Why are coffee carts always so secretive? We cut open the façade (literally) and take a peek at the philosophy governing the making of good coffee.
A small shop in Everton Park was where Nylon Coffee Roasters were basing themselves to serve up great coffee. However, they were seeking to avail their coffee to a wider audience by bringing it out of their shop space through a coffee cart. Their passion brings them to the lengths of direct-sourcing of the beans, to roasting and brewing these coffees to the best they think they should taste. This is why when we were called to design their coffee cart, we felt that fundamentally the design needed to resonate with their philosophy.
Coffee carts are nothing new and we all know how it looks – a typical opaque box with wheels. However, the opaqueness of the typical cart seemingly suggested that coffee making was a hidden process, an unfitting impression for Nylon Coffee Roasters’ beliefs. The design, therefore, playfully introduces slits of opening in the front façade of the cart, reflecting the transparency in their process, from sourcing to brewing. The materiality and form also took inspiration from the timber crates which the sacks of coffee came in when they are delivered to the shop every now and then. The structure of the cart is exposed and made out of construction steel pipes, to represent the honesty of the coffee that they serve.