirrers add so much more joy to ordinary mornings. They come in a variety of flower shapes and are cute enough to keep on display in a cup. Trust us, the compliments will be a brewing.
The most fun part of having a tricked-out coffee bar is all the little toppings or add-ons for creating a show-stopping coffee cocktail, and syrups are no exception. Instead of keeping a boring syrup bottle on display, pour it in this minimalist dispenser. Then, add labels to distinguish the vanilla from the caramel and hazelnut from mocha. It pours just the right amount of syrup every. single. time.
Lazy Susans are useful for just about any area of the home, including the coffee bar. Rather than lining up all your gear at your coffee area, corral the essentials with this bamboo turntable. It actually adds space to compact kitchen areas.
Glass Coffee Mugs
Looking for extra coffee mugs for when guests are in town? These glass coffee mugs are a timeless solution. They’re simple, functional and oh so aesthetically pleasing.
Chic Letter Board
Time to decorate! Felt letter boards are just more fun and endlessly customizable. Arrange a cute coffee phrase like, “Love at first brew,” or caffeinated words of wisdom like, “May your coffee be strong and Monday short.” It really sets the mood.
Coffee bar ideas don’t stop at the coffee. Keep the morning brewing in the right direction with tasty treats on this tiered serving stand. Elegant, yet functional, it displays croissants, muffins, scones—you name it. No one will be able to tell (or care) if they’re homemade or store-bought bites, because they’ll look that good on this stand.
Iced Coffee Glasses
Don’t forget about the iced coffee drinkers! Keep these drinking glasses and glass straws at the ready for those who prefer all the iced beverages. Brew over ice with your favorite coffee syrup and enjoy!