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20 DIY Coffee Bar Ideas to Wake Up Your Inner Barista

If you need a little caffeine boost in the morning but don’t want to head out to the coffee shop every day, you can recreate the cafe experience by building your coffee bar. This way, you can organize your coffee-making essentials and add a unique touch to your kitchen or dining room.

In this article, we’ve listed our top 20 best DIY coffee bar ideas to get you started.

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1. Simple navy-copper coloured bar

This chic and modern navy bar makes an excellent overhead addition to any home’s kitchen, given its neutral tones and economic size. If you want a gorgeous space to hang your coffee mugs and cups, this wood and copper solution is the perfect solution.

2. A mix of antique and modern

With a little paint and stainer, you can transform an old wardrobe or cupboard into a fresh coffee bar that can hold everything you need for your morning cup of joe.

Above the bar, you can hang a black wooden shelf to contain your cutting boards and plates to add a modern touch to an otherwise rustic and traditional coffee bar setup.

3. A modern home coffee bar

With a bit of pine board and an empty countertop (with a couple of IKEA brackets), you can create a beautiful stained dual-shelf setup for your favourite coffee supplies. The coffee station has enough space to carry your coffee machine, syrups, mugs, presses, and more.

4. Outdoor coffee bar

For something a little more outside the box, check out this cute coffee bar that you can wheel outside to a tailgate party, backyard barbecue, or any other outdoor gathering.

It’s designed like an aeroplane meal cart, so you can conveniently wheel it wherever you need to go.

5. Simple and useful

A simple, white two-shelf table is enough to create a basic coffee bar that gets the job done. For this unit, a KALLAX table with 4-inch feet (CAPITA) provided enough space for a coffee maker, mugs, K-cups, straws, and various other coffee essentials.

6. Re-purposing a vintage dresser

If you have a vintage dresser handy, why not convert it into a coffee bar? This traditional coffee station features storage for your mugs (hanging above) as well as a dual container for two types of ground coffee, such as decaf and caffeinated or fine versus coarse grind.

7. Coffee bar cart

If you’ve always wanted your airline-style bar cart, you can easily recreate this DIY coffee bar on wheels. For less than $50, this bar cart features everything you need to wheel your coffee supplies around the house. Plus, it can double as a wheeled wine bar in the evenings.

8. A hidden neat wooden bar

Nothing beats a pull-out coffee bar. Keeping your coffee supplies in a wooden DIY pull-out drawer makes it easy to keep all your supplies together. Plus, a pull-out coffee drawer hides all of your K-cups and mason jars full of coffee when company comes over.

9. A dresser mirror coffee bar

A spare vanity mirror is all you need to get started building your DIY coffee bar. Simply remove the mirror from the dresser and put it atop your cabinet.

Coffee mugs can go on top of the cabinet (in front of the mirror) while the cabinet's interior can hold your presses, K-cups, and other goodies.

10. A rustic take on the classic coffee bar cart

A wheeled coffee bar cart makes a cute addition to any home. However, this bar cart can be stained to your preference, only requires four casters, and can feature PVC piping to help save you a few bucks. This bar cart has a rustic look that suits cottages and homes alike.

11. DIY Ikea coffee cart

This DIY coffee cart stands out from the pack for its double-drawer compartment, which lets you tuck away K-cups, spoons, straws, and other goodies. Plus, this cart can double as a kitchen island if you want something to eat on.

12. A coffee shop vibe

If you can’t make it to the coffee shop, why not turn your home into one? The blackboard behind this brown and grey coffee bar gives off the impression of a boutique coffee shop.

As an added touch, pot lights can provide an accent to objects on the shelf, such as your coffee-filled mason jars or decorative plants.

13. Vintage coffee bar

This all-white coffee bar is an excellent addition to the home of any coffee lover who wants a clean, modern look for their coffee setup. Contrasted with a black “menu-style” chalkboard, this coffee bar provides everything you need to recreate a cafe aesthetic.

14. Avant-garde coffee cart

This Wayfair-inspired coffee bar looks like a TV tray but is designed to hold your coffee maker and all its necessities. For a more avant-garde look, you can add a record player or art piece to the lower shelf.

15. Black pipe DIY makeover coffee bar

A coffee station should have a timeless look. That's precisely where this DIY coffee bar excels. If you have some woodworking chops, try this durable black pipe coffee bar that will surely last the test of time.

16. Another vintage DIY makeover coffee bar

This DIY coffee bar is another spin on the classic dresser-turned-coffee station. With this coffee station, you never have to worry about losing your mugs or dairy, because everything conveniently hangs above your coffee maker.

17. Adorable dresser turnover coffee bar

You can easily repurpose an old thrift store dresser as a beautiful coffee bar. If you want a funky, cottage-like coffee bar that can breathe new life into a former space, check out this turnover DIY coffee bar project.

18. Sideboard and floating shelves

The-floating-shelves look is a current trend but has the feeling of timelessness about it. If you want to save space on your walls and create a wonderfully trendy but sophisticated coffee bar, try this DIY floating coffee shelf.

19. Coffee bar barn door console

For a unique take on a home coffee bar, try this barn door console that can be completed in a single weekend and only requires pine wood, chalkboard paint, and stain.

20. Ultimate coffee bar

This coffee bar gives off the appearance of a turn-of-the-century cafe with its dark colours and old wood construction. If you want a coffee bar that will last the time of time, look no further than this ultimate DIY coffee bar that features plenty of space for your java-making goodies.

Wrapping Up

True coffee lovers know how important it is to go through their morning rituals and prepare a fresh pot or cup.

With a coffee bar or wheeled coffee cart, you can take your morning routine to the next level and recreate a rustic cafe-like experience without leaving the comfort of home or your pyjamas.

What do you think of our collection of ideas? Did it inspire you? Let us know in the comments.

Jovana D
I come from a country where people drink domestic coffee (what the rest of the world knows as Turkish coffee) and where Nescafe designates all instant coffees ever made. So, imagine my first encounter with, say, Hario V60...Yes, it was love at first sight.  Today I’m a moderate coffee connoisseur and a huge coffee lover. My favorite brewing methods are the V60 and traditional espresso-making. Yet, despite my country’s long tradition of Turkish-coffee-adoring, I somehow cannot stand it. That’s just too dark, even for me.

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