Random Ramblings: A COFFEE BAR WITH Dunkin' Donuts®

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A COFFEE BAR WITH Dunkin' Donuts®

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Have you ever seen something you loved and wanted in your house immediately?  That was me recently. I don't drink coffee but Jacob drinks it all the time.
On instagram recently I kept seeing all these coffee bars and it was so inspiring.  I knew I was obsessing over them so much that I HAD to have one too.  

So I thought it would be fun to share with you some steps to creating your own coffee bar at home and inspired by Dunkin' Donuts®.

There are a few things you need to get started.  
1. A table/ cabinet/ shelf - something.  Anything to put the coffee maker on.  I got mine at a thrift store for $6.00.  Total score.  


2. A coffee pot/ Keurig - something to make coffee with.  

3. Shelf for above the cabinet to hang mugs from.  It could just be hooks on the wall too. 


4. Dunkin' Donuts® Coffee Creamer Singles.  With these you can now enjoy the taste of Dunkin' Donuts® Coffee Creamer from anywhere.  What is better than right in your own home.  They are singles, that do not require to be refrigerated.  They are creamy and full of flavor.  They have 3 flavors available : Caramel, Vanilla and Hazelnut.  
They are perfect and convenient because they are affordable that  we can buy a box for him to have at home and one to take to work with him in his office too.  


5.  Of course last but not least you need coffee.  We just recently switched to using ground coffee in a reusable filter for the Keurig. However thought don't forget about the  Dunkin’ K-Cup® packs.  They are made especially for your Keurig® K-Cup® brewing system and come in a range of flavors and varieties.  Instead of ground coffee in this jar we used to store our k-Cup packs.  

The things I listed above are just the necessity things you will need to start any coffee bar.  

The rest of these things are just details to make your coffee bar unique to you and your home.  
Some fun elements that I added to decorate and spruce up our space were little things I just had around the house.  

* The metal bucket on top of the shelf I got at a garage sale for $2.00
* The plant inside the metal bucket I got at a thrift store months ago, it was just somewhere in the house so I moved it to here and love it SO much more in this spot.  I love adding greenery to any area. 
* The mugs are my RaeDunn mugs and the only 2 that I own.  I love them so much.  
* The metal chalkboard my mother in law bought me a few weeks ago when we were in CA visiting.  

Now where to put your coffee bar is another question. 
We have a big open kitchen/dining room/living room area.  So as soon as I became obsessed with making a coffee bar in our home I thought this would be the perfect spot for ours. 
It is right by the kitchen still, but not in the way of our daily routines.  

Let me talk about where to get the necessity things.
* The table cabinet : you can build one/ use one from another room in your house/ buy one at a thrift store or garage sale.  Use your imagination. A bakers rack anything that can hold the essentials.  
You can find them on the Coffee aisle. 

*The shelf with the hooks I got at Ross, but any shelf will do even if it doesn't have hooks.  Use your imagination here too. 
* Keurig  or any coffee pot will work.  You can find so many varieties and brands right at Walmart while you are picking up you other items to create this space.   
* No metal bucket?  That is ok - what about a pitcher and cream and sugar bowls that match your kitchen colors.  


Where to put your coffee bar. 

Putting your coffee bar is simple once you have all they key items. 
* Place your cabinet/table where you want it.
* Add coffee pot on top
*Add coffee 
* Add Dunkin' Donuts® Coffee Creamer Singles in a jar next to your coffee for easy access. 
* Mugs on a shelf or hook
* Fun little decorative details.  

Once you have created this unique space you can brew yourself a cup of coffee and sit down and admire your coffee bar. 


I love this little coffee bar and the Dunkin' Donuts® Coffee Creamer Singles. It is easy for my husband to come home from work and make himself a nice cup of coffee with some Dunkin' Donuts® Caramel Creamer and relax for a few minutes before dinner and the nightly routine continues.  I have to say I like a few  Dunkin' Donuts® Caramel Creamers in my hot chocolate too.  But shhh don't tell the kids because then they might use them all.  :)  

What is your favorite way to drink your coffee?
Do you have a perfect spot to create a coffee bar in your home?  If you do create one I would love to see it.  Share me your link in the comments.  

Have a great day and go enjoy a cup of cofee!

~NICOLE

4 comments:

  1. Such a cute andd cozy idea for your home. Looks great for guests, too!
    I'll have to try the caramel.

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    1. Thank you so much. I don't know why I became so obsessed with having a thing like this at home, but I sure love it lol. I am wondering what the caramel would taste like in a hot cup of hot chocolate too. YUM.

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  2. Such a cute idea!! I need to find a space in my kitchen where I can set something like this up! #client

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