Sol Coffee Truck

Sol Coffee Truck

With Sol Coffee we looked at the benefits a coffee shop provides with an open bar and unique ambiance and combined that with the benefits of a food truck only powered by solar energy! The platform is a classic Toyota camper which was repurposed down to the frame. The design of the truck is unapologetically contemporary using materials and massing that is evocative of the snow-capped mountains. Challenges were how to incorporate a full service coffee bar into a small space with very limited energy capacity. The bar is built around gas fired commercial lever pull espresso machine complimented by a commercial refrigerator, microwave, coffee makers, etc. Hot water is provided by an on demand unit which also utilizes propane. The truck is broken to two compartments, one is the bar side and the other is for mechanical and storage. Three 340kW wall solar panels are incorporated on the roof which was designed specifically for them. They feed for now traditional lead acid batteries which run a 2800 watt hybrid inverter.