The summer is drawing ever closer and that means we have EVENTS FILLING UP OUR DIARY! One of our most innovative suppliers, Routes Coffee, are set to serve up a storm from their funky setup at loads of our residencies this year - stay tuned for where to find them... We caught up with the guys to grill them with questions about a business built on friendship and bloody good coffee!
If you’re anything like us over here at Feast It, coffee is always calling. Looking for the perfect cup o’ joe? Look no further - Routes Coffee are widely regarded as bringing the boldest, most delicious coffee to events all around the UK! These two best pals absolutely love what they do, and it’s that passion which runs all the way through the business and will make your event with them an absolute hoot! We asked them to sum up in a few words what Routes is all about and they proudly chimed in unison: quality coffee, good vibes, travel, friendship and disco disco! Take a look below at our Q&A with Routes Coffee’s Will to find out more about the team and how they can bring a caffeine rush to your event!
Where did the idea for Routes Coffee come from?
As all great ideas are born, we were midway through a particularly heavy night in Sydney we decided we should buy a double decker bus back in England and make it into a cafe. In the end we bought a £500 beaten up Bedford Rascal and the rest is history!
What type of events can you cater for?
We attend a huge range of events, including weddings, birthdays, film and commercial shoots, live action role plays, product launches, music and fitness festivals, marathons - the list goes on... If you need coffee, we will be there with our truck!
Tell us about the Routes Coffee team - why are they so great at an event?
Routes Coffee is made up of best friends, that love what we do. We are all passionate about coffee, hard working and always up for a new challenge.
Why is Routes Coffee unique and what can you bring to events that others can't?
We pride ourselves about our customer service, our coffee is all roasted at our warehouse in Oxford and our team is young, dynamic and includes the UK's most talented and award winning baristas.
What's the biggest event you've ever done - and what's the most intimate you've ever done?
The biggest event we exhibit at is Boomtown Festival - it’s also one of our favourites as we are originally from Winchester! Our smallest was to provide coffee for 6 people from Marriott Hotels which was still really fun to serve for.
What's the most popular item on your menu?
Easy. Flat white - hands down!
What's your personal favourite item on the menu?
Flat White again for sure - we’re widely regarded as producing the best flat white in the UK!
Have you ever served at a wedding?
Yes! We‘ve attended many weddings and absolutely love the vibe. It’s always a good party to join after too.
What's the weirdest request you've ever received?
At one festivals we were catering, the campsite shop didn’t turn up so we got asked to help out with the essentials - it was literally all hands on deck. Slinging out condoms and coffee all weekend. Now that’s customer service!
What's been your favourite event so far which you've served at?
It has to be End of the Road Festival. It’s such a good way to finish the summer - it’s super chilled, there’s awesome music and the food traders are epic every year. We can’t wait to go back this September - it’ll be the 5th year for us!
What do you think are the special ingredients for a great event?
Good people, good vibes, good music, good food & Routes Coffee.
From small initimate parties to large-scale festivals, Routes Coffee are on board. If you’d like Routes to come along to your event and serve you and your guests some kick-ass coffee from their awesome coffee truck then check them out here on Feast It and they could be coming to your next event! Submit our enquiry form here to take you first step towards your next caffeine high.