Coffee Bar Ideas: What To Consider When Designing A Coffee Bar

Written by: Penny Siml on Monday, February 19, 2018



As you think about building your dream home, you’ll probably have a million different ideas thrown at you from a million different directions. Everything from the size of your master suite to a home office in the lower level will be suggested, but one thing you absolutely don’t want to forget is the coffee bar.

Coffee bar ideas typically revolve around making sure there is room on a counter for your coffee pot, a few mugs, and maybe some freshly roasted coffee beans. That coffee bar, though, won’t satisfy your morning cravings for caffeine. Instead, you want a coffee bar that offers you the space needed to create your favorite cup of coffee.

A prep sink for filling coffee pots and rinsing mugs.

The prep sink is a crucial and often overlooked aspect of the coffee bar. When it comes to your coffee bar ideas, you can’t skip out on this feature. It gives you the ability to fill water pots, rinse out mugs, and clean out your milk steamer. Not only will the prep sink make life easier, but it will also help you keep your kitchen more organized and clean.

An under counter fridge for keeping a variety of milk and creamers fresh.

If you prefer your morning pick me up with a splash of cream or even want to make your own skinny caramel latte, then you will definitely want to make sure your Indianapolis custom home builder includes an under counter fridge in your coffee bar. The fridge will also act as additional cool space storage when you’re hosting a party or expecting guests. You’ll have extra space for drinks and food along with all of your favorite creamers and milk.

Cabinets and storage for coffee bean varieties, mugs, and equipment.

When it comes to coffee beans, some might call you eccentric, but you don’t care because you know you’re sipping on amazing coffee. But, it also means for your coffee bar ideas, you have to keep storage space in mind. If you like having a variety of beans and blends on hand, then you’ll need to keep them somewhere close by like in an overhead cabinet or even on an open shelf. Either way, you’ll want easy access to beans, mugs, and other equipment you need to make that perfect cup of early morning (or afternoon) joe.

Space for a drip pot and other brewing devices.

If you love coffee, then there’s a good chance that your custom home coffee bar isn’t going to be just a drip pot on the counter. For the ultimate in coffee bar ideas, consider a counter space large enough for a standard drip pot, an espresso machine, a grinder, and other brewing devices. Every good coffee connoisseur enjoys coffee a variety of ways. The drip pot is great for a rushed morning, but a Chemex, French press, and aeropress give a nice variety.

What are you looking for in a coffee bar? Do you have a favorite way to brew a cup of coffee? We’d love to hear about your coffee bar ideas! Schedule a consultation with Carrington Homes today and we’ll sit down together and discuss all of your custom home design dreams.


Penny Siml




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