the set up

the set up

We serve out of the passenger-side barn doors of our 1965 VW Microbus Type II. Open the double doors and you'll find a state of the art, two group head La Marzocco espresso machine.

Our drawer-based design allows our service area to slide into place when traveling, then slide out to serve you. It's modular format is small-footprint, big impact.

We supply our own water via fresh water tanks filled daily with reverse osmosis water, and waste water tanks under the chassis. The plumbed handwashing and warewashing sinks pull out in drawers. 

Solar panels on the roof rack power outlets and pumps inside our rig, allowing us to have a fridge, grinder, rinser and three drains. Our machine is powered by a generator, towed in a custom teardrop trailer.

We're entirely self-sufficient, and can set up and tear down in ~30 min. We even have our own chocks to level our rig for optimal draining, and creative service spots!

We can serve groups of all sizes, with a maximum speed of ~75 drinks/hour.

Get ready for the best cup of coffee you've had in California — or maybe ever.


Look, we know it's not ideal, okay?

It's not like we woke up one day and thought, it would be so cool to put more fossil fuels into the environment. Let's do it.

The truth is, no one has ever put a two grouphead commercial espresso machine in a 55+ year old vehicle before.

And believe it or not, that baby pulls a whopping 4600 watts...resting.

So when we had to choose a less artful machine and no generator, or a state of the art machine with a generator, we chose the latter. It's part of the reason why our coffee is so good (you're welcome). 

It's on our roadmap to replace the Genny with enough solar-powered battery banks to run the espresso machine (we're talking 9,000 watts, people), but unless you want to gift us $30k, you'll have to wait a bit.

In the meantime, we suggest you embrace it. We have, and it's not so bad. It's like brown noise. Relaxing. Right? Right?!

Oh, and one more thing. Everyone thinks they have the solution. That it muuuuuust be possible, somehow. I promise, we've done our research. We've looked into every possibility, and we know what it's going to take. If you want to send us a suggestion, please do! But do your research first. Thanks!

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If you have other ideas, we're down to hear them. Drop us a line and we'll help you design an experience that exceeds all expectations.



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