The aroma of brewing a single shot espresso in the morning will surely kindle the mood of a certified coffee lover. Regardless of how busy you are, there will always be time for coffee. This becomes easier when you have your own coffee station with a wide counter space where you can place your coffee machine and coffee mugs.
Coffee Project and the Ruined Project, located within the Swiss-Themed community of Crosswinds Tagaytay, are great coffee bar ideas. You can go all out with your fully stocked coffee bar by adding themes and design, but you can also go low-key. Whatever you decide, you’ll surely make the perfect coffee station for yourself.
Anyone can still enjoy the smell of coffee in the morning, the sound of grinding beans, the strong taste of espresso, and the lounge bossa nova music playing in the background. All you have to do is simply set your own home coffee station and your morning routine of making coffee will be elevated.
Luxury homes by Brittany have commodious areas where you can set up your coffee station.
Find a Clear and Spacious Place for your Coffee Bar
The first thing to do is find a space in your luxury house where a bar table can fit in. The perfect coffee station would ideally have wide counter space, a place for your coffee supplies and their glass jars, and maybe even some hanging shelves for easy access to coffee-making supplies. Corners of the house near the kitchen would be an ideal place to set up your coffee station because it is near the sink and the food storage. Since you’ll be using electric appliances like a coffee maker, electric kettle, and coffee grinder, then your station should also be near to electric plugs so that you won’t need to use extension cords anymore.
If you’re looking for a more dramatic setup, have your coffee station near your balcony to have a clear and scenic view of the community outside, while sipping a hot cup of coffee in the morning.
What kind of coffee maker should I have for my coffee station?
The perfect coffee bar would have multiple brewing methods available. Of course, it depends on what kind of coffee you’d like. You can have one or even multiple brewing methods in your coffee nook. All you need is to know what the different brewing methods can do.
When using an espresso machine, you’ll also need a coffee grinder for the coffee beans. Unless your espresso machine has an automatic grind function, it’s best to just have your own coffee grinder. You’d also want to have a weighing scale to really measure out your coffee.
Espressos can make concentrated espresso shots, but the machine will need a bigger kitchen counter if you decide on using this. Even the small versions can still take up some space. It does look good as home decor though! If strong coffee is your perfect cup, then this is the brewing method for you.
A French press will not require electricity. It does not take too much space- perfect for a small space DIY coffee station, and it’s very easy to maintain. The downside? It can only fill 2-3 of your favorite mugs. If you have a smaller coffee station, you might want to consider this.
The coffee flavor you get from a press is what coffee lovers would like to call dirty. It tends to be full-bodied because of the coffee oils that mix with the drink due to the mesh filter. Comparing this to methods that use paper filters, home coffee using a French Press gives a different layer of flavor in your coffee.
Electric Coffee Maker
This is your typical drip coffee. These are also called drip machines because its brewing method allows the water to drip from the spout onto the glass kettle. Most home coffee is made this way. It can be the piece de resistance of your perfect coffee station is you are just looking for something quick.
Would this be considered coffee essentials for home coffee? Probably.
Pour-over and Goose Neck Kettle
If you have a good shelving unit that can keep your home coffee station always clean and orderly, try out this pour-over and good neck kettle. As much as it sounds like something for a themed farmhouse coffee station, it can be used regardless of theme.
Your own coffee bar with a pour-over and good neck kettle is a good example that not everything needs to be ultra confusing.
How do I care for my Coffee Beans?
There are different types of coffee beans depending on your preference. Arabica is the most popular and preferred by many coffee enthusiasts because of its taste, which is sweeter and has a more complex flavor. But if you prefer a stronger flavor with high caffeine to surely kickstart your day, then Robusta coffee bean is perfect for you. Excelsa on the other hand, which is a variation of coffee Liberica, has a great balance of sweetness and bitterness.
The temperature and humidity of the area should also be taken into consideration when deciding on where you will put your coffee station. It is important that the place where you will store the coffee beans should be at least at room temperature to preserve the taste of the coffee.
The storage of the coffee bean is also important if you don’t want your beans to go stale. Do not even attempt to put the beans in the fridge because it will affect the taste of the coffee once you brew it. Put the roasted coffee beans in an airtight container with a valve to release the gas inside but keep the air from going in.
These are some of the typical types of coffee beans you may choose from. You can store all of them in your station, but be sure to consume them at least two to four weeks after being roasted so as not to affect the quality or taste. You may also stock pre-ground coffee beans, but it is better to brew coffee when it is freshly ground as it keeps the quality and taste of the coffee.
Containers for utensils, sugar, creamer and other additives should always be organized and labeled properly to avoid confusion and to add character as well to the motif of your station. Don’t forget to choose the right colors, designs, and typeface for the labels that will compliment your theme. Be mindful that the smallest details of your station could affect its luxury design. The airtight containers of the coffee bean should also be sealed all the time, otherwise, they will go stale.
Make sure that the concept of your coffee station compliments the design of your home.
Visualize Your Desired Theme for your Coffee Station.
Every coffee shop has its own theme. Some have their sophisticated and luxury vibe, while others have their fun and light motif. The theme of the coffee shops gives an additional value to their product and makes their customers patronize them, aside from the taste of the coffee itself. The good thing about setting up your own coffee station at home is that you have the freedom to design your own coffee station based on your desired theme.
Picture the finished product in your mind as you start setting up your own coffee station. Imagine the colors you’ll be using for the chairs, tables, furniture, the kind of mugs and utensils you’ll be using, and the paintings you’ll be hanging on the wall.
You can also get theme ideas from your favorite coffee shops. The rustic theme of the Ruined Project at Crosswinds in Tagaytay, for example, could inspire you with its Swiss-themed café.
The Italian-themed coffee shop, San Marco in Evia Life Center Mall, can also be your concept, from Italian typeface on the labels of your containers to the Italian painting on the wall. Another example is the Coffee project, which adapts a Japanese style of dining.
Make sure that the theme that you’ve chosen also matches the theme of your house or condo. Luxury condominiums, just like the houses and lots in Brittany Sta. Rosa, Vista Alabang, The Lakefront Sucat, and Crosswinds should also complement your desired concept for your coffee station.
A surround sound speaker near the coffee station is also a great touch for your theme because the background music should also be part of your motif. This could really take your luxury condo to the next level. Bossa Nova and Jazz are two of the most distinctive genres of music when we think about coffee shops because of their relaxing and calming sound that will surely lighten the mood and keep you relaxed.
Choosing a theme or concept for your coffee station is a must because any other household can make a delicious coffee even without a coffee station, but the theme of your coffee station in your luxury home or luxury condominium sets it apart from others and enhances the experience of having a cup of coffee.
It is important that you know your coffee before setting up your own coffee station at home.
Always keep your coffee station clean. It will help you to avoid contamination of your stocks as well as not to ruin the aesthetics of the place. A luxury home or luxury condominium like yours deserves to have a luxury interior that is always clean and appealing to the eye.
Reward yourself with your own freshly brewed coffee.
After completely setting up your coffee station, It is now time for you to take a photo and flaunt it on your social media platforms to inspire your coffee lover friends and family to also create their own coffee stations at home.