Mobile Espresso Bar & Coffee Cart For Toronto And Ontario

Do you need a mobile coffee cart for your next event, party, or wedding? A mobile coffee bar or mobile espresso bar is a great way to add some extra zing to your next event!

The beauty of a mobile barista bar is that it can be set-up anywhere, anytime! Come, take a sip, and let us know how you want your next party to rock.  We serve tasty coffee and good times to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Ontario.

We have a diverse menu of coffee options to compliment your event including classic brewed coffee, iced coffee, espresso, cappuccinos, specialty coffees, and coffee cocktails. We also offer non-coffee options such as hot and iced tea, and hot chocolates.

The following is an overview of our services including: our service approach, coffee menus, coffee service station formats, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Our Approach To Coffee And Espresso Catering For Your Event

The perfect coffee and espresso is a combination of four M’s defined by the Italians. They should know what they are talking about since Italy is considered the birthplace of an espresso! Below is an overview of how we incorporate these four M’s in our mobile coffee and espresso bar cart services.

Number One: Miscela (Blend)

A great blend of beans produces great coffee. We use Lavazza Crema E Aroma coffee beans. This is a medium roasted balanced blend of prime Arabica and Robusta beans. The beans are sourced from Africa and Central and South America. Finally, they are processed in Italy.

You get an intense and earthy flavor, creamy texture, and aromatic chocolate notes. We hit the ideal grind size for these beans. It’s neither too fine, or coarse – just right for brewing the perfect cup!

Aside from the great aroma and taste, Lavazza is known to focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in its coffee bean harvesting and production.

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Number Two: Macinazione (The Mobile Coffee Bar Grind)

Studies have shown that coffee loses up to 50% of its aroma 15 minutes after it is ground due to reaction with oxygen in the air (oxidation). Also once coffee is ground, moisture in the air dissolves the oils contributing to a diluted taste. Freshly ground coffee maximizes the aroma and taste of your coffee or espresso.

All coffee used for our espresso or brewed coffee bar is freshly ground!

Number Three: Macchina (The Mobile Espresso Bar Machine)

We use high-quality commercial machines that are time-tested. There are three different machines used to prepare a la carte coffee and espresso beverages: manual, semi-automatic, and automatic machines. The following is an overview of each machine type and our preferred option.

Manual Espresso Machine

A manual espresso machine is operated by pulling and pushing a lever. With this type of machine you can control the water saturation of the coffee grounds and the water pressure level that is forced through the grounds into the cup. Even with a highly trained barista this style of machine produces coffee slowly so it only works well for low volumes of guests (15 to 17 guests per hour).

Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

With a semi-automatic machine you still have to grind and tamp the coffee beans similar to that of a manual machine, however an electrical pump automatically moves water through the brewing chamber at the right pressure, temperature and time. The time to produce the coffee is roughly the same as a manual machine, however it allows the barista to somewhat multi-task which improves the speed of service. This machine is great to serve 20 to 25 guests per hour.

Automatic Espresso Machine

An automatic espresso machine has built-in coffee grinders with brewing mechanisms that will automatically grind coffee, fill, and tamp the basket, then brew a predetermined amount of espresso. This machine produces espresso and coffee the quickest, and is our preferred option for events due to the large volumes of guests we have to serve. This machine type can serve up to 50 guests per hour.

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Number Four: Mano (The Hand)

The mano refers to the skill of the barista. The barista must be familiar with equipment and proper methods to prepare the beverages.

Our baristas are friendly, well-trained, and enjoy ‘espressing’ their love for what they do! Their smiles will win over your guests.

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Mobile Espresso Bar Cart

With our mobile espresso cart, you have the joy of bringing your favorite cafe to your office or your event. We can provide a cart for any type of event, corporate or private parties, weddings or other receptions. With an extensive menu, we have you covered for all your espresso catering needs in the Greater Toronto (GTA)x and surrounding cities in Ontario.

Some of the most popular drinks that fly off our espresso cart catering are:

  • Cappuccino
  • Americano
  • Classic Italian espresso
  • Cafe Mocha
  • Latte (regular, vanilla, caramel, hazelnut)

And more! Let us know what you like, and we can serve it up! Remember we can craft all our espresso beverages as hot or iced, regular or decaf. We also offer a non-espresso beverage menu including: loose leaf teas, hot chai lattes or even hot chocolate.

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Brewed Coffee Bar For Events

We believe that great things and great conversations start over a great cup of coffee!

Our brewed coffee bar offers both hot or iced coffee bar options.

Our brewed coffee bars are great option for the following situations:

  • You are looking for a brewed coffee service.
  • The ambient temperature may be less than 15 degrees celsius.
  • The speed of service for each barista needs to be faster than 50 guests per hour.
  • You need a lower cost option than our espresso catering prices.
  • You want a branded bar or cups.

You can also add tea, hot chocolate, baked goods, and fresh fruit bowls, to your brewed coffee bar as well.

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Espresso Martini Bar Catering

Mobile Coffee Cocktail Bar

The most well known coffee cocktail is the Espresso Martini. This espresso cocktail was created in the 1980s at the request of a supermodel who asked for “something to wake me up, then F me up.” The bartender Dick Bradsell then created a cocktail that combined vodka, espresso, and coffee liqueur. A world favorite was born!

For our mobile coffee cocktail bar we offer the classic Espresso Martini and other boozy coffee cocktails. Some of the other most popular coffee cocktails we offer are:

  • Irish Coffee
  • Spanish Coffee
  • Black or White Russian

We can add coffee cocktails to your espresso bar service.

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Baked Goods Delivery Toronto

Get our baked goods delivery for your next party, corporate event, or wedding.

Our mobile coffee bar is stocked with all of your favorite cafe baked goods such as:

  • Cookies
  • Croissants
  • Almond Biscotti

Book our mobile coffee and espresso bar to provide guests with a unique way to enjoy great beverages and tasty baked goods. Contact us today to reserve a cafe for your special event!

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Fruit Platter Catering

To Go Fruit Platter Catering

We offer a selection of healthy grab and go fruit platter catering options to pair with your mobile coffee bar. Made with only the freshest, never-frozen fruits, 180 Drinks  offers healthy fruit catering options everyone will love. Also a great gluten free and vegan option!

Examples of fruit cups catering include:

  • Fresh Fruit Salad Cup
  • Mixed Berry Cup

Learn more below about these options for your next corporate event, party, or wedding!

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Coffee Bar Service Station Formats

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Coffee Bar Rental

Looking for a coffee and espresso bar rental for an event, party or wedding? We have some great options to compliment a variety of themes, events, and occasions.

Our coffee station rentals incorporate the following features and options:

  • Flexible size.
  • Weather proof.
  • Colour glowing option to match your preferred choice.
  • Option for a rustic wood look.
  • Performance accessories such as ice wells and speed rails.
  • A customizable front bar panel to display a message, logo, design, or picture.

Whether you are looking for an espresso cart rental or a coffee cart rental this is a great option!

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Branded Coffee Bar Rental

A branded coffee bar is a great way to help meet your communication and marketing goals. Our services can help with:

  • Launching a new product or service.
  • Increasing sales through brand promotion.
  • Showing customers and employees you appreciate them.
  • Creating dialogue.

We offer a range of branding options for different budgets. Our branding or personalization options include:

  • A reusable customizable front bar panel to display a message, logo, design, or picture.
  • Menu signage.
  • Stand alone signage.
  • Branded cups.

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Frequently Asked Questions

faq Do You Do Coffee Carts For Large Events?

Absolutely! We have full serve event coffee booth options to serve up to 1200 guests per hour or event espresso catering up to 400 guests per hour.

Our event coffee carts have a variety of options to customize your service to your requirements and budget including:

  • Number of baristas and the rate of service.
  • Branded bars, menus, and cups.
  • Beverage and food menu selections.

Get in touch today to learn how to hire our mobile barista carts for events!

faq Do You Do Wedding Coffee Bars or Espresso Bar Wedding Catering?

A wedding is a great occasion to gather your guests around our coffee and espresso cart! Imagine the buzz you can create around a cup of joe! Plan the perfect wedding reception capping off the day with our handcrafted coffees and espressos! Including a wedding coffee bar is a sure-fire way of pleasing your guests. Also great for a coffee themed wedding!

We can work with you or your wedding planner to match your wedding’s theme. We can also customize the coffee station at your wedding with the choice of beverages you want.

We have covered not just weddings but also:

  • Engagements
  • Bachelorettes
  • Bachelor Events
  • Stag
  • Does

The number of wedding beverage options can feel overwhelming. Our coffee cart for weddings helps to simplify your life by aggregating all of these beverage options from a single mobile bar or a combination of full serve or self serve stations saving you money and time coordinating with multiple vendors. For example we can help you with both a coffee and hot chocolate bar at your wedding. The other beverages we can help with include: wedding espresso, iced coffee bar, tea, cocktails, mocktails, hot apple cider, fresh juices, smoothies, and lemonades.

faq How Should A Great Espresso Taste?

The taste of espresso should have a balance of at least three elements:

  1. Bitterness: No wants bitter espressos, true. But the freshest espressos need the right amount of bitter. It adds immediate depth and complexity to your drink.
  2. Sweetness: An espresso that is the right kind of bitter marries well with just that right note of sweet. This gives your drink a pleasant flavor.
  3. Acidity: This gives vitality and body to your espresso. Think of it as a light, tart sensation. Delicious.

Preparing a great espresso is both an art and science. Right from the process, equipment to the ingredients. That’s why our baristas like to call themselves Cafe virtuoso’s!

faq How Many Baristas Do I Need For A Mobile Espresso Bar or Coffee Cart?

The number of barista’s we recommend depends on the length of the service, rate of service, and type of coffee service.

Our standards based on the type of coffee service are:

  • Brewed Coffee: Our standard for this service is one barista for every 75 guests (rate of service of 75 coffee’s per hour).
  • Mobile Espresso Catering: Hire a barista for every 50 guests (rate of service of 50 espresso type beverages per hour).

The mobile espresso bar and mobile barista bar staffing ratios may seem generous to serve your guests, however there are still other duties to perform apart from making coffee’s including: maintaining equipment and workstation sanitation, and keeping the coffee bar stocked of cups and beverage ingredients.

The mobile coffee cart staffing requirements above assume all guests to be served are at present at the event at the same time. If guests will not be present at the same time throughout the event simply get in touch with us today and we will help you calculate the mobile coffee bar or mobile espresso bar staffing requirements for your event in Toronto or surrounding areas across Ontario.

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