Bitesized: Coffee to go

There’s nothing like walking around a warm marquee to leave you gasping for a drink. Seeing as all food and drink festivals seem to involve some form of tent and, somewhat unbelievably, a fair amount of sunshine as well, then it is no wonder that they make sure to organise somewhere for the thirsty to get refreshed. Today’s short and sweet bitesized blog post features vans, vans and more vans, all serving a decent cup of coffee. Starting with this attractive VW mobile coffee van.

Camper Coffee vanThe Camper Coffee Co had brought Rosie to the Exeter Festival of Food and Drink back in April and Mrs RB and I headed over for a very nice cup of coffee during a break in the showers. An altogether drier day was had the following weekend in Torquay for the Torqeat food festival (see what they did there?). This time it was another vintage van, 50 years young, serving up a selection of crepes and coffees on the harbourside. I forwent the crepe and settled for a good cup of coffee to take with me around the festival. As well as their mobile coffee van, Lemon Jelli also have a very good cafe bar in Newton Abbot, which I would warmly recommend. The red velvet cake we had in there (baked by nearby Truly Treats) was particularly good.

Lemon vanAnd lastly we have the Two Birds Kitchen mobile caravan that was found at the Dartington Food Fair. No pictures of that one I’m afraid, although I do have a pretty poor photo of their cup of coffee, together with yet another Truly Treats cake (just to be clear, it’s the photo that is poor; the cake and the coffee were both good). As well as being wholesale bakers Truly Treats tend to pop up at all sorts of events around the area and it’s a tough event if I have to go home without having one of their cakes.

2birds coffeeSo there you go: three different mobile coffee vans at three different food events, all serving up a nice cup of coffee for the caffeine-deprived among us. Keep an eye out for them on your travels.

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