Winter can feel bleak, especially when the excitement of the festive period is over. It’s at times like this that we all need a treat: a break in the working day to savour a fabulous cup of coffee, an indulgent hot chocolate, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea – maybe accompanied by a delicious slice of cake.
A proper coffee break is good for the soul – and for the body too, according to a recent report in the British Medical Journal, suggesting that 3 to 4 cups of coffee per day may have some health benefits, lowering the risks of liver disease and some cancers *.
But what to do if your workplace is too far from a decent coffee shop?
Cafe Allez! have just launched the solution. They offer a mobile coffee shop, from Van Henri, their restored 1972 Citroen HY van. At weekends, Cafe Allez! is busy catering for sporting events, weddings and festivals, leaving capacity to provide a service for forward-thinking companies during the working week. Grantham, Lincoln, Oakham, Stamford, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Newark, Derby and Peterborough are in scope from their Vale of Belvoir base.
Mark Trevarthen, partner in Cafe Allez!, explains: “We have the equipment on board to grind and brew the beans and steam our milk fresh to order, so we can offer top quality espressos, cappuccinos, caffe lattes and Americanos to your workplace. We take our coffee seriously and source our beans from the renowned Nottingham roastery, 200 Degrees. We do a mean hot chocolate, with steamed milk – and we don’t overlook tea drinkers with our wide range of quality teas. And we can bring our own tables and chairs to create a relaxed cafe seating area.”
Cafe Allez! can arrive at your workplace, set up with minimal fuss and be ready to serve in no time. Mark says: “It goes down a storm when we’ve provided this service to staff, in fact one customer is considering doing this monthly as a regular perk. We’ve also taken Van Henri to a company’s customers to provide a drinks service, or even lunch for them, as a meaningful ‘thank you’ – a really impactful and imaginative relationship booster.”
Typically, Cafe Allez! applies a fixed fee with an inclusive price for a set number of drinks and cakes. Alternatively, individual customers can pay for their own choices, at lower prices than high street coffee shops. Decaf options, gluten free cakes and alternatives to dairy milk are always available.
To help banish the Winter blues for your staff or customers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or via 0778 685 4794. All enquiries from businesses will be entered into a prize draw, with a closing date of Monday 15th January: the winner ** will receive a free visit from Cafe Allez! with no fee applicable!
** Announced via www.cafeallez.uk and on Cafe Allez!’s facebook page