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Working from home, I go through a ton of coffee. I’m sure many of you can relate if you’re a fellow blogger, small business owner, mom or just a busy woman on the go. Mornings in our household are centered around our morning cup of coffee. In fact, I’m drinking some now as I type this.
For Christmas this past year, my husband bought me a brand new Keurig to add to our kitchen. I had been wanting to upgrade my coffee station for a while now, but he never saw the point in spending money on a Keurig…and then we moved to San Diego and I found myself at Starbucks on a daily basis. It was getting expensive. So he caved in and bought me a new coffee maker.
I was thrilled when I opened it up. You would have thought I’d gotten an Apple Watch or something. I couldn’t have been more excited. And of course he made sure to buy me K-Cups, a couple new coffee mugs, the filter system, and of course some Folger’s coffee. So I was all stocked up and ready to go (can you say best husband EVER?).
I had opened it up pretty late in the day so I was way too exhausted to set it all up at that point. But the following morning, I just couldn’t fall back to sleep after Zack left for work so by 5:30am, I was in the kitchen, unpacking it all. I’ve always wanted a full coffee station in my home so since Zack wasn’t home to tell me it was “dumb”, I spent a good hour rearranging our kitchen as well as the cabinets to make room for my new coffee station. I was super impressed with my little coffee spot so I wanted to share with you all how I went about putting it together so that you to can create one in your own home!
FIRST THINGS, FIRST: YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE WHERE YOU WANT YOUR COFFEE STATION TO BE.
I had to be a bit more creative with mine because our kitchen is super tiny here. Like horribly tiny. Counter space just doesn’t exist and we’re currently obsessed with buying new appliances. It’s a problem. So I really had to do some rearranging to make everything “fit”. I knew I wanted it closer to the fridge so that I could easily access the creamer without having to walk across the kitchen every time so that was really my deciding factor right there since I can’t exactly move the fridge.
NEXT, YOU NEED TO GATHER EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR STATION.
This will vary from person to person, but for me this included: my Keurig and its many accessories, coffee cups, Folgers Coffee, K-Cups, sugar, creamer (or in my case, easy access to the creamer), and other miscellaneous coffee station items like teas, hot cocoa, spoons, etc. Pretty much anything you need to make your coffee in the morning.
ONCE YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED, IT’S TIME TO SET IT ALL UP!
Our cabinets are super tiny so having everything on one shelf like I wanted it was a little more challenging. To make this work, I poured the sugar and coffee into separate mason jars. This is a super cute way to store them and they take up so much less space as well. I then put the rest of the sugar and coffee on a higher shelf and just restock the mason jars when needed. I’d love to buy a drawer at some point for the K-Cups, but for now my system works as is.
Also in this cabinet, I have my teas, hot cocoa, K-Cups, our larger coffee pot and a few other miscellaneous things that I may need within arm’s reach. Really only the essentials since the shelf isn’t that large and can’t hold everything under the sun.
As I mentioned above, my station is right next to the fridge so that I have easy access to creamers as well as my cold brew coffee for the days I’m wanting to change it up a bit. While my kitchen isn’t large by any mans, I’m lazy some mornings so having the fridge right there is great!
Our coffee mugs are actually stored across the kitchen so to keep everything together, we bought this super cute coffee cup holder at Bed Bath & Beyond. There are plenty of more extravagant coffee cup holders out there, but since our kitchen is so tiny, we decided to stick with a super basic one so it didn’t take up too much space. I then chose some of my go to coffee cups and moved them to this counter so that they’re right there in front of me as I’m making my coffee.
TIME TO TEST IT OUT!
There’s no better way to make sure something works than to take it for a test drive. Hence why many women love to carry around items they’re interested in purchasing while they’re shopping before fully committing (anyone else do this?). From here, you can make some final adjustments to your station so that it’s fully functional and fits your needs. Once you add those finishing touches, you’re done! You now have a super cute little coffee station for those days where you just need a cup of coffee stat![youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOusmnhA6jY]While we’re talking about coffee here, remember all those fun Folgers commercial jingles? Well Folgers is now holding a Folgers Jingle Contest and they want YOU to participate! This year, they’re teaming up with country music singer-songwriter Chris Young to inspire aspiring musicians to follow their dreams. Is this you? Here’s how to enter!
First, you must submit a video of your best version of the iconic jingle on the Folgers website any time between January 30th and February 27th. This video must include the complete melody and complete lyrics of “The Best Part of Wakin’ Up is Folgers in Your Cup.”
Between February 27th and March 19th, Folgers will choose 5 semi-finalists to have a mentoring session with Chris Young before the online voting period begins. How cool is that?!
Online voting will occur from March 27th to April 24th. Fans can vote daily for their favorite jingle and every vote you receive will enter you to win prizes up to $10,000.
Finally, in May, one winner will be selected to win the grand prize of $25,000!
Does this not sound like such a fun contest?! If I were more musically inclined, I’d enter myself! But I’m sure there are plenty of better musicians out there. If you think this could be you then be sure to submit your video here!
Do you have a coffee station in your home? Do you plan to enter the Folgers Jingle Contest?