Monday, February 13, 2012

Thinking About...Coffee Storage

If you're a coffee drinker, is your coffee maker out on the counter or is it tucked away in a little nook or cabinet somewhere? If you had your choice, would you store it away? If I had the counter space and had a machine like this one below, I think I'd have to have out in the open.


We have a coffee system similar to this at my office, but it's built into the cabinetry like this photo below.
Aquidneck Properties contemporary kitchen

Here is another look at a small coffee/espresso machine that sits nicely out on the counter.

Beverage Center eclectic kitchen
Houzz

 If I had to guess, the image above is the wet bar and the island is here at the front of the photo and all of the prep area is not seen. I just did a few more clicks and confirmed my theory. What a beautiful kitchen!

San Francisco Kitchen modern kitchen
Houzz

The kitchen above was designed by Andre Rothblatt Architecture that I found on Houzz.

I also really like the idea of utilizing a small table to serve as a coffee station. This wouldn't work in our household with a little one running around, but in about 10 years maybe this could work.
Dreamy Whites eclectic dining room
Houzz

 An important thought to keep in mind for your kitchen if you are a coffee drinker. What is your coffee set-up? And what would be your ideal set-up? I know I'd love to have one of those built-in coffee/espresso numbers someday. Now I'm ready for more coffee after this.

Hope you had a great weekend!
 

9 comments:

  1. I am not a coffee drinker, but I love the little table set up. So darn quaint!

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  2. We've got a swanky coffee machine (or so I think - I'm not the coffee drinker) so it sits on the counter. I'd love to have it built-in, but that unfortunately wouldn't work in our current kitchen configuration. I'd say next time, but I'm not planning to move! ;-)

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  3. What an original post, Holly! Those great images make me want to splurge for a cool coffee maker! Mine is looking quite boring by comparison, thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Hhhh... you had me at the Cherner stools - love.those.stools!

    To be totally honest, my hubby is the coffee guy in our household. I love my first cup in the morning, maybe even two, but then I'm done. And I like a good cup of coffee, but I leave all that to him. He grinds, blends, pours, serves - I'm spoiled when it comes to the coffee, but that's not always a good thing. Now I have to think when it comes to making it! If I had to guess, I think hubby would like something like the wet bar idea, and if it was me, I'd love the last set up - it's the vintage appeal... gets me every time!

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  5. I'm a major coffee girl. Kids will do that to you. ;-) We have ours out on the counter, but that's it. I'm a freak about keeping the counters clear. I would LOVE to have one built into the wall. Except I'd be a little nervous about long term...what do you do if it breaks? Will the replacement be the same size?

    I pinned that darling coffee station to my cottage client on Pinterest. :-)

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  6. We are coffee people for sure! I would love to own every coffee gadget there is, but we use our Starbucks pot & pull the grinder out every morning and make a ton of noise :0. Love that first image!

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  7. Well, I must admit I am not a coffee drinker, but I love the picture of the first kitchen you showed! The floor to ceiling cabinetry is amazing! I'm doing a stencil giveaway on my blog right if you are interested:)

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  8. I love me some good coffee...and I love the little coffee bar on that table. Wish I had an area for that.....

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  9. I have a Bialetti which is a stovetop espresso maker. I LOVE it so much and it makes the best espresso for my morning iced lattes. I don't like drip coffee which most people find surprising. Always admired the built in machines, but if millions of Italians swear by their Bialetti's, it's good enough for me! It's the best, plus it's only around $30.

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