Style A Kitchen Perfect For Coffee Lovers

Amp up your daily caffeine fix with these design tips and must-haves

Original Article: Dagny Madamba Photography: Dairy Darilag and Pixabay (Main Photo) Styling: Dagny Madamba

Coffee is just like chocolate—it's a breakfast staple, it's delicious, and almost everyone loves it. In fact, some can't even go a day without enjoying a hot cup. If you're the type who constantly needs to fuel your day with a little bit of caffeine, why not take the practical route and set up a coffee bar in your kitchen? It's a lot cheaper than going to your local cafe, plus other family members can enjoy it, too. Here's how you can get started: 

In photo: Nescafe Coffee Machine Red Mug, price available upon request, available in all SM Supermarkets, Appliance Stores, and Department Stores nationwide 

1. Group similar items together.

Maximize underused counter space by setting up an area where you can make a fresh batch of brew on a daily basis. Make sure it is equipped with powerful coffeemakers and various types of beans to make prep time a piece of cake.  

RL Tip: Corral your brewing paraphernalia on a tray to keep the mess in one spot. 

2. Throw some decorative elements into the mix. 

To make your coffee bar feel less generic, adding a few knickknacks like houseplants, dishes, and glass jars can make it look cozier and more put together. 

In photo: Bosch Automatic Espresso Machine 1600W, price available upon request, available via Lazada

3. Make use of overhead storage. 

If there isn't enough room on your counter for your essentials, you can maximize your hanging shelf as storage for rarely used items like fancy saucers, cups, and silverware. 

4. Keep fresh coffee beans in sealed jars.  

Prevent your stash from going stale by storing your ground cofee in airtight containers. Most coffee aficionados can attest that coffee tastes better when beans are ground right before brewing!  

In photo: Paper porcelain collection, price available upon request, Design Story (3/F Uptown Place Mall, 11th cor 36th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City) 

5. Always have spare mugs on-hand. 

You never know when you'll be serving caffeineted concoctions to friends and family. It's best to keep extras in your cupboard in case a warming party comes up—especially during cold Christmas nights!

Read the original article ("Kitchen Confidential") in the November 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details. 


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