How to Make a Coffee Bar

by Jahasia Cooper Updated: August 25, 2023 3 min read
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There's nothing more comforting than waking up on a Saturday morning, walking into your kitchen with your pajamas on and crafting a warm and cozy cup of coffee or espresso. What would make this even better is a dedicated and personalized space where you can lay out all of your coffee and espresso products.

While browsing through Pinterest, we came up with a few creative ways to build a warm and welcoming coffee bar in your own home that will make you look forward to brewing coffee on even the most dark and dreary days.

Continue reading for eight things that will make your at-home coffee bar simply irresistible.

Coffee or Espresso Machine

You can’t have a stunning coffee bar without a top-notch espresso machine. Whether you’re an entry-level or pro-barista, a good coffee or espresso machine is key for making your coffee bar come to life.

Here’s where to start if you’re not sure which espresso machine is right for you.

  • With the same simplistic functionality and minimalist design of its predecessor, the Rancilio Silvia, the long-awaited Rancilio Silvia Pro semi-automatic espresso machine provides specialty coffee at home with some of the best technology on the market. Top-of-the-line components like advanced dual PIDs allow for less than a 1 degree Fahrenheit variance in espresso brew temperature, while dual boilers allow for simultaneous high quality espresso and milk steaming.
  • The Bezzera New Hobby is a compact semi-automatic espresso machine equipped with impressive steam power, a 3-way solenoid valve, and an impressive 3-liter water reservoir.
  • The Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by DeLonghi with Aeroccino3 Milk Frother bundle, in silver, offers freshly brewed single-serve coffee with excellent crema and authentic espresso in two convenient cup and capsule sizes, all at the touch of a button. Featuring patented Centrifusion extraction technology developed by Nespresso, automatic blend technology and the Aeroccino3 milk frother, preparing your favorite beverages at home has never been easier.

Coffee Grinder

Your coffee or espresso is only as good as your grinder. Whether you prefer a medium-coarse grind or a fluffy grind, here are some of the hottest grinders on the market that will make your coffee bar feel like you’re in a top-notch coffee shop.

Coffee, Espresso, Tea, Flavored Syrups and Sugar

You can’t have a coffee bar without coffee, right? Here’s where you’ll line up your favorite coffee, tea, espresso, decaf coffee, sugar, flavored syrups, honey and toppings.

Here’s some of our best-selling coffee and espresso to get you started.

Coffee Mugs, Cups and Saucers

For all the mason jars, gifted cups or mugs you bought on vacation, this is where they belong! Decorate your space with your favorites. You can purchase a coffee rack or place them neatly on a shelf above the coffee bar. We love to keep a variety of cups and saucers on hand for when we're craving iced coffee or want a simple single-shot of espresso.

Coffee and Espresso Accessories

Once you have the essentials sorted out, the key to completing your coffee bar toolset is having the required accessories for any drink requests made by yourself or your loved ones.

Something like a spouted shot glass, a frothing pitcher or a coffee leveler can make all the difference!

Add a Stylized Theme

My biggest tip for this step would be to go with a fun theme, if you love the Fall, add Autumn-themed décor, if you’re obsessed with farmhouse décor, add a rustic touch. Or maybe you just want to go with a "less is more" minimalist look! Have fun with the space, make it inviting and make it feel like you.

Coffee Bar Décor

Once you have a theme picked out, you'll need to add a few personal touches that show off your personality. This can be a personalized painting, a stack of your favorite books, flowers from your garden or even a hand-painted sign to hang over the coffee bar. Whatever your personal style is, let it show for all to see!

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We’ve got a whole latte more ideas on our Pinterest page! Give us a follow, submit a photo of your own home or office coffee bar or just scroll through our Pinterest board for more inspiration.