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parkHillPic-mDespite indifferent weather there was a good turn out of visitors to the urbansplash sponsored Open Apartment day at Park Hill in Sheffield, South Yorkshire today.

The new residences were very spacious by inner city standards when built in the 1960’s, but now urbansplash have added new colour and a modern aesthetic to the the first release of apartments.

Early in the morning the apartment building was looking out over the city, reflecting the rising sun with bright flashes of colour from its hilltop setting.

They are on the way to becoming the stylish living spaces in a city quarter that is only minutes from the central rail terminal and the retail delights of this transforming city.

We were very interested to hear from the urbansplash marketing team about the opportunities for office spaces, workshops and…to the flutter of our hearts, the potential spaces for bistros and coffee bars.

Our company parent, JFC, has certainly earmarked Park Hill for attention in its future plans. You can see more of the development and the residential and commercial opportunities here.

Caffe Carino were on hand to deliver the best espresso and hot drinks on a fresh day to the urbansplash team and their visitors. Anna and Tom found a quiet corner, away from the occasional raindrops and served a steady stream of cappuccino and hot chocolate to their audience.

We had a great day – with our complimentary voucher service, especially designed for the Park Hill event!

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Caffe Carino is committed to supporting and working with local businesses andyorkshireCrispPic young people. We like to use as many local ingredients as possible which helps the local economy, reduces food miles, pollution and means you get a fresher product!

Our coffee is roasted in Tinsley, Sheffield and we are excited to offer a new product from Sheffield. Yorkshire Crisps!

They are luxury handcooked crisps using 100% natural and local ingredients. We are currently stocking Lightly Sea Salted, Chardonnay Wine Vinegar and Henderson’s Sauce flavour which will be a familiar taste to any Sheffielder!

(The Yorkshire Crisp Hendersons Yorkshire Sauce flavour was a winner in the Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine Excellence in Food and Drink awards 2008).

We are also looking to introduce more flavours in the future including tomato and basil and mozzarella to compliment our Italian coffee!

You can see more about Yorkshire Crisps here http://www.yorkshire-crisps.co.uk

You can try these delicious summer snacks at one of the events we are attending including…

Sat 6 August, 2011 Aston Carnival   Sun 7 August Dronfield Music Festival    Sat 13th August Halifax Agricultural Show Sun 14th August Lowedges Festival    20 and 21st August Hillsborough Park Extravaganza   Sat 27th August Devonshire Green Market Sun 28th and Mon 29th August Sheffield Fayre, Norfolk Heritage Park   Fri 2nd September Sainsbury’s UK School Games 3rd and 4th September Art in the Gardens, Botanical Gardens. Sheffield

See you there – Caffe Carino, serving the discerning crisp consumer.

Caffe carino on the radioAnna at Caffe Carino has this week recorded an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield.The radio broadcast covers the areas of operation for Caffe Carino and how, as a young graduate, Anna chose the route of starting a business in Sheffield to kick start her career development.

With the sound of our Fracino coffee machine gurgling in the background you can hear the Caffe Carino team at work, as Anna describes the pleasures and pitfalls of the coffee life.

Adding her qualifications in food hygiene and catering management to her successful graduate studies in Business & Hospitality, Anna and her team can deliver great coffee and refreshments to your event, corporate occasion or private hire.

See our booking form on our Caffe Carino home page.

BBC Radio Sheffield – broadcast between 7.00am and 8.00am on Tuesday, 3rd May 2011. (Podcast available here after the broadcast…)

 

Coffee Truck Pic 5We took delivery of our new gull-wing coffee truck from Coffee Latino

this weekend.

The innovative design allows Caffe Carino to prepare great coffee for our customers from the rear of the vehicle, with walk up and view from both sides of the truck too.

We love our new truck. Although we haven’t had time to ‘wrap’ the truck and our service vehicle with our logo and image collage yet, the appeal of the unit is still apparent.

The lightness of the vehicle is counterbalanced by the design and engineering skill which goes into the build. It is easy to connect and tow for our coffee crew, but can still be driven into its night time storage unit under its own power.

For journeys to events at a greater distance the truck has a minimum kerb weight of 230 kg and a width of only 1,260mm making it easy to ramp onto a modestly sized trailer.

Charging the batteries is a simple one plug connection to the mains, a great improvement for those members of our crew old enough to remember industrial battery racks and early morning swap-outs.

Our first gull-wing unit is engineered with Fracino coffee machine and grinder, with extensivecoffee Machine Mobile pic bulkhead and roof meshed in powder coated black panels for hanging baskets and hooked displays.

 

 

 

 

The refrigerated draw immediately below the coffee machine can hold sixteen litres of fresh milk.

All in all, a great mobile solution, which offers ease of operation and real eye appeal for our customers.

Don’t forget you can contact the Caffe Carino team for all your mobile coffee needs, whether an event, private hire or a full corporate service occasion.

We are always happy to help.  Click the ‘towed unit’ image below to see our contact details…

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coffeeservicePicYou can register for Caffe Culture 2011 online from today.

This essential coffee trade event will take place at Olympia in London on 18th and 19th May 2011.

You can register for free here…

http://www.speeddata.co.uk/Forms/Default.aspx?FormRef=Caf61Visitor

The list of exhibitors at this years event is available here…

http://www.caffeculture.com/page.cfm/action=ExhibList/ListID=1/t=m/goSection=27

You can see the transport connections for Olympia on this Caffe Culture page. See you there?

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

Here is an Ape we saw on a recent coffee research trip to Italy – still going strong after many years. A comfort to know that such an investment is so dogged.

Our vision is to create a fantastic point of sale from such units, albeit fresh from the factory.

Unique, lively and entertaining.

With real walk-up appeal and taste sensations.

Come back shortly to see our before and after pictures. You’ll be amazed at what our supplier can do with the Italian raw materials that go into our vehicles.

Ape heaven…if only this keyboard would do accents too!

If you need an exciting new mobile coffee vendor for your event – use our contact us page on our main website. We are always happy to book in advance.

The JFC Team…

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.