Coffee Stations Worthy of a Barista's Dreams
Setting Up Shop
Hot-beverage lovers will adore this butler's pantry-style coffee station, which is conveniently located near the dining area. The pantry boasts generous storage and serving space, plus houses a microwave. A pair of doors opens wide when it's time to prepare a cup of espresso, brew tea, or percolate a pot of joe.
Custom Built-In Beverage Station
A built-in espresso maker and a wine refrigerator pair up to make entertaining easy. The nearby countertop is home to tea and coffee service, and cabinets above the coffee station hold glassware and cups.
French press? Check! Assorted coffee beans, specialty teas, and bottles of beer? Check! Artistically arrayed gear and supplies? Check! This coffee station, served by a prep sink and fabulous hanging shelves, also doubles as a wet bar that accommodates the homeowners' brewing and blending needs from dawn to well past dusk.
On this coffee station, one door drops down to serve as a tray, while another pops up to supply access to the microwave. Note that the coffee-machine niche is large enough to stow cups; the drawers below hold coffee, filters, and other hot-beverage and breakfast supplies.
This cabinet configuration maximizes a narrow wall near a cushy banquette. In addition to the main coffee-station cabinet, the unit supplies storage for wineglasses and vases, as well as drawers for additional coffee supplies and table linens.
Divide Your Kitchen into Work Zones
Get the most efficient kitchen and make cooking easier by dividing your space into distinct zones.
Situating a coffee station outside the work core allows folks to serve themselves without getting in the way of the chef. In addition to its location, this storage-rich cabinet's dark finish further separates the designated coffee station from the mostly white kitchen.
A Place for Everything
Cups and bowls purposefully align on cubbylike shelves within reach of this kitchen's designated breakfast station. A roomy countertop provides generous surface area for readying a cup of coffee, pouring cereal, buttering toast, and plating up food warmed in the built-in microwave.
This hutch does more than just stow and show all sorts of kitchen items. Thanks to its distinctive design, the lower brackets create two sink-side alcoves for housing a coffeemaker and coffee-related gear. Placing the coffee station near a sink makes it easy to fill and clean the pot and wipe away coffee spills.
Brightened by sunbeams that stream through a nearby window, this coffee station attracts the attention of coffee lovers as well as those just passing through the kitchen. Although it's set back from the main work core, the coffee station advances into view thanks to sparkling appliances and simply profiled shelves stocked with shapely white coffee cups.
A convenient inset tray pulls out from this base cabinet to accommodate the sugar, cream, cups, and silverware needed for coffee drawn from a built-in espresso maker. The microwave above stands ready to warm milk, cook oatmeal, or heat pastries, making this coffee station the go-to spot at breakfast time.
Specialty piano-type hinges keep this cabinet door raised and out of the way of breakfast operations that revolve around the toaster and coffeemaker. Rounding out the kitchen's cooking area, the convenient coffee station allows the chef to scramble eggs, toast bagels, and brew a pot of coffee without taking more than a few steps.
Coffee stations become a fourth point of utility and interest in a kitchen's efficiently designed work triangle. They perform best when partnered with one of the triangle's main components, such as a range, a sink, or, in this case, the refrigerator.
Parked with Panache
This handy appliance garage provides a stylish recess for a cappuccino machine. Setting the machine beneath the upper cabinets ensures there's ample counter space in front for laying out fixings and prepping coffee-filled cups. The door, equipped with chic contoured hardware, swings shut to hide the appliance and free up the counter for other tasks.
Hot and Cold Brews
Pretty trays hold supplies to frame this coffee machine and fashion an expansive station that fills an underused kitchen corner. The coffee station also services cold beverages thanks to built-in wine racks and an undercounter fridge that chills beer, pop, and cocktail garnishes.
When not in use, this coffee station (replete with microwave) sits quietly behind closed doors. A shallow countertop in front is deep enough to hold cups; neighboring countertops stow extra mugs. The undercounter fridge keeps creamers and milk chilled and at hand.
Sleek, efficient, and ready-to-serve, a built-in coffeemaker reflects the same contemporary spirit as adjacent lacquer cabinets. Setting a coffee-making operation above or below a microwave optimizes a kitchen's vertical space and improves its overall function.
Bridging the gap between fridge and oven, this cabinet puts the coffee station right in the center of cooling and warming stations. A cabinet door slides upward to uncover coffee supplies and cups, and it neatly stays out of the way of those brewing a pot or pouring a cup of coffee.
Built-In Beverage Hutch
Coffee Countertop Niche
A small area of countertop is home to all the fixings for a perfect cup of coffee. This arrangement allows space to set your cup down while you add cream and sugar, as well as room above for cookbooks and collections.