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Easy Kitchen Coffee Station | Countertop Organization

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station in minutes and on a budget! Includes suggestions for countertop storage and organization. 

A few months ago, when my house was torn up and we were living on sub-floor, I got the notion that it would make me feel better if I had a project. One afternoon I ended up in Hobby Lobby and spied this collection of blue and white kitchen accessories. There were plates, platters, pitchers, bowls and these canisters…plus mugs and more. It was then that I decided to put together an easy kitchen coffee station. I have actually wanted one for a few years but somehow it just never happened. Here are my best tips for making a coffee station in your kitchen without spending a fortune.

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station  in minutes and on a budget!  Includes suggestions for countertop  storage and organization. 

Tips for putting together an easy kitchen coffee station:

  • Start with a tray. Make sure it’s durable and washable. Mine is metal and to make sure it didn’t scratch the tile, I put felt pads on the bottom. The tray needs to be big enough to corral several items but it doesn’t have to hold everything. 
  • Next is the coffee pot. Choose what best fits your lifestyle. In my case, I’m the only one who drinks coffee and I usually have just one cup in the morning. My Keurig Mini is perfect for me and it fits nicely on the tray. 

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station  in minutes and on a budget!  Includes suggestions for countertop  storage and organization. 

  • After the pot comes the coffee. That’s where these cute canisters come in. The larger one holds the coffee pods and the smaller one holds my tea bags. 
  • Last couple of things on the counter are a pitcher of spoons, because I use cream in my coffee so it needs stirred, and a shaker of vanilla sugar

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station  in minutes and on a budget!  Includes suggestions for countertop  storage and organization. 

I took my easy kitchen coffee station a step further and hung a cup rack on the wall. It’s actually a bottle drying rack but it works perfectly for mugs and plates too. My dad hung it for me and used screws with anchors just to make sure it could hold all the weight. This little patch of wall is the only space in my kitchen that’s big enough to hang anything. I had two pictures there for years and it was high time to make a change. 

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station  in minutes and on a budget!  Includes suggestions for countertop  storage and organization. 

I picked up a few coffee mugs that match the canisters to pull the two spaces together. This rack was easy to hang and I like that it’s open so the wall shows through. Something heavy and solid may have been overkill. If you don’t have enough wall space for a hanging rack, I’ve provided a few links below to a countertop mug rack and smaller wall rack. 

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station  in minutes and on a budget!  Includes suggestions for countertop  storage and organization. 

The only changes to the kitchen since the last time you saw it are the new floors, this coffee station and a new ceiling light. I installed the previous lights several years ago at the end of a small kitchen update. My budget was completely gone so I bought the cheapest lights I could find…and I’ve never liked them. I was so happy to finally get something I like..and the bonus is that with LED light bulbs, my kitchen is significantly brighter. 

Set up this Easy Kitchen Coffee Station in minutes and on a budget! Includes suggestions for countertop storage and organization.

Over the years, I’ve had readers ask to see my whole kitchen in one photo. Unfortunately, that’s not possible with the camera lenses that I own. Truthfully, even if I had the correct lens, I’m not sure I would know how to get it all in. The kitchen is very small and contained. One entire wall is a window, and the other three walls are cabinets, appliances, or doorways. If I stand in one corner, I can’t even get the entire opposite corner in my lens frame. Here is the best I can do…and it’s not all that great. I did include a few more pictures of the kitchen in my Summer Home Tour if you want to take a look.

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Easy Kitchen Coffee Station Sources:

Large glass canisters | Toaster | Oval tray | Keurig Mini | Striped Vase (Urban Home & Garden, not available online) | Mug/bottle rack available  HERE | Smaller rack | Mug standSmall ivory plates | Ceiling light | Blue/white canisters & mugs (Hobby Lobby, not available online) | Similar Canister Set A | Similar Canister Set B| Similar Canister Set C | Blue wall & cabinet paint colors.

Before I go, I’d like to humbly thank all of you for your kind comments on last Sunday’s post. When I bare my soul like that it always makes me nervous, but now I realize that there was no need to be nervous. You all are the best friends anyone could ever have and I’m grateful for each one of you. 

Thank you for stopping by…see you soon!

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