Want to make a cute coffee bar to welcome guests and coffee drinkers in the morning? A coffee bar doesn’t take much to make it feel special!
My husband’s favorite coffee cup reads, “I’ll start work when my coffee does.” To me, it drives home the motto that coffee is the morning lifeblood for getting things done around here. Especially when we have guests visiting, I try to stock the coffee bar well so that no one is searching for items they need to make their own perfect cup of joe.
To make a great coffee bar, you don’t have to go overboard. I have the little coffee canister set that houses the coffee, creamer, and sugar. Most guests are usually family so I know what they like, such as chocolate and their sweetener preference. I add some straws or stir sticks to mix their favorite beverage. And I always make sure to set out a few coffee cups so guests don’t have to hunt through the cabinets to find one. No one wants to do that in the morning! If you want to get fancy, you could add some flavored syrups, chocolate, or cinnamon.
Here is a handy list of coffee supplies to consider:
- Powdered Creamer
- Coffee Cups (I got my glass ones for cheap!)
- Sugar and/or Artificial Sweetener
- Stir Sticks or Straws
- Fancy stuff (chocolate squares or mix, flavored syrups, cinnamon, specialty creamers)
- Milk or creamer (keep refrigerated)
- If you have a timer on your coffee maker, set the time so it can be ready when you want it to be.
To keep it fresh, about once a month or so I like to clean our coffeemaker with a specific Coffeemaker Cleaner. It fights hard water deposits and mineral build up while keeping each cup of coffee as good as the last. I feel like this bubbly cleaner does a much better job than lemons or anything else I have ever used without tinging the taste of the next pot.
Now you are all set to brew and have a cute coffee bar to boot! I know all the coffee lovers in your house will appreciate that.
If you are interested in more ways that I keep our kitchen clean and organized, click on the pictures to take you to the post!