Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Ho Ho Ho ...

Getting my Santa outfit ready for the Santa Fun Run this Saturday at Battersea Park, London. Another fun 2:09 Event - raising money while getting fit. Carpuccino, of course, will be there helping to keep everyone warm ...

Monday, 22 November 2010

Hellishly Cold!

This weekend, Carpuccino will be trying to warm up the brave souls attempting Hell Down South - a cross country trail run as hellish as it sounds! Somewhere between 10 and 13 miles long (as if details matter!) this run is set to test anyone's stamina skills. With weekend temperatures hardly due to rise much above freezing, brave runners might find they're having to crack the ice on waist deep puddles, before charging through them! The one blessing is at least you can get a decent hot cup of coffee when you're done doing the crazy stuff!!! See you there ....

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Flying High!

Carpuccino is currently at the Christmas Market
at the Air Army Museum in Middle Wallop,
providing the stall holders and visitors with a
warming coffee on this blustery day! Thankfully we're all in the hanger and out of the rain ...
amongst the choppers and air displays, of course!

Friday, 15 October 2010

In the Salisbury area this weekend?

If so, come on down to Hudson's Field and watch the excitment of the Salisbury RFC Mini Rugby Tournament. Carpuccino will be there doing our best to keep everyone warm :)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Calmsden Horse Trials - 10/10/10!

Last weekend Carpuccino was in the Cirencester area at the British Eventing Calmsden Horse Trials. The first time for this event - and the feedback was very good! A challenging cross country course that certainly raised the bar! The chilly gloomy morning soon flourished into a beautiful sunny day much to everyone delight! And much to ours - we left after a busy day to the chimes of 'such delicious coffee I needed more'! Thanks to everyone who organised such a great day, and well done to all those competing! 10's all round :)

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Anyone in Cheltenham this Saturday?

And fancies a run around the Racecourse? Carpuccino will be there from 9am on Saturday providing delicious drinks to runners and spectators at the 209 Events 10k run. Come on down and join in the fun :)

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Carnival Time!

Come on up to Marlborough Common this Sunday - 5th September - for the Marlborough Carnival. Carpuccino will be there will their great tasting, freshly ground coffee - and plenty else to keep you entertained besides! Dog show, baking contest, battle of the bands, car boot ... it's wild, it's gonna be crazy :) Hope to see you there - anytime between 10am and 5pm!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Carpuccino gets Lazy ...

Ever wanting to learn more about coffee and to sample new flavours, Heather @ Carpuccino has recently switched her espresso blend to that of local Bath coffee celeb - Lazy Jose. Regulars at Charlotte Street Car Park are now have their taste buds put through their paces with this fruity, chocolate espresso flavour, know as 'Just Have 2'. You Just Have to try one ....

Reducing pollution in Bath ...

Yesterday, First Group launched a new Hybrid bus which BANES plan to trial out on all of their Park and Ride sites. Designed to run solely on electricity in the City Centre, when buses run at 15 mph or less, this is surely an environmental step forward for the fine City of Bath!

As ever, thick in the middle of the action, Carpuccino was at the launch at Odd Down Park and Ride providing local dignitaries with delicious fresh coffee, tea and freshly baked cakes. It went down an (electrical) storm :)

Was it destiny or Fete??

This weekend Carpuccino was at the fun and fantastic 'village' fete in Shrivenham - I say 'village' as it's a big local event that attracts a good 3,000 folk or more! From vintage cars, dog shows, good old fashioned tug of war to delicious fresh coffee!! This year was its 30th Anniversary and yet again, as it has for the last 29 years, the weather played ball, the sun came out and all rain clouds evaporated. Looking forward to next year already! Thanks for a great day guys!

Monday, 26 July 2010

The NEW Look!

For outdoor events, Carpuccino can now provide some comfy, shaded seating where you can relax and enjoy your coffee while watching the world go by - or the event take place!!

Riding High!!

Yesterday, Carpuccino was thrilled to be part of Bath's first SkyRide - where 7km of road was closed off to traffic in Bath, and people were invited to cycle as far or for as long around the route as they wanted! Sponsored by Sky and B&NES, and organised by Running High, the event was one of 12 happening around the UK this summer. Free to participants, the event was aimed at getting folk out on their bikes, and the wind in their hair! It was great to see so many young kids involved, and so many fun bikes! Carpuccino had a great day servicing delicious fresh coffee in the Sky Village at the Royal Crescent - and is already looking forward to next year's event!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Cowdray Park Polo Gold Cup

Last weekend, Carpuccino was in West Sussex at the Cowdray Park Polo Gold Cup - the equivalent in Polo of the FA Cup! Carpuccino was there with Col Grumpy and his coffee bus working together to supply delicious fresh coffee, teas and snacks to a huge crowd! It was our first polo event and we're not quite sure we've got a hang of all the rules in polo - but we get the idea! A really fun day!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

A Fun Family Day

On Saturday, Carpuccino was providing delicious coffee, snacks and cold drinks for a corporate family day. With loads of activities on offer for the kids - we certainly had fun! Despite being hot, Carpuccino had a fridge full of cold drinks too, so everyone was happy!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Coffee and your heart!

They say coffee is good for the heart - well it certainly was on Tuesday night. Carpuccino was down at Bristol Harbourside providing hot and cold drink refreshments for the hundreds of runners who took part in the British Heart Foundation 5K run. A hot day, by the water, a great run and lots of very happy people! Well done to all those who ran.

Friday, 18 June 2010

King Edward's School Sports Day

Sitting here watching the juniors run round in circles - literally! Serving coffees, teas and snacks at the KES sports day - perfect weather for it and the crowds are certainly out!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The Sand Pits

I'm in the corner, by the swings! Come and find me at the
Sand Pits Park, on Monksdale Road, Bath.

I'm there weekdays 3.00pm to 4.30pm.

Monday, 7 June 2010

A Fun Day Indeed!

This weekend Carpuccino was at the Family Fun Day at The Rec, Bath supporting the event organised by BANES. At the end of the half term, and National Family Week, the event laid on a host of free activities for kids from local schools - and was very well attended! As ever, Carpuccino was there, boasting new gazebo and tables & chairs, providing delicious coffees, teas and cold drinks for the day!

Monday, 24 May 2010

Collingbourne Chase - Mountain Bike Event - 6th June

For anyone looking for a little fun and adventure, not to mention a speeding heart rate, why not come and take part in the Collingbourne Chase on 6th June, near Andover. This mountain bike event hosts a short (2.5km) lap through Collingbourne Woods, with the kind permission of the Forestry Commission. Come along for simply a time trial, an individual or team cross country race! There are even races for the kids!

Carpuccino will be keeping spirits and energy levels up by providing delicious energising snacks to go along with the fresh coffee, and teas and cold drinks. Come on down to Collingbourne Chase and enjoy the fun!

Family Sports Day - Saturday 5th June @ The Rec, Bath

Come on down to the Rec in Bath for this year's Family Sports Day being organised by BANES. Carpuccino will be there providing delicious fresh coffee, as well as cold drinks and snacks. Let's hope the weather stays this deliciously warm!!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Bath Coffee Festival THIS WEEKEND!!

Here in Bath on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May, we're all going to be having fun at the first ever UK Bath Coffee Festival!! Loads of activities will be taking place down at the Rec so do come on down and join us. Carpuccino will be in Bath promoting the event to shoppers and will then be down at the Rec joining the festivities! Do come and join us ....

In the shadow of Tewkesbury Abbey ...

What a great turn out on Sunday for the Tewkesbury Half Marathon! Perfect weather, a little chilly but sun with no wind! Perfect weather for running in - though the spectators found it a little chilly to begin with. But no fear - as Carpuccino was near!! A great event organised by 209 Events - as ever. Congratulations to everyone who took part - see you again next year!!?!

Wanderland Walk

Sadly the weather didn't play ball on Saturday for the Wanderland Walk across the Marlborough Downs. However, despite that, a hardy group of supporters did turn up and completed either a 3 mile walk or 14 mile walk, with some even running both distances!!

Bear Grylls was there to see everyone off with a smile - all efforts were to raise money for Help for Heroes! Congratulations to everyone who competed - and as ever Carpuccino was there for the day to keep everyone warm!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Carpuccino is proud ....

.... to support the Bath Coffee Festival! It's official - it's branded :) Come down to the Rec in Bath on 15th & 16th May and find out everything you could possibly want to know about coffee!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Carpuccino is back at School!!

Today, Carpuccino returned to school to show the Year 11 Catering class the techniques of making a great coffee! As part of the Bath Coffee Festival Schools Programme, Carpuccino went to Ralph Allen School to give a Barista demonstration and talk to the pupils about the factors affecting the taste of coffee.

What a Relief ........

.... there was great coffee available at the Sport Relief Mile this weekend at Victoria Park in Bath. Carpuccino was there in style serving delicious fresh coffees and providing support and sustenance to runners and spectators. Fun was had by all!!

Shots at dawn!

Carpuccino is now regularly pulling off shots left, right and centre - much to the relief of patrons of the Charlotte Street Car Park! There daily from 7am to 10am, Carpuccino is definitely a welcome sight!

Friday, 12 March 2010

Carpuccino in the mornings!

Every week day morning, Carpuccino will be serving delicious coffees and hot drinks to the users of Charlotte Street Car Park in Bath between 7am and 10am. A great start to the day!!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The Bath Half Marathon 2010

How amazing to have an event 2 minutes from home! A really fun, sunny morning at the Bath Half Marathon - well done you runners! There were masses of you!! With thanks to Argos for the loan of their car park, Carpuccino was there to keep everyone warm (yes - despite the sun it really was cold!) supporting Argos' chosen charity - The British Heart Foundation.

Beaufort Point to Point

A rather bleak, cold day in Diddmarton on Saturday, but Carpuccino was there to warm everyone up!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Vine and Craven Hunt Point to Point

Last Sunday Carpuccino did its best to keep spectators and competitors warm at the Vine and Craven Point to Point at Barbury Castle. Numbers weren't quite as high as last year, however the day was certainly eventful with some exciting racing throughout the day.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Roaring Success

Carpuccino had a great day on Sunday at Longleat. Around 1,000 runners took part in the 10K event organised by 2:09 Events on a route, which was surprisingly hilly, through the amazing grounds of Longleat Park.

In terms of coffee, we were swamped but managed to get a quick couple of photos before the runners arrived!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Great taste and now GREAT LOOKS too!

Heather from Carpuccino spent a day under the expert guidance of Daisy from Coffea Arabic mastering the skill of Latte Art. It's not as easy as it looks! Five hours and about 100 cups later, Heather managed to produce some art that looked vaguely like it was supposed to ....

Practise, practise ... Carpuccino's coffees will now look as good as they taste!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Carpuccino goes Wild!

With the Safari Park at Longleat opening next week, Carpuccino will get a sneak preview while serving delicious coffee and hot drinks at the 10km race being organised by 2:09 Events. It's not too late to enter the race - so if you feel like a gentle jog this Sunday 7th February, click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Start of the point to point season

Last weekend saw Carpuccino at the first of many point to point's this winter, the Royal Artillary Point to Point at Larkhill. It was an eventful day, if not a little chilly, but then Salisbury Plain isn't particularly know for its temperate climate in January!

Monday, 11 January 2010

A chilly start to the New Year!

With night time temperature's getting down to minus 10 at times, it's a challenging time for Carpuccino! With a tank, coffee machine and various small pipes full of water - its tough stopping the whole coffee van from freezing up, however so far we seemed to have managed it!

Now we just need to the ground to thaw so the rugby tournaments and point to points we're supporting this month can go ahead!

Fingers crossed!