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« on: 19/09/2017, 03:11 AM »
anyone got experience fitting out a coffee van ?

a client of mine has got approval to do coffee at Woodford folk festival and is getting a van fitted out to cope with demand !

they're a little new to the coffee game and I'm helping them out - I have my own ideas but what do others think ?

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« Reply #1 on: 19/09/2017, 09:15 AM »
If you look back over the years Attilio's son fitted out and ran a van. I'd be giving him a call at Cosmorex/CRA. Having looked a a few and even considered one in my youth the big issue is the power and cold storage.  Pictures, pictures, pictures!
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« Reply #2 on: 19/09/2017, 11:35 AM »
If you look back over the years Attilio's son fitted out and ran a van. I'd be giving him a call at Cosmorex/CRA. Having looked a a few and even considered one in my youth the big issue is the power and cold storage.  Pictures, pictures, pictures!

yep those are pretty much my two main concerns in a nutshell - before i moved up from melbourne I was among other things running coffee stalls at promotions and events etc and we had some type of device that plugged into the power supply that ensured a continuous source of power to the machine - ill have to get hold of the guys and find out what that device was unless anyone else knows?

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« Reply #3 on: 19/09/2017, 01:02 PM »
And... the good oil on generators is that you buy the very best you can afford and one with a name you recognise like Honda.  Every dollar you save on a generator now will bite you in the arse when you can least afford it!
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« Reply #4 on: 19/09/2017, 04:42 PM »
Just seen this new thread
Yes I agree with what Brett has posted
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« Reply #5 on: 20/09/2017, 12:35 AM »
Just seen this new thread
Yes I agree with what Brett has posted
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true that and in response to the previous post are we talking about using a generator to power the coffee machine or as a backup power supply ?
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« Reply #6 on: 20/09/2017, 10:27 AM »
Where you can, use their power. Most 'market' machines have a leg wired out of the boiler element so they're 10amp.  Also, get a 3-phase to single-phase converter to keep in the van just in case. They're cheap and so very useful when you turn up to a council location. I did lots of research and recon on this years ago.
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« Reply #7 on: 20/09/2017, 12:05 PM »
Where you can, use their power. Most 'market' machines have a leg wired out of the boiler element so they're 10amp.  Also, get a 3-phase to single-phase converter to keep in the van just in case. They're cheap and so very useful when you turn up to a council location. I did lots of research and recon on this years ago.

sounds like good advice the last thing you want is to run out of grunt when the demand is on!

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