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Build Your Ideal Dorm Coffee Station with These 8 Products

published Nov 29, 2023
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Whether I’m pulling an all-night study session with friends or just trying to make it to my early 8 a.m. class, a good cup of coffee is one of my favorite academic accessories. But if you’re a coffee lover on a college budget like I am, stopping at a café for a daily pick-me-up simply isn’t feasible. Enter: the dorm room coffee station.

Making coffee at home can be just as pleasant of an experience as picking up a cup from your favorite barista — in fact, you can make it even more enjoyable. By setting up a coffee station in the comfort of your own space, you can style and stock it exactly the way you want it. But if you need some ideas to get you started, check out all the essentials that’ll turn your space into your own personal café.

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If you don’t have enough space on your dorm dresser or desk, this cart is the perfect place to set up your coffee station. It’ll fit in small spaces, and if you need to move it around, it’ll roll wherever you need it to go. With three tiers of storage space, it’ll hold all the essentials.

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The single-serve Keurig will ensure a consistently good cup of coffee every day, without taking up too much space. Pop in a pod and push a button, and moments later you’ll have a cup of coffee ready to go!

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Speaking of pods, keeping your cart stocked with K-Cups is a must. If you have a go-to type you like, perfect! But if you’re not sure what you like, or you prefer to change things up from time to time, a variety pack is a great option.

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If you like to decant as many products as you can, this round pod holder is a minimal, chic option. Unpack your pods into it, then stash the cardboard packaging out of sight.

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If a standard cup of coffee isn’t exciting enough, you can take it to the next level with some flavored syrup. My personal favorite is Torani — it’s budget-friendly and comes in a variety of flavors, like this four-pack.

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One of the simplest ways to elevate your coffee game is with a milk frother. They’re easy to clean and store, and they’ll make you feel like a real barista.

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Taking your coffee to class is easy with this Yeti portable mug. Yetis are known for keeping your bevs warm (or cold, if you’re more of an iced coffee person) for hours, so you won't have to worry about your coffee straying from its ideal temperature if you’re taking it on the go.

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These TikTok-viral glass cups — which come with bamboo lids and glass straws — can withstand temperatures ranging from -68℉ to 212℉, meaning they’re great for hot or iced coffee. And they aren’t just functional; they’re also super stylish, making them a cute accessory to any ‘fit you wear to class.

Maegan Bellassai

Musical Theater

Maegan Bellassai is a Musical Theatre major at Ithaca College in upstate New York. She has a passion for singing, dancing, acting, and creating content. She has walked as a model in New York Fashion Week, performed off-Broadway at the prestigious 54 Below, and is an avid Disney-lover.

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