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Ah, coffee… The lifeblood of the office environment. Some (including myself) can’t function without it. I may be feeding into my addiction by saying this, but I believe that coffee is one of the most important elements in any office setting. Not just for the caffeine, but for the conversations around the coffee station.

Making my morning coffee allows me to step out of the work world for just a moment. It gets me out of my chair and in front of coworkers. It allows me to ask my coworkers about their lives outside of work. I love that part of my morning, mostly because of the caffeine (it’s a real problem), but also because I get to chat and laugh. I don’t know about you guys, but laughing puts me in a great mood, which is important for the work day.

Regardless of if you drink coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or skinny chai lattes with a shot of espresso (my personal fave), hot beverages are so comforting around the holiday season.

To put us all in the spirit, I thought it would be fun to show you guys how you can build your very own DIY Christmas Coffee Bar. This layout will work for your office, your home, and even any parties you are planning to host.

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DIY Christmas Coffee Bar

It all starts with a Coffee Machine. I’m using a Keurig for this project, because it’s what I have, but any type of maker will work!

My idea was to create coffee bar that also had plenty of treats and toppings for people to add to their beverages. In the picture, you’ll see truffles, marshmallows, sugar, cinnamon, cocoa powder, peppermint sticks, candy canes, and chocolate coated pretzels. You could also add milk, cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, and any of your favourite holiday candies/chocolates.

Next you’ll need jars and containers to hold your add-ins. I went to my local Dollar Store and Homesense to pick up a few Christmas themed items and an adorable two tier stand that I found perfect for placing k-cups and treats.

The cute holiday mugs are optional, but highly recommended as you can only hold so much coffee in the palm of your hand (also, because ouch). My DIY station features the cutest penguin mug ever, from Real Canadian Superstore.

Side note…Can anyone tell me why penguins are associated with Christmas? I love it, but I’m just a bit confused.

Most importantly, you’ll need some amazing coffee! I would suggest a mixture of holiday flavours and regular brew as not everyone is a fan of flavoured coffee. This is where having the Keurig and K-cups come in handy, because they are single-serving. Side note, the Spiced Eggnog coffee in this picture is TO. DIE. FOR. We have since used it all up.  

Two tier Cake Tray with Treats

Peppermint Sticks and Santa Sugar Jar from Homesense

Get creative! Let me know if you recreated this DIY and feel free to send any pictures to or tag me on Instagram @Earthtoreception.

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  1. Ryan Stewart

    December 16, 2017 at 1:40 am

    I love this idea so much! I’m gonna try it! Great post!

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you! It was so much fun to do. If you end up giving it a try, I’d love to see some pics 🙂

  2. Amber S.

    December 16, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    I love this idea, and your decor! My entire family loves coffee, so this will be perfect to set up while everyone is visiting during the holidays!

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you so much! Yeah, give it a try! As the post says, nothing brings people together like a good hot beverage.

  3. Joan Cajic

    December 16, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    This is so beautiful, I love coffee so this is right up my alley and so right for the holidays too.

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Awe, thank you! Happy Holidays to you 🙂

  4. Jelena

    December 16, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I like your Christmas coffee decor! Penguins are there just because is winter and cold wheater and they are so sweet!

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Penguins are definitely super sweet haha. Thank you 🙂

  5. Fely

    December 17, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    This is the cutest idea. Im having guest over so ill make sure to impress them with this

  6. Melanie Frost

    December 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I love the idea of a coffee bar. I am going to try this at home when we have everyone over for the holiday. They will love this!

  7. Karlee

    December 17, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    This is such an adorable idea for the office or basically anywhere people can see what a cute idea it is and you can blush! Plus it makes it more fun that just coffee!

  8. Marina

    December 18, 2017 at 3:29 am

    I really like the photos and the whole set up. I enjoy reading posts on setting up spaces, especially in the festive season.

  9. Dian

    December 18, 2017 at 6:52 am

    This is creative idea and well done set up 🙂

  10. Danielle, The Frugal Navy Wife

    December 18, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Oh this is such a great idea! It’s perfect for holiday guests.

  11. mjchristine

    December 18, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Very creative coffee DIY indeed! I wanted to try this but its only Dad who liked coffee in the family, how I wish my sibs will love these too.

  12. Alexine

    December 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Wow this DIY coffee bar looks cool! I’m a huge coffee drinker and I need this one in my “cuisine” or dining area. I love those classic truffles you displayed it’s a perfect match with coffee. Such a talent!

  13. Deb Dutta

    December 18, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    LOVE this DIY post! I’m . a big DIY girl love this one!

  14. Jen Walker

    December 19, 2017 at 12:05 am

    This looks fantastic! I kind of wish I had more counter space in my kitchen to do something like this, but I bet I can set up an area at work!

  15. Savannah Pham

    December 19, 2017 at 3:16 am

    I’m not much of a coffee person but my sister would love this idea! I’m going to have to share this with her. Such a cute DIY coffee bar.

  16. Ariel

    December 19, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    This coffee bar is such a neat idea! I love how festive it is and all the cute cups/jars. I will have to do this for a holiday party coming up. Thank you for sharing this cute idea!

  17. Morgan McLain

    December 19, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Love this post – thanks for sharing!

  18. Morgan McLain

    December 19, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing your DIY! I love these ideas!

  19. Wanda Lopez

    December 23, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    What a great idea. Specially when you’re having family over. I can’t wait to get my coffee bar all set up. Thanks for the idea!

  20. MONNKA

    December 24, 2017 at 2:22 am

    This is a great idea! I’m thinking of doing something like this too.

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