The "coffee counter" in the kitchen was a wreck. This happens often but I'm trying to keep it cleared off and neatly organized. We put this shelf up on the wall to add a little bit of extra surface space as counter space in our kitchen is at a premium.
I used to have a coffee pot on the shelf but I moved it and soon I'm going to remove it from the kitchen altogether. I rarely use it anymore after discovering the instant cappuccino coffee mixes. Brewing a whole pot for one cup was always a waste. I'll store the coffee pot in the laundry room with other occassional use appliances to be used when we have company or a party or something.
I'm very happy with how the shelf looks at the end of the day.