An adventure-loving couple who set out to see Australia in a vintage van also has the mission of making the great coffee available wherever it goes.
Meet Jess Davidson, 32, and Andy Hoffman, 36, of Melbourne, a barista and graphic designer who left the daily routine of life on the road nine months ago.
"On one-way trips, it was difficult for us to get good coffee, as a very good one and we were not alone," Mrs. Davidson told FEMAIL.
"Many travelers told us they had not had a decent cup in weeks, so we wanted to change this."
Jess Davidson (photo on the left) and Andy Hoffman (photo on the right) are a couple of traveling baristas who bring excellent coffee to the most remote places in Australia
The entrepreneurial duo was launched in December 2017 in a 1983 Toyota Hiace, nicknamed with love Saffy, which belonged to the parents of Mrs. Davidson.
And walking behind them is their coffee caravan, one that is fully equipped to make espresso-style coffee for those on the road.
Ms. Davidson said that months of planning went into creating a design that suits her needs and revealed that the couple spent $ 17,000 creating the caravan of their dreams.
The couple spent $ 17,000 on a custom caravan that comes equipped with everything needed to make coffee-style espresso
The couple (who plans to be on the road for at least two years) also made sure that the name they gave their company captured the spirit of what they set out to do.
Ms. Davidson said the lyrics of a song by the Brisbane band The Go Betweens provided inspiration for their brand, Round and Round Coffee.
"His lyrics" Round and Round, up and down, through the streets of your town "really fit with what we wanted to do, besides going around and around the country."
So far, the couple has been traveling for nine months and have installed cafes in more than 35 locations across the country.
So far, the couple has recorded nearly 19,000 kilometers and installed pop-up cafés in more than 35 locations throughout the country.
Distant destinations include Katherine in the Northern Territory, Cairns, Cooktown and Port Douglas, just to name a few.
The reserves are also aligned by 2019 on the west coast of Australia.
The duo lives in a vintage Toyota Hiace that used to belong to the family of Mrs. Davidson
"Currently, we are in a small town in Nebo, in Queensland, with a population of around 900 people and not coffee!" Said Ms. Davidson.
Sometimes we're busy and we earn enough, other times it's quiet and we get our last five cents
For this situation to work, the baristas have established a store in the back of the local pub. The good and strong coffee is for sale for the workers and the locals from 4 a. M.
"We try to go to cities like this because it's great to see the locals come down and experience our coffee."
Ms. Davidson said that the places they visit are researched in advance to make sure their cafeteria does not tread on their feet & # 39; from the owners of local coffee shops.
"We have never had negative reactions from the locals and we have established good relations with the other operators by notifying them about our stay," he said.
Its configuration involves organizing chairs and tables, umbrellas, bowls for dogs and games for children and can not be done in a hurry
Part of the couple's success, Ms. Davidson revealed, lies in spending a reasonable amount of time in each location. On average, they will stay for at least seven days in one place.
Its configuration involves organizing chairs and tables, umbrellas, dog dishes and games for children, something that can not be done hastily, said Ms. Davidson.
And she said that spending a little more time in one place allowed them to enjoy the places of interest, as well as meet and serve coffee to as many people as possible.
"We love going to cities where there are no cafes or remote areas, it's a real pleasure for locals to come and try something new in their city," he said.
Many travelers told us they had not had a decent cup in weeks, so we wanted to change this, "said Ms. Davidson.
In addition to enjoying the fun that comes from a carefree life and away from the bustle of the city, the couple also uses their coffee caravan to finance their trips.
But this does not always mean a constant flow of cash.
"Sometimes we're busy and we earn enough to survive, other times it's quiet and we get to our last five cents," said Ms. Davidson.
Life on the road comes with many benefits, including the time to hang a hammock and relax in the sun.
The occasional sporadic moment could cause the couple to "flit for $ 2 attached to the side of the coffee machine" to afford ice for their esky coffee, but this does not stop their enthusiasm for life on the road in the least.
In any case, Ms. Davidson said she taught them to prioritize their expenses and to think of more creative ways to earn extra money, like blogging or selling merchandise.
"Fortunately, Andy does independent work when he's calm," he said.
"And we also have an online store where Andy creates clothing inspired by travel and Round & Round merchandise."
The places they visit are researched in advance to make sure that their cafeteria does not "step on the feet" of the owners of local coffee shops.
Van-lifers say they have become accustomed to a transitory existence, even though they have had their share of challenges along the way.
Ms. Davidson said that although living and working together has been difficult, she has sometimes taught both of them to be more patient.
And there is the added benefit of really learning how to appreciate life at a slower pace:
"We enjoy the simple things and we have realized that we can live with very little, and we have learned to live cheaply," he said.
"We have become accustomed to a transient lifestyle, so when we finally decide to settle down somewhere, it could be an interesting adjustment"
"Now we prefer to prepare a meal at the campfire than dinner at a restaurant and we have learned to drink cheap beer and wine."
And as for what the future holds?
"We have become accustomed to a transient lifestyle, so when we finally decide to settle down somewhere, it could be an interesting adjustment.
"We are excited that some day we can have a family to pack and do everything again," he concluded. & # 39; Maybe in a bigger van! & # 39;
To follow the couple's adventures in Australia, head over to @roundandround