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Create a coffee tea station!

Are you someone who needs to create a coffee tea station? It’s not for everyone, especially if you subscribe to the philosophy of having things pared down and put away.

Create a coffee tea station

I’m a “use the good china” and “every day is a special occasion” kinda gal so MY philosophy is, if you see it, you use it. Accessories, your journal, your Bible, coffee and tea…

when it’s out, you can enjoy looking at it AND you see what you have and are more likely to wear the necklace or make the cup of tea.

Create a coffee tea station! You use what you can see. -Tabithadumas.com

I’m also big on hospitality, or more accurately, simple hospitality.

This hit home for me on Thanksgiving weekend 2001 when I spent it at my friend’s aunt and uncle’s house two hours out of town. Her uncle offered to make me a cup of tea and handed me a tin with a variety of tea bags to look through. I loved it!

Now I always make sure to have a selection of tea bags in my coffee tea station so my guests can choose their favorite.

Create a coffee tea station! Have a variety of tea bags handy because you use what you can see. -Tabithadumas.com

Most people are probably better off with a coffee tea station combination because it’s easy enough to include both, especially if you’re not brewing loose tea.

As someone who lives a tea lifestyle, I do offer a loose tea option for those who prefer it. It is a delightful ritual but sometimes it’s just easier to boil water and plunk a tea bag into a pretty mug.

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So what do you need in your coffee tea station? Here are some basic essentials but of course it all depends on your preferences and tastes.

  • A way to brew your beverage, whether a Keurig, a coffee pot, French press, an electric tea kettle or a tea pot.

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  • Mugs or cups and saucers. I like to have a variety of tall, short, feminine and whimsical–it’s fun to see what people choose!
  • Coffee, K-cups, tea bags…even cocoa and cider!
  • Fixins’ to include sugar (a few types to choose from are nice, I also like offering sugar cubes just for fun), honey (I like the sticks or the bear) and creamers. Seasonally, offer cinnamon sticks or peppermint sticks.
  • Flavored syrups are nice, too. Then people can add their own creamer and flavor for a custom blend.
  • I like to have a spoon for the sugar + a spoon and small bowl for the spoon after stirring.
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One of my tea stations! When I have company, I keep milk in the cow.
  • If you’re doing loose tea, you’ll need a measuring spoon and strainer, too.
  • Spoons

Considering offering instructions for your coffee maker or Keurig for guests.

There are so many options for a coffee tea station!

The main idea is to use what you have, re-purpose something in your house or find something affordable that suits your needs. It’s OK to be creative and you might want hidden storage or drawers to also store things like napkins, extra coffee, seasonal items, etc.

The simplest options is to dedicate a spot in your kitchen for your coffee tea station.

Create a coffee tea station! -tabithadumas.com Tabitha Dumas tea lifestyle

Create a coffee tea station! -tabithadumas.com Tabitha Dumas tea lifestyle

You could also set one up on your kitchen island or bar with a simple three-tier tray.

Create a coffee tea station! -tabithadumas.com Tabitha Dumas tea lifestyle

If you’re short on space or need the flexibility, what about a coffee tea station cart??

You can move it around to your office or den, or into a different room when entertaining.

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Using a sideboard is a great idea. 

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A sideboard like this offers plenty of space on top plus storage.

Here’s another small-space option. Add a shelf and rod over a counter top or table. 

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The shelf and rod are IKEA.

A small cabinet also works, especially outfitted with a storage shelf and hooks.

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The IKEA shelves work well, too. This is similar to mine in my office.

Create a coffee tea station! -tabithadumas.com Tabitha Dumas tea lifestyle IKEA shelves

Another popular idea is to use a dresser or sideboard, often with some of the drawers taken out. 

Create a coffee tea station! -tabithadumas.com Tabitha Dumas tea lifestyle

Create a coffee tea station! -tabithadumas.com Tabitha Dumas tea lifestyle

Create a coffee tea station! -tabithadumas.com Tabitha Dumas tea lifestyle

Elaborate or simple, a fifteen-minute project for a month-long endeavor, a coffee tea station will add beauty and functionality to your home, will delight your guests and will hopefully inspire you to savor a cup of whatever you fancy.

Do you have a dedicated space for your coffee and tea paraphernalia? Would you consider setting one up?

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About Tabitha Dumas

Seeing women showing UP to their life authentically and confidently--THAT is what excites me. I am a strategist, bringer of the fun, trail blazer and agent of encouragement offering creative and effective strategies to help women elevate their image and expand their influence. I'm also a magazine junkie, dedicated wife, fun-loving mama, bargain shopper and story teller trying to use my powers for good in this crazy world. I love my life!
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