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,…
The infamous coffee cart – a simple solution to finding your much-needed daily dose of coffee in those hidden and tight spots. Whether you’re in the park walking the dogs, cutting through a side street on your way to work, getting beaten by the winds on a stroll, they’re always there for you. The coffee cart may be small, but it is mighty – serving you a cup of warmth, come rain or shine.
This is a few of our favourite coffee carts up and down the UK, serving fantastic coffee in those unusual spots.
Thames Side, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1PL
George found this gorgeous little vehicle on eBay funnily enough, transforming it to a self-contained portable coffee mobile. Serving coffee and produce from all over the globe, the name Argonaut follows the trend tremendously.
We went in for a long black and it didn’t disappoint. George seemed to be very well known in the area, building a great following and being renowned for his friendly personality and great coffee. The location is right on the Thames, and provides a perfect backdrop for the vintage Fiat. Go give George a visit and see for yourself ????
Follow Argonaut on Instagram HERE
Market St, Winchester SO23 9EP
Based in Winchester, Flat Whites Coffee has become a staple of the high street. This beautiful and small pod serves up some big tasting coffees, pastries and cakes – with produce being as fresh as it gets. With the coffee being roasted in Hampshire, and the cakes being homemade, we can guarantee this will get you through your afternoon whatever the weather.
Flat Whites Coffee is meant to have a cult following – and we can see why…
Follow Flat Whites Coffee on Instagram HERE
Haldon Obelisk, Mamhead, Exeter EX6 8HX
Teign Bean Coffee is an independent takeaway barista coffee business that launched in January 2019. Proudly owned and home grown by the Grost family – Si, Becca, Sebastian and Macy-Rose. They pride themselves in offering the highest quality, ethical, rainforest alliance certified roasted coffee, speciality teas and real Devon hot chocolate.
Sustainability, reducing waste, eco-friendly packaging and low carbon footprints are super important to them.They operate our business from a variety of converted vehicles and vessels.
Their two regular pitches are located in Starcross on the Exe cycle trail on the banks of the Exe estuary and, Mamhead Obelisk car park with stunning walks and views over the South and East Devon scenery.
Follow Teign Bean Coffee on Instagram HERE
Graves Park, Norton, Sheffield S8 8PS
Sophie’s Cakes and Coffee can be found in Graves Park in Sheffield, she’ll be open come rain or shine Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm, serving delicious organic coffee and some unbelievable sweet treats, showcased accordingly on her Instagram page.
This little cabin is in prime position for your daily dog walk!
Follow Sophie’s Cakes and Coffee on Instagram HERE
Out and about in the South West, of course…
This is a new addition to the The Tasting Room / South West Coffee Co family. We haven’t seen many outings of the truck at the moment, however if the coffee from their other shops is anything to go by – you’re in for a treat once you see it!
Follow the Tasting Room on Instagram HERE
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