About UsLast March (2020) the event industry ground to a halt, all my corporate photography work aswell as social events such as weddings either cancelled or postponed indefinitely.
My photo booths lay idle, many of which were unique vehicles converted solely to take photos and print instantly. The taxi photo booths had been used with many brands such as BP, Microsoft, Tesco and a launch for a Little Mix perfume.
As the virus spread and lockdown continued, I couldn’t see a situation where a 100+ people would jig around together in a confined space at a party again for a quite a while. So I decided to change direction, I thought at least with coffee and pizza there was a chance sell in the Covid world.
Starting off as a pizza taxi
I first converted the pizza taxi, with the help of a local fabricator, installing small compact ovens as the idea was to put one in each window, making it the world’s first 3 oven London pizza taxi. The pizzas take just 90 seconds to cook in the 430c degree temperatures. Food is prepared outside the cab, allowing the chef to chat to the customer and create the theatre of cooking pizza.
The second photo booth became the coffee taxi, which is working so well with the many walkers down here in Sussex. A 7kw generator is installed in the boot for large festivals, or the espresso machine can run silently on the taxis LPG system. Neither vehicles require external power to function. Both vehicles have been operating in the various stages of lockdown and have been successful enough for me to plan further conversions.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DRINKS CAN YOU OFFER?
We offer a selection of freshly roasted coffee, tea (black, herbal varieties & green), chai latte and Zuma hot chocolate.
DO YOU OFFER DIFFERENT KINDS OF MILK?
Yes, we supply Sussex full cream and skim milks. We also bring Soy, Almond and lactose free milks for clients with dietary requirements.
HOW BIG IS THE COFFEE VAN?
The Red Coffee Cab is 5155mm (long) x 1925mm (wide) x 1935mm (high)
WHAT OPTIONS ARE THERE TO PROMOTE MY BUSINESS?
CAN YOU ORGANISE STAFF?
Yes, we have a large database of qualified experienced barista’s ready to work your event.