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About

In 2018 Light Bulb Coffee was created. We care about engaging and sharing great coffee. Our knowledge, passionate and experience in making coffee mean that every cup we make is done with care and attention to quality.
Light Bulb Coffee is a mobile coffee van serving the people of Swindon and events around the country. We now source and roast our own specialty coffee beans, continuing to grow and be more self sufficient.
We try to avoid fossil fuels...
- The espresso machine and all the equipment is powered by batteries, not gas - most coffee vans use dual fuel espresso machines which get most of their power from a gas boiler. The van itself is a diesel Fiat Ducato, but ultimately having an electric powered custom built van is the end goal.
- Our coffee roasting machine is the Aillio Bullet. It's electric and uses induction technology to heat the drum directly.
Here are some of the advantages of induction:
- Induction eliminates energy waste, transforming the Bullet into one of the world’s greenest roasters.
- Induction drastically increases the responsiveness of the machine, lending it a feel more akin to gas roasters than traditional electric roasters, as any mid-roast adjustments to the power level are instantaneous.
- Induction allows us to pack an incredible amount of heat into the Bullet, reducing its footprint without sacrificing its power, so that we can roast 1kg batches of coffee just about anywhere, with none of the setup headaches associated with gas roasters.
We try to recycle and reduce packaging where possible. Currently we use Ecocup for our cups, lids, etc.