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2018’s Best Mobile Coffee Bars

In the UK we drink a whopping 95 million cups of coffee, every single day! That means we’ve got pretty darn good at making flat whites, macchiatos, soy cappuccinos, and everything in between. Take a look at our rundown of some of the best in the business when it comes to Mobile Coffee Bars.

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According to legend, the humble origins of coffee can be traced back to 800 A.D when an Ethiopian goatherd noticed his animals prancing and frolicking around after eating berries from an unfamiliar tree. The goatherd, who knew his animals to be otherwise quite grouchy, decided to try some of the magic berries himself and the rest is history!

Nowadays, you can hire amazing coffee bars for almost any type of event, whether it’s a corporate dinner, private party or business conference. Maybe you’re planning a wedding and want your guests to wake up to a hot cup of delicious coffee and a smiling barista the morning after? Or maybe you’re looking for some some coffee-based cocktails (did someone say espresso martinis?) to liven up your party?

Whatever you’re after, hiring a mobile coffee bar is now easier than ever. Our selection of 2018’s Best Mobile Coffee Bars will give you the inspiration you need and before you know it your guests will be bouncing around like one of those happy goats.

There Goes Coffee - Birmingham

There Goes Coffee - Birmingham

Born out of love for high quality coffee and a desire to make it available anywhere and everywhere, There Goes Coffee have been wowing event goers nationwide for several years.

Founder Dave Grogan and his team of professional baristas source their top notch coffee from Quarter House Coffee, an independent roastery in Birmingham, and can fit their whole operation into a 1.5m space - cosy! They can also provide your event with ‘Grounds for Celebration’ - high quality coffee that your guests can take home with them; a lasting memory from your event!

If that isn’t enough, they are also experts in (and licensed to serve!) everyone’s favourite coffee-based cocktail - the espresso martini! Preparing them alongside the usual coffee service means they can use the same top quality espresso they use in their hot drinks.

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Mini Bean Coffee - Surrey

Mini Bean Coffee - Surrey

If you're after an original coffee bar, then Mini Bean Coffee should definitely be near the top of your list. Serving anything between 50 and 2000 drinks per day, this converted classic Mini is also fully brandable for large scale/corporate events.

If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, Mini Bean also offer indoor and outdoor static coffee bars, wooden coffee bars and vintage trunk coffee bars (pictured above) which add a real rustic flair and are perfect for weddings and private functions.

Based in Surrey but covering all of the surrounding counties and even further afield, Mini Bean cater for everything from B2B promotion and music festivals to private events and weddings. They also have a fully customisable (like their Mini) food menu including delicious pastries, cakes and fresh fruits.

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Grouch Coffee - Worcestershire

Grouch Coffee - Worcestershire

This gorgeous Piaggio Ape van (Oscar, to friends) turned mobile coffee bar serves up a single origin Guatemalan blend from a Bristol-based roastery. Named after founder Kelly’s ‘pre-coffee’ morning mood, Grouch can cater for any size of event, large or small.

Alongside their delicious coffee, baker’s daughter Kelly also sells her speciality homemade brownies in all shapes and sizes - chocolate, jaffa cake, peanut butter, espresso and more!

Sustainability is also hugely important to Grouch. They use only fairtrade and sustainable products throughout their whole operation, including Vegware eco friendly cups, and even the coffee grounds are given out to customers as a free compost.

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Bamboo Coffee - Dorset

Bamboo Coffee - Dorset

If this was a competition for the best bamboo-based coffee bar then these guys would run away with it! Their unique coffee bar is made from entirely sustainable, hand crafted bamboo poles and three gorgeous bamboo worktops.

Looking to mix sustainability with originality, founder Tony and his team settled on bamboo as the perfect combination. They are even looking to take their sustainability to the next level by investing in solar panels and a wind turbine.

They offer the full range of coffee options plus teas and hot chocolates and use only fully compostable cups. Bamboo Coffee are available now to hire for weddings, festivals, fun days, fetes, parties, and corporate days.

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Cuppa Jo’s Coffee Co. - Lincolnshire

Cuppa Jo’s Coffee Co. - Lincolnshire

In a previous life this vintage 1974 French horsebox spent over 12 years transporting ponies to local shows in France. Thankfully for us, the good people at Cuppa Jo’s managed to rescue it from a life of servitude and now it spend its days bringing top quality coffee to events across the country.

A relatively recent refurbishment, there is now over eight feet of head room inside the vehicle, so the team have plenty of space to make their delicious artisan coffee, which they source only from sustainable plantations.

Cuppa Jo’s can also provide a food menu including a luxury afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones and miniature cakes. You’ll find them at country shows, weddings, festivals and maybe your next event!

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Maclaurin’s Bar - Scotland

Maclaurin’s Bar - Scotland

Based in St. Andrews, Maclaurin’s definitely offer a distinctive look when it comes to their mobile coffee bar. But don’t let the tough exterior fool you, their high quality gourmet coffee is as smooth and soft as anyone's!

Operating from a self-converted, ex-army Land Rover Defender, Maclaurin’s offer military precision when it comes to their coffee and can travel on literally any terrain to serve it.

If you’re having a party or a wedding then they also have a specialist hot or cold cocktail bar on board serving everything from Espresso Martinis, to Maclaurin's Irish Coffee and Bailey's Hot Chocolate. Oh, and if that’s not enough they’ve got a large collection of Single Malt Whiskies - so why not treat yourself to a little dram too?

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So there you have it! Morning or evening, contemporary or vintage, whatever the vibe of your event there’s sure to be a coffee bar that’s the right fit. We hope you’ve been inspired by our favourite mobile coffee bars and are already thinking about how you might use one for your next event. If you want to see even more options then we have some amazing businesses from all over the country in our coffee bars category so don’t hesitate to check them out.

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