Day 10-Coffee and Tea Zone

31 Days to a Clean and Organized Kitchen, October 2013 :

We are back!  Oh it is soo good to be back, though I have a few days to get caught up on, and that might mean a couple double post days in the next little while.  If you are just joining us for this series, or would like a refresher since it has been a few days, check out the 31 Days tab up at the top there.  When last I was here I was sharing with you how I’m using zones to organize our kitchen, and today (or rather on Thursday I continued on with the coffee zone.

So, here’s a view of our kitchen to give you an idea of what the layout is like.  To the right you can see the baking zone which I covered on Wednesday.  That area used to be home to all our coffee and tea stuff plus it acted as our drop zone.  To the left, at the far end of the peninsula there, is where our coffee and tea zone got moved too.  It makes so much more sense to have it over by the sink, and it takes up less room.



Coffee maker, kettle and carafe all in one handy place.  I am still digging the tray for the coffee maker.  It makes it so much easier to move if need be, and it helps keep drips off the counter.  The kettle and carafe lost their tray mainly because I don’t have one that fits there.  In the cabinet above, I’ve stored all our coffee and tea essentials.


Bottom shelf if home to our mugs, while the middle shelf hold our sugar, coffee and filters.  For those of you who are eagle eyed and noticed the different brand of coffee here versus the pantry, allow me to clarify.  We’re using the Kicking Horse tin to hold our coffee until I can find a better one.  On a totally separate note, if you like a nice dark coffee, and prefer to grind your own beans then I strongly recommend checking out Kicking Horse’s Kick Ass coffee.   For a dark roast it has a beautiful flavour, and I didn’t find it bitter, which is my usual complaint with dark roast coffees.  Ok, onto the next shelf.  That’s where we store the teas we use most.

There is my tea on the left.   Give me a plain old, ordinary orange pekoe in the round tea bad any day.  To the left we have our teen’s chocolate teas, and Travis’s English Breakfast.  All of those teas are loose leaf teas from David’s Tea.  It used to be that I was the tea drinker in the family, but those two now put me to shame.

And that’s pretty much it.  I do have a few plans for addition organization in the cupboard.  Stacking canisters for the teas, a better container for the coffee and so on, but for now it’s perfect.

We’re moving through the organizing pretty quickly.  Tomorrow I’m sharing our Food Prep and Cooking zones in two different posts.  I do hope you’ll join me.  Oh, before I forget, if you put in a request for the personalized  cover page (see this post here for how to request one) I haven’t forgotten about you.  I should be able to start sending them out starting tomorrow.

For now though, I think I’m going to go hang with the family for a little bit.  I hope all of you are having a wonderful evening!

Do you have a coffee and tea zone?  If so, do you find it helpful?  If not, do you want one?

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