Hi, my name is Leo and I am the owner/barista at T2 Coffee Van. After working in the hospitality industry for many years, I have decided to pursue my passion for coffee, this is how T2 Coffee Van came to life in the West of Ireland in 2019.II
What is T2 Coffee Van?
T2 Coffee Van is a 1976 Volkswagen Van – a ‘late bay Volkswagen Transporter 2 (T2)’ Van, to be exact – converted into a Vintage Speciality Espresso Bar. This 50 years old van is basically a fully equipped coffee shop on wheels, ready to prepare any coffee that you’d get from your down the street coffee shop: an Americano, Latte, Cappuccino, Flat White.. you name it! If you’d rather have a good old cuppa tea or hot choc, it can do that to!
Being a coffee lover myself, I am very passionate about the coffee beans I choose. The beans I use come from Carrow Coffee Roasters, an award-winning boutique roastery run by Andrew and Paola in co Sligo. Their experience and first-hand knowledge combined with their ethical philosophy make Carrow my coffee of choice – this way I know that the coffee I’m preparing for you is not only delicious, but also good – for you, for the environment and for the small farmers growing the coffee beans.
Where can you find T2 Coffee Van
The location for me and my van changes a few times throughout the year so check our Facebook page or Instagram if you want to know where to find T2 Coffee Van. You probably already spotted us in Enniscrone Beach during summertime, at Ballina Farmers Market on Saturdays, or at various festivals in 2019.
During 2020 and early 2021, you can find us at Horkan’s Garden Centre just outside Castlebar – make sure to check any COVID-19 restrictions in place before travelling to us.
Catering to Weddings and Events
** Please note that we are mindful of the current restriction of the pandemic and we do not take part in events that breech these restrictions
I love a good wedding or a private event where the van can add a special touch to your day. Whether you choose to have us in the church yard for your wedding, or at your outdoor private event, I’ll do my best to provide the best service that matches your special occasion. Let your guests be enchanted by the sight of the 1976 late bay Volkswagen van and treat them to an award-winning coffee of their choice and delicious nibbles. Check out these stories of my happy customers and if you think I fit into your event, drop me a line !
Our products and suppliers
I work with local bakeries, both for weddings and day-to-day trading, so if you stop by there’s a chance you’ll find a selection of freshly baked products, such as cookies made by Becca’s Bakery or the award winning cupcakes from Little cheesecake shop – perfect to go with a delicious coffee.
If you are a coffee enthusiast, good news, you can also get coffee beans from me. You can take home a bag of Carrow Coffee, or you can try other beans, carefully selected from Artisan roasters all around Ireland. Just ask and I can recommend something that suits your tastebuds. And if you are courageous enough, ask for a sample of my own trials of roasted beans!
I also keep other amazing products in stock for limited periods of time, from the luscious hot chocolate made by the Hazel Mountain in the Burren, to gluten free treats prepared by The Foods of Athenry in Galway. Make sure to check them out when you visit us and bring home a nice little treat for the loved ones.
Find a list of our suppliers below