I had the idea of some sort of Italian Coffee delivery service for a few years before I launched Latte Art Love, but the logistics for such a concept at the time didn’t jam with my ideals of great coffee. It wasn’t until my husband and I traveled to Vienna, Austria that the idea of a mobile coffee shop began to materialize into reality.
Coffee Culture in Vienna was so different from what Culture Culture was like in Calgary of 2013. Coffee tasted insanely delicious; fresh Italian Coffee was available on site at our conference at nearly every vendor booth, and coffee drinkers there had a more sophisticated and appreciative palate for great Italian styled coffee.
Somehow, vendors were able to bring in and grow local Coffee Culture temporarily in our working life at our conference via mobile espresso bar systems. This was what I wanted to bring back to Calgary.
Once I got back home, I obsessed over the idea of a mobile espresso bar service. Yes, a conventional cafe may have been a tried and true food service concept, but the mobility and bringing/sharing Coffee Culture in unconventional locations attracted me more.
I am so grateful for my Engineer, Yeats Wong. I planned out the equipment and general dimensions of our mobile espresso bar system, but it was Yeats who made sure the system was structurally sounds and built specifically for my abilities and needs. We are currently on our third prototype and we continue to modify and improve the Latte Art Love espresso bar, so we can share our passion of Coffee Culture.