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I'm setting up a business currently to offer a pop-up coffee shop for events likely weddings, business events and similar. This would be run by me and mainly at weekends (or times that I'm not working my day job). I have the equipment all set-up and I'm working on the admin side for company name and other aspects that are needed. I'm doing this because I love good coffee and want to bring it to the people and I also really enjoy doing it. I offer coffee from roasters selected by me, a very tasty hot chocolate and currently pretty standard tea (but I may well look into that!). As I am just starting out (I've run several successful charity coffee mornings close to me and the biggest yet targeted for end of January) I'd like to give a special offer to one or two lucky people. If you're having a gathering with ideally 40+ people (or feel like trying to put one together - family meetup??) then I'll offer to set-up and run my coffee shop for you for free. As this is going to cost me time and money I'd like the relative assurance that I'd get some good amount of practise and feedback hence ideally 40 + people. Why am I doing this? I'm pretty confident that you'll be so impressed that you'll willingly offer me feedback that I can use on my social media sites and website - once they're running. In the unlikely event you aren't genuinely happy then that's also really good for me to know and I'd love to hear how I could make it even better next time. At the moment this offer is for events running ideally early part of next year. As I do have other commitments, I can't guarantee that I'll be available but for the first people that do reach out (if anybody) then I'd try to work through each request in turn. I also work with an artisan bakery close to me so could offer baked goods at whatever the cost would be from them. I'm assuming that most people will already have a food offering so I'm primarily thinking of drinks for this - but I'm very happy to do additional things if and as required (the bakery things I've used for charity events are genuinely very high quality and they won a national award for their sourdough bread). Ideally I'd like to try and do this somewhere within approximately 2 hours drive of Bramley, Tadley, Hampshire - as otherwise it's going to take up a huge amount of my time but I also understand that might not generate many offers, so let's talk? Finally I do require standard electrical plugs (e.g. I have a 2 group machine that will run on standard plugs as I have the correct element in it to do so) but it would be better than I can plug it in (and not rely on an extension lead) so ideally I would be inside not at a fete or some such thing. *if you read this far, thanks for bearing with me*. Ask any questions in the unlikely event (given how long this ended up) that I forgot anything :-) ?? Post pre approved by Glenn. I know this may not generate any responses however for the moment this offer is open to replies until 8th December. If it's after that time feel free to still ask, it's just that I do also have some other ideas of how to get some opportunities (but want to try and give something to forum folks if it would help them first) but I don't want to have too many different avenues come back late on.
As you may know, I run a pop-up coffee shop and this is to take bookings for events and occasionally running our own events. I haven't yet got my own table (or similar other thing) for these pop-ups as I've relied on tables at the venues or kitchen work surfaces etc. The other reason I didn't yet get one is that I I'm struggling to find something I'm happy with. Mainly due to the height of tables that seem to be available. I'd like it to look good but I'm not particularly "handy" myself to make something out of pallets or similar. My criteria would basically be - 1. Able to take a decent weight - Upwards of 100KG I guess. 2. Sufficient size to take the machine and everything else - Ideally 2m long (I guess) and 80cm width (could be a touch more or less tbf). 3. Height of the work surface - my kitchen island is 90cm high and seems a good height. Most tables I'm finding are not approaching this height. 4. As transportable as possible. EIther folding or put together somehow. Ideally as cheap as possible :-) , though if there is an ideal solution I could keep it in mind until I had more cash flow. Currently I'm a little limited in space to transport things but I will likely add a van or similar. Still I'd like it to be relatively small and easy to transport, as I have to set it up each time and normally it's for a day or less each time. I wondered if anybody had any good suggestions or ideas before I just went ahead and bought a fairly nondescript foldable heavy duty table...I have a cover made out of coffee bags, so if I went that way it helps hide the genericness a little but still thought I'd ask.