Treat guests to their own brew station with a large coffee mug so they can ease into the morning properly caffeinated. Add a few breakfast nibbles and some fresh flowers to make them feel like royalty.
It’s best to add coffee grounds, not whole beans, to compost. Coffee grounds have a high nitrogen content, along with a few other nutrients plants can use. In compost, they help create organic matter that improves the ability of soil to hold water.
The coffee center includes a space-saving single serve coffee maker, so you can brew a delicious and fresh cup of coffee white getting ready in the morning. A round wood tray with a selection of coffee pods offers the chance to choose your favorite flavor from leading coffee brands.
Let guests be part of the process by placing an espresso and cappuccino machine on the beverage station. Guests get to learn something new and can make drinks suited to their individual tastes. The milk-frothing function in the machine makes delicious cappuccinos, lattes and hot chocolate. Add popular garnishes such as marshmallows, flavored syrups and cinnamon sticks to the display.
Dip coffee filters in fabric dye for a trendy ombre effect, then stack them to create a quick-and-easy tabletop Christmas tree. This party-time activity can double as a decorative favor that will last all winter long.
Transform that pile of coffee filters you have in the cupboard into chic holiday centerpieces. Take this activity to the next level by allowing kids to glue on beads, glitter or pom-poms to create their own tree they can take home.
Coffee lovers will especially love the look and feel of repurposed burlap coffee bean sack stockings. To find them locally, simply ask your neighborhood coffee house for any discarded sacks they may have in the back. Many times, the staff will be more than happy to give them away for free. Coffee bean sacks can also be found online for approximately $5 per sack.
Whether you are renting or owning, in a city or town for one year or in a forever home, there is no reason you can't personalize and customize your space. Emily Henderson advises you "go into your attic or box of mementoes" for artwork and sculptural elements in your home in place of expensive, original artworks. "If it's two-dimension and means something to you, it can become a piece of art." The living room coffee table is a repurposed circus elephant stand painted with black spray paint, as is the etagere in the far corner. Circular forms that bring in a hip, Eighties vibe repeat in the couch and mantel mirror and peacock blue and natural wood side tables in the room to bring cohesion and purpose.
This is not your average bathroom: The makeup vanity features drawers wired with outlets so that appliances like blow dryers can be easily plugged in. And to make getting ready in the morning even more pleasant, there's also a coffee bar!
After partying — er, cramming — all night, then sleeping through breakfast hours, you can find some solace in this clever coffeepot. Program it via app and it will brew when you tell it to, so you don’t even need to get out of bed before the java is ready.
Storage Dilemma: You love entertaining on your deck, patio or porch but hate constantly running inside your house for supplies. Solution: Choose flexible outdoor furniture pieces – like a coffee table with drawers – so you can keep extra napkins, plates or throws for chilly nights nearby and avoid unnecessary trips inside.
You’ve seen them in magazines and on TV, no doubt — built-in coffee bars complete with a sink, fridge and lighted shelving, like this one that Lisa Robazza designed “to utilize an awkward space under a stair in a small kitchen for a client who entertains often.” All those pricey perks are nice, for sure, but you can get the same effect for free. Just reorganize a corner of your kitchen (ideally a spot near your sink) so that all your coffee-making supplies are together: The machine on the counter, mugs or cups in a cabinet above, and filters, pods or grounds in a drawer underneath.
From this side of the room, guests can see that the kitchen comes with a coffee bar. Floating shelves complement the wood beams overhead and showcase the owner's Keurig, favorite mugs and other essentials.
If ever it's too hot or even storming outside, the owners and their guests can just sip their drinks in this cool sunroom instead. Here, a large area rug softens the stone floors, while a tufted sofa and two cushioned chairs provide comfortable seating around a midcentury coffee table.