Bring back the Bean Counter!

by Carl Halvorsen in London, England, United Kingdom


£5,000 target 24 days left
25% 54 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 10th February 2021 at 3:27pm

Bringing the Bean Counter coffee cart back into the heart of Earlsfield, supporting the health and wellbeing of the local community.

by Carl Halvorsen in London, England, United Kingdom

Our Vision:


To bring excellent specialty coffee and refreshments into the heart of the local community. We believe in providing a COVID safe way of encouraging people to get out for daily exercise - walking around a park or other open spaces with a hot drink during these challenging times is a lifeline for people's health and wellbeing. We believe in enhancing public spaces and doing what we can to add value to our surroundings for the enjoyment of everyone. We support the NHS and other key workers, bringing much needed quality caffeine to those working hard on the front line. We employ local people, reducing the distance people need to go to work.

The government has instructed the UK to work from home where possible 

This is essentially what we have done with our cart. We are a local events company and mobile food business that has adapted to try to survive these tough times. 

We have had overwhelming support from most during our pop up on the corner of Strathville & Knaresborough, but sadly it came to an abrupt end and we face what we feel is unreasonable and prohibitive legal fees from the property management company.

We have a new site to relaunch on which is on commercial land very close by to our previous location. We just need to raise enough to build a new setup, that is secure, with a good system in place to ensure we follow the COVID guidelines.

We will use this funding to purchase a new mobile unit, and a coffee machine up to the task of maintaining superb quality espresso and milk texturing while increasing speed of service, reducing waiting times and queues. We would like to set up an online click and collect service, and a delivery service to local businesses or community groups.

Your Rewards - how you can support us:

Buy Now – Enjoy Later

  • Pay for something now to help us get through this and enjoy it when we re-open. 
  • You’ll notice that we are charging a little bit more than usual, that’s so that we can pay more from what you give us into our fund to get us back open quicker.
  • If you bring a paying friend with you at the time, that will help our ongoing cash flow too.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Bean Counter Barista experience

A 1-on-1 session in our new setup with Carl. We will cover learning whole process from grind to drink finishing. Using our equipment, practicing espresso extraction and milk texturing and pouring. Including a 250g bag of Curious Roo coffee to take home.

£5 or more

A Coffee / hot drink for you

Any specialty coffee or hot drink for you when we re-open

£8 or more

A Coffee / hot drink for you and a friend

Any two specialty coffees or hot drinks for you when we re-open

£15 or more

2 hot drinks and a bag of Curious Roo Coffee

Any two specialty hot drinks and 250g of Curious Roo coffee ground to your liking

Let's make 'Bring back the Bean Counter!' happen

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