Have you ever stopped and thought about how many times you visit your favorite coffee house in a given amount of time? The answer is likely to be at least a little surprising and tends to be a lot more often than people realize. Obviously, the coffee is a draw or else you wouldn’t keep going back, but it tends to go deeper than that. Typically, what makes something your “favorite coffee house” is the atmosphere, the decor, and set-up. There needs to be something that keeps making you feel inclined to go back time and time again.
So, here’s the thing, while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a favorite coffee house, there’s also nothing to stop you from creating your own coffee house experience in your home. Unsure of how to go about creating that vibe at home? Not to worry, as we’ve got a handful of tips you can use.
Gather the Essential Tools and Ingredients:
In order to create a coffee house experience at home, there are a number of essential tools and ingredients that you’ll need to gather. These are all necessary and they are items you’ll find in any coffee house. You’ll need a coffee machine, depending on whether you like brewing by the carafe/pot or by the cup, coffee grinds, individual coffee pods (if that is the style of machine you are using), and flavored syrups to take your coffee over the top.
The one other item you’ll need is something that deserves extra attention, and that’s the coffee mugs. Rather than just go with your standard mug, you can pick a coffee mug shape that is indicative of a typical coffee house. Typically, you’ll find that the upscale coffee houses like to use slender tall mugs that have a classic and thin shaped handle. Another popular option is a potbelly style of mug, but these are a bit more casual in style.
Create a Coffee Bar or Station:
Now you are ready to give your home a dedicated coffee bar or station location. What this means is a place you can set-up the coffeemaker, store your various coffee grinds and pods, mugs, and other supplies. You don’t want to be shuffling all around the kitchen reaching into various cupboards and drawers just to make one single cup of coffee.
The coffee station can be set up on the kitchen counter, on a hutch, or even in a buffet where you can close the doors to it.
Install Shelving for Mugs and Supplies:
If you’re tight on the counter and cupboard space, an excellent and decorative option is to install shelving on the wall. You can store your supplies on the shelf, and then install hooks to hang your mugs from. This will give off the right vibe, and save on space.
Don’t Forget the Decorative Touches:
To finish off your at-home coffeehouse vibe, grab a few decorative items that feature coffee in some way or form.
Thanks to these tips and steps, you’ll be able to have that coffee house experience in the comfort of your own home.