Coffee Made Me Do It! It’s true, there’s something about the way it smells, tastes, and makes you feel. The instant “ahh” moment right after you take a sip will have you slurping lattes all day long. Before you know it, you’re 10 cups deep, on edge like a junky looking for his next hit.
There’s a reason Starbucks’ are on every corner and why they operate over 20,000 stores worldwide. It’s because we need that rush, that high, that little extra nudge to get us through the day. And when you become a parent, forget about it. Who has time for a 3-course meal, when you can grab your very own fresh-brewed, single serve cup of coffee ready in just 30 seconds.
It’s amazing how little time and money you suddenly have for yourself once you become a parent. My husband’s daily coffee runs have been put on the back burner and my Chai Tea Latte allowance has been cut in half.
So, I recently put together my very own in-home coffee and tea bar for just this reason. Since putting it in, my husband, a coffee addict, has spent considerably less money at Starbucks and I have a have cute new addition to my kitchen equipped with all the necessities to make a great tasting cup of joe.
Coffee & Tea Bar Essentials:
Keurig Hot 2.0 Plus Series– Bed Bath & Beyond
3 Tier Tray– Hobby Lobby
Glass Jar with Cork Lid– Hobby Lobby
White Ramekins– Hobby Lobby
Cow Milk Creamer– Amazon
Fish Tea Bag Plates– Pier One (follow link to Amazon for similar item)
Honey Beehive Jar– Amazon
Sea Urchin Creamer Cup– Home Goods (follow link to Amazon for similar item)
Sea Urchin Sugar Bowl-Home Goods (follow link to Amazon for similar item)
Glass Jar with Flip Lid– Home Goods
Mini Espresso Cup- This was my grandpa’s, he used to drink espresso from it all the time
Succulent- Target Dollar Spot
Plant- TJ Maxx
3 Tier Stand:
I picked up this tray on one of my many trips to Hobby Lobby. I love these types of organizers because you can store a lot in a small space, I even use one in my son’s room on his changing table. Check it out here.
At the coffee and tea bar, on the bottom tier, I store ground coffee in a glass jar with a cork lid, a cow creamer (my favorite), and a bowl of sugar. I also keep my fish tea bag plates and a ramekin of assorted tea bags.
The middle tier has assorted K-cups, sweeteners, and my sea urchin creamer bowl with assorted creamers. I love to incorporate my coastal style in just about anything I do, it wouldn’t be me without that added flare.
On the top tier, I store my beehive honey jar, cinnamon, a jar of powdered creamer (my mom’s favorite), and a jar of apple cider vinegar. Why vinegar? Fun fact – It helps to alkalize your body, which can help fight off viruses that cause colds and the flu. I add a splash to my Throat Coat tea when I’m feeling under the weather.
I set up my coffee and tea bar in my kitchen on the same counter where utensils are stored in the drawer below. With minimal counter space, I wanted spoons to be accessible. Strategically placed next to the 3 tier tray is my husband’s birthday present, the Keurig Hot 2.0 Plus Series. It brews a single serve cup, mug, or carafe in under a minute. We especially love the accessibility of K-Cups versus our former Verismo Brewer. The extra-large color display, 80 oz. water reservoir, temperature control, and automatic shut off are some of our favorite features. This is a must-have for any coffee and tea bar.
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Finally, what coffee and tea bar would be complete without a witty framed coffee sign? I found mine at Hobby Lobby and placed it directly next to our Keurig Brewer along with a fake grassy plant I picked up on of my weekly visits to TJ Maxx.
You can also add a coffee and tea bar to any office or salon with this 4-cube organizer shelf. Use the shelves for extra K-cup storage, a coffee mug stand, or napkins. Coffee quotes, frames, and signs are popular and can be found at just about any home store or online. Make your coffee and tea bar unique to your tastes and style.
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Do you have a coffee and tea bar in your home or office? What’s your favorite coffee and tea bar accessory? Share in the comments below.
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