Of all the kitchen equipment, the coffee machine is sleekest and most attractive. It therefore makes sense to make it an accent piece in your kitchen.
Get creative with your set-up. Use a pretty tray to group all your necessities together or add a shelf on top of your coffee machine if your counter space is limited.
Transforming a bar cart into a coffee station is a great option if you haven't got enough surface space in your kitchen or, the opposite, have an empty corner that's just begging to be filled. Similarly, if you've got an island or kitchen bar, make that your spot for your coffee area. Add bar stools and you're good to go.
The coffee maker
For a fuss-free and reliable option, look to single-serve pod coffee machines such as Nespresso with a built-in milk frother that'll whip up those barista-worthy lattes in no time. A little more sophisticated, DeLonghi machines have a great rep and will let you indulge in top-notch concoctions.
If you're looking for something more budget-friendly or want to have full creative control yourself, manual coffee makers are your best bet. From traditional cafetieres to trendy pour-overs, they let you appreciate the whole process. Plus, they take up less space, so are the perfect small-scale solution.