Organized Coffee Station
Today’s post isn’t anything groundbreaking, but since I like seeing how others organize their kitchen, I thought I’d share a little corner of ours. I’ve shared how I organize the little cabinet next to our oven, which houses all of my baking sheets and cooling racks. So if you guys enjoy this kitchen cabinet and drawer organization topic, let me know because I wouldn’t mind sharing how I organize other parts of our kitchen.
When our kitchen cabinets were renovated I had to empty every single cabinet and drawer in our kitchen. While this was obviously a chore (mostly because we have so many cabinets and drawers), it was blessing in disguise because I was able to better map out our kitchen organization.
One area I tackled was our coffee station. We have a coffee station because Brad isn’t lucky enough to be married to a woman who supports spending $3-4 at Starbucks every morning. Seriously, do the math–$4 a day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year. That’s $1,000 A YEAR! Sorry, I don’t play that game. I’m perfectly fine spending a little extra dough on Dunkin Donuts coffee (~$6.99 per bag) in order for him to make coffee at home.
Our coffee maker, which is plugged into our electric/USB outlet, sits on a small area of countertop to the left of our kitchen sink and to the right of our fridge. We used to store all the coffee necessities (coffee, filters, travel mugs) in the drinkware cabinet above the coffee maker. But since it’s only a single cabinet, we were running out of space. So I decided to put the drawer, which was a former junk drawer, under the coffee maker to use.
The coffee filters, coffee, and travel mugs fit nicely in the drawer. I even have space to stock up on extra coffee and put it in the back of the drawer.
It was a rare occasion when I took these photos because I always have extra Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla coffee packages so Brad never runs out of his liquid crack for his workday mornings.
I love how the travel mugs fit in the drawer. Now they aren’t taking up precious real estate in the drinkware cabinet above.
Brad puts local honey in his coffee every morning– we’ve heard it helps with allergies and he has wicked allergies. Since the honey will leak all over the drawer if we lay it down, we store it in the cabinet above the coffee station.
Interested in seeing where the creamer lives in our fridge? See here.
What do you think about the coffee drawer?
How do you organize your coffee supplies?
This is a great idea. I once was in the kitchen of a Mennonite woman who had NOTHING at all on her countertops. I loved it. Unfortunately, I can never seem to replicate that. My coffee is kept in a large canning jar on the counter next to the coffee maker (which is right next to the sink) and the filters are kept about 12′ away, across the room. Hmmm. I should change that, shouldn’t I!
Keeping it all in the drawer is so clever! Since I’m the only one who drinks coffee in our house, and I drink from the community pot at work during the day, I just have a Keurig for the weekends. It has it’s own section of counter next to the fridge and I keep all my K-Cups in a cookie jar next to the machine. I may get a cute little sugar bowl in the future so I don’t have to go to the pantry for that all the time.
Great idea to keep the travel mugs on their side in the drawer! We don’t drink coffee but I can admire your organization. Definitely would be interested to see more of your kitchen/organizing tips! 🙂
Have you noticed the Honey helping your husbands allergies? My husband has terrible allergies too.
At first I think it helped a little, but his allergies are really bad so he can’t tell that much difference now. I think it might help with mild seasonal allergies, like what I experience. We’re currently looking for an allergist for him to go to because it’s gotten so bad.
I love this idea! I wish I had more drawers in my kitchen. In my next home I will definitely try to make this happen 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Great idea putting the mugs in the drawer! i never thought of that!
If you want to be a little greener, instead of using those little black mixers you can use pastas to mix your coffee. It’s organic and cheap 🙂
You are a GENIUS for putting the tumblers in a drawer! You’re totally right, they take up SO much space! I will definitely be clearing out a drawer tonight to do this!
I have a coffee station too! I originally got the inspiration from Pinterest. You’re right though. There is nothing groundbreaking about it. It’s been done and done….and done, but I can’t help but look. I love seeing everyone’s organizing ideas! 🙂 I think I now have my new blog post. You’re and inspiration! Lol. (http://theorganizeddream.blogspot.com)
I actually DIYed a coffee bar for my house, but it currently isn’t used as a coffee bar (yet). I like to lay out my coffee cups the night before and pre fill the coffee pot with water so I have very little to do in the morning because I am not a morning person.
that drawer would get so messy in my house in just one second I know it. I’d like to think we could keep it uncluttered but….We are bad about keeping drawers in order!
I became a real grownup a couple of weeks ago at 28 — I bought my first coffee maker! I don’t have everything organized yet.
I love iced coffee! Another trick (to keep the coffee from diluting too much with ice) is to make ice cubes out of coffee as well. I usually make a couple of trays and then save them in a ziplock. I’ve actually used the leftovers from our normal coffee pot to do that. Just filling a little at a time and saving them. Great for summer!coffee lover