At Honey and Roses we always talk about bringing the coffee shop home to you. With artisan roasted coffee, gorgeous cutlery and elegant reusable cups it’s easy to make your home feel like a café. But what if you’re really missing that professional barista experience in your day-to-day life? Maybe you’re ready for a home coffee bar!
For coffee lovers like us, a home coffee bar is a welcome addition to any house. Invest in a nice bar that you can easily place in what room fits best and buy all the necessary equipment for your “coffee shop” at home. Chances are you already have a few machines and coffee related pieces that will go great on your ___!
Here are the items you’ll need to get started on building out your perfect home coffee bar:
There’s no coffee bar without coffee, otherwise it’s just a bar! First and foremost for the best home coffee bar, you want to wow your guests with an incredible tasting brew. Choose from our collection of over 350 coffees or sign up for a subscription to receive a new bag however often you’d like!
- Find a good bar to house your items
Okay, now we can add on the “bar” part. The right coffee bar for you depends on a few things. What room is going to house your bar? How much space do you have for it? Can it serve some other function in your kitchen or living room? Once you have the answers to your questions and do some measuring, it’s all about personal style to decide what type of bar is right for you. There are tall styles with cabinets or open concepts with some storage—all varying greatly in price!
- Pick a way or two to make your coffee
Next, you’ll want to think about your favorite ways to make coffee. Maybe you love the strong taste created by a French press, or perhaps you like your coffee a bit milder made in a drip machine. Or, are you an espresso drinker who needs a way to pull shots? Depending on the space your bar provides, pick which machine to place on top, and which you might want to store underneath for special occasions.
- Buy a grinder
While you can order your Honey and Roses beans ground instead of whole, we always recommend you grind them at home when you can. Especially if you use different machines that require different grind sizes, grinding at home provides more flexibility. It also means less surface area of the bean exposed to air, so your coffee stays fresh. Consider a handheld grinder if you only make coffee from time to time, or an electric one for ease of everyday use.
Now it’s time to get down to what really speaks to your personality!
If your coffee bar comes with some hooks, buy a cute mug set and use them to display it.
A scale is a great idea for those who love exact measurements when brewing their beans.
If you don’t have an espresso machine with a wand, buy a handheld milk frother to create foam.
Airtight containers are the best way to store your beans. There are great options with labels on the front so you can write down how old the beans are and their variety. Get a few smaller containers and fill them with sugar or powdered creamer so guests can easily customize their drinks. You can even add syrup pumps filled with homemade simple syrups to add some flavor!
The options are endless to customize your bar and make it feel like part of your home. We’d love to see what you come up with- tag @honeyandrosescoffee with your home coffee bar photos to show us which of our suggestions you took!