Kitchen coffee station ideas to start your morning right

I don’t know about you, but before I’ve even properly opened my eyes, I need to have a cup of coffee in my hands. And if you’re a coffee lover, like me, then you need a dedicated nook for this morning ritual.

Kitchen coffee stations are becoming as popular as home bars. With all the gadgets and gizmos needed to make a delicious cup of coffee, a functional setup has become more vital than ever in a coffee lover’s kitchen. And, don’t worry – no matter the size of your space, there are ways to create a pretty and practical nook.

Breakfast bar in a pantry with bi-fold doors
Legend kitchen, from £40,000, Mowlem & Co.

First, think about the way you like to enjoy your morning coffee. Do you love an espresso, a cold brew or perhaps a frothy latte with lots of foam on top? This will help you figure out how much space you need for your coffee station – a French press takes up far less space than an all-singing, all-dancing barista-style machine.

Pantry with built-in coffee machine
Alderley kitchen in Bone, £15,000, Kitchen Makers.

If you’ve already got a larder, why not turn it into a coffee station? The doors will easily conceal the coffee machine and all the accessories, which keeps the kitchen tidy. You can also store other items in there, too, such as a kettle and toaster to create the perfect breakfast station. If you are designing your space from scratch, make sure there are enough plugs for all your appliances.

Small coffee station in a pantry
Bi-fold Shaker dresser, price on application, Higham Furniture.

Love a barista-style cup of coffee? Then you will need a bit more space for your pro-style coffee machine, whether it’s freestanding or built-in. Also, think about where you’d like to keep your coffee beans, grounds, pods, frothing jugs, cups, and espresso shot glasses – and, don’t forget about little things such as spoons and the espresso machine tamper and dispenser. We’ve got plenty of inspiration lined up.

Now, make sure to grab yourself a cup of coffee, and let’s start exploring these kitchen coffee station ideas…

Smeg coffee machine on countertop
Bean-to-cup coffee machine, £449.95, Smeg.
Coffee machine with pull out countertop
Built-in coffee maker, from £2800, Fisher Paykel. Photography: House of Grey London.

Need help picking a new coffee machine? We have a handy guideclick here

Hidden coffee bars and pantries

Green wooden bespoke pantry
Kitchen with larder, £4500, Olive & Barr.
Coffee machine hidden in a white pantry
Design by Naked Kitchen, price on application.
White pantry coffee station
Hartford collection in Lovage, prices start from £25,000, Tom Howley.
Corner larder with breakfast bar that slides out
Kitchen by Davonport, price on application.
Large breakfast style pantry
Putney Shaker kitchen pantry interior, price on application, Brayer Design.

More coffee station ideas

Coffee machine in a countertop nook
Kitchen design by Roundhouse, price on application.
Breakfast nook with coffee station.
Richmond kitchen in Driftwood Light Grey, price on application, Benchmarx.
Coffee machine and grinder on countertop
Artisan espresso machine in Candy Apple, £449, Kitchenaid.

Accessory organisation

Coffee accessories drawer
Mindful World kitchen, from £4321, Magnet.
Coffee machine built-in with accessories drawer
Mythos coffee machine, from £2350, and accessories drawer, from £684, Franke.

Shop the look

Here’s your essentials checklist, packed with everything you need to fully stock your new coffee station…

1. Induction stovetop coffee maker, £32, ProCook. 2. Enamel coffee pot, £30, Garden Trading. 3. Cuisinart Burr mill, £65, Cuisinart. 4. Bamboo coffee machine board with capsule drawer, from £33, Yellow Octopus. 5. Dreamfarm Grindenstein, from £18, The Design Gift Shop. 6. Pack of espresso shot glasses, £22, Five and Dime.

Click here for 5 steps to perfecting your coffee making skills at home

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