Hayley Baddiley, from Denby Pottery, gives her top tips for creating a coffee station at home, so you can have a barista-standard beverage without having to leave the house.
There’s nothing like enjoying a professionally made cup of coffee at your favourite café. And, if you’re tired of settling for a cup of instant coffee in the morning or while you’re working from home, you might be wondering how you can replicate the experience without having to leave the house.
Creating a coffee station at home will give you the chance to make an enjoyable ritual out of pouring yourself a cup of coffee each morning, and will also help to ensure every hot drink you make is absolutely perfect. Here are my top tips for integrating one into your living space.
Design your coffee station to complement your décor
You won’t want your coffee station to look out of place, and one of the most effective ways to ensure it looks at home in your space is to design it to complement your décor. Try looking at the colours you’ve used in the room where you’re planning to place your coffee station and look for equipment and accessories that work alongside them.
You can find everything from quality coffee makers to sturdy and café-worthy mugs in stylish colours. So, you should have plenty of freedom to pick out the pieces that will look right at home in your living space.
Invest in high-quality brewing equipment
You’re probably planning to create your own coffee station because you’re tired of using instant coffee and your kettle to make a brew each morning. When you start to look for the equipment, you’ll need to create the feeling of being at a café in your home, which means you shouldn’t skimp on the essentials.
If you would like to be able to make your coffee with minimal effort each morning, a coffee machine will work wonderfully for you. Although, there are so many different models out there that it could be difficult to pick out the perfect one to suit your needs. Which? has a fantastic coffee machine buying guide that will help to walk you through choosing the right one. It covers all the different types, from bean-to-cup and pod machines, so you can make an informed decision when you do come to buying the most integral part of your new coffee station.
A coffee grinder, cafetiere, and dripper would also make great additions to your tool kit. Where possible, invest in high-quality versions so that they last, won’t need replacing, and help you to get the best cup of coffee every time.
Choose your ceramics carefully
Choosing the right cup for your coffee can really make or break the experience, so I would always recommend opting for beautiful and durable mugs that are a joy to hold. If you plan to have your ceramics on show, try to choose a selection that are going to complement your décor — they’ll also make cool and stylish statements on your shelves.
Pick up the perfect ceramics to suit the types of coffee you like to drink, too. For example, if you prefer a shot of espresso in the morning as you head out of the door, make sure you have some espresso cups that are designed for this. Or, if you enjoy leisurely sipping on a large latte while you answer your emails, try larger mug designs that will suit your needs perfectly. Having the right mugs for the job will always make those coffee moments feel all the more luxurious.
Setting up your own coffee station at home can help to elevate your everyday coffee experience. Take these tips on board and you’ll create a lovely space that complements your home beautifully, and offers everything you could possibly need to create the perfect cup of coffee each and every time.