Testimonials

Testimonials
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From the very first conversation with coffee Latino I knew I was in safe hands. I was introduced to Barbara Croce and she helped me very quickly sort out my van and conversion requirements. Her knowledge of espresso coffee making and the best equipment within a van was excellent. We

together worked out the right coffee machine, grinder and refrigeration for my food offering with the production schedule and delivery data. All I needed to do was order the van. On the inspection day, Barbara collected us from the train station and took us to her workshop and through the van conversion and explained the operational procedures. The next day was spent with Barbara on Barista training learning how to make fantastic espresso coffee with all the tricks of the trade. We had so much fun training with Barbara, who constantly made us laugh and kept us to the busy training programme before departing with our fantastic espresso van.
My experience with Coffee Latino (Barbara) was they are an excellent company to deal with. You feel that you are getting value for money and most importantly in very safe, honest hands. I would recommend their services to anyone thinking about an espresso coffee van conversion.
Thank you Coffee Latino and see you next time for our second van.
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The Nissan NV 200 Coffee Van

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To Barbara and her team. I wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for creating my wonderful new coffee van. When I started researching the mobile coffee business I contacted a number of companies to get a feel of who was out there and what products and services they could offer me. From my very first conversation with you Barbara I just knew Coffee Latino was the right company for me, you were so helpful & supportive with a fantasic ‘can do’ attitude but at the same time able to keep me well grounded when I became rather too ambitious! I was so grateful for all your advice, guidance and great ideas as well as your endless patience, you always had time for me and my many questions and I was always made to feel like a valued customer, which I must say is rare nowadays.

The van itself is truly wonderful, beautiful in fact. Dave is a great craftsman and has made a fantasic job of putting it all together. I would also like to mention Kimberley who was always so pleasant and helpful on the phone and again was a pleasure to deal with. Thanks again Barbara for helping me with my new venture, I really would have been lost without you, you are a star!”

Warmest regards
Maree
Mmm Coffee

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Maree Mmm Coffee

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Barbara,

I am writing to say a massive thank you to you and your team for all your help and assistance in assisting me in developing my new mobile coffee business. Your patience and advice were excellent and instilled confidence in me to use Coffee Latino.

I spent a long time arriving at how best to develop a vehicle to meet my needs and unlike other converters I spoke to you never once pushed me towards something that was not suitable. And were prepared to spend as much time with me as I required; the outcome is I now have a vehicle perfect for my needs which is already making a return on my investment and it is down to a combination of yourself; the office team and Dave’s magical skills as a sheet metalworker and vehicle converter.

I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is considering mobile coffee as future business.

Regards,

Gordon Sisson
Mobile Espresso

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Gordon Sissions 20:10:11

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After doing a fair bit of research into coffee van conversions, it was a
toss up between Coffee Latino and another firm Scotland.
Coffee Latino actually listened to what I wanted and how I wanted the equipment
postioned, as an coffee machine engineer and barista trainer I would not trust anybody to fit my van, but
it turned out Coffee Latino was a great choice, and I was over the moon with the
finished result. Cannot praise Barbara and the team enough, would
recommend them everytime.
Dont waste time researching, i’v done all that for you, just go to Coffee Latino….

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Paul Watts from Independent Coffee Consultants

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Hi Barbara, It’s been over a month now since taking delivery of the Ford Connect Caffe, and the comments from everyone ( after complimenting me on my coffee of course ), are about the ingenuity, appearance and standard of workmanship of the fit out, and I have to agree. I am absolutely delighted! On recent days trading a customer asked me for contact information, and the following day I received an email from him which included “I was really impressed with the vehicle, the presentation, look and cleanliness was the attraction”. He was the Operations Manager for the Princes Quay shopping development in Hull, what more do I have to say. There are exciting times ahead for ‘Coffee 2 Go’, and much of the credit must go to you personally, and Coffee Latino, Many thanks

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Stuart, Coffee 2 Go

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We would like to personally thank Barbara and the team at Coffee Latino for helping us every step of the way. We first saw Coffee Latino at the Toyota event outside Homebase in York, we had a chat with Barbara who made us a very nice FREE hazelnut latte. (Thanks Barbs) We decided with Barbara’s help we would start out on our own, But the great thing is we’re not on our own, we have Coffee Latino right behind us should we need any help or guidance, I have rang Barbara at 10pm not expecting her to answer BUT she was on hand to guide us at our first event. We are both passionate about great coffee and excited about bringing the people of Coventry a unique and friendly 2 go experience. Come and join us for a coffee!

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One Stop Coffee, Coventry

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When I made my mind up to go and see this little van I didn’t know what to expect but after seeing this quirky little vehicle and having a meeting with Barbara from Coffee Latino I made my mind up immediately. The service provided from the moment I placed my order was first class. I was informed regularly on the progress of the vehicles conversion and once completed I went to pick up the Piaggio. The training and support was very good as is the continued support from Coffee Latino – I just pick up the phone and all questions or queries are answered. I would like to say thanks to Barbara and Coffee Latino because this little van is opening doors for me. I am being recognised all over the county and approached on a regular basis from happy customers about going to their functions and events. So if anybody visits Northern Ireland and wants the best coffee around look out for The Mean Bean.

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Scott Semple – The Mean Bean, Northern Ireland

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When we decided to start our own coffee business, we looked around for the best way to do this. We came across Barbara at Coffee latino. From the first meeting to the finished product was about 2 weeks, the training and support was very comprehensive and packed with ideas to get you off to a flying start. Since owning my own sweet little Ape coffee van my feet havent touched the ground. I would recommend Barbara to anyone

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Selby and Yvonne, Koffi Bean Company

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Thank you for all your support Barbara we had great pleasure in purchasing one of your Piaggio Conversions, they are excellent along with the training and service you gave us. And thank you for continuing to provide that support, as you and your professionalism are at the highest standard. Many thanks once again Barbara. x Sound investment !! Excellent service !! We love our Piaggio! The essential source to making the finest drinks.

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Scott O’Rourke, Lincolnshire

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I purchased a used Piaggio Ape coffee van conversion from Barbara in Sept 2007. Although this was second hand if I ever had any problems she was only to happy to help to give advice and any information I needed. Almost a year on I know I could pick up the phone and call Barbara or email her and have an immediate reply. When speaking with Barbara I have found her to be nothing but honest, friendly and professional. She told me that “if you want make money with these coffee vans you will but you have to have the get up and go. They don’t make it themselves”. She is absolutely right and has a great knowledge of the business. So if there is anything holding you back from making that big purchase I know it can be daunting but all I would say is give Barbara a call and ask her any questions you have.

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Damian Devanney, Scotland

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In June 2009 I purchase a Fiat Fiorino from a guy that had originally bought it from Barbara (his partner was not interested in selling coffee, hence the sale). Being based in Bedfordshire I bought the van on ebay for a ‘song’ and wanted the van’s decor redesigned before picking up in Newcastle. I was recommended by the seller to consult with Barbara from Coffee Latino. I gave her a call the next day (Monday) after buying the van and asked if she could come up with a design for my business – Café Italiano. Barbara sent me a template of a design and after a few tweaks she had the van sent for customization. To my amazement it was ready for collection 4 days later at a reasonable price. Upon collection of the van Barbara gave me starting stock off her own back and spent a good few hours giving me Barista training. A year down the line I always give her a call for advice and now buy all my stock from her. One day I had a problem with my power inverter and after losing sales I gave her a call in distress, I drove up to Newcastle on the Sunday and she spent the best part of the day trying to resolve the problem (She never mentioned it was her husbands birthday until I was about to leave). In the beginning I was sourcing my own Cups and Coffee from various suppliers thinking I was saving. Barbara kept mentioning a new brand of coffee that she had acquired, after 8 months of using a well known brand I tried a kilo of her coffee. It was £3 cheaper per kilo and the taste was the same as the other vendor, I was sold. I now buy all my cups, lids and coffee from Barbara. In general, I find Barbara extremely helpful and always takes the time to help where she can. Her knowledge of coffee and the general coffee trade is second to none. She puts her customers first and does her utmost to advise them on the best way forward. Barbara, I salute you. Thanks for helping Café Italiano becoming a profitable venture and may your business go from strength to strength.              God bless

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Stuart Watkins (Café Italiano)

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A word from Diane……. We recently purchased a Piaggio Ape 50 van from Barbara/Coffee Latino, without knowing anything about either her or the company. Since then, we have corresponded/phoned, almost daily and I can honestly say, without any hesitation whatsoever, it has been a completely positive experience; Barbara has always been there to support and answer absolutely any questions that have arisen. We received excellent Barista training and coffee advice, way over and above anything required and Barbara and her team have been on hand to support us from the outset, from Barista training to producing graphics for the van,  to day to day trading advice. I would say, without hesitation, her supplies and equipment are of the highest quality at the most competitive prices and that she is always there to support her clients. I paid a deposit for the vehicle and was invited to visit Barbara’s trade unit in Newcastle for training and at her insistence, to see the vehicle before final payment (loved it from the moment I saw it, it was a credit to her and now me!!). We have lots of coffee vans dotted around London; people tell me this one is the best they have seen! She is now my coffee supplier of choice and I would thoroughly recommend anyone to deal with Barbara and Coffee Latino!

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Diane. The ginger cat

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Its been a few weeks since Ive taken delivery from my converted Ford Connect, and I was really impressed at the workmanship and fantastic traning I recieved from Barbara, who is the perfect teacher as she is a real coffee connoisseur. Initially I was nervous sending quite a large amount of money for a vehicle, without knowing much about Coffee Latino, but that soon passed as I was constantly updated throughout the whole process of the vans sale and conversion. Im constantly getting positive remarks from customers about the quality of the coffee and the van itself, which is turning out to be really profitable. After sales support has been fantastic too, she is always on the other end of the phone to help, even if its a Sunday!

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James from Northern Ireland (Bean and Gone)

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Hi everyone my name is Gordon, owner of The Daily Grind. I was lucky enough to be told about Coffee Latino by a friend of mine in September 2009. Then in October 2009 I collected my new van, fully kitted out ready to start earning from day one. I have nothing but praise for the support and after sales service provided by Barbara and her team. She also provides all the training required to make the perfect Latte or Cappacinno on a one to one basis. Barbara has been available at all times DAY OR NIGHT ( ie 07.00hrs one Sunday morning,  one call problem solved ! )for technical advice, business ideas and most of all MORAL SUPPORT !. I would seriously recommend anyone thinking of wanting to set up in this business, forget the rest, speak to to the best, and call Barbara at Coffee Latino,

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Gordon The Daily Grind

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The Italian Experience. There is only 1 way to describe Barbara Croce of Coffee Latino and that’s ” The Godess of Coffee “. Setting up a business is very daunting at the best of times but when you’re going into a venture that is entirely new you need the best guidance you can possibly get  – and we found it !!! And she’s local ! Barbara is a master in all she does and has made our venture into the unknown a pleasurable experience. We started out as Coffee Virgins and are now thriving in the Life of Beans. Not only did she help with the kitting out of our new van but has proved to be an invaluable aspect of our business. Many a time I have passed through her warehouse and seen another vehicle ready to go – be it a van or pushbike – with others lined up to be her next work of art. Nothing too small and nothing too large for Barbara – the Godess of Coffee. Give her a try – you won’t be disappointed

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Mark & Lisa Thomas, Fresh & Frothy

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Dear Barbara

Its been so busy with my new Coffee cart business, Castro’s Coffee, that I havent really been able to let you know how pleased I’ve been with my little cart, the Red Piaggio Ape 50

I have been very impressed with the high standard of conversion, the durability of the logo vinyls and the quality of all the fittings.I cannot fault it at all.

I was also very happy with the standard of the products you supply, all of which are top quality, and the Colombian blend I use here in Norwich gets complimented on a very regular basis.I have been told by different people its nicer than than the coffee supplied by a main high street franchise that has comfy chairs.I also get people who are very impressed with the white chocolate sauce I obtained from you and the Zuma chocolate we had on your recommendation is really popular

I have to say that ,when goods are urgently required, you certainly pull out the stops to get them carriered over and that means a lot in a business where a few good days on the trot can almost clean you out.!

You and the team there where very welcoming when we came over for our training, and it was a very enjoyable and informative day.

If anyone is looking to start a business and need help to establish themselves with a high quality unit that draws attention and gets conversation going with people, and top quality stock that is very fairly priced then Coffee Latino should be the first port of call.

Best Wishes

David Smith
Castro’s Coffee

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David Smith Castro’s Coffee