9 Cute Coffee Corner Ideas for the Perfect Caffeine Boost

Kitchen Remodeling
Additions and Remodels
By Alex Mikayelyan November 22, 2021

The household coffee enthusiasts are about to get a jolt of energy when they see that their favorite beverage now has its own dedicated corner. A coffee bar in the kitchen is one of the cutest additions you can make to your home. They don’t have to be anything too complicated, but you’re always free to experiment and try something wholly original and unique.

If you’re considering having a coffee corner in the kitchen, there’s a variety of design and setup ideas you should consider. These coffee station ideas will not only bring in some extra character and charm into your coffee corner but may also help you keep it organized and practical.

Classic Coffee and Tea Zone Setup

Traditional Coffee Corner Arrangement That Is Also Practical

Traditional Coffee Corner Arrangement That Is Also Practical

If your kitchen is a little more spacious and has an extra countertop in one corner of the room, don’t miss the opportunity to dedicate it to all your coffee desires. It’s easy to simply set your coffee machine, grinds, and other essentials with the rest of your kitchen appliances and dishware. However, the problem with that setup is that you may get in the way of someone cooking when all you want is a warm cup of joe.

By dedicating a corner to your coffee desires, you are streamlining the flow of your kitchen. This way, if someone is busy cooking dinner, you don’t step on their toes or disrupt their flow by having to reach for cups, turn on the coffee maker, get the sugar, and so on. Finish off with a little coffee corner decor and you have yourself a convenient home coffee corner that gives you plenty of freedom to move around without bothering others in the kitchen.

When Working With Little Room

How to Optimize Your Coffee Corner Storage

How to Optimize Your Coffee Corner Storage

Not every kitchen is big enough to accommodate a dedicated coffee corner. Even if you are a great organizer and have a kitchen that is entirely in order, you may not have the space for it. But just because it’s called a coffee corner does not mean it needs to have its own dedicated countertop or table for it to be considered as such.

As long as you have a spot in your kitchen that has enough room for coffee-related items — be they kettles, bags of beans, grinders, or cups — you have yourself a small coffee bar. You can have it next to your sink, in an empty area on your countertop, or even on the kitchen island. At the end of the day, it’s not the space that matters but how you fill it.

DIY Coffee Bar Cabinet

Covert Coffee Corner Setup

Covert Coffee Corner Setup

Surprise your guests with a hidden coffee station cabinet that shows off your love for all things coffee. Sure, you can always leave your coffee requisites somewhere open for everyone to see, but there is something satisfying about inviting guests into your kitchen, opening the doors, and revealing your love for the beverage.

This is also a great option for kitchens that have very busy countertops and not enough room for extra coffee makers, grinders, and everything else that falls into your coffee routine. So, keep a little nook for all your coffee-related items and impress your guests by opening up the cupboard doors to reveal your collection.

Completely Open

Open Coffee Corner Setup

Open Coffee Corner Setup

Let's take a completely opposite approach with the coffee corner that is completely open with no cupboards, drawers, or cabinets. While a hidden coffee corner makes for a pleasant surprise for guests who are looking for their fill of caffeine, a completely open one places all the cards on the table and shows off just how much you’re willing to dedicate to your favorite beverage.

There are advantages to having a completely open coffee bar cabinet. First of all, it’s more ergonomic. By installing cabinets and cupboards, you are limiting the space with which you can work to some extent. Also, it makes it harder to organize your coffee corner, especially in harder-to-reach spaces. Open shelves and cupboards are also much easier to maintain, as the lack of doors means they take less impact, which in turn means that you won’t have to worry about them getting loose or breaking. Even if it’s not a traditional cabinet setup you’re after, the open coffee corner offers a lot of benefits and is a great addition to any kitchen.

Ergonomic Wall-Mounted Shelves and Hangers

How to Save Space On Your Coffee Corner

How to Save Space On Your Coffee Corner

You’d be surprised at all the things you need for a proper coffee corner. One coffee maker may be enough, but unless you’re the only person in your household or out of all your close friends and family that loves coffee, you’re going to need many other things. A large number of cups and saucers are already going to take up plenty of space in the kitchen. Add to that jars of bean varieties, sugar, grinders, and all manner of other items and you have yourself a very busy coffee corner.

Make the space more ergonomic by making a few upgrades. By purchasing a bundle of kitchen hooks which you can install under your countertop, you can save space by hanging your cups and mugs in a very convenient place. Also, you can install wall-mounted shelves that save even more space and give your arms plenty of room to work as you brew and grind away your favorite beans.

Creative Storage Options

Unique Storage Ideas for Coffee Corners

Unique Storage Ideas for Coffee Corners

What makes coffee corners so cute goes beyond the mere idea of having a little space dedicated to all things coffee. Coffee corners add a lot of character to your kitchen and give it those cozy coffee shop vibes that we know all too well. You can use these coffee nook ideas to add a touch of heterogeneity to your DIY coffee bar plans and make the design pop out. You can always utilize more traditional storage, but why when there are so many more unique options out there?

A great way to accentuate your coffee corner design is to use creative storage. Instead of simply purchasing coffee in plastic packets and leaving them on the countertop, empty them into air-tight jars to make the storage look more rustic. You can also use little drawers for all your coffee necessities that are not only an adorable way of organizing a coffee station but also allow for precise labeling of everything, from coffee types to cups, saucers, spoons, and everything in between.

Coffee History Museum

Everything You Need to Create a Little Coffee History Museum

Everything You Need to Create a Little Coffee History Museum

For the true coffee aficionados, coffee is a lot more than just a beverage. It is an important part of their life, whether for the sake of getting energy with every mugful or the smoky flavor. If you really love coffee beyond most people’s basic outlook on it, then a little coffee history museum is something you’d love to have in your kitchen. The way we grind, brew, and drink coffee has changed over the years and not to mention the myriad of techniques and methods used around the world.

Find a set of antique coffee grinders as well as brewers, place a few old gooseneck kettles around, and a clay mug or two and you have yourself an absolutely adorable coffee history museum in the corner of your kitchen. Invite your guests into the kitchen and school them on your knowledge of coffee with every visit. 

Smart Coffee Maker

The Advantages of Smart Coffee Makers

The Advantages of Smart Coffee Makers

Smart appliances have been working in kitchens for some time now. Many homeowners are impressed by the practical advantages that come with owning kitchen appliances. By far the most sought-after feature of smart coffee makers is their hands-free brewing. Mornings can be a real hassle and having to brew coffee manually may not be at the top of your priority list of all the things you need to do when getting ready for work or studies. This makes the smart coffee maker a great addition to any coffee corner that wants to take a step into the 21st century of home automation.

You can purchase smart coffee makers online for quite an affordable price, too. There are plenty of options, designs, and makes to pick from, so it’s a matter of personal preference above anything else. Before you make the purchase, however, make sure to look through a few video reviews that explain how the appliance works and what settings can be customized. This way, you can determine whether or not it will check all your criteria for what a smart coffee maker should be able to do.

Industrial Metal Shelf

Industrial Shelving for a More Loft Coffee Corner Design

Industrial Shelving for a More Loft Coffee Corner Design

One of the best DIY coffee bar ideas for a loft aesthetic is to use black metal furniture. A commonly used piece of loft-inspired furniture is metal shelves that can house all the coffee corner essentials without having to take up any space in your cupboards, cabinets, or countertop.

The advantage of using a metal shelf as a DIY coffee station is that it is mobile. If you feel as though the coffee shelves are getting in the way of the kitchen flow, you can very easily move them to another area of the room where they won’t be as much of a bother. Also, many metallic shelves are customizable, giving you the option of lowering or raising the shelves — depending on the size of your coffee maker. You can even attach hooks to the shelves themselves for additional cup and utensil storage, making this homemade coffee station even more ergonomic.

Written by
Alex Mikayelyan

Written by Alex Mikayelyan