The Ultimate Guide to Building a Mobile Coffee Cart Business

So you're going to open a coffee cart!

That's both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Whether you are looking for a coffee cart for sale or coffee cart plans, you have come to the right place!

When I built my first one, I was so confused. 8 carts later, I got the hang of it.

But I’m going to tell you something no one told me. There is more than one way to build a cart…

When I first started the venture on how to build a coffee cart ebook, I began with the health code. I’ve been building my own coffee carts for years, but making a book is a different story. From teaching coffee truck classes for the last 5 years, I’m very familiar with health code, so digging into the research didn’t pose a problem….

...however, what did pose a problem was the lack of specific code and regulations established for coffee carts!!!

And what surprised me even further was the diversity in the regulations!

Now at first, I was confused and upset. But then it became more evident what I perceived as a limitation was actually a benefit!!!

It allowed me the flexibility to become creative within the buildout and layouts plus be able to create different scenarios that worked for different environments.

Most coffee cart eBooks you will research will have one set of plans and say, “This is how you build a coffee cart”. Okay, it's simple. It's nice to have a set of plans. So, we did that too…well, we added two sets of plans.

But what about when those plans won’t work for someone's individual situation? Then what?

Well that’s where we knocked it out of the park. The Ultimate Guide on How to Build a Coffee Cart isn’t just a set of plans but also the rationale behind the plans as well as real world experience!

Now, when I created these coffee carts. I had the single mom in mind.

  • How do we create a cart that she can push on and off a trailer on her own?
  • How do we cut dead weight?
  • How to make it cute as hell!
  • Can we build plans that she can use to delegate to others to help her build it out..
  • Can we make equipment recommendations, so that if she wants to upgrade later into a coffee trailer or truck, she can use the same equipment?
  • Can we build it so it fits on a wheelchair hitch on the back of her existing car
    • So she doesn’t need to buy a new vehicle
  • Can we keep it all below $2,000 so she can start with a good tax return or a bit of savings?

These are the major questions I tackled in this coffee cart ebook!

In this course, You will Learn: 

Step by Step Checklist to Launch your Coffee Cart Dreams $99 Value

How to Calculate Cost of Goods $99 value

  • Links to Low priced vendors
  • My current Cost of Goods calculations sheet

Monthly Expenses Breakdown $199 value

  • POS
  • Commissary
  • Internet
  • Fuel
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Marketing¬†
  • Insurance

Start Up Cost $99 Value

  • Collapsible vs Standup
  • Framing Apparatus
  • Material Cost DIY
    • Different Materials explained

Equipment Recommendation $199 Value

  • Espresso Machine
    • Characteristics of a Quality Machine for Mobile Coffee
    • Brand Recommendations
      • Model recommendations
      • Current pricing
  • Espresso Grinder
    • Brand and Model Recommendations
  • Coffee Brewer
    • Different Brew Techniques
    • Brand Recommendations
  • Blender¬†
    • Brand Recommendations
  • Generator
    • Video: Best Generator for Coffee Cart
    • Brand Recommendations
    • Power Distribution Recommendations

Permits, Supplies and Miscellaneous

Should you start a Cart or Trailer? 

  • Video
  • Breakdown Pros/Cons and Choice Tree

Profit Projections $199 Value

  • How to Go from Side Hustle to Full Time.¬†
  • Profit Prediction Formula
    • Variables
    • How to Pick a Good Location

Sourcing Coffee

  • How to Know What Bean to Buy¬†
  • A Little Info on the Bean¬†
  • Menu¬†
  • Sample Menu

Pricing Catering $99 Value

  • Video: How to Price Catering
    • Upsells & Downsells

Code & Regulations $299 Value

  • Finding your Regulations
  • Health Department
    • Do I need my health inspection (permit) if I‚Äôm doing private catering only?¬†
    • Getting a hold of the county Health Inspector.
    • Commissary
    • Walls
    • Contact Surfaces
    • Water Tanks
    • Sinks¬†
    • Pump¬†
    • Water Heater
    • Fresh Water Piping
    • Grey Water Piping
    • Pitcher Rinser
    • Water Filter
    • Storage¬†
  • Fire Department

Floor plans with plumbing and electric examples  $199 Value

Parting Words of Advice Priceless

Total Value $1,491

You're Cost: $99

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Right now, when you bundle "The Ultimate Guide to Building a Coffee Cart" with the high-demanding eBook, "How to Build a Profitable Coffee Business" you can save 50%!!!

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  • How to Book Catering Events
  • How to Set up At Festivals
  • How to Price for Services
  • How to Advertise on Print
  • How to Advertise Digitally
  • Social Media Hacks



Build a profitable coffee trailer or truck business by setting up marketing systems that have clients calling you!

Don't wait for you phone to ring! 

Learn how to create events with clients BEFORE they happen, so you can cut out your competition! 


Learn how to make the most money at events & catering as I walk you through the booking and set up process.

  • How to Sponsor Events
  • How to Set up Events
  • Upsells & Merchandis


When you find good gigs, you need to keep them. Learn the tricks of finding good business to repeat year after year.



  • Traffic Count 
  • Quality of Cars 
  • Competition
  • Partnership


  • Travel Time
  • Peak Hours
  • Operating Times

Booking Events

  • Location, Sponsorship, Setup, Labor, Samples, Upsells, Food
  • Festivals
  • Parades
  • Tradeshows, Associations, Seminars
  • Farmers Markets
  • 5ks, Mud Runs & Marathons
  • Concerts
  • Fitness Events



  • Value Ladder
  • Self Liquidating Opportunities


  • Google Ads
  • Email Marketing
  • Text Marketing


  • Publications
  • Flyers
  • Posters
  • Yard Sale Sign 
  • Direct Mail

Social Media

  • Virility
  • Interaction
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube


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Both eBooks for only $169