What our customers say
It’s one thing for us to say that we’re a market leader in the mobile coffee industry here at Coffee Latino, but we don’t expect you to just take our word for it. Read through our testimonials to discover how satisfied so many of our customers have been with our packages and services.
“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 were 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.”
“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 too 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.”
“In June 2009 I purchased 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 it 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 husband’s 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.”
“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!”