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What are the espresso cart requirements?

Everything is self-contained within our espresso carts. All we need from you is access to a standard 110 electrical outlet on a dedicated circuit. Once the cart is setup, we need a 6 foot by 3 foot space in order to operate. The espresso cart is 4 feet in length prior to being setup and can easily fit in an elevator.

Where do you travel to?

We are happy to travel to events anywhere in Washington or Oregon!

What does the barista wear?

Baristas wear professional all-black attire to espresso catering events unless otherwise requested.

How many drinks can be made per hour?

Our most skilled baristas can make up to 110 8oz drinks in an hour, which is the maximum for the espresso machine. If you have a large event, we can provide multiple espresso carts and baristas to accommodate your group. We currently have 16 professional espresso carts available to be utilized in a single event; allowing us to serve around 1,700 drinks per hour.

If the cup size has increased, the number of drinks per hour varies depending on the size of the cup.

Can the cup size be increased?

Yes! We are happy to upgrade your cup size to 12oz or 16oz for a nominal charge.

Can espresso catering events be booked in Seattle and Portland at the same time?

Yes! Our main office (206-282-8155) can handle all the details for your espresso catering event in both Washington and Oregon.

Can you provide references?

Yes! With over 25 years in the espresso catering business we have numerous references available upon request.
Some of our highly satisfied customers from 2013 and 2104 include:

  • Adobe
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Amazon
  • Andy Mirkovich Productions
  • Bell Harbor Conference Center
  • Boeing
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Eurest
  • Holaday-Parks
  • Kibble & Prentice
  • Lisa Dupar Catering
  • Microsoft
  • Nordstrom
  • Port of Seattle
  • REI
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union
  • Sheraton Seattle
  • The Bush School
  • West Coast Entertainment

Do you have the necessary licenses and insurance?

We are fully licenses and insured with over $2,000,000 in liability insurance in order to protect you and your guests. Espresso Elegance has met and exceeded all the license requirements and will gladly provide you with documentation upon request.

Can you accommodate outdoor services?

Yes! We are able to provide outdoor services, however we do require that a covering be available in the case of inclement weather, or heavy exposure to sun. We have 10 x 10 pop up tents available for rental if needed. We always require access to power, so it is important that this is provided as well. We may have additional questions about your outdoor service to ensure that the delivery runs smoothly!

How is the espresso cart delivered?

The espresso cart is delivered in one of our 3 specialized delivery trucks, complete with a lift-gate that can accommodate loading docks as well as street loading zones. Our delivery team is committed to efficient delivery of our equipment with an estimated unload time of 15 minutes or less, causing little to no downtime for you and your staff.

Do you sell by the cup?

We specialize in espresso catering and are not equipped to collect cash at events. If you would like to sell drinks by the cup, you are welcome to have a representative from your event sell the drinks to offset the cost of the espresso catering service.

How can the espresso service be customized?

We love customizing our service to be unique to your event! Here are a few examples of how we have customized events in the past, feel free to get creative and add your own…

  • Custom specialty drink menu in the colors or theme of the event.
  • Serving your favorite espresso roast or favorite flavors (in addition to our standard ones).
  • Branding the cups or cart with your event logo or monogram.