- Not All Those Who Wonder Are Lost
Having spent the last 10 years running our own small businesses on the Gold Coast, we had a real stand out that would never be missed… “our daily ritual” – our morning coffee or two at various cafes supporting our local community before our day would commence. Its something that would never be missed and that was where our dreams had started amongst the enjoyment of sharing new coffee taste, experiences, exploring new / supporting local cafes, creating new connections and just simply hearing about other people’s lives.
It is during those years that we believed we had a greater need and understanding for a “Work Life Balance” with a Minimalist approach to living in mind and abundant life of joy, happiness and peace with coffee being at the forefront.
Jennelle & I (Andrew) decided to embark on a unique concept which converged both our passions for the love of Coffee, Community based connections, Travel, Sense of Freedom / Flexibility and most importantly, to create a working environment to leave an ever lasting memory or Life Experience (as we like to call it) for both ourselves and everyone we cross paths with, so this is where ESPRESSO79 was born!
Utilising our local relations of quality, trusted and respected brands with-in Australia, we forged our own unique business model to support our love of travel, connections with new & familiar like minded people, provide support to local communities through our endeavours on our traveling / work-life quest and most importantly to deliver a better understanding and message to our community people of the connection between coffee farmers, the baristas and all the devoted hands in between.
ESPRESSO79 is a custom built Toyota LandCruiser 79 series, which we have chosen to use, due to it being an icon usually known to be the “unbreakable farm Truck” that is loved by all Aussies for not only being one of the best work horses in the motor vehicle industry, but a tuff and rugged Touring truck that would be able to take us anywhere we marked on the map. Our choice of vehicle also provided us the opportunity to engage with some of Australia’s best known manufactures and installers to showcase their products as we travel our land and assist in providing our experience, support and knowledge to others on there behalf, throughout our beautiful country!
Our way of thinking at Espresso 79 is to produce quality coffee without consuming the earths energy.
Being told that a mobile Espresso bar had to run either off a fuel driven Generator, Gas or 240v mains didn’t go down well with us and this is when we knew that things needed to change and pursued our desire “of difference”.
After the quest to make this possible, we went into the design process with one vision insight…. “To ensure we could be completely – “Self Sufficient / Off Grid”. Our first install attempt was successful and we did run the previous set up for 12 months understanding what worked and what we would of love to change. So during this time we had Bruce from Safiery Global get in touch with us and was ever so eager as an engineer to propose his exciting and innovative new vision… which was to create the (worlds first) for any 79 series Toyota Land Cruiser – A 48v / 6000w Inverter Running of 600amph lithium powered set up. The power system now has a whopping 1010w Solar coming in, 600amph Lithium batteries a 6000w Victron Inverter, which is replenished by Safiery’s “Patent” Bi-Directional 3000w Planar Transformer known as SCOTTY’, which can replenish the batteries in just under 2.5 hours of driving whilst keeping the vehicle a 5 seater. #howgoodsthat
A set up of this nature provides 100% support to our love for Off-Grid living / Explorations, daily operations with our Mobile Espresso Bar at any given event and/or private function. It also provides us with the required creature comforts like – Powering up our whole caravan and using the Air Con whilst in the most remote and hottest parts of Australia.