The aroma of brewing a single shot espresso in the morning will surely kindle the mood of a certified coffee lover. Most business professionals, regardless of how busy their schedules are, always tend to find time to get a cup of coffee at their favorite coffee shops. However, this can also be done at the comfort of your own home with a coffee station.
Coffee Project and the Ruined Project, located within the Swiss-Themed community of Crosswinds Tagaytay, are only two of the many coffee shops that you always go to because of its thematic ambience and quality taste of their coffees. But as the pandemic came to the country, almost everyone is restrained from going out to public places, removing the joy of having a cup of coffee outside the home.
Despite the current travel restrictions, everyone can still enjoy the smell of coffee in the morning, the sound of grinding beans, the bitter taste of espresso, and the lounge bossa nova music playing in the background, simply by setting up your own coffee bar in your own luxury home or luxury condominium.
Luxury homes by Brittany have commodious areas where you can set up your coffee station.
Find a Clear and Spacious Place at Home.
The first thing to do is find a specific part in your luxury house where at least one bar table can fit in. 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, for when you want to partner your coffee with some snacks or a breakfast meal. If possible, you might also want to set up 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.
Even before the spread of COVID-19, It is mandatory to tidy up your place first, before putting in the furniture, appliances, and paraphernalia. A coffee station is still considered a food corner so it should be kept clean and free from contaminants.
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.
The temperature and humidity of the area should also be taken into consideration when deciding on where you will be putting up 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 definitely 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 keeps the air from going in.
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 cafe.
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 distinct 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 at 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.
What are the Necessities in your Coffee Station?
Having a coffee in a coffee station is quite axiomatic, but the real questions should pertain to the kind of coffee you would choose to store in your station, as well as what appliances to use.
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.
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.
The coffee station should also not be limited to coffee only, if you want a full-blown cafe of your own. You may also want to add choices of tea and cocoa for every member of the family, from kids to coffee enthusiasts.
Aside from the coffee maker, you should also have a coffee grinder for the coffee beans. 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. An electric kettle is also a must because, although your coffee maker could automatically make your hot coffee, you’ll still be needing hot water for your tea and cocoa.
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.
Maintaining a Clean and Organized Coffee Station at Home.
Cleaning is the first step in setting up a coffee station at home but, it doesn’t mean that it is the only time you will clean the station. Since the station includes a stock of sugar and sweets, then there is still a possibility that ants would swarm the area from time to time. That is why you need to wipe the table and floor every after you make a coffee or beverage.
All the appliances should also be cleaned thoroughly every after you use them to prevent contaminants and to avoid improper maintenance of the appliances in your luxury condo. Your coffee maker, coffee grinder, and electric kettle surely have manuals on how to properly clean them without damaging them.
The airtight containers of the coffee bean should also be sealed all the time, otherwise they will go stale. Also, be careful in spilling water into the coffee beans and the other dry additives to avoid spoilage.
Like in any coffee shop, you should also practice the “clean as you go” culture at home to properly maintain the cleanliness of your station. 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 condo 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 Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms to inspire your coffee lover friends and family to also create their own coffee stations at home.