What can you tell us about your van/how did you have to adapt it to suit your business needs?
The little Suzuki Carry was already set up as a coffee unit for the previous owner, but it was more their passion project than their main focus, so it hadn't been looked after to the finest degree. It needed a fair amount of maintenance and all of the coffee equipment had to be replaced.
The van was originally only capable of running a coffee machine from mains power. But the whole point of a mobile unit is to have the ability to be well, mobile.
So, we converted it to a dual fuel machine which means it can now either run from a combination of gas/leisure battery, or just mains.
Plus, it desperately needed a fresh coat of paint and rebranding to Whistle Coffee.
What advice would you give to people considering launching a mobile business like yours?
One thing I learned during the past year is that mobile businesses have much more flexibility than that of a permanent site.
Take the leap!
Any plans to develop the business further?
I am currently working on a second unit which I aim to have up and running soon.
For more information head over to www.whistlecoffee.com or check out @whistle.coffee on Instagram.