Coffee Stand Folds Out of a 60-Year-Old Morris Minor Woody Wagon

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Talk about creative and adaptive reuse!

TreeHugger loves Repair and Reuse and Recycling, and Kim has shown many van conversions, but this conversion of a very old Morris Minor Traveller into a coffee stand was really quite amazing. It's parked outside a Waitrose Grocery Store at a market in Kings Cross, London and serves very good espresso pumped out of a big Faema machine, For the Good of the People.

Front of Morris Traveller

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Our gem - visually striking and as a result gets a lot of attention! Cleverly fitted out with a set up that cantilevers out of the back - enabling us to serve at full height and operational capacity.
Table on rails

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It certainly is and it got my attention; it is a remarkable bit of engineering. The entire table slides out on rails from the back of the old station wagon, rising up to working height.

Front of vehicle

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It's not totally independent, needing two power outlets power to run the coffee machine and grinder.

The company also operates a classic Citroen H Van with even greater capacity. I wonder how much of their time is spent keeping these classics on the road and how much roasting beans and making coffee.