Sarah Terry
August 25, 2016 2:59 pm
@wheelyscafe /

The daily grind of going to the office, going to the gym, going to the farmers market can get a bit overwhelming. When stress gets to us, we start to imagine what it would be like to live the simple life. We’ve imagined moving to another country to open a small bed and breakfast, like those couples on House Hunters International. Or taking up teaching in a small town. Now, the world of startups has given us a new potential life goal.

Through a company called Wheelys Café, you could run your own mobile coffee shop.


Wheelys are mobile, eco-friendly coffee stands that you can peddle around your city as your own tiny business. According to their website, Wheelys was started by “the only CEO of a global food company with blue hair.” The company was started by a group of people disillusioned after their ad agency was shut down, and they needed a new endeavor.

Their goal is a green revolution and a way to undermine the major brands. Their coffee carts are taking direct aim at major coffee companies like Starbucks. There are already hundreds of mobile coffee shops wheeling around the world, and they want you to be one of them!

The benefit of Wheelys is that you can start your business for the price of a fancy computer, not a six bedroom house.


If you visit their Indiegogo page, you’ll see that these coffee carts can be ordered for only a few thousand dollars, which is much less than if you wanted to start a brick and mortar business.

It does sound romantic, running our own little coffee shop on the corner.

Although, we might need to work on our barista skills before we leave our day jobs.