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You can now get our coffee blog news on your mobile phone or portable device.

The newsfeed has been reformatted and will look good, and informative, on your smaller screen device.

Access to the mobile blog pages can be through the ‘mobile blog’ button on the front page of our Caffe Carino website.

Or, if you have a QR reader in your phone, take a photograph from this screen of the QR image above and navigate directly to our mobile newsfeed.

You can find our mobile page here.

Keeping you informed on the coffee front – Caffee Carino.

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Image: l/r Deborah Pinder, Tim Smith, Liam Warsop, Anna Phipps and Paul Clarkson.

Yesterday we had our presentation to the successful graphic designer Liam Warsop, who created our new logo to support the Caffe Carino brand.

The successful design is displayed behind the group in this photograph.

Liam is a student on the Foundation Graphic Design course at Norton College, part of The Sheffield College.

The cheque and our gratitude was presented to Liam by Anna Phipps, Head of Operations at Caffe Carino. Anna thanked Liam …for his inspirational work and was delighted to see both how much new technology the college makes available to students, but also how supportive and creative the atmosphere at the College was.

Liam was supported at the ceremony by Paul Clarkson, Graphic Design Lecturer at Norton College and by Deborah Pinder, Enterprise Development Manager for the College.

Tim Smith, a director of JFC (Yorkshire) Limited the Caffe Carino parent company, told Liam …how delighted the team were to have their new logo, and that the team would watch Liam’s graphic design career with interest.

Norton College Foundation Graphic Design students are shortly to go to New York as part of their studies and we hope the additional prize funds come in useful.

Thanks to Norton College for making us so welcome – we hope to return with more design competitions and prizes in the future.

You can see our Design page on the Caffe Carino website here.

Caffe Carino logoWe were delighted to be able to offer students on the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design at Norton College: part of  The Sheffield College  the opportunity to try out their skills in designing a new logo for Caffe Carino.

Our thanks to the design team and to Paul Clarkson of Norton College: part of  The Sheffield College for supporting the students and facilitating the design process.

The winning design, above, was created by Liam Warsop. A lively, informative image which captured the essence of our business, without the need for additional words we felt. You can see Liam’s work now featured on the Caffe Carino website.

Fantastic Liam, we shall look for your future work with great interest.

The rest of the design team also produced highly innovative and stylish designs. There is a small gallery of their work on our coffee design page on the Caffe Carino main website. Have a look and see some great design from students at  Norton College: part of  The Sheffield College.

We’ll be featuring images of the award to Liam, with his permission, on our pages too. Check back for a coffee break!

We would not hesitate to consult any member of the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design team for inspiration and delivery – although we could only have one finalist on this occasion.

Great coverage this week of coffee and street trading of the classiest sort.

streetVending1850The British Street Food Awards 2010 winners were announced with coffee well featured in the awards.

Ca Phe VN were awarded best cold drink for their fine creation using Vietnamese coffee. As mobile/street traders of high quality refreshment you can find the best source of Vietnamese coffee at their Saigon Street Cafe in Broadway Market, London E8 on Saturdays.

Winner of the Best Looking Mobiler Category was Lulabelle’s Lunches. Their website is a masterful and minimalist creation, and their VW design looks great.

We think these awards are another marker of change for British tastes in mobile and street catering. With really fine food, well thought out and effectively and attractively delivered to the customer – a great aspiration and model for the growing Caffe Carino team.

You can hear the latest Radio 4 Food Programme featuring street food here – whilst the BBC iPlayer link is still live.

You can find the British Street Food Awards 2010 web page here.

A design exercise by students at The Sheffield CollegeWe are delighted that a group of students on the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design course at Norton College: part of  The Sheffield College have taken up our challenge to create a brand new logo for our Caffe Carino brand.

The students are working to produce a suite of designs for the end of this month, which we will evaluate in concert with the design team from the college.

We will look to carry the winning design through into our print and web marketing, making sure that the winning designer receives full and enduring credit for their work.

We know all the design ideas will be great and would use them all if we had enough businesses…but we have only one Caffe Carino.

The winning design student will secure a prize of £200 and get to see their creative output on our chic coffee vehicles as they traverse the city in pursuit of coffee excellence.

Thanks to Norton College – part of  The Sheffield College for allowing the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design students to take up the challenge, which fits well with our social business/personal and creative development ethos.

We will certainly go back to our ‘creative team’ as other design challenges emerge.

Watch this space for some pictures of the consultation event…and the winning design of course.

We have finally come to rest with the deliberations over what to call our new mobile coffee service and events management operation.

The word is out – Caffe Carino.

Carino is ‘cute’ in Italian, not any reference to our team members obviously, but certainly for our range of mobile vehicles built for us by Coffee Latino.

We will be featuring their innovative designs and producing a gallery for our clients as soon as we take delivery of our first unit.

The new web site for the coffee business is being prepared and you can see some holding pages at www.caffecarino.co.uk

We are now working to get our distribution warehouse open before Christmas and to publish formally our range of services, prices and where you can find us in the next twelve months.

If you are interested in our new coffee business, or would like information for your event – just email anna@caffecarino.co.uk for details.

Don’t forget you can see the full range of our company services here – www.jfcyorkshire.co.uk

We have now integrated our web design and hosting business into the JFC online systems.

blueQuarter.co is our web design, hosting and specialist event online publication service. It is designed to add value to our coffee and events client offer.

We can promote your event, both from our mobile vehicles, with the support of our trained and customer service focused team, but also bring some real publishing power to your business.

We can rapidly deliver you a bright, bold and meaningful message on the web to compliment your refreshment or service offer.

Simple things we can do at JFC to support your business from our coffee creatives

  • Magazine style promotion pages
  • Run your event Twitter feed on your web pages – let everyone see the action
  • Weblogs, like this, to build the excitement for your next event
  • Vibrant colour, text and images to engage customer interest – we create it all for you, with your approval, and publish to the web.
  • One click webmail contact for your customers
  • Offer ‘send me more details’ or an information pack service
  • Offer ‘add me to your newsletter’ list for forthcoming events – build a loyal following

We can help, at blueQuarter, to give a great service to your current customers, but we can also help you secure both old and new clients for your next event or occasion.

Just as us! We are happy to quote for campaigns or sites of any size.

Our coffee delivery vision for urban centres is based upon the development of the Piaggio Ape.

Pronounced  ahh – peh – the vehicle range is named after the  bee in Italian.

If you have ever been stuck in the Italian mountains behind a haystack that appears to be moving slowly of its own volition up the twisty track – you will have heard this Italian bee for sure.

In production since 1948, this light panelled van has undergone numerous design conversions and is employed in a wide variety of markets, from mobile advertising to plain urban deliveries.

We are workng in partnership with Coffee Latino, a design and manufacturing company in the mobile coffee market, to deliver another fresh variant on the Ape theme.

Coffee Latino are market leaders in their industry, based in the North East of England, and we are delighted to working with their great team to establish our new business, both now and in the future.

Check back regularly for images and news of our developments…

Image: The Ape Calessino – specialist, limited edition of this Italian style icon

We have a mission!

To deliver the best mobile coffee service in the North of England…

We are currently working on our vehicles, Anna is compiling our marketing database  and Tim is in the North collecting all the bits needed to open our new Sheffield storage facility.

We love coffee, we love events and promotions. We want to use our skills to promote your business, but along the way create training and employment opportunities for young people.

Coffee is in demand and there is a real thirst for new skills in the current economic climate. Our aim is to serve up both to the best of our ability.