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Routes Coffee began with friendship, travel and the love of a delicious cup of coffee.

Here you will find first-hand stories of how we started our mobile coffee business and what we’ve learnt along the way.

There will also be guidance on constructing a coffee van and mobile barista bars, opening a coffee shop, tips on becoming a professional barista and our latest project, roasting coffee.

Latte Art: Heidi Philip-Smith’s 10 Top Tips

Latte Art: Heidi Philip-Smith’s 10 Top Tips

My name is Heidi Philip-Smith and I’m a 3x UK Latte Art finalist & 2017 World Latte Art competitor. I have been lucky enough to work with some of the UK’s leading latte artists including 6x UK champ Dhan Tamang and ‘latte art Read more

The Beginning of Routes Coffee Roasters

The Beginning of Routes Coffee Roasters

Coffee Roasters Routes Coffee always dreamt of one day roasting our own beans. Experimenting, learning and developing our skills in coffee and ultimately improving our event coffee service. Read more

Routes Coffee Top 10 Coffee Shops of the World

Routes Coffee Top 10 Coffee Shops of the World

Back in 2013/14 when dreadlocks and bleached blonde hair was cool, Jim & I found ourselves travelling through the Eastern hemisphere, visiting some of the coolest coffee shops, cafes and coffee roasters we could find. Read more

Becoming a Mobile Barista

Becoming a Mobile Barista

When you think of being a Mobile Barista you picture yourself in a small town cafe with a bountiful selection of cakes, freshly cooked pastries and customers who demand their coffee to be 100 degrees or they won’t have time to ... Read more

Routes Coffee Top 5 UK Festivals

Routes Coffee Top 5 UK Festivals

As we head into our fifth festival season as a coffee trader, we thought that there would be no better time to take a look back at our Top 5 UK Festivals to date. From banging Boomtown to Zen Yoga Connects, here is our pick of the best Read more

Building a coffee van

Building a coffee van

Having your own coffee van business - there’s nothing better in life! The freedom of working your own hours, being your own boss, making beautiful coffee every day, meeting new people and flexibility to travel. Read more