IT ALL STARTS HERE! We believe no question is a silly question. We have answered the most common questions below. Your research and due diligence should include comparing us to our competitors! Once you have read this information you will be in a great position to decide whether you want to contact us to have a meeting.
We are based in Brisbane however if you are interstate, we would love for you to visit us to experience time with an existing licensee, meet the management team, experience the specialty coffee training and roasting rooms. We will take care of your transfers and lunch is provided. If you do move forward an join the team, we will cover the cost of your flights! What have you got to lose?
Am I required to work in the Van?
Am I required to work in the Van?
What do I need to become an Xpresso Mobile Cafe licensee?
Passion, drive, energy and excellent customer service, leadership and communication skills. You also need to have a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard as an owner/manager and to follow the Xpresso guidelines and systems.
A background in retail/food/hospitality and previous business management experience is ideal but not essential. Of course, you also need to have access to the required funds. Ideally, you will need approx $25,000 in cash or property equity and for the rest, we can arrange equipment finance (t’s & c’s apply).
The entry cost for your new Xpresso Mobile Cafe business is $99,000 + GST. (Nationwide accept WA has an additional trucking fee at cost). Plus insurance and a once-off legal fee of $1980inc.
What do I get?
Becoming part of the Xpresso Mobile Café licensee family is a great opportunity to run your own business while being part of an established & trusted group. Benefits include the potential to earn strong returns via a proven and profitable business model; the ability to leverage the strength of the Xpresso Mobile Café brand and purchasing power; ongoing training, operations and marketing support and access to Xpresso Mobile Café intellectual property and systems. In addition to these benefits, we hope you will have some fun and enjoy being part of the Xpresso Mobile Café team!
As well as generous startup stock, uniforms, stationery & a stack of sundry items, our standard Coffee Van Fit-Out with a brand new fully wrapped LDV G10 8-speed auto diesel includes:
Fracino Contempo 2 Group
Commercial Coffee Machine
Mazzer Super Jolly Grinder
70 L Undercounter Drawer Fridge
220L Side Display Fridge
Schmick 50L Single Door Fridge
Schmick 36L Single Door Freezer 3 x
Spring Loaded Cup Dispensers
Cake Display on top of Side Fridge
Cafe Series Blender
3000 Watt Victron Inverter with Battery Management System
2x 200 Amp Victron Lithium Battery
DC to DC Battery Recharging System
External Gas Box including 4kg Gas Bottle
All Gas Connections and Certification
Hot/Cold Hand wash System with Sensor Tap
Sink with Flick Mixer
5L Hot Water System
Soap Dispenser and Paper Towel Rack
Fresh Water Tank (106L)
Waste/Sullage Tank with inbuilt overflow protection
Syrup Holders Water Pump
Water Filter External Water Inlet (Lockable)
External Power Inlet for Mains Supply
All Hoses, Clamps, Fixtures and Fittings
Internal Lights for Evening Work
2 x Door Ventilation Units
2 x Under Counter Stainless Drawers All
Associated Plumbing and Electrical Wiring of Appliances
Electrical Certificate and Tagging of Appliances Bluetooth Speaker
What about ongoing fees?
One of our greatest advantages as an Xpresso Mobile Cafe licensee is that there are no ongoing admin fees or % royalties. Our sheer size means we don’t need to! We don’t have shareholders to generate big fat profits to! We do have a weekly digital marketing fee of $69 + GST. That’s it! This fee enables Google to shine a light on your area & assists to build overall brand awareness. We do not charge for the leads & 200+ events we generate monthly. These are collected largely through Google/our website & 1300 number and distributed to licensees based on their area.
Our merchant facility carries a monthly fee of $19; this enables you to enjoy a full service Point of Sale with dynamic surcharging. (ie. customer pays a % merchant fee automatically added to their tap’n’go)
Will I need any other money to start?
Yes, you will need to budget for the legal fee of $1980 inc GST. Also potentially your own legal & accounting advice/software. We recommend an allowance of $5,000 for working capital. Insurance is approximately $2200 per annum paid in 3 payments.
Is everything purchased through Xpresso Mobile Café?
No, not everything. All specialty coffee products, including beans, syrups, powders, purees, teas, sugars and cups/lids are purchased through us. Milk & alternative milks are purchased through an agreed supplier. Non heated/individually wrapped food items are purchased through other suppliers of which you can choose!
Can I become a licensee with a business partner?
Xpresso Mobile Café encourages spouse & sibling licensee partnerships and will consider other partnership arrangements on an individual basis.
Can I own more than one Xpresso Mobile Café?
Possibly. We expect that our most successful licensee partners will be likely to own more than 1 mobile cafe in their large territory once they are ready and have the right person to run the 2nd! Applications to become a multi‐mobile cafe operator will be assessed on an individual basis. We supply the 2nd mobile cafe in the same territory at cost price + usual ongoing licensee fees.
How are areas assessed?
Xpresso Mobile Café carries out research on potential areas and receives advice prior to entering into licensee negotiations to ensure that licensee partners are privy to prime locations. Licensee partners are not obligated to accept proposed areas and should conduct their own area evaluations before signing the Licensee Agreement. Of course, they are also welcome to suggest potential areas for Xpresso Mobile Café to consider.
What is unique about the Xpresso Licensee system?
The business model has commercial viability and strong consumer appeal, capitalising on the demand for quality, fresh espresso coffee anywhere, anytime. We are relational and trade on convenience.
The Xpresso Mobile Café management team is both professional and reputable, with extensive marketing, retail and sales experience across small, medium and large-sized businesses. Great importance is placed on branding, teamwork and a strong culture that sets us well apart from competitors.
We are a young, growing company with the momentum and confidence to expand our presence on a national scale. We believe that our licensee opportunity offers tremendous value for the investment made. We are confident that we will establish Xpresso Mobile Café as Australia’s Number 1 premium, mobile coffee company. We are on a national hunt for budding entrepreneurs who are passionate about coffee and have the commitment and drive to successfully manage their own small business
Will you join us?