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Bad news ahead: fresh water tanks will be delayed, hopefully arriving in time!!

Alternatively, BWT will also be there (home game for them, think you can even see their buildings from fair grounds) and our "host" is one of the bigger plumbing companies around, fingers crossed they can work out mains water connexion 😇

Maybe even the better solution to start with...

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I use 2 x 25 litre food grade plastic Jerry cans filled with bottled water with one for waste. This set up copes well with 175 to 200 cups in a 4 hour session although I do use two machines (L1 and Vesuvius). Should get next day delivery if yours don’t arrive in time.

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I use 2 x 25 litre food grade plastic Jerry cans filled with bottled water with one for waste. This set up copes well with 175 to 200 cups in a 4 hour session although I do use two machines (L1 and Vesuvius). Should get next day delivery if yours don’t arrive in time.
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cheers mate!

Currently not even dreaming of 50/h - haha, erm, dang that's a lot of coffee can feel man flu coming back...

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Am going to throw either a curve ball or the elephant in the room but...are you not able to look to use that rather flat section at the back of your lovely green v8 powered advertising board as a trolley instead of making one (space permitting of course)?

You could then put machines etc on a sliding base that could "be pulled out" over the tail gate when needed for service and no heavy lifting. Fit some curtains  / bags to hang from the tail gate to cover your waste water etc and use the sides to host bag sales etc hiding as much water / cool box full of ice for milk / ancillaries etc. Could even look to fit gazebo or similar over bed / back to keep you dry if outside in future.

Long term benefits, you have your advertising as the truck, instantly recognisable and clean / break down would be really quick with little to lift / carry. Might be restrictions on petrol powered vehicles or access into some locations but....cool truck... :)

Might also want to think about an additional grinder, if not mentioned already, either as a spare (just in case ) or have 1 set for espresso (or for another bean) and 1 for the bag grinding remembering that most of the general population don't possess a grinder although may want to steer clear of espresso grind or put some huge caveats on (depends on who is at trade fair / venue etc)

Hope all goes well and will expect pictures similar to the "Road to Cirencester" (although no breakdowns please)

John

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Roasters: BB Dalian Amazon 1kg -Power contolled GeneCafe 101- 92Kg of greens - Tonino

Espresso: Londinium L2 - Gaggia G105 - Silvia v3 Mr.Shades PID'-d - Faema E92a2 (Project) - MyPressi Twist - VST baskets / Motta Europa (350/500/750ml) - Torr Ti 58.55 & Goldfinger flat 58.4 TiBlack, Pullman 51.4 - Acaia x2

Grinders: Flats: Compak R120 - NS Mythos plus Conics: Compak K10PB - Lido 3

Brewed: Behmor Brazen - Moccamaster KBGT471 - Aeropress - V60 - Cona model D - Clever - Mizudashi - 8-10 + 6 cup Chemex

Water: BWT Bestmax V Refrac: VST III

and a Puq Press not in a pear tree..

 

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Am going to throw either a curve ball or the elephant in the room but...are you not able to look to use that rather flat section at the back of your lovely green v8 powered advertising board as a trolley instead of making one (space permitting of course)?
You could then put machines etc on a sliding base that could "be pulled out" over the tail gate when needed for service and no heavy lifting. Fit some curtains  / bags to hang from the tail gate to cover your waste water etc and use the sides to host bag sales etc hiding as much water / cool box full of ice for milk / ancillaries etc. Could even look to fit gazebo or similar over bed / back to keep you dry if outside in future.
Long term benefits, you have your advertising as the truck, instantly recognisable and clean / break down would be really quick with little to lift / carry. Might be restrictions on petrol powered vehicles or access into some locations but....cool truck...
Might also want to think about an additional grinder, if not mentioned already, either as a spare (just in case ) or have 1 set for espresso (or for another bean) and 1 for the bag grinding remembering that most of the general population don't possess a grinder although may want to steer clear of espresso grind or put some huge caveats on (depends on who is at trade fair / venue etc)
Hope all goes well and will expect pictures similar to the "Road to Cirencester" (although no breakdowns please)
John
now you gave it away...
yes that may be the long term plan if it turns out that I like the idea of a mobile business
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On with the build!

Framework pieces and counter are cut, waste water tank has arrived, and I could pick up the logo stencil from local plot/cut shop

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Now, just need to cut worktop to length and see whether I can get hold of suitable screws before the weekend.

Before that happens, some more roasting...!

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no screws just yet, so on with other prep...
how about a little stamping?

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50 down, 250 to go*


*in the truest sense of the word

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approaching 500 now

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3 hours ago, Hasi said:

no screws just yet, so on with other prep...
how about a little stamping?

f5436b6897eb1972479fbfac306a14d2.jpg

50 down, 250 to go*


*in the truest sense of the word emoji56.png

Those cups are never going to work.

 

They’re all upside down.

 

:exit:

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21 hours ago, Hasi said:

On with the build!

Framework pieces and counter are cut, waste water tank has arrived, and I could pick up the logo stencil from local plot/cut shop emoji41.png

cd525e61efa110e78e681f830508f3b9.jpg

Now, just need to cut worktop to length and see whether I can get hold of suitable screws before the weekend.

Before that happens, some more roasting...!

Looking good .. I was hoping to see some pegged/wedged mortise and tenon joints 😂

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1 hour ago, Hasi said:

approaching 500 now emoji2957.png

Can’t you employ some youngsters to do that job - or have they been sent up chimneys and down mines today 🤣🤣

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1 hour ago, Mr Binks said:

Those cups are never going to work.

 

They’re all upside down.

 

:exit:

Multi Purpose cups?

Espresso and milk one way  up... super ristretto the other  :)

John

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Roasters: BB Dalian Amazon 1kg -Power contolled GeneCafe 101- 92Kg of greens - Tonino

Espresso: Londinium L2 - Gaggia G105 - Silvia v3 Mr.Shades PID'-d - Faema E92a2 (Project) - MyPressi Twist - VST baskets / Motta Europa (350/500/750ml) - Torr Ti 58.55 & Goldfinger flat 58.4 TiBlack, Pullman 51.4 - Acaia x2

Grinders: Flats: Compak R120 - NS Mythos plus Conics: Compak K10PB - Lido 3

Brewed: Behmor Brazen - Moccamaster KBGT471 - Aeropress - V60 - Cona model D - Clever - Mizudashi - 8-10 + 6 cup Chemex

Water: BWT Bestmax V Refrac: VST III

and a Puq Press not in a pear tree..

 

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Multi Purpose cups?
Espresso and milk one way  up... super ristretto the other 
John
haha, precisely!

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Can’t you employ some youngsters to do that job - or have they been sent up chimneys and down mines today
they're actually sick
if I'm to use these cups fpr the first time with customers, I'll better leave them kids out of this
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Looking good .. I was hoping to see some pegged/wedged mortise and tenon joints
I might be from rural Austria, but time won't allow for that sort of fun
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