Are the smell of freshly extracted espresso and the sound of the grinder, and of the coffee coming out of the professional coffee machine part of your most pleasant habits and you can’t give them up even when you are at home? The solution is simple: it’s time to create a home coffee bar in your home too!
When you are at home you make many small sacrifices, due to lack of time, space, or simply ideas.
In reality, dedicating an area to the coffee ritual is a bit like indulging in a moment of pleasure.
Imagine yourself at home, with your favourite cup, enjoying freshly extracted coffee. You can sit on the sofa and take a break from everyday responsibilities or return to your workstation with your steaming drink.
Creating a home coffee bar doesn’t mean renovating your apartment but managing the spaces so that you can have a coffee corner in the kitchen or somewhere else in the house.
You don’t need to have a huge area. By giving the green light to your creativity, you can set up your home bar anywhere: in a portable trolley, inside a wardrobe, by putting up shelves on the wall, transforming a part of the corridor that you don’t use.
There are coffee corners suitable for all styles of furniture and every budget.
To create a home bar, all you need is an airtight container for your favourite coffee blend, a sugar bowl, some cups you love, and your coffee machine.
Starting from these elements, then, you can indulge yourself according to your tastes. If you love treating yourself to a sweet, don’t miss out on a box of chocolates. While, if there is no room for sugars in your lifestyle, buy natural sweeteners and some sugar-free snacks.
What is a coffee home bar?
In the last two years, nights out, coffee at the bar, and breaks during work are habits that we have had to give up. Smart working is a way of working that has affected many Italians, forced to review their lifestyle and rhythms outside the home. Not to mention the restrictions controlling access to places, which have had a significant impact on household consumption.
But giving up the pleasure of a coffee as good as in a bar is not possible. It is a ritual that has been part of our tradition for over a century.
And, you know, Italians are resourceful when it comes to finding valid alternatives, especially when it comes to coffee.
To make up for the need for espresso, in many homes a coffee home bar is being created. It is a corner set up with all the accessories needed to make espresso at home: the coffee machine, the grinder, the roasted coffee beans, the cups, the spoons, and the milk jug.
Although we have reached the end of the emergency, the idea of creating a home bar is still valid, for providing your home both with an aesthetic touch and value to your coffee time.
A home bar can be created in an extra space, by arranging a trolley with everything you need, in the door of a wardrobe or a corner of the kitchen. If you have large rooms, you can also design your coffee corner in harmony with the style of the house.
Consider that, if you learn how to use a lever coffee machine correctly, you will be able to recreate the atmosphere of the bar. You will have the aroma of coffee that fascinates your guests, you will feel the olfactory characteristics of the espresso in your studio, you will savour the exotic taste of the beans even while reading a book.
The home bar is much more than a coffee corner. It is a concept that can make you experience the pleasure of going out even from the sofa in your home. In this way, coffee at home is no longer that of breakfast, but turns into a moment of break and leisure, to be shared with the family.
Why is the Home Bar very popular among the no-vaxes?
Lockdowns and restrictions for people who haven’t been vaccinated or cured from Covid have drastically altered Italian eating habits.
If drinking espresso at the bar was an unavoidable gesture for coffee lovers before the pandemic, that is no longer the case. Many people have struggled to break this tendency and reorganize their lives.
Due to the restrictions imposed by the government, linked to the possession of the super green pass to access bars, restaurants and bistros, no-vax people can no longer sip an espresso coffee at the counter or sit at the table.
Many of our compatriots, on the other hand, have managed to turn a difficult position into an opportunity. How? Moving the bar at home.
The concept of organizing themselves independently to spend the evenings with friends had a particularly favourable response among people who do not have the green pass or prefer not to exhibit it. Furthermore, the afternoon coffee appointment is moved to the home bar, which is precisely set up and prepared to sustain social interactions and conviviality.
To ensure that the host is not burdened with all of the costs, each participant pays a price for the provision of the best coffee blend. Alternatively, guests can bring food and sweets to help restock the home bar.
In order for the evenings to be a success, and, above all, contribute to restoring a bit of normality, the home bar must have bar cups, tea, herbal teas, sugar and sweeteners, some chocolates and an espresso machine that makes a high-quality coffee.
Pontevecchio lever coffee machines are ideal for get-togethers with friends. The lever is a coffee extraction process that provides high-quality coffee with bar-like properties. They also come with a filter for the pods and a nozzle to heat water and preparing alternative drinks like infusions and teas.
Some ideas to create your home coffee bar
Shabby, elegant, retro, colourful: there is no limit to ideas for setting up your home coffee bar. Just a little ingenuity and a few images to inspire you and your home bar will be ready in a second.
We have collected 11 trendy ideas for you to give your home bar a perfect look. Remember that you don’t need huge space or spend an exorbitant amount. Once you have found the right angle, you can change the tone of the wall, retrieve Grandma’s cup service, go to a flea market, and choose the right accessories.
In addition, depending on the season, you can decorate the corner bar with Easter decorations, make it Christmas, or add a pumpkin and some sweets and set it up for Halloween.
Let’s see how to make your home bar unique.
1. Hidden in a cabinet
If the house is not big enough and you do not have a space to set up your home bar, you can take advantage of a kitchen cabinet. The cabinet blends in with the rest of the furniture, but opening it you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a real B&B.
To best create your hidden home bar, don’t forget the coffee jars, breakfast mugs, cookies, cereals, and jams. If you want a wider choice, take some selected teas as well. So, each morning will be different and will give you the right sprint to face the day.
2. In a kitchen space used as a home bar
On the contrary, if your kitchen is spacious and offers you corners to enhance, we recommend that you create a corner reserved for coffee.
You can divide the environment into two rooms: one reserved for the main kitchen and the other for the pantry. In this area, you can arrange large appliances, such as those of the bar, and on the counter, place the essential accessories for making coffee.
Above the counter, set up shelves to store cups, juicers, bread baskets, and a cookie container.
3. The home bar on a drink trolley
The drink trolley transforms into a real traveling bar counter that allows you to have all the accessories at your fingertips, in any room you are in.
The coffee machine must be placed on the top, next to the cups and saucers. On the shelves below you can place the other ingredients, such as coffee, a bottle of water, and milk.
To spice up the home bar trolley, choose cookbooks about coffee powders, cookies, and coffee etiquette.
You will see that your guests will be amazed by the attention you have to details.
4. Set up a DIY home coffee bar
If you have a vintage-style home, you can also take a piece of furniture and place a marble top with a glossy finish on it. In this way, you will make it more modern and perfect to decorate with coffee accessories.
You can cover the imperfections of the marble with baskets, jars, and cups. All while maintaining only one colour.
A few succulent plants or even a coffee plant will add an extra touch to your buffet.
5. Create a colorful coffee bar
To optimize space, you can also use the walls around the bar cabinet in a functional way. Choose linear shelves and crockery hooks to hang your cups.
Also, use your imagination and colour the wall, or decorate it with themed writings and aphorisms.
Such a home bar allows you to choose the style you prefer. With a linear piece of furniture, you can combine coloured cups and accessories, or opt for the classic black & white.
6. The special cabinet bar
If you have good ability and know-how to work with wood, you can also recover waste materials and create your bar cabinet.
Just take an old cabinet that you no longer use, choose a modern colour, and renovate it.
On the counter, add a shelf to store cups and syrups. Put your coffee machine on top and light it up the right way. You can also use wood in the background to make your home bar dedicated to espresso even more special.
7. The home bar in the corridor
When the kitchen is small but there are unused spaces in the house, you can redesign the rooms and make them more functional.
The corridor is an environment that lends itself perfectly to hosting an elongated piece of furniture or customized shelves.
With wooden shelves and black pipes, you can create your own personalized and perfectly equipped coffee station for a quick coffee (espresso, indeed!).
The exposed shelves can also be convenient for storing jars or appliances that have no place in the kitchen. The important thing is that you pay attention to the aesthetic harmony of the accessories you choose.
8. The Valentine’s home coffee bar
To make Valentine’s day even more special, you can give your coffee corner a look suitable for the occasion.
In this way, you will show your partner your love for them and, why not, for a common passion: coffee.
You can paint the wall with dry chalkboard paint and apply wooden shelves.
For accessories you can indulge in compulsive shopping, giving in to red and white cups.
Even some treats and chocolates fit perfectly into your Valentine’s Day home bar.
Such a design can be proposed in any season, even in the coffee corner of a farmhouse or bed and breakfast.
9. Rustic coffee corner
For a rustic breakfast corner, simply retrieve an old wooden table and sand it down. On the table you can put different cups, very simple and linear.
On the wall, you can apply metal shelves in which you will place the jars of sugar, honey, and, above all, coffee.
If you have old doilies tucked away in your drawers, it’s time to get them out.
Even a jar with lavender flowers would be perfect for a rustic and simple atmosphere.
10. Musical coffee corner
Do you love listening to music while sipping a good coffee?
Some designers have offered multipurpose furniture, in which everything needed for making espresso can be stored alongside vinyl records. This is a good option for serious enthusiasts who value devoting space to their senses, which includes both taste and hearing.
This sort of furniture is appropriate for those who, despite the difficulty of getting to the facilities, desire to maintain a social life and establish a little room within the home’s walls.
11. Home bar in the niches of the wall
In old houses, making little niches inside the walls can be a charming idea. These can be finished with stone and embellished with soft lightning.
Each compartment can store different things: coffee, wines, cups, glasses, fruit, chocolates, cigars.
Lamps and furnishings should complement the room’s decor, contributing to an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Recovered furniture and wrought iron accents go in wonderfully in this setting.
Home bar for your espresso
If coffee is one of the essential moments of your daily routine, you should find a comfortable place to place your home bar.
With a lever coffee machine like the one of Pontevecchio, you just need something simple to create a perfect atmosphere in which to sip an excellent quality espresso.
Our coffee machines are available in different colours and adapt to any type of context. The design is essential, designed to furnish any type of home bar dedicated to coffee.
To discover Pontevecchio lever coffee machines, ask us for information.
We will help you to set up your coffee corner according to your taste!