The pantry was once considered the pinnacle of kitchen design—with attention on how neatly obscure grains are stored. But this year, it’s all about the at-home caffeine station.
“Increasingly, the kitchens we create need to house a high specification artillery of coffee making equipment,” says Toby Hall, founder of the British kitchen company Inglis Hall. “Which means the dedicated home barista station or coffee shrine—call it what you will—is here, and we love it.”
It isn’t all about the gadgetry, though. Hall explains: “The thing that counts most is the ritual surrounding it: the space it creates in your day, the burble of liquid or the flicker of a blue flame. When we design with a ritual in mind, new possibilities open up.”
Here are a few caffeine shrines we’ve been admiring lately.
For more kitchen trends of the moment, see:
- 22 Trends for Autumn 2022 (and Beyond)
- The Unfitted Kitchen: 14 Deconstructed Spaces
- Trend Alert: Bold Hand-Painted Tiles by Designers and Artists
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