Coffee Shop vs. Coffee Truck

I feel as though it’s safe to say that we are all familiar with the traditional coffee shop. I’m sure we all have our favourites, and I’m equally as sure that you’ve most likely been to more than one. But how about coffee trucks?

This is something that, and correct me if I’m wrong, is rather new on the coffee front. Having now visited a few coffee trucks, I feel like I’m able to compare the pros and cons of both the traditional coffee shop and the up and coming coffee truck to determine which if the two provides a more enriching overall experience. This is by no means an exhaustive list, feel free to add anything I missed below. Let’s begin!

Coffee Truck:

PRO: They can sometimes change location and with it the scenery changes. After all, variety is the spice of life. Also, when they’re in an area surrounded by nature, that’s a huge pro in my book. There’s nothing better than coffee and nature!

PRO: Mobility. They can often change their locations much easier than a traditional shop. This kind of goes hand-in-hand with my previous point.

CON: There is nowhere to escape the elements if it’s a cold/rainy/snowy day. They don’t have the same coziness that you would associate with a more traditional shop.

Coffee Shop:

PRO: Ambiance. Being in an enclosed space, I feel like it allows for a more enriching experience, especially, as I’ve mentioned, when the weather is less than ideal.

CON: I feel like shops are often busier, and while the hustle and bustle can be nice (and even add to the vibe), it allows for less of a connection with staff. It’s fun to talk coffee, and there’s no better setting to talk it in.

Anyway, these were just a few ideas that I had thought of off the top of my head. Like I said, feel free to add yours below, or reach out to my on Instagram! I’m always down to chat about all things coffee.


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