At a time when most reports are focusing on the credit crunch, of belt tightening and of an impending recession, it is quite refreshing to report on a new innovative local business that's serving Swindon.
Carpuccino Limited is a small mobile coffee service that has recently been established to provide high quality, fresh coffee to businesses, a train station and events in the local area! The café culture in the UK has grown tremendously in recent years to the extent that people are now actively seeking a good quality coffee provider. Gone are the days when a simple instant coffee was enough – customers are more discerning and getting a good cup has become important.
To respond to this demand, Carpuccino has gone one step further than your high street café – it delivers freshly ground coffee directly to your workplace or event. Heather Thompson, from Marlborough, who came up with the idea after a trip to New Zealand earlier in the year, has converted a Mercedes Vito van and installed a top of the range espresso coffee machine and grinder and serves high quality fresh coffee from the back.
As a result, the business is incredibly flexible – during the week Carpuccino is serving fresh coffee to morning commuters at Pewsey Railway Station and also visiting business parks in West Swindon. On weekends Carpuccino attends outdoor events, private functions and sports matches/training sessions.
As the founder of the business, Heather Thompson says, “despite the current economic downturn, I saw an opportunity to provide a service where it was needed – and I have had a tremendous response from commuters at Pewsey and also from individuals attending the various events I have been to. My aspiration is to spread the word on high quality coffee, while providing a service people enjoy! I’m aware people are currently watching their purses, however I do feel there is still room for the occasional inexpensive treat in life – great coffee is definitely still affordable.”
Carpuccino can add value to any local event, and Heather would be more than willing to assist local clubs, groups, schools, charities and private functions with their catering requirements.