Take a tour of Tina’s ultimate coffee bar… plus, find out what ‘fluffy coffee’ is!
Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the home of Tina Schaible, known as @to_mimishousewego on Instagram. We took photographs of her beautiful home featuring products from our Spring Decor Box for the Spring 2022 issue of Homemade magazine. You can read more about our collaboration, here.
Upon entering Tina’s home, I instantly felt welcomed not only by her warm and cozy home, but by her sweet Southern hospitality. She quickly offered me a cup of coffee from what felt like a quaint little coffee shop. She has so many amazing decorating ideas that I am sharing a few with y’all. Here’s Tina’s ultimate coffee bar and everything you need to put in a coffee bar at home.
The Ultimate Coffee Bar
Create a space. Stock it. Decorate it.
1. Create a space.
Whether you have a dedicated drink cart or carve out an area on the kitchen counter, create a space for your coffee bar. You can easily convert furniture you already have like an armoire or storage cabinet. A simple coffee bar works great for a butler’s pantry or appliance garage hidden in the kitchen cabinets, like I did in my home.
Tina had floating shelves added above the kitchen cabinets in her breakfast nook. If you are designing a home or remodeling a kitchen soon, this is a great idea to keep in mind if you love coffee as much as we do.
2. Stock it full of your favorites.
Here are few necessities to keep your coffee bar stocked and functioning. Of course, you need a coffee maker, mugs, spoons and your favorite brand of coffee. Plus, any syrups or creamers that you love to flavor your coffee. Canisters or small dishes are great to store coffee, sugar or creamer. Then, use trays, mug racks or crates to keep everything organized.
- coffee maker
- coffee or K-cups
- creamer or sugar
- flavored syrups
- biscotti or waffle coffee cookies
- canisters or small dishes
- tray or crate
Tina has a fully automatic espresso coffee maker which makes everything from to latte macchiato to cappuccinos. It’s how she makes her ‘fluffy coffee’ every morning. However, I am pretty simple and drink my coffee black.
3. Decorate the coffee bar.
Now that your space is fully functioning, add your personal touch to the space. For instance, add coffee themed signs or decor, pretty dishes and a little greenery. From personalized spoons to pretty mugs, make it yours!
Tina’s Fluffy Coffee Recipe
Make the coffee. Drink the coffee. Repeat.
‘Fluffy Coffee’ is Tina’s signature cup of Joe. Basically, it is a flavored latte with plenty of frothed milk and topped generously with whipped cream and sprinkles. I can personally attest to its deliciousness and something about it makes it so decadent. It’s even better when you prepare it with a Vintage Stamped Spoon! Enjoy, friends.
- Prepare an extra-large cup of latte (espresso + steamed, frothed milk).
- Add 1-2 pumps of your favorite sugar-free syrup or sweetener.
- Add extra frothed milk. Stir.
- Top with a heap of whipped cream and sprinkles.
- Serve piping hot!
I hope you feel inspired by Tina’s ultimate coffee bar. Lastly, I can’t wait to share the rest of Tina’s home and how we styled the products from the Spring Decor Box.