Cup prices (+6 kr = $1)

Espresso @ 15 kr
Latte, capps @ 22
Cocoa, chai @ 22
Doubles @ 30-35

Cookies, etc @ 15

Prices generally 15-20% under local prices.


Coffee, kg @ 120 kr
  (2.2 lbs) = 120+ shots)
  = espresso @ 1, kr

Milk, ltr/qt @ 6-10 kr
  = +8 lattes/ltr @ +1 kr

Cocoa, ltr = 5-10 kr
  +6 cups/ltr @ +1 kr

Chai mix, kg = +450 kr
  +60 cups = 7.5 kr/cup
  + milk, 1 kr = +9/cup

Tea, 50 bags @ 50 kr
  + water = 1 kr/cup

Cookies @ 10 kr 

Cups @ +2 kr

Sugar, stock items, etc.
  @ 100 cups = 1 kr,  

Site, transport, storage, rates, fees, etc. subject to circumstances.

Projected earnings @

6 lattes/hour (singles & doubles) =       +150 kr

2 cocoa/chai =   +50 kr

1 cookie =           15 kr
         subtotal    215 kr
         <costs>  - +35

net earnings = 180 kr/hr

x 8 hrs =      1,440/day
x 5 days =   7,200/wk
x 4 wks =  28,800/mo

@ 9+3+2 =  2,100/day

@ 12+4+3 = 2,900/day

Pre-tax monthly earnings of, say, $4,500 (selling just 6 lattes an hour) to $10,000 (selling a latte every 5 minutes)...

As is well-known, the worldwide marketplace revolution began in Seattle - but in 1980, years before Starbucks, when one day an old man voila! appeared standing behind an espresso cart around 6th and Pike, near the stairs up to the Monorail.

Couldn't help but feel a bit sorry for the guy, standing there beneath the broad concrete tracks, day after day, rain, snow and shadow, peddling lahtays and straight shots to passers-by, never more than one or two customers...

...but always one or two customers, hour after hour, day after day.

One fine day in the late-80s, I asked the man, who wasn't so old, about the postcards taped to the backside of his gas-powered espresso machine, from exotic lands like Sumatra, Kenya, Brazil, Colombia, Hawaii. "Customers around the world love your coffee, eh?" He smiled, zenlike, and explained that he wasn't a photographer, that he'd picked them up at the airports on the way back. It stuck, obviously -

One fine day some 15 years later, I had occasion to do the numbers.
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De Köbenhavnske Kvinders Kaffevogne - The Copenhagen Women's Coffee-carts - were fixtures on the capital city's streets from 1906 until 1968, when new zoning regulations put them out of business (while setting aside space to park the country's ubiquitous pølsevogne, hot dog carts - go figure).   
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In the latter 1800s, Copenhagen was a thriving European capital, expanding in territory, population, and influence in the nation and on the continent. But Köbenhavn had a serious problem. Founded on the shore of a saltwater harbor, the city's potable water supply became both insufficient to meet the growing citizenry's needs, and brackish from contamination by seawater. Around the turn of the century, the citizenry (mainly male) had little choice but to favor the healthier alternative offered by the Royal Brewery - planted a couple minutes walk from the Royal Library, beside the Black Diamond.

The result by the turn of the century was a generation of alcoholics.
Barnevogn, a baby buggy ... and an espresso buggy, Bunavogn
Nothing beyond here!

Still early days on this page - and I have surprisingly few photos of Bunavogn in action (for semi-obvious reasons, I would imagine). But there is much to say, and it takes time to distill years of experience into a few concise paragraphs.

My thanks and appreciation if you made it this far!
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A good idea never goes out of fashion.
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