This is your horoscope to build your own coffee station at home

Of all the questionable trends that have sprung up on TikTok (need I remind you of balsamic vinegar and cold-water “Coca-Cola” or the infamous milk crate challenge?), a few have actually brought explanatory value to my life — even a home coffee station, that is. Motivated by the prospect of saving money on latte drinks or teasing a new home venture for #content, TikTok users everywhere are creating their very own coffee bars at home. There aren’t any hard and fast rules, a coffee station can be its own cart, a shelving unit stationed in your kitchen or living room (a bar cart but convenient), or a partitioned piece of your countertop, but the main goal is to have everything you need to make quality coffee. The café (we’re talking about everything from beans and brewery and sugar to flavored drinks, cups and straws) is neatly arranged in one central place. If you’re like me, you also want to be your own barista, read on for all the recent finds you need to build your very own coffee shop at home. Check out Design Milk Shop for more.

New from Cloud 9 Clay Ceramics Studio in Philly, the Mug 127 has a bright, lustrous green paint (painted by founder Peyton Flynn) that requires everyone to see—making it the perfect addition to your home coffee station. With its modern curved handle and precisely tapered shape, the stoneware mug feels comfortable in your hands, and looks good too! The fact that it is dishwasher and microwave safe is a plus.

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dark brown cup

KINTO Sepia Cups will add a warm, retro aesthetic to your home coffee station thanks to their signature dark brown hue. The cup’s elegant square handle evokes the feel of vintage glassware, while providing a secure grip while drinking. While the heat-resistant glass makes it a convenient choice for hot and cold coffee and tea (if you like that kind of thing). For the full café experience, I recommend pairing multiple cups with KINTO’s Non-Slip Wooden Tray.

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low glass

If you’re an iced coffee junkie like me, you know just how well glassware is integrated into the whole experience. Departo’s aesthetically pleasing iced coffee glasses are made at home thanks to their ingeniously curved design, shafted bases, and the various tints available. Their low profile glass is the perfect size to stack at your coffee station, and the smokey gray finish brings a fresh, modern look to your coffee shop setting. When you’re not using it for iced coffee, Low Glass is a perfect choice for wine, juice, water, and whatever else you have in your fridge.

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studio excuse cup

To give your home coffee station a shot of color and earthy texture, look at this sculptural mug from Les Pied De Biche’s sister company Studio Pretext. Handcrafted in the brand’s Brussels studio, the MB.II mug bypasses the entire glaze, displaying the natural beauty and versatility of ceramic materials through the exquisite marble of red and white sandstone. Between the mug’s tactile appeal and uniquely engineered accents, the MB.II mug is a must-have for coffee and a sculptural accent all in one.

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kento kettle

You can’t have a coffee station without the right tools. The KINTO Stainless Steel Kettle is essential for making coffee no matter your preferred brewing method. The Japanese kettle is designed with a long, curved spout that allows optimum control over the pouring process, and a sturdy, extended handle for easy grip. Personally, I’m obsessed with the smooth, matte finish of the white version, and the crisp, modern look it’ll bring to a coffee shop!

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Eva Solo coffee maker

For those who can’t resist a touch of metal, check out Eva Solo’s Cafetière. This minimalist coffee press features a sleek stainless steel design accented with a natural oak handle for a modern blend of textures that complements any coffee station. The pour spout delivers drip-free pouring every time, while the steel cafeteria material keeps hot coffee hot – making it a brewer and a vacuum jug in one.

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French press HAY

A modern and playful upgrade to a classic French press design, HAY French Press Brewer adds a pop of color to your at-home coffee station. Crafted from durable clear borosilicate glass and adorned with a contrasting yellow lid and a lustrous cobalt blue handle, this elegant Scandinavian coffee maker gives it a raised yet whimsical look that will spice up your morning coffee ritual.

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ceramic jug

Departo’s Ceramic Carafe features a simple and carefully designed design, ideal for pouring milk or cream into your morning coffee. The wide bowl base and narrow spout accommodates more than a latte too – use it for storing small accessories like tea bags, straws and stirrers, for storing fresh herbs in your kitchen, or even for watering plants! Talk about multiple hyphenation.

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cliff risers

Open Spaces Shelf Risers are always a game-changing storage solution, but especially at the coffee station. Use it to lift coffee makers and tools, and store smaller items like mugs, mugs, and sugar bowls underneath to achieve your dream clutter-free coffee bar. Plus, its white lacquered wood top and cream legs brighten the look of your worktop.

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jar ayasa

These colorful TIIPOI jars are perfect for storing your favorite ground coffee or loose leaf tea. On top of providing textural contrast with the jar’s aluminum body, airtight wooden lids help preserve all the subtle flavors and freshness of your coffee beans, so you get a delicious cup every time. Even better, the bright yellow color instantly revitalizes the look of your café, preparing you for the caffeine you crave in the morning!

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coffee break candle

To complete the entire coffee shop experience, enjoy the aroma of roasting coffee beans with the Anecdote Coffee Break Candle. Let the aromas of rich French roast, coconut, and chia mingle with hints of sweet vanilla, sugar cane, and intoxicating praline – to cultivate a complex yet comforting aroma that rivals that of the café next door.

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floating coffee

To experience the thrill of tasting new coffee without leaving the house, look at Driftaway coffee subscriptions. They work with sustainable coffee growers around the world to send you curated coffees every month, learning more about your preferences along the way so you get a truly personalized experience – and a delicious cup of coffee.

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Chamberlain coffee

I’ll admit that the packaging is what sold me on Chamberlain’s coffee at first. The image of these bright and colorful individual coffee pods (which can be composted, by the way) lining my coffee station was too romantic to ignore. Fortunately, this is a love story with a happy ending. All coffees are incredibly delicious, and I love the fact that I can switch them up cup after cup without having to open a whole new bag of coffee beans. The combination of Social Dog and Fancy Mouse is a personal favorite!

$90 for the full set for a single service
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Alexa is the Commerce Editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound Phoebe. Longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stop in any new city is art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM’s shop picks, she might be buried in a book, watching reality TV, or venturing around her town with her partner and puppy.

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