4. Display coffee accoutrements
Place your coffee maker, espresso machine, milk frother, coffee scale, hot water kettle and anything else you use to brew center stage. Boyd likes to display various brewing devices, such as a Chemex, single-serve system and French press. “When your friends come over for the weekend, they’ll be impressed with the press,” Boyd says.
But you don’t need a $5,000 espresso maker to create a coffee bar. A single-serve machine or small drip coffee maker, a decorative tray and a pair of mugs will be perfect for small spaces. That said, if you do have a top-of-the line espresso maker, make sure to show it off.
“Instead of placing a normal coffee maker on the countertop, our clients are investing in beautiful machines, going with built-ins like Thermador or Miele,” says Shannon Ggem, owner of Ggem Design in Los Angeles, which caters to