Having spent their last 10 years running their own small businesses on the Gold Coast, Espresso79 had a real stand out that would never be missed… “their daily ritual” – their morning coffee or two at various cafes supporting their local community before their day would commence. Its something that would never be missed and that was where their 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 they believed they 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 & Andrew decided to embark on a unique concept which converged both their 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 they like to call it) for both themselves and everyone they cross paths with, so this is where ESPRESSO79was born!
Utilising their local relations of quality, trusted and respected brands with-in Australia, they forged their own unique business model to support their love of travel, connections with new & familiar like minded people, provide support to local communities through their endeavors on their traveling / work-life quest and most importantly to deliver a better understanding and message to their community people of the connection between coffee farmers, the baristas and all the devoted hands in between.
ESPRESSO79is a custom built Toyota LandCruiser 79 series, which they 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 tough and rugged Touring truck that would be able to take them anywhere they marked on the map. Their choice of vehicle also provided them the opportunity to engage with some of Australia’s best known manufactures and installers to showcase their products as they travel our land and assist in providing their experience, support and knowledge to others on there behalf, throughout our beautiful country!
Their 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 them and this is when they knew that things needed to change and pursued their desire “of difference”.
After the quest to make this possible, they went into the design process with one vision insight…. “To ensure they could be completely – “Self Sufficient / Off Grid”. Their first install attempt was successful and they did run the previous set up for 12 months understanding what worked and what they would of loved to change.
The world's first for any 79 series Toyota Land Cruiser – A 48v / 6000w Inverter Running of 600Ah lithium powered set up. The power system now has a whopping 1010w Solar coming in, 600Ah 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.
A set up of this nature provides 100% support to our love for Off-Grid living / Explorations, daily operations with their Mobile Espresso Bar at any given event and/or private function. It also provides them with the required creature comforts like – Powering up the whole caravan and using the Air Con whilst in the most remote and hottest parts of Australia.