Unexpected Perks: How COVID-19 Benefitted the Independent Coffee Industry in the UK
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly brought numerous challenges and disruptions to the global economy. However,…
Aussie surfer turned barista, Anthony Duckworth, recently launched Dear Coco Street Coffee an expansion of Anthony’s wife, Emma’s business (@emmaduckworthbakes). Emma is a published cookbook author & recipe developer, with Dear Coco Street Coffee offering the opportunity to grab one of Emma’s baked goods with 40 items lovingly baked each day – when they’re gone they’re gone!
Flat Whites’ is a hidden gem in Winchester about 3 minutes away from the main shopping area. Be careful, because once you find it you will be hooked! This coffee cart offers delicious homemade goods and heavenly speciality coffee. With a fresh filled water bowl and some tasty treats for your awaiting your furry friends upon their arrival, you can both enjoy a treat together while watching the world go by on benches provided.
?Flat Whites Coffee, Market St, Winchester SO23 9EP
Established in 2019, Carlucaccinos make the very best Yorkshire-Sourced coffee that is served from a top class espresso bar bringing a rich and premium coffee experience to the community that surrounds them. ”No Nonsense, Just tastes great” is a quote that I took from their website that describes them perfectly. Carlucaccinos coffee cart is an absolute treat, where you get served with award winning hot food and a generous selection of tasty snacks.
?Daily locations will be posted on their instagram account @carlucaccinos
Serving Hand crafted coffee made with Darkwood’s Crowtree roast, Motore Cafe has been voted as one the top 3 places for coffee in Sheffield. Motore is a converted APE cart and is fully mobile so be sure to follow them to keep up to date – especially with a second trailer launching in 2021!
Super-friendly staff & great coffee and pastries make this a perfect location to pop by when you’re in the area.
? Bingham Park/Whiteley Woods (nr. the Rustlings Road entrance), Sheffield, S11
Stable & Ground is located at the top of Farnham Park, making it the perfect location to go for a stroll and treat yourself with a cup of flavourful coffee or even a cheeky cookie (why not both!?). Here you will most probably meet the owner, James who, having previously been a backing dancer for Kylie Minogue, continued the down under theme by developing a passion for Australian Speciality Coffee! An easy park to pop to from London, and a great dog walking area makes Stable & Ground one to add to your coffee bucket list.
?Stable & Ground, Nutshell Ln, Upper Hale, Farnham GU9 0HH
Situated outside Clapham Common Station and run by husband & wife dream team, Sean & Patricia, Cafe Bueno serves fresh coffee from Brazil & Colombia from their conveniently located van set up.
The coffee here is sourced from another RWRD partner (Mr Tinto based in South London), so if you’re looking for truly independently sourced coffee from a family run business before your commute or a walk round the common, Cafe Bueno is well worth worth checking out.
?Clapham Common Station, London SW4 7AJ
No matter the mood or the weather, Snapshot is there for you. This coffee cart has everything you could ever dream of, they have coffees available in all shapes, sizes and colours. If you’re ever in need of something to brighten up your day, pop by Snapshot where owner & barista Mike will serve you up with amazing coffee and blast some of the best tunes in town. That is a guarantee for a cheer up.
In addition, choose from a carefully curated selection of coffee & food for home.
?Snapshot, 338 Balham High Rd, Tooting Bec, SW17 7AA
In 2017 Francisco (AKA Mr Tinto) began his business at the back of East Croydon station serving customers coffee from his bike. Mr Tinto always had a dream to give the world great quality coffee at affordable prices. Francisco’s coffee changes throughout the year ensuring that each cup of coffee is seasonal from source to customer. By getting his coffee straight from Colombian farms, he roasts the beans locally himself ensuring that every consumer gets the best coffee in town at affordable prices.
?Caithness Walk, Croydon CR0 9XF
Curly Coffees have a simple mantra; ”There is always time for coffee” and I couldn’t agree more – there is nothing more delightful than taking a walk and grabbing a cup of coffee with friends. With two vans (Sabrina and Piper) spread across Houston, it makes it easier to serve more delicious coffee to their community, with customers mentioning filling their loyalty card too quickly being a real risk!
?Piper, Strathguffle Tennis Club, PA6 7EU // Sabrina, Kirk Road, Houston, PA6 7AR
You like coffee right? Because Second City Coffee is the place to be. Located in Manchester they ensure their customers get the best coffee in town! Their trick is finding good quality beans that are fairly traded, one of their mottos being: quality over quantity. Second City Coffee roasts their beans in small batches to ensure that the community will get a fresh and tasty cup of coffee when they drop by. As the team put it, At Second City Coffee you are not a customer, you’re family.
?Second City Coffee, Quayside, Wilderspool Business Park, Greenall’s Ave, Warrington WA4 6HL
All of the coffee carts I have spoken about in this blog have a lot in common. Not only do they all have friendly staff, each and every person that stands behind the coffee carts has an enormous passion for coffee, and strives to distribute the best coffee within their community. They all have freshly baked treats and freshly brewed coffee waiting to welcome and give you great coffee whenever you desire it. They are true gems we all need to discover. With RWRD it makes it easier than ever to discover true gems wherever you are.
Article written by Olga Jakobsen
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