Generally, I don't care for appliances to be on display. I have selfishly decided the coffeemaker is a worthy exception. Mine is not even all that attractive. But, I like this type because it keeps the coffee hot and fresh all day and the outside of the pot stays cool. Which means I can and do cart the carafe to my office! I also have a French press, but I use it sporadically. When I feel the luxury of leisure. Lately, we haven't visited much. A forgotten friend.
I keep everything contained on a tray that gets used. Sometimes, I take all the items (except the bff) and put them just below in the cabinet I designed to store them. And other times, it's all out like you see here:
So if I am leaving it out, it has to look nice right? I put the filters and spoons in a large mug that is a bit like a latte bowl. I don't use sweetner in my coffee, so no need for a sugar bowl or tiny packets of powder unless I have other friends over. Cream or milk only for me. The thin little metal gizmo can whip up dollups of frothy milk in less than a minute! I often drink tea later in the day. I do like my tea a bit sweet and use the lemon & honey straws in the tall glass. Loose tea is in the small square canister and plenty of tea bags in the wood box.
I do like to change containers on occasion. I am always interested in finding pretty and practical ways to coral all the necessities of my crutch, addiction, vice...daily fuel. And, if I'm on the run, I'll swing by the drive through of the really overpriced barista. Just don't tell my bff!
Cleaning tip: The best way I have found to clean the inside of a thermal coffee pot is to put about 2 tablespoons of dishwasher powder (Cascade) and fill it up with very hot water. Let it sit for several hours, then rinse until the water is clear. Repeat for stubborn stains and use a soft foam cleaning wand if necessary. The inside will look like new!
All images courtesy google and A&A