A coffee station or designated area of your kitchen for coffee and tea is a must have if you are renting to guests on vacation. Create a practical, simple, and functional Airbnb coffee bar station that is fully stocked. In this post, I’m going to share the best ways to create a coffee station in your Airbnb vacation rental that guests will love!
A functional and aesthetic coffee bar in your short term rental if one of those extras that will get you more 5 star reviews! There are so many different versions and options for your coffee station or coffee corner. You should always include the coffee bar essentials like coffee maker, coffee grounds or pods, creamers, sugar, tea bags, coffee mugs!
First things first, let’s start with a list of the essentials to include at your Airbnb coffee bar.
Airbnb Coffee Bar Must Haves:
- Coffee Maker
- Coffee Grounds or Pods
- Coffee Filters
- Tea Bags
- Coffee Mugs
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Here are some coffee bar ideas that I’ve used as inspiration!
Now let’s go through some of the things you should take into consideration when creating your coffee bar!
First, designate an area of your Airbnb kitchen for your coffee bar station
I’ve seen this done many ways. The best 2 options are a separate area on your kitchen countertops or a stand alone cabinet or kitchen island. I had a space next to my refrigerator and decided to put a small kitchen island with storage to use as my dedicated coffee station area.
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The extra storage was key for me. The kitchen at The Beach Life Bungalow is on the smaller side and having a separate area for a coffee machine helped free up a lot of counter space! If you have a large kitchen, using your countertop might be the best option for you.
Even open storage with a small kitchen island will work! Store coffee mugs on the shelves underneath – they are cute and functional.
Or if you’re lucky enough, there will be a designated area for your coffee station with room for a beverage refrigerator and built in floating shelving for coffee supplies.
Next, decide what kind of coffee machine you’ll be getting
A simple coffee maker for your coffee bar is the way to go in my opinion. Vacationers that are renting your AirBnb are looking for a quick way to make a solid cup of coffee.
If you’re looking for something a little more upscale, go for a complete coffee system that has a built in espresso machine. If your AirBnb is a luxury property, having multiple coffee options will definitely impress your guests.
Keurig brewers are also popular. The only downside of K-cups is that they are more expensive than regular coffee beans and guests will expect them to be stocked upon arrival. Coffee grounds can be bought in bulk and replenished into a cute coffee storage tin for guests to use during their stay.
If you have a small space, like a tiny house, you should consider using a compact coffee machine. This tiny house in Florida utilizes their small space perfectly. A small Keurig machine with a mounted coffee cup rack right above it.
Accessorize to fit you design and decor style
There are so many cute coffee mugs and coffee decor signs that you can buy to fit the style of your AirBnb coffee bar. Use your creativity and make your coffee bar something to remember in your AirBnb.
I recently started my second Airbnb and here is how I added a dedicated coffee station. I purchased a console style table from Facebook Marketplace (to save $$!) and accessorized with a few trays and a cute coffee bar sign.
Simple but functional! Especially because there are drawers in the table I bought… these are perfect for adding coffee and tea essentials but hiding them away so everything looks neat.
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Make Sure Guests Know Where Your Coffee Supplies Are
Using a sign to designate the coffee area will let guests know where they will go to get their morning cup of coffee. I suggest using labeled signed and containers for keeping things like coffee grounds, sugar, tea bags, honey, creamers, etc.
Create Simple Organization For Your Coffee Bar
Setting up your coffee bar in an organized fashion will encourage guests to keep it organized!
If you have drawer space for your coffee bar, getting a drawer organizer system specifically for coffee supplies is a great way to start.
If you don’t have drawer space, use a coffee organizer for the countertop.
Floating shelves are also a great way to decorate your coffee bar with functional items that keep it looking clean and organized.
Go above and beyond with an elegant coffee bar
If your Airbnb is more of a luxury property, it makes sense to step up your coffee area.
One way to do this is to add a high end espresso machine like the Breville Barista.
Add open shelving to display extra coffee mugs that will act as decor in your space. On the shelving, you can also display a piece of art to fit your design style, candles, and a small plant.
Having a larger cabinet for your vacation rental coffee bar will create more counter space. This will allow guests to really use this as a true coffee space!
Store all of the coffee supplies in the drawers for a one stop spot for coffee in your Airbnb.
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Recently someone posted a picture of their new coffee station after using this post as a guide – love it! Here is her finished coffee bar that she uploaded to Pinterest.
The kitchen island cabinet is perfect in this space. And the use of a floating shelf for a few more cute coffee decor items.
And of course some simple black canisters with wood lids for coffee grounds, tea bags, and sugar.
More coffee bar ideas to be guest ready!
Another great thing about a dedicated coffee station is that you can decorate it for any holiday! Just add a few little signs when the holiday’s are coming up and your guests will really love the thoughtful touches.
Hey, I’m Melissa.
As an Airbnb Superhost and someone who is passionate about investing in real estate, I created Beach Life Bliss to share my experiences and help short term rental operators. I have been a landlord for over 10 years and started my first Airbnb property in 2019.
Creating a space with amenities that guests love, beautifully designed rooms, and providing exceptional hospitality will make your Airbnb business thrive.
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